Thursday, March 31, 2016

Oregon kills four wolves in Wallowa County

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:54 PM


The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirms it has used lethal force to remove four wolves in northeast Oregon from further livestock depredation.  The four wolves have regularly used an area of private land on the westernmost portion of their known home range in Wallowa County.  "Unfortunately members of the Imnaha pack are once again involved in chronic livestock depredation and ODFW is adhering to the Wolf plan and protecting the interests of area livestock producers," said Russ Morgan, ODFW wolf coordinator.  Officials say that despite continued efforts by ODFW, Wallowa County officials, and area livestock producers to deter wolf-livestock
conflict with non-lethal measures, ODFW has confirmed five livestock depredation incidents on private land.  

This is the third time ODFW has used lethal control for wolves since they returned to the state in the early 2000s.  Morgan says, "This is the tough part of the job, but we believe lethal control is the right decision in this situation.   Wildlife managers must strike a balance between conserving wolves and minimizing impacts on livestock," he said.  

Earlier this year, ODFW confirmed Oregon's wolf population has climbed to 110 - a 36% increase over 2014 levels, leading the state to de-list the wolf as endangered.  

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Skyliners IPA Beer Launch Party at Silver Moon Brew Pub Benefits Deschutes Historical Museum

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 9:26 AM

Bend, OR—In honor of Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History, the newest exhibit at the Deschutes Historical Museum, Silver Moon Brewing has created Skyliners IPA. Silver Moon will donate $1 per pint of Skyliners IPA on tap to the museum through the month of April.

In addition, a special Skyliners’ IPA Bottle Launch party will be at Silver Moon Brew Pub, 24 NW Greenwood Avenue in Bend, Tuesday, April 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to introduce the 22 oz. Skyliners IPA (Hop Nob). DHM is asking for a $10 donation per bottle or $110 per case. The launch party will also feature vintage ski photos and rare footage of ski jumping off Pilot Butte in 1965.

The Skyliners IPA and label is a tribute to the men and women of Bend’s first ski/mountaineering club. Founded in 1927, Skyliners introduced outdoor recreation to Central Oregon.

Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History details the strong influence of the Scandinavian culture that pushed Central Oregon to the forefront of Nordic skiing in the early 1920s.

The 1,200 square foot, interactive exhibit features oral histories from sons and daughters of ski pioneers, the history of Nordic skiing, as well as reproductions of past skiing equipment and clothing to current technology. Artifacts for the exhibit have been gathered from Norway, Sweden and around the state. A highlight of the exhibit is the display of the trophy known as “The Klamath,” on loan from the Västerbottens Museum in Umeå, Sweden. Local skiing legend Emil Nordeen won the trophy in 1931 with his second win of the 42-mile Ft. Klamath to Crater Lake ski race.

The history of Nordic skiing in Oregon, Bend and Central Oregon has never been told in a comprehensive way, until now. The exhibit is made possible through generous grants from the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund, the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Oregon Nordic Ski Foundation, and many local donors and businesses. The exhibit runs through November 2016.

The Deschutes Historical Museum is, 129 NW Idaho Avenue in Bend, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is only $5 for adults, $2 for youth 13-17, and children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 541-389-1813 or  
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Crook County students restore Steelhead habitat

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 6:03 PM

Crook County Schools offer unique programs connecting youth to the outdoors and natural resources.  Check this video of students helping restore Steelhead fishery habitat.  
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Launch Stage Companies Invited to Apply for Funding via

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Submitted by EDCO:  Economic Development for Central Oregon
Cascade Angels Fund Invites Launch Stage Companies to Apply for Funding

Application Open through April 15, 2016, on

March 30, 2016

BEND, OR – Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital have an opportunity to present their launch stage businesses for growth. Cascade Angels Fund 2016, LLC (“Cascade Angels Fund 2016” or the “Fund”) has opened up an application period for entrepreneurs to apply for investment on

The application for companies seeking investment is currently available on with a deadline of April 15, 2016. The Fund anticipates additional application rounds in ensuing months and investing in 2-6 companies in 2016. Typical investments are planned to be in launch stage companies in Oregon from any industry. Investments are anticipated to average from approximately $50,000 to $250,000.

Cascade Angels Fund 2016, LLC is the third year-round fund based in Central Oregon managed by Harrelson Group. The Fund is committed to helping build Oregon's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Cascade Angels funds have invested close to $1M in Oregon since 2014.

“We hope to provide patient capital to entrepreneurs with Oregon-based companies, generate returns and create jobs.” said Julie Harrelson, CEO, Harrelson Group.

The Fund’s profile is available on, click here or visit:


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Crossword Puzzle Answers 3/30/16

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 9:27 AM

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Andy Wachs' "Kingfisher" Sculpture in the Old Mill District

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 4:29 PM

29 March 2016

A new steel sculpture is currently under installation near the Colorado Street Bridge in Bend's Old Mill District. Local artist Andy Wachs, known for his welded metal art creations all around the city, has designed the new piece entitled “Kingfisher.”Not only will this add to the public art collection of Bend, but the new installation will also provide a perch for the kingfisher bird which is native to the region and the Deschutes River. Kingfishers sit along the edges of waterways, searching for small fish, which they hunt by plunging directly down from a perch -  such as the one this new art will provide. 

Wachs designed and engineered with Portland designer Dylan Woock to endure the conditions of the river site. It is anchored to a concrete footing, located under the sculpture base, hidden amongst the natural habitat. The form of the sculpture is an abstraction of a tree; the horizontal perch locations provide an optimal perspective for hunting. It is constructed from steel pipe and rebar. 

Specific location is near 15 SW Colorado Avenue, Bend, Oregon.

