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Language arts curriculum open house set

Parents and community members are invited to view and provide feedback on curriculum materials being considered for English Language Arts in grades kindergarten to fifth grade.

Ryan Ranch Project maintenance next week

The Deschutes National Forest will continue work on a pilot project with the Deschutes Basin Board of Control and local irrigators to restore a wetland at Ryan Ranch next week.

You can be a Forest Service interpretive ranger

Discover Your Forest has partnered with the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland to offer a training opportunity for individuals who would like to become a Certified Interpretive Ranger (CIR) for the US Forest Service.

Sunriver Nature Center sets meetings on growth plans

The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory will be hosting two public meeting to gather input from area residents on a Strategic Plan and Interpretive Plan. Both planning processes are helping to craft a vision for future improvements.

Bend Parks seeks volunteer lacrosse coaches

Bend Park & Recreation District is seeking adult volunteers to coach lacrosse for the 2015 Youth Lacrosse League.

Public invited to guide planning for USFS project near La Pine

At a meeting to be held early next week, the Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District, is seeking the public’s help in planning a landscape forest management project in an area south of Wickiup Reservoir and east of Davis Lake.

Health Republic extends open enrollment deadline

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Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance carrier, announced it has further extended its enrollment window to match the new federal tax penalty extension deadline and will offer enrollment to individuals and families now through 5 p.m. on April 30.

Redmond, Forest Service agree to new 10-year lease

The city of Redmond and the U.S. Forest Service have completed several important steps to continue partnering to provide wildland firefighting support services at the Redmond Air Center located at the Redmond Airport.

Black Butte Blvd. daytime closure next week

The city of Redmond Transportation Division will be closing Black Butte Blvd. for half a block between  6th St. and 5th St. Monday through Friday, March 9 – 13th.

Work begins on Redmond Dry Canyon Gateway

The city of Redmond said it is beginning construction of the American Legion, Dry Canyon Gateway on Thursday.

Breast cancer issues conference simulcast in Bend

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Sara's Project is presenting a simulcast of Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington's 17th annual Breast Cancer Issues Conference on Saturday, March 21, at the St. Charles Bend Conference Center. The conference is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the $15 registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch. For those who wish to receive continuing education units, registration is $65.

Deschutes Co. SO reports seat belt campaign results

The Oregon Safety Belt Overtime Campaign is a statewide selective traffic enforcement program that seeks to reduce the number of motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries by increasing public awareness of laws regarding the three most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crash injuries:  safety restraint use, speed, and impaired drivers.

Spring FireFree yard debris disposal days set

According to data released Thursday by CoreLogic, nearly 13,000 in Deschutes County, are currently designed at "High" or "Very High" risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined total reconstruction value estimated at more than $237 billion. There are some simple steps you can take to prepare your home and community for the upcoming fire season.

Redmond Mid-Town planning workshop set

The City of Redmond is hosting a public workshop on Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 -8:30 pm, Redmond City Hall, 716 SW Evergreen Avenue to develop a vision and plan for Mid-Town Redmond that will help transform an underused district into a thriving neighborhood that reflects Redmond’s history and hopes for the future. 

'Bras for a Cause' coming up in April

During the month of April, Soroptimist International of Bend will be placing their collection Bra Boxes around town at participating retail businesses.

Dutch Bros. collects food for The Giving Plate

On Feb.14, Dutch Bros. Coffee's company-wide food drive collected 487,966 pounds of nonperishable items for food banks across seven states, a 109 percent increase over last year’s total.

St. Charles women's health center opens May 1

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St. Charles Health System is opening a Center for Women’s Health in Bend that will offer a full spectrum of obstetric and gynecological services.

Redmond School District offers open enrollment

The Redmond School District Board of Directors has voted to be a receiving district during open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.

Celebrated violinist joins High Desert Chamber Music board

 High Desert Chamber is pleased to announce the addition of celebrated violinist Phillip Ruder to the Board of Advisors.

Bend Endurance Academy expands offerings

Bend Endurance Academy’s enrollment for Spring and Summer mountain biking programs are now open for the 2015 season.   The program offerings have something for every level of youth rider including some new additions to the already popular cycling program.

Stiles to speak at 911 dispatcher graduation event

The Oregon Public Safety Academy will graduate its 93rd Basic Telecommunications Class on Friday, February 27, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon at 11 am. Chief Les Stiles of the City of Prineville Police Department will be the guest speaker.

Redmond road, trail closure for stormwater work

Taylor NW, contractor for City of Redmond’s 2015 Stormwater Improvement Project, has firmed up their plans for work adjacent to Black Butte Blvd. in the Dry Canyon.

Congressional Art Competition underway

Dakota Thornton artwork 'No Longer a Mill'

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced Tuesday that the 2015 Congressional Art Competition is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second District.

Bend shool deadlines near for grandfathering, change requests

The shifting school boundaries for Bend-La Pine Schools will affect many local families as the changes impact nearly every elementary school, and all middle and high school boundaries in Bend. Affected families will receive notification letters from the district.

Bend Area Habitat names new executive director

After a four-month search, Bend Area Habitat for Humanity announced Monday the selection of Scott Rohrer as its next executive director.

Pioneer Memorial Hospital gets patient-safety honor

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 On Friday, 27, the Oregon Patient Safety Commission will honor exemplary healthcare facilities at its Fourth Annual Patient Safety Breakfast, including Prineville's Pioneer Memorial Hospital.

Mini-PPP T-shirt logo contest winner named

Young artist wins PPP logo contest

Claire McDonald’s artwork was chosen as the official logo for the U.S. Bank Mini Pole Pedal Paddle T-shirt for 2015.  She is a 4th grader at Highland Elementary.

Deschutes County seeks investment panel members

Deschutes County seeks two residents to voluntarily serve on the Deschutes County Investment Advisory Committee. Applications are being taken now until March 16.

Health Republic Insurance extends enrollment window

Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance carrier, announced that it has extended its enrollment window and will continue to sell plans to individuals and families until March 15, with a plan effective date of April 1.

United Way of Deschutes names new board members, officers

United Way of Deschutes County, a non-profit community catalyst since 1953, has announced the election of four new members to the volunteer Board of Directors.


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