A roundup of winter events this season
Whoever wrote that, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" song clearly never lived in Bend. Locals know that this season is one of the best times to get outside for snow-related activities.
A case against sport killing
When I was a kid growin' up on the farm in Connecticut during the Great Depression, my grandfather and uncles had a Thanksgiving tradition of going waterfowl hunting early that morning. I usually went along.
Smokejumper Stories Smokejumpers conduct the initial attack on forest fires by parachuting into the site of the fire, often in remote terrain.
Objections arise as new trail system is proposed
Northeast of the city of Prineville lies the Ochoco National Forest—a much-loved area more than 845,000 acres in size. Inside its borders are three Congressionally-designated wilderness areas, more than 375 species of wildlife and countless firs and pines.
The mystery of the Big Men of the Mountains
My old pal and fellow eagle researcher, Frank Isaacs, recently sent me a Bigfoot news release that reminded me of that fabled beast of mountains and forest, and an experience worth sharing. Back in the '60s my young family and I often were a presence in the life and home of Chief Lelooska, a man of Cherokee descent renowned for his deep knowledge and promotion of Native culture.
Go Pumpkin Patches Fall has arrived and with it piles of pumpkins in the grocery stores, but where's the fun in that?
A traveler trades fir trees for flight towers
If there's one thing I've learned writing for this section over the last few months, it's that there's no shortage of places to see and things to do in Central Oregon. But I've also realized that there are some things the West Coast can't offer me.
Local technology helps protect wildlife in the sky
The hit movie "Sully" starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood is reaping strong box office revenue–but it's also having a major impact on a Bend aviation company that specializes in the manufacture of equipment for a global aviation market. Precise Flight CEO Doug La Placa tells the Source Weekly, "Everybody in this company has been working long hours for the past couple of weeks."
There is nothing to relieve the boredom of the straight paved freeway coming at you like an eagle, or better yet, many, many eagles. I went on a family and business journey to Minneapolis, Minn., recently, and the return trip home was eagle after eagle.
Oregon Cancer Bike Out Now in its fourth year, the Oregon Cancer Bike Out is a full day of mountain biking fun with six hours of shuttled mountain bike rides from Wanoga Sno-Park.
Bend's smartest horses ride to your emotional rescue
My couples therapist has grass between his teeth. Not surprising.