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Friday, August 31, 2012

What Happened to Josey Wales?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Is it me, or does the High Plains Drifter look like he’s performing at the senior center talent show. More evidence that the GOP should just keep playing to their strengths, Blind Fear and Righteous Anger and leave the comedy to those who still have a sense of humor.

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Little Woody and Maragas Stomp (Bacchus Loves Bend)

Pick your poison this weekend.

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

It’s a classic Labor Day match up: wine versus beer, grapes versus hops, oenophile versus beer connoisseur.  So pick your poison and head outside to celebrate summer’s end.

The Little Woody celebrates craft brewing this weekend with specially produced beers aged in wine, whiskey and oak barrels from 10 Barrel, Bend Brewing, Boneyard, Brew Werks, GoodLife, Deschutes, McMenamins, Silver Moon, Cascade Lakes and more! The Anvil Blasters, Grit and Grizzle and Five Pint Mary will perform as well as local comedians Chelsea Woodmansee and Ali Goodnough. If you get hungry Broken Top Bottle Shop, Level 2, Whole Foods, Pisano’s and Red Napkin have got you covered. Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

Maragas Winery hosts its third annual Grape Stomp Saturday. Bring a glass and sample Maragas wines including Beat Red made from the last years stomp. Stomp contests and a barrel raffle starts at 12:30 p.m. and bluegrass band Back from the Dead band will be playing all afternoon. The event is family friendly so bring a picnic and some low rise chairs and settle in on the lawn for an afternoon of wine tasting, grape stomping and toe tapping. Maragas Winery 15523 SW Hwy 97, Culver, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Plan Will Guide Airport Development

City will soon adopt a new airport development plan.

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The last few years have been turbulent (get it, turbulent) for the Bend Airport even though activity has dramatically increased since 2000.

Cessna closed a large facility there in 2009 and it’s been difficult to attract new businesses, in part because of a shortage of space for midsize companies at the airport, said city officials at a joint meeting with the Deschutes County Commission today.

But now the city has a new plan to improve the airport and encourage economic development there for the next 20 years.

Look down below for some of the highlights of that plan, but here’s some key background first.

The airport is located east of Bend along Powell Butte Highway. It’s on county land, but is owned by the city. Private planes, jets, helicopters and a number of aircraft related businesses are located there. The entire airport is part of the La Pine enterprise zone, meaning that businesses may be eligible for tax deals if they locate inside the zone. 

Bottom line, the airport has the potential to be a bustling little economic hub and the city wants to jump start that action.

The new airport plan hasn’t been adopted, yet, but that will likely happen this winter, said city officials. After that, expect to see more discussion about how to the key airport projects listed here, according to city officials and the master plan document: 

  • Extend the runway to allow larger planes to land at the airport
  • Build an air traffic control tower
  • Build helipads and move all helicopter activity to the east side of the runway
  • Build more hangars, aircraft and vehicle parking, and business sites on the east side of the runway
  • Acquire property on either the north side of the airport or the south side for future expansion
  • Improve the look of the airport to enhance a sense of pride in the airport

 To read the master plan yourself go here.

Fun Bend Airport Facts:

  • Traffic from airplanes based at the Bend Airport increased about 40 percent between 2000 and 2010
  • Hangar square footage was increased by about 33 percent between 2000 and 2010
  • Helicopter flight training at the airport conducted by Leading Edge Aviation increased from 700 hours to 7,000 hours between 2006 and 2010.
  • Professional Air flight school increased flight training hours by 78 percent from 2009 to 2010.

Source: Bend Airport Master Plan


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Win Little Woody Passes

We’ve got a pair of passes to this weekend’s Little Woody barrel aged beer fest and whiskey tasting event.

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 7:57 PM

We’ve got a pair of passes to this weekend’s Little Woody barrel aged beer fest and whiskey tasting. It’s the premier small batch beer event in Bend and beyond and you don’t want to miss it. Admission is $7 at the door and well worth the price, but we’d like to get you in the gates. Just tell us what the hell Bethlehem Steel has to with Bend’s barrel aged beer fest (hint, the explanation is in this week’s issue) and we’ll put you in the running for tickets and, if you’re nice, (or bad and cute) a few drink tokens. To qualify, go to the tSW’s Facebook page and post your answer.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dry Conditions Prompt Forest Restrictions

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

If you’re planning a camping trip for Labor Day weekend, be prepared to leave the smores at home. Deschutes forester John Allen announced a raft of restrictions that could put on a damper on weenie roasts and kumbaya around the campfire, as well as other activities that could unwittingly spark a wildfire. Allen announced that all campfires, including stove fires will be prohibited on the Deschutes Forest except for fires in specifically designated campgrounds that have approved fire rings. Other activities that have been restricted include operation of a chainsaw (except for commercial timber operations during approved hours) the use of fireworks, explosives and the operation of welding equipment or torches.

