Friday, October 31, 2014

TGIF Weekend Lineup: 10/31-11/3

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM

What to do this weekend #inBend...

Meaning there are tons of events, parties, races and debaucherous costume contests happening all around town on Friday and Saturday including the annual Deschutes Brewery Cross Crusade and warehouse after party! 
  • River City Bicycles
Click here for our picks for Halloween events. 

Beyond the holiday, there is some great live music this weekend, including the boot-stomping, drumming, and chugging guitar from bearded wonder Scott McDougall. Reminiscent of old-timey, dusty road, folk-country. With lyrical storytelling, songwriting and self-made punky percussion, there's no better way to listen to McDougall than swinging a bottle of whiskey to and fro and shouting along. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5. Read the Source's full interview with McDougall here. 

Check out the Source's full list of this week's picks! 

Take advantage of the last few days of nice weather by bundling up and going on one of these great hikes recommended by Kara Tatone.

Lace 'em up because like the fall leaves, the hiking season is peaking. Whether it's an out-and-back walkabout or a hill climb, there is still time to put in miles on trails before winter officially sets in. We've compiled a short list of go-to fall hikes where you can still leave the skis at home...for now.

Upper Deschutes River Trail
Bend's classic Deschutes River Trail's Lava Island Falls and Meadow Camp, Aspen Camp to Big Eddy is the quintessential fall colors hike. Willow flats, riverside rapids, ridges and river meanders are the trail's bragging rights. The official trail starts at Meadow Camp picnic area off of Century Drive, but continuing on Century Drive and onto Forest Service Road 41 give access to a number of starting points. Meadow Camp to Benham Falls is the longest stretch at eight miles, Meadow Camp to Lava Island is just more than a mile long.

Tumalo Falls
It may be the final days to access a regional favorite. Tumalo Falls is a four-ish-mile out-and-back that stays true to its name—falls. A slew of waterfalls abut the trail that follows Tumalo Creek. One signature flow is Double Falls that drops 20 feet and then 30 feet, respectively, with almost a mile stretch in between. The North Fork Trail might also be a good option if you stick to the sunny south side and don't mind a little snow and mud.

Pilot Butte State Park
As the days wane and the darkness waxes moving toward the winter solstice, there are not always enough hours in the day to get out and about, making Pilot Butte a popular two-mile jaunt. The cinder cone's summit 480 feet above Bend lends 360-degree views of the surrounding Cascade peaks. Pilot Butte makes Bend one of four cities in the U.S. to have an extinct volcano within its boundaries.

Smith Rock State Park
This iconic climbing area famed for sport climbing routes, is also highly popular on the ground and by foot. Hike beneath the cliffs and hillsides made of volcanic welded tuff and surrounding bands of columnar basalt that rim the meandering Crooked River valley—all winter long. You likely will not be alone—multi-pitch, traditional and sport climbing does not slow down in winter drawing climbers on even the shortest days. And, of course, Smith Rock is a retreat for web-footed Portlanders.

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PICK: Blackflowers Blacksun

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM

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Blackflowers Blacksun
ROCK—One of Bend’s finest blues bands that disappears every summer and resurfaces every fall for a handful of cold weather shows (one of the members fights fires in Alaska), Blackflowers Blacksun, returns with its brazen delta-style roots music. Joined by Harley Bourbon, the return of the rock band is a happy addition to the Bend music scene. M&J Tavern, 102 NW Greenwood Ave. Free. 
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Voting in Bend? Don't Make These Mistakes if You Want Your Ballot Counted

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 11:36 AM


Are you a voter? Do you want your vote to count? Here are a few (rather important) things you might not know about turning in your ballot.

DO NOT send it in the mail if you have not already. Despite what you might hear from the State Elections Office, a ballot send from within Bend (or other rural parts of the state) will not arrive in time to be counted because our mail gets routed through Portland. Crazy, but it's true.

DO NOT put your ballot in a make-shift drop box
at the local market/bar/whatever. There are official drop boxes for that. Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship (aka our local election boss lady) advises voters treat their ballot like they would their mortgage payment. "You need to be careful in considering who you give it to," she says.

On a related note, if you are a local market/bar/whatever and you feel like putting out a make-shift drop box to help encourage your customers vote, BE ADVISED there are State laws about what you can and cannot do. Unless you have a sign next to the box, in all-caps 50-point font stating: NOT AN OFFICIAL BALLOT DROP SITE (no joke, read the the law here) you may be breaking the law. If someone files are written complaint with the Secretary of State, you could get into some trouble. 