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Snoop Dogg Wrestles With... People.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 12:52 PM


Snoop Dogg is going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. For those who have moved past that part of their lives, WWE stands for World Wrestling Entertainment. One might assume this is a mistake, but Snoop (AKA Calvin Broadus Jr.) actually rolls deep in the pro wrestling crowd. He was the Master of Ceremonies for Wrestlemania XXIV and last year he fought beside Hulk Hogan because that's what gangster rappers do. We here at The Source congratulate you Mr. D-O-Double G. Have a suplex on us.  
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Volunteer Rangers Sought - Recruitment Event April 7

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Submitted by USFS, Pacific Northwest Region, Deschutes National Forest


BEND –The Deschutes National Forest in partnership with the non-profit stewardship organization, Discover Your Forest, is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Event next week. Volunteers are needed to support educational and interpretive programs at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Mt Bachelor, and other locations.

The Volunteer Recruitment event will be held on Thursday, April 7th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Deschutes National Forest, Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, in Bend. The event is focused on recruiting volunteers to serve as Rangers; however, people interested in other volunteer opportunities are also welcome to attend the event.

Volunteer Rangers represent the U.S. Forest Service at Lava Lands Visitor Center, Lava River Cave, Lava Butte, Paulina Visitor Center, Mt Bachelor, and other locations on the Forest. Duties include delivering formal interpretive talks, assisting in Junior Ranger programs and providing guided hikes and tours. Volunteers are provided uniforms and training. Volunteers who serve as Rangers are asked to commit to at least 1 day per week from early May to Sept 30th, 2016.

For more information contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest’s Volunteer and Event Coordinator at 541-383-5530 or



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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sourcecast Video: Tax Incentives for Food Donations

Posted By on Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Senator Wyden visits Bend area food assistance programs to announce new tax incentives for donations.  Video here:

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Friday, March 25, 2016

New Law Helps Bend Food Bank

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden told volunteers at Bend's Giving Plate that new tax laws he authored will help them provide more meals for those who need food assistance in Central Oregon.  The legislation which passed in December expands and makes permanent charitable deductions for those who donate to food banks in Oregon and nationwide.  

"Oregonians who need food assistance and the people working so hard to help them deserve a tax policy that supports this lifeline for children and families to the fullest," said Wyden.  Bend's Giving Plate opened in 2010 and has served over 2.5 million pounds of food in Central Oregon.  The Food Bank serves 20,000 Central Oregonians every month.  

Wyden says the legislation will also encourage more consistent food donations throughout the year - rather than at the end of the year - because the legislation provides them the certainty of permanent and expanded deductions. 
Senator Wyden touring Bend's Giving Plate, a food bank serving 20,000 monthly. -
  • Senator Wyden touring Bend's Giving Plate, a food bank serving 20,000 monthly.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium Held This Week

Posted By on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium Held This Week

Researchers and Resource Managers come together to talk Fire Management


BEND– Beginning Thursday, the Fourth Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium will kick-off in Bend, Ore.  The three-day Symposium brings resource managers and fire management specialists together with researchers and students from across the western United States to present and discuss current and up-coming fire science and how it relates to resource management.

The Forest Service, Association of Fire Ecology, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State University, the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Central Oregon Community College and the Northwest Scientific Association are hosting the Symposium.  All sessions for the Symposium will be held at Willie Hall in the Campus Center at Central Oregon Community College.

On Thursday, March 24, the opening day, the day will begin at 8 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m.  Topics for the day include:

  • Forests, People, Fire Interactions, Dynamics and Adaptation in the fire prone landscapes of the eastern Cascades of Oregon.
  • Restoration of Dry-forest landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Beyond the Sagebrush Rebellion: Contemporary Issues Impacting the Sage Steppe of Oregon.

On Friday, March 25, the Symposium will continue at 8 a.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. Topics for the day include:

  • Hazardous Fuels Treatments in the Inland Pacific Northwest.
  • Smoke Management and Fire Severity
  • Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Large Fire Management.

 On Saturday, March 26, the day will focus on field trips.

Though the Central Oregon Fire Symposium is almost full, if people are interested in attending space is available.  Full registration is $50.00 and one-day registration is $25.00 Registration for the Symposium is on-line at .

News Release by Jean Nelson-Dean, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Forest Service, Deschutes National Forest.

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Cascade Culinary Recipe and Video: Making an Easter Ham

Posted By on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 8:22 AM


Chef Thor Erickson prepares a ham for Easter Sunday dinner. Click on the link below to watch the video.

Chef Erickson prepares Easter Sunday ham

Baked Ham (10-12 servings)

1 whole Fully Cooked Bone-in Ham (10-12 Pounds), spiral cut is fine


2 cups light brown sugar

1/3 cup Dijon mustard, like Grey Poupon

2 cups Riesling wine (sweet)

3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat the oven to 325° F.

Remove all packaging from the ham: foil, plastic, netting, plastic disk at the bone end. We do not want any plastic in the oven.

Place the ham in a large roasting pan with a rack, cover loosely with a new piece of foil, and bake for 1.5 to 2 hours—-about 10 minutes per pound. If the ham is 15 pounds or greater, preheat the oven to 300° F and roast the ham at that lower temperature.

While the ham is in the oven, heat the brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, wine, and cloves in a small saucepan to a boil, and then turn down the heat and gently simmer, reducing the glaze until it's thickened to the texture of cream, about 10 minutes.

After the ham has been baking for about 1 hour, remove the foil and brush half of the glaze on the whole ham, and then put the ham back in the oven without the foil.

Ten minutes later, brush on the rest of the glaze. Return the ham to oven for 15 more minutes until the glaze begins to shine. Remove from the oven, and allow the ham to rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.

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