Makes you wonder just what some folks had planned for the big Labor Day blow out weekend.


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Still Think Lance is Clean? Read This and You Won't

Lance Armstrong was a dirty, dirty man. Here's why.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

LanceAdrian Smith, a prominent blogger on soccer, cycling and clean sports, recently posted this amazingly damning, focused and, despite it's 4,000 words, succinct narrative on Lance's dirty past. It'd be a shorter post if Lance hadn't acted like such an asshole for most of his career.

Anyway, read on. Smith's post, "It's Not about the Bike," is the best thing you'll read on why stripping Lance of his Tour titles and slapping him with a life ban was the right thing to do. After reading Smith's post, it almost seems like the Texan got off easy.

Here are some quick-hit highlights of the post:

"...Armstrong would never say that he’d never doped. Instead, he would say one of two themes, that he’d either never tested positive (note here: this isn’t correct, and we’ll go over that later), or that he’d never been caught."

"As part of that treatment, Armstrong, scared and with nobody with knowledge to consult about his condition, was asked in hospital whether he’d ever used any performance-enhancing drugs(PEDs). His response, as detailed by npr, and in evidence given by Betsy Andreu, was to list off a reel of drugs which he’d taken."

"Sports Illustrated would report years down the track that Armstrong, in three tests the 90s, produced samples that indicated doping with testosterone. The anti-doping scientist who allegedly tested these samples was Don Catlin. He was unable to confirm two of the tests - a highly irregular occurrence - and refused to comment on the third."

"In 1999, Lance Armstrong tested positive for a prohibited substance in a urine test: corticosteroids."

"Armstrong, fresh with a warning from Michele Ferrari not to use EPO, as a test had been formulated and ratified, tested positive for exactly that in Switzerland in 2001...The directive to make it disappear was delivered by none other than the head of the UCI at the time, Hein Verbrugghen."

"A number of people testified that Lance Armstrong testified positive for EPO, and that Armstrong’s influence with the governing body of the sport made that positive test simply disappear."


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You Should Enter our Fiction and Art Contest!

You should write, paint, sculpt or draw something!

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

It’s time for the annual Source Fall Fiction and Art Contest! And you should write, paint, sculpt or draw something! We want to publish your work and throw you a party!

Here’s what you need to know to win:

“She stumbled out the front door and down the wet steps.”

The Source’s Fall Fiction and Art Contest is guided by one rule—you must begin with that line. For the next two weeks, through midnight on Sept. 12, we will accept your short fiction and visual art pieces completing the story that begins with that sentence.

  • The winners and runners up of our contest will have their work published in the Sept. 20 edition of the Source.
  • All participants are invited to a party hosted by the Source and Nature of Words where writers may read their stories and artists’ works will be displayed.
  • Writers are strongly encouraged to limit pieces to 500 words.
  • All forms of visual art completing an idea beginning with that sentence should be submitted using a JPEG or scanned image.
  • All submissions should be made via email to editor@tsweekly.com with Fall Fiction in the subject line

Get to it. Go!


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In Your Face Hump Day.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Wednesday is here and there is plenty of live music to get you over the mid-week hump.

San Francisco based Tartufi plays the Horned Hand at 9pm. Lynne Angel, Brian Gorman and Ben Thorne form this power-pop trio that creates a unique indie sound through looping (a repeating section of sound created with digital samplers, synthesizers, sequencers, drum and tape machines). Look for a preview of songs from their yet-to-be-released album These Factory Days.

The Pickin’ and Paddlin’ concert series continues tonight with the Ashland band Eight Dollar Mountain. Have a beer, listen to some bluegrass and demo one of fifty boats (not necessarily in that order) from Tumalo Creek and Kayak. All proceeds benefit the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance, a local non-profit working to establish a navigable paddle trail that will enhance river recreation.

Flannel Bandana plays a free, all ages show at Mcmenamin’s at 7pm. Led by Moon Mountain Rambler's mandolinist Joe Schulte, Flannel Bandana performs folk, bluegrass, jazz, gypsy and Latin tunes.

Last, but certainly not least, West African Drummers & Dancers perform at The Broken Top Bottle Shop from 7-9pm. The show is free and all ages.

Take that hump day!

photo: Tartufi

photo credit: Roderick Pena

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Oregon Olympian Nick Symmonds Does the Beer Mile

Not only can he run faster than you, he can probably pound beers faster too.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Nick SymmondsEugene-based track star, Nick Symmonds, is one fast dude. He's also pretty clever, as proved by his e-bay tattoo-sponsorship idea.