Here are the official drop sites in Deschutes County:

Deschutes Service Center
1300 NW Wall St
(Box located on Parkway side of building) Available 7 days a week
Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 4: open until 8 pm

Drive-By Drop Site
Corner of Wall St and Lafayette Ave (Parking Area)
Fri & Mon, Oct 31 & Nov 3: 8 am – 6 pm Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 4: 7 am - 8 pm

Deschutes County Road Department
61150 SE 27th St
Available 7 days a week
Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 4: open until 8 pm

County Clerk’s Office
1300 NW Wall St, Upper Floor, Bend - Privacy Booths Provided
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 7 am to 8 pm

Redmond Public Library
Drive-By Drop Site
(Located on west side of Library)
827 SW Deschutes Ave
Available 7 days a week, open Oct 17: 24-hour drive-by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 4: open until 8 pm

Sisters City Hall
520 E Cascade Ave
Oct 17 – Nov 3: 8 am - 5 pm
(Usual Business Hours & Days)
Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 4: 8 am - 8 pm

Sunriver Area Public Library
Drive-By Drop Site
Sunriver Business Park
56855 Venture Ln
Friday,Oct31: 8am-5pm
Monday, Nov 3: 8 am – 6 pm
Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 4: 8 am - 8 pm

La Pine Drive-By Drop Site
La Pine Public Library
16425 1st St
(1st St & Huntington Rd)
Beginning Friday, Oct 31: 24-hour drive-by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 4: open until 8 pm

Terrebonne Sheriff Substation 8154 11th St, Suite 3
Fri & Mon, Oct 31 & Nov 3:
8 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 4:
8 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 8 pm

PRO TIP: If you drop your ballot in an official drop box, you don't need a stamp!

Got election questions? Ask someone who knows. You can reach the Deschutes County Clerk's Election Division 541-388-6546.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Pairs Bend Brew with Halloween Candies

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

By now, you're probably seen articles boasting wine and candy pairings for the Halloween season cross your newsfeed. Which is fine, if you're into that sort of thing. But if you prefer to match your malt balls with malted grains, beer pairings are where its at. Craft Beer and Brewing magazine has risen to the challenge with a lengthy list of brews that go well with a wide range of sweets. 

Below is a sampling of their selections. Check out the full list here, and give us your suggestions in the comments.

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars + Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, Colorado) Milk Stout

"Pair milk chocolate Hershey’s bars with a smooth, full-bodied milk stout. The added lactose in the beer will enhance the creaminess of the chocolate."

Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses + Breakwater Brewing Co. (Oceanside, California) Raspberry Creek

"Try Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses with the crispness and the tartness of a Belgian-style ale with raspberries or a raspberry wheat ale."

Butterfinger Bars + Heater Allen Brewing (McMinnville, Oregon) Hugo Bock

"A traditional German-style bock is a lot like this popular candy bar: dark in color, with sweet caramel aromas and rich, roasty malt flavors."

Hot Tamales + Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Oregon) Chainbreaker White IPA

"Have some hops to cut the heat in these sweet, spicy candies. Go for an IPA that’s more on the floral side (as opposed to the piney or citrusy side)."

Candy Corn + Lakefront Brewery (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Pumpkin Lager

"Tame the intensity of the sugar of candy corn with a smooth, dry-finishing lager that will also bring out the candy’s caramel flavors."

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups + Ballast Point Brewing Company (San Diego, California) Rum Barrel-Aged Sea Monster Imperial Stout

"Barrel-aged beers are a lot like these tasty treats: rich, bold, and chewy in a good way."

Carmel Apple Suckers + Boundary Bay Brewery (Bellingham, Washington) Old Bounder Barley Wine

"Choose the bold and complex flavors of a barleywine to stand up to the apple acidity and extra sweetness of these suckers."

Pop Rocks + Prairie Artisan Ales (Tulsa, Oklahoma) Cherry Funk!

"Attenuate the tartness and effervescence of Pop Rocks with a funky, sour ale. This combination will finish nice and dry and leave your tongue tingling."

As you can see, there's just one Bend brew on the list. Help us fill in the blanks with your own recommendations.
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PICK: Loudon Wainwright III

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:52 PM


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Loudon Wainwright III
FOLK—Reading Loudon Wainwright’s resume will make you feel like a failure. He’s a Grammy award winner, Dylan-esque songwriter, humorist, film score composer (Judd Apatow's Knocked Up), father of musicians Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, has had songs covered by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, and Earl Scruggs, and has parented 26 albums in total. Hear this hyper-productive and legendary singer-songwriter do what he does best. 7 pm. The Belfry, 302 E Main St. Sisters. $30. 
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Crossword Puzzle Answers 10/28

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We Asked Who You're Voting For—This is What We Learned

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 4:06 PM

We asked readers which candidates they plan to vote for on Nov. 4. Here's what we learned.

1. There's someone for everyone.

Even in races with multiple minor party candidates (and even though just 100 people have taken the survey), every candidate in every race had at least one supporter. Case in point: the Governor's race, which includes contenders from the Pacific Green, Libertarian, and Constitution parties. (See also: the Senate race.)


