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Bend natural gas line work continues

Expect more congestion and flaggers Monday around 5th & Saginaw in Bend as Cascade Natural Gas crews use a rock saw to install a new gas line.

Grant to Tower funds new education coordinator

The Tower Theatre Foundation has received a $50,000 grant over three years from the Roy and Diane Marvin Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to hire an education coordinator and expand the nonprofit’s LessonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now) Series.

HSCO: Fall in love with a feline for $5

Fall is here, and it’s the purrfect time to cozy up with a new furry feline friend.  The Humane Society of Central Oregon’s adoption fee is falling for all felines, four months and older, to only $5. The shelter is filled with cats, and one is sure to steal your heart.

Bend Chamber elects four board members

The Bend Chamber is proud to announce the results for the 2014 Chamber Board of Directors election.

KIDS Center grant to fund pilot program

KIDS Center, Central Oregon’s only child abuse intervention center, recently was awarded a $40,610 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust for a new pilot program to support children who have witnessed domestic violence.

Temporary trail closures for public safety

Beginning Monday, a temporary closure of sections of the Sun-Lava path and Blackrock trail will be in place until the end of November.

Redmond seeks advisors on mid-town planning

The city of Redmond is seeking volunteers from the community to participate on a Project Advisory Committee to advise the city on revitalization and redevelopment in the City Center Mid-Town area, bounded by Jackpine Avenue to the North, Antler Avenue to the South, 3rd Street to the East and 8th Street to the West.

As temperatures chill, sprinkler safety urged

Temperatures are dropping in Central Oregon.  This means it’s time to think about sprinkler safety and how to prevent those slips, trips and falls caused by excessive water on our sidewalks and streets.

Redmond man honored for 63 years with Lions

Redmond Lion honored for 63 years

The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation hosted its Annual Hall of Fame Gala at the Tualatin Country Club on Saturday to honor the Lions history and outstanding work in communities all around the state.

Get a flu shot, help kids in the community

Flu season is here, have you received your flu shot yet? It’s not too late! The last community flu shot clinic supporting Healthy Beginnings will be Friday, October 24th, 12 noon - 6pm at Newport Ave. Market in Bend.

Mid Oregon Credit Union honored for 'Pay it Forward'

Mid Oregon Credit Union was honored at the recent Northwest Credit Union Association annual convention for their impactful outreach efforts with “Pay it Forward.”

Sunriver man joins Bend-La Pine School Board

The Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors selected Stuart Young to represent Zone 4 in south Deschutes County during a meeting Tuesday evening.

DAR holding two student essay contests

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors one annual essay contest for teens and another for younger children, and the Bend chapter will offer prizes.

Healthy Beginnings screenings Oct. 24 in Bend

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What parent doesn't have questions? Is your child's development on track? Will their smile last a lifetime and can they hear and see okay? Health and development from birth through age five is critical to your child’s success.

Boys & Girls Club of Bend new board members

The Boys & Girls Club of Bend is excited to announce the addition of four new board members: Roslyn Eaton, Anna Higgins, Suzanne Kelso and Tami MacLeod.

Caldera chooses artists in residence

Caldera is pleased to announce the artists chosen for its 2015 Artists in Residence (AiR) program. 

DEQ fines city of La Pine $1,125 over late reports

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Monday it has issued a $1,125 penalty to the city of La Pine for failing to submit timely discharge  monitoring reports as required under its Water Pollution Control Facilities permit.

Kemple Children's Dental Clinic receives grants

Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic announced that it is the recipient of ten substantial grant awards and major donations, all of which will allow the nonprofit to further its work in the community.

Downtown Bend occupancy slips a bit

The Downtown Bend Business Association announces a decline in the occupancy for 3rd quarter of 2014. After setting a record last quarter with 98% occupancy, the most recent quarter saw a dip in occupancy to 96%.

BendFilm announces award winners

BendFilm announced its award winners in 11 categories at the festival’s awards ceremony Saturday evening, held at Deschutes Brewery’s Mountain Room.

Oregon Adaptive Sports receives $60,000 grant

Oregon Adaptive Sports is thrilled to announce they are the recipient of a three-year, $60,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust.

Wells Fargo donates $1,000 each to 10 C.O. schools

Wells Fargo donated $1,000 each to 10 elementary schools in Central Oregon. It will be up to each school to determine how to use the unrestricted funds. The schools are located in Bend, Culver, La Pine, Madras, Prineville and Redmond.

Halloween safety tips for children offered

Oregon State Police and NCMEC urge parents, guardians and children to remember that even though Halloween is a fun time, it is also a time when we cannot forget about safety.

'Bible of Bike Tests' have Sunriver base camp

The Central Oregon Visitors Association and Travel Oregon are thrilled to announce BIKE magazine has selected Sunriver as the base camp for its annual Bible of Bike Tests issue set for release in January 2015.

Bend-La Pine Schools hail strong 'report card' rankings

The Bend-La Pine Schools community has much to celebrate with the release of the Oregon Department of Education's Report Card. Twenty-four of the district's 28 schools earned the state's top rankings of 4 or 5.

Open house at new Redmond health services building

Don’t miss a wonderful time of celebrating the newly opened North County Health Services Building in Redmond! An October 28 open house and Redmond Chamber ribbon cutting mark the opening of the new building.

NeighborImpact one of '100 Best Nonprofits'

For the third year in a row, NeighborImpact is named one of the 100 best nonprofits to work for by Oregon Business Magazine.

Care to be 'Principal of the Day'?

 Central Oregon business and civic leaders are being called to the Bend-La Pine Schools principals’ offices through the Education Foundation’s annual Principal of the Day “friend” raiser.

Tax-Aide seeks C.O. volunteers for 2015 filing season

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across Oregon to help Oregon taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.

'Women Who Care' give Bethlehem Inn $18K

On Thursday afternoon, charter members of 100+ Women Who Care of Central Oregon presented their first official donation to the Bethlehem Inn, a homeless shelter in Bend. This new fundraising organization handed over checks totaling $18,155.

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