With the London Olympics now behind him, the 800-meter runner has had time to focus his energies elsewhere. Like the beer mile. Yes, this a real thing with it's own rules and posted champions. Remember when we did this?

Last week's attempt placed Symmonds at the top of Oregon's beer-mile list of champions, though he fell short of the world record, which is an astounding 5:09.

Here's how he did it:

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stream Shovels & Rope, O' Be Joyful On Spotify: Gritty Goodness.

Did you read the review of Shovels & Rope on newsstands now? Want to hear the awesomeness instead? Here you go.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:16 AM

In the latest issue of the Source, I reviewed the new album O' Be Joyful by South Carolina band Shovels & Rope. I just love this album so much, I can't help but add to my support of this record by posting it for you to stream below. 

So just in case you need a little more convincing than my review provided, give this awesome southern rock album a listen. If Central Oregon is the music-loving community I think it is, then this record should easily become a favorite among its denizens. 

 


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Monday, August 27, 2012

City Going to Get Hammered Over SWIP Release

When it comes to the surface water improvement project, the city can’t seem to win.

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM

 

When it comes to the surface water improvement project, the city can’t seem to win.

City staff are under fire today for sending out a fairly misleading news release, but officials say that was not the intent.

Here’s the story: Last week the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals dismissed two potential appeals from Central Oregon Landwatch related to the SWIP.

The city sent out a press release today touting that LUBA had dismissed these two appeals.

BUT HERE’S THE BIG PART: The biggest, most real LUBA challenge from Landwatch to the city is still going forward!

That big challenge, which has to do with the city’s water public facilities plan, could really throw a wrench in the city’s SWIP project.

But, the city makes no mention of this in the release. Instead, the release reads as if the city has won a victory against Landwatch. But it really hasn't.

Naturally, this is going to be seen as more “city trying to mislead the people on SWIP.”

Mary Winters, the city’s attorney, says that’s not the case—they just didn't see the need to mention the appeal that was going forward since it still hasn't been argued. 

“There is no big conspiracy thing going on here,” said Winters. “We’re way too busy to put that much thought into a press release.

Well, no offense, Mary, but apparently. 

The city should put more thought into press releases that provide an accurate picture, rather than just information that vindicates it's side. 

FOR YOU LEGAL NERDS: LUBA dismissed Landwatch’s challenges against a city resolution to proceed with the project and the city’s decision to go forward on a contract relating to the project. In response, the city filed motions to dismiss these claims. LUBA agreed with the city that LUBA had no grounds to look at those decisions as they were not land-use related.

THE TEXT OF THE NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY:

Surface Water Project appeals dismissed

The State Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) has dismissed two appeals by Central Oregon Landwatch on the City’s Surface Water Project.  Central Oregon Landwatch filed appeals on a City Council resolution in March 2012 reaffirming the decision to keep Bend’s dual water sources while modifying the project to reduce costs to ratepayers and an April 2012 City Council decision to amend a design and construction contract for the project.

LUBA agreed with the City’s response to the appeals and ruled that these Council actions are not final decisions on the Surface Water Project.  Further, LUBA ruled that the Council decisions were not land use decisions at all as defined by Oregon law, and, therefore, Central Oregon Landwatch failed to meet its burden of establishing that LUBA has jurisdiction to consider the appeals.


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The Dough Nut Solves Your Late-Night Drunken Munchies

Now in a new location and with extended hours, The Dough Nut, is ready to fix your hunger issues.

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 6:28 PM

The Dough NutYou know how when you're in Portland and, after a long night, you realize you're too drunk and thus end up at that doughnut place everyone's always talking about?

After deliberating over a multitude of  Voodoo Doughnuts' novelty offerings, which are topped with all sorts of zany things, you walk away proudly with a couple "Old Dirty Bastards," (a raised yeast doughnut with chocolate frosting, Oreo’s and peanut butter) and think, "Man, I wish we had some late-night shit like this in Bend!"

Now, you do!

The Dough Nut, which previously operated out of the side of Parrilla Grill, is now in it's OWN LOCATION on Galveston Ave, situated smartly between Brother Jon's and 10 Barrel (right next to that weird fitness equipment place). And they're OPEN LATE! Yup, now you can feed your late-night urges with fresh, made-from-scratch doughnuts! Genius! especially the part about being between Bro Jo's and 10 Barrel, and only a short stumble from The Westside Tavern.

During the day, the PB&J is my current favorite. After dark, maple bar with bacon please.

The Dough Nut

6:30am-'till sold out, closed Mondays

1227 NW Galveston Ave., (541) 241-8788


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