2. Our readers don't always agree with us (or us with them).

While most of the votes lined up with our endorsements, there was one exception: House District 54. (As you may recall, we endorsed Knute Buehler.)


3. Some races are closer than others.

But when it comes to our readers, each race has a clear winner. The closest race: Bend City Council, Position 6. (The biggest landslide can be seen above, in the Governor's race. A close second: the Senate race.)

Sort of, kind of, a close (ish) race.
  • Sort of, kind of, a close (ish) race.

4. It's time for a change.

If it were up to our readers (at least the 100 who took the poll) neither of the incumbents would be returning to City Hall.


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Bend Competes at World Beard and Mustache Championships

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM

This weekend, more than 300 competitors and thousands of spectators gathered in Portland at the Keller Auditorium to celebrate beards, mustaches and facial hair in general at the 2014 World Beard and Mustache Championships. 

COMBS, the Central Oregon Mustache and Beard Society sent several competitors, and while the crew didn't bring home any god medals, they got some great attention for facial hair in Central Oregon. 

Read about some of the Bend competitors here. And check out the video of Camp Sherman teacher and Bend resident, Ethan Barrons, styling his mustache!
Read more about the competition on OPB and check out some amazing photos of the competitors. 
Two Bend competitors photographed at the World Beard and Mustache Championships in Portland 10/25.
  • Two Bend competitors photographed at the World Beard and Mustache Championships in Portland 10/25.

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Newspaper on the Radio Source Weekly 10/29

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:12 PM

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Source's FREE Holiday Movie Bonanza: 10/29 Edward Scissorhands

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:27 AM

The Source Weekly's FREE movies return for a trio of holiday-themed flicks ripe for the heckling. Sponsored by Worthy Brewing there will be plenty of beer and holiday cheer to go around.
Wednesdays, 7 pm at the Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave.

TOMORROW: 10/29—Edward Scissorhands with local stylists form Bishops Barbershop Bend will be doing hair, Scissorhands-style! 7 pm. Free. 

Thanksgiving: 11/19—A curated cornucopia of ‘90s Thanksgiving-themed TV episodes!
Including: Friends: The One with All the Thanksgivings, Seinfeld: The Mom and Pop Store, and more!

Christmas: 12/17—Die Hard a Yippee Ki Yay Christmas to all!

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Larry and His Flask Make #DopePosters

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Paste Magazine has started a #DopePosters of the week campaign in which they collect well designed posters from concerts, movies, global events and even very specifically, Big Lebowski themed posters. In their music edition of the list, local band Larry and His Flask made the cut with a, yup, you guessed it, dope poster. 


Check out the full list here, LAHF landed at #13 in the slideshow. 
You can catch LAHF bassist Jesse Marshall and friends performing an acoustic rock set as Marshall Law at Volcanic Theatre Pub on Halloween. 
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Secretary of State Receives Complaint Alleging Casey Roats Committed Voter Registration Fraud

Posted By on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 5:14 PM


A Bend resident filed a complaint with the Secretary of State today alleging City Council candidate Casey Roats committed voter registration fraud when he registered both his business address and that of his then-under construction home on Brookswood Boulevard as his residence while living outside the city with his parents.

The complaint, submitted by local political activist Michael Funke, lays out the timeline of Roats' actual and claimed residences and makes the following argument:

I contend that registering to vote at this place of business was voter registration fraud because Roats was not living there.

I also contend that Roats’ voter registration at the Brookswood Blvd. address was fraudulent because it was not a habitable residence and because Roats was still living outside the city limits of Bend. Even though he intended to live at this address, he could not predict the future and there was no absolute guarantee that he would live there. Intent to live somewhere is not fact.

I further contend that Roats fraudulently registered within the city limits on both occasions so that he could claim residency in Bend, as required of candidates who run for Bend City Council. 

Roats could not be immediately reached for comment regarding the complaint.

According to Secretary of State Communications Director Tony Green, the issue is complicated because it involves multiple jurisdictions and may include more than one category of complaint. He could only speak to the role the state would potentially play.

"If we find that we believe he knowingly provided false address information [on his voter registration or candidacy forms], we would refer it to DOJ to pursue criminally," Green told the Source. "The process would be different if it were an issue of his current [voter registration] address. In that case the county would hold a hearing, and if they found it was a false address they'd forward it to us. In this case, the addresses they are concerned about are previous addresses, with no bearing on the accuracy of his current registration."

As far as whether or not Roats is qualified to take office should he be elected, Green said that is up to the City of Bend. City Attorney Mary Winters was not immediately available for comment.

See this week's print issue (online and on stands Wednesday) for the full story, including claims from Roats' attorney that opponent Lisa Seales should withdraw on account of her residence.
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