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Wheat Foundation scholarships offered

The Oregon Wheat Foundation will provide up to 12 scholarships for high school seniors whose families are members of the Oregon Wheat Growers League. The scholarship is also open to students who work part-time for grower members.

Bend Neighborhood Assn. community forum set

The Neighborhood Association Round Table and Orchard District Neighborhood Association have organized a “Bend Area Neighborhoods Advance,” a community forum for Bend residents to learn about Neighborhood Associations and the benefit they provide to the community.

Help update Deschutes Co. natural hazards plan

Deschutes County is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience at the University of Oregon to update the County’s Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan -- and you can help.

Great Nordeen Ski Race delayed due to low snow

The Desert Orthopedic s Great Nordeen Cross Country Ski Race and Fat Tire Bike Race have been rescheduled from January 31, to March 14 due to the lack of snow.

Duck race proceeds benefit Bethlehem Inn

Bethlehem Inn announced Friday it has received its allocation of proceeds from the 2014 Rotary Drake Park Duck Race. Bend Rotary Club donated $25,391 and Rotary Club of Greater Bend donated $10,866 in support of the Inn’s new Computer Lab program.

Redmond town hall on feral cats planned

Feral cats are a problem in Redmond. The Central Oregon Cat Alliance, comprised of Bend Spay & Neuter, BrightSide Animal Center and the Humane Society of Central Oregon, is holding a free Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 31, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.,  to discuss this issue.

Deschutes County seeks Safe Sidewalk Award nominees

The Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is seeking nominations of businesses that make the extra effort to keep their sidewalks safe by clearing debris and hazards.

Bend Soroptimists set 10th annual 'Baby Shower'

For 10 years, Soroptimist International of Bendhas been making local babies a priority by holding their annual Community Baby Shower. 

Deschutes Public Library debuts 'Listen Local' music Website

The ways in which people find and listen to music has changed dramatically over the past decade. Discovering new bands once required time flipping through CDs at record stores or listening to a variety of radio stations. Today, most people turn to online services such as Pandora, iTunes and Spotify to find, listen to and download music.

La Pine man COCOA Volunteer of Month

David Crider is the first Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA) Volunteer of the Month from LaPine.

Redmond church plans 'Shoes for Kids' drive

The Mission and Children’s Teams at Redmond's Community Presbyterian Church will hold their annual “Shoes for Kids Drive” during the month of February.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Family Access Network (FAN).

Bend lab earns state safety, health recognition

Oregon OSHA welcomes VR Analytical in Bend as the latest employer in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

Nonprofit raises funds to get kids off street

It’s not often that one nonprofit raises a record amount of money and then donates the entire sum to another nonprofit. But that’s exactly what just happened.

Redmond ice rink modifies operating hours

The Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District and the City of Redmond are adjusting operating hours for the ice rink due to slower attendance and warmer weather.  The new hours start on Sunday, January 25th and only affect weekday afternoons.

Top art students honored; work on exhibit

Community members are invited to view artwork produced by some of Bend-La Pine Schools' most talented art students. The work is hanging at Central Oregon Community College's Pinckney Gallery Jan. 24 to Feb. 11 as part of the Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards.

'Arts Build Communities' grants around state

Art as a medium to rally community around a shared need is reflected in 34 Oregon projects awarded $200,000 in 2015 Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

La Pine economic development mgr. stepping down

Economic Development for Central Oregon announced Tuesday that La Pine Manager Gerry Albert will be stepping down from his position to assist his family with a complicated estate.

'Family Free Day' Saturday at High Desert Museum

Central Oregon’s iconic museum is offering free admission this Saturday, thanks to a generous sponsorship by Mid Oregon Credit Union.

Bend-La Pine charter, magnet school deadlines near

Deadlines are approaching for families interested in applying for Attendance Area Change Requests and magnet and charter schools at Bend-La Pine Schools.

Air Force to sponsor Bend-Mtn. View rivlary game

The United States Air Force is scheduled to sponsor a major high school rivalry basketball game between the Bend Lava Bears and the Mountain View Cougars. The first annual “Air Force Invitational” is set to take place on Friday, February 6th at 6:45 pm at the Bend High School gym.

Deschutes SO SAR seeking new volunteers

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The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications from members of our community who are interested in becoming a Search and Rescue Volunteer.

Bend 2030 names first director, appoints new board members

Building on the momentum of its Livability Series and the support of the Leadership Alliance, Bend 2030 has hired an interim executive director, elected a new chair and appointed five new board members, each with broad knowledge of key sectors and strong networks across the community.

Suicide prevention presentations in Bend, Redmond

A pair of suicide prevention presentations are planned in Bend and Redmond later this month.

IRS launches 'Free File' service; file returns for free

The Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance announced Friday the launch of Free File, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to most taxpayers in Oregon for free.

BrightSide to hold orientation for new volunteers

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to the community in 2015? If so, BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond welcomes you.

This year, take the 'Polar Plunge' on Valentine's Day

On Saturday, February 14th -- that's right, Valentine's Day -- more than 400 people will take turns plunging into the icy Deschutes River at Riverbend Park. It's the statewide annual Oregon Law Enforcement Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon, presented by Fred Meyer.

Seasonal wildlife closures on BLM Prineville District

The Bureau of Land Management Prineville District has started implementing a series of annual wildlife closures to protect several species of birds of prey during sensitive nesting periods.

Bend changing building, land use permit processes

The City of Bend Community Development Department said Wednesday it is enhancing and refining its building safety and land-use permit processes.

Oregon College Savings Plan 'Baby Grad' promotion

In an effort to encourage families to start saving for college early, the Oregon College Savings Plan has announced its Baby Grad promotion.

Sisters Folk Festival awarded scholarship grants

This year Sisters Folk Festival’s Americana Arts Outreach Scholarship (APAOS) fund received over $15,000 in grant awards.

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