In Search of a Cooler River

In Search of a Cooler River

Deschutes River Alliance files suit against PGE
To the average houseboater dipping her toes in Lake Billy Chinook, the water might feel relatively warm and inviting. Well below the surface, however, the temperatures take a nosedive.

Climate Change Discussion Gets Heated

Bend City Council to continue fine-tuning climate action plan
At last week's City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Clinton asked his fellow council members, "Do you think city government facilities and operations should have a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?" They all said yes.

When Things Go Terribly Wrong

The man accused of killing Kaylee Sawyer studied criminology and is married to a cop. So what prompted his alleged crime spree?
As friends and family of 23-year old Kaylee Sawyer try to make sense of her death, allegedly by 31-year-old Central Oregon Community College security guard Edwin Lara, a forensic psychologist says many questions may never be fully answered. Questions linger as the investigation into last week's bizarre crime unfolds.

100 (and a Half) Years of Fun and Fitness

A local centenarian can't see the food on her plate, but she'll rock your bod in the pool
If you head to the Bend Golf and Country Club swimming pool on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings, chances are there will be a water aerobics class underway. It's a typical thing to encounter at a fitness center, but take a closer look at this particular class and you'll see it's anything but ordinary. 

Giving Back by Paying it Forward

Local teen traveling to Trinidad and Tobago with Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
Ten years ago, Kaci Jo Alderin's family was able to purchase a home with assistance from Bend Area Habitat for Humanity. Now she is raising money so she can travel to Trinidad & Tobago this fall to help another family achieve the same goal.

Incarcerated Adults Address Chronic Illness

Living Well workshops transform prisoners' lives, save taxpayers' money
A four-year-old program is saving taxpayers more than $10,000 per prisoner, per year, and making life better for people with chronic illnesses living behind bars. Since adopting the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program (LWCC) in 2012, more than 1,000 incarcerated adults in Oregon have improved their health and well-being by completing the course.

More Money, More Problems

Former Deschutes County Sheriff Captain pleads guilty to embezzlement
Communities place a lot of trust in local law enforcement. The uniform, the badge, and the title are bestowed upon trained professionals who are hired for peacekeeping and protection.

Crime in the Public Eye

High profile crimes lead to speculation regarding rising violence
"If it bleeds, it leads" is a popular saying in the news industry. High profile criminal cases of a violent nature often flood radio, computers, television screens, and the pages of newspapers around the globe.


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    Vulture Awareness Day

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    @ High Desert Museum – Scavenging raptors are necessary for our ecosystems, but are vulnerable...

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