Pounding the Pavement

Pounding the Pavement

City considers a gas tax to fund transportation improvements
Driving across Bend is a little like playing Minesweeper, only the potholes don't explode. So it's not surprising that, in a recent survey by DHM Research, 61 percent of respondents described road conditions in Bend as "poor" or "very poor."

Session's Out for Summer

Rep. Knute Buehler reflects on his first legislative session
Freshman Rep. Knute Buehler (R-Bend) just wrapped up an ambitious first session in the Oregon House. He sponsored a bevy of bills, resulting in some bold, bipartisan legislation.

The Not-So Wild West

The slow burn of legal weed in Bend
When the clock struck midnight on July 1, a large pro-pot contingent gathered on Portland's Burnside Bridge under a cloud of smoke, celebrating the historic occasion with free cannabis, freely smoked. But in Bend, the celebration was more subdued.

In Hot Water

Dead salmon discovered in warming lower Deschutes
Over the Fourth of July weekend, Steve Pribyl was hiking along the lower Deschutes River between Rattlesnake Rapid and Moody when a distressing sight caught his eye. The retired Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist and Deschutes River Alliance board member found about 13 dead or distressed sockeye salmon in shallow waters, says DRA Board President Greg McMillan.

Don't Love That Dirty Water

Construction and tourist debris flood the Deschutes
Last month, Jaik Goff was fishing on the Deschutes when he saw a large piece of black plastic floating downstream from the Colorado Whitewater Project. He quickly sprung into action, grabbed ahold of a sheet of construction material he says was 20-by-30 feet.

This Used to Be My Playground

Bend-La Pine Schools district accepts hotel developer's $1.9 million offer on Troy Field
On a recent weekday afternoon, Troy Field is bustling with activity. Children play a game of flag football while others lounge in the grass soaking up the summer sun.

Spreading its Wings

Crow's Feet Commons regains plaza, expands into former gallery
Last August, fans of Crow's Feet Commons were up in arms when the City declined to renew the bike/ski shop and café's lease on a portion of the Mirror Pond Plaza in front of its building. But this summer, the City is singing a different tune.

Serving Justice

Six months into his first term, District Attorney John Hummel talks crime and punishment
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel chatted with the Source about his term so far, and his community-based safety and justice initiatives. SW: In your first six months in office, what has surprised you the most?

Mean Streets

Cyclists say Bend's roads are not bike-friendly
on a recent Friday, Jim Slothower was riding his bike from Bend to Redmond for a family dinner. The experienced cyclist says he was making good time, about 25 miles-per-hour along Obsidian Road, when an approaching car turned left directly in front of him.

Tone It Down

Mexican restaurant forced to repaint following complaints
When El Sancho co-owners Jon Barvels and Joel Cordes started work on the brick-and-mortar version of their popular Mexican food cart, they chose bright, bold colors that call to mind a Latin American market—lemon yellow, cherry red, aqua, and royal blue. But not everyone appreciated the colorful paint job.


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