Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers 8/31/16

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Man Dies After Being Hit by Police Car

Victim was pointing a gun at passing drivers, authorities say

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 9:51 AM

The Deschutes County Sheriff's office and the Tri-County Major Incident Team are investigating the death of a man reportedly hit by a police car in Redmond August 25.

According to the office of Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel, Redmond police responded to a report of a man pointing a gun at passing drivers around 12:50 pm near Redmond's St. Charles Medical Center. Four officers arrived on scene, each with their own patrol car. One officer left his car and approached the man. As that was happening, another officer hit the suspect with his patrol car, according to the DA's office. The man has been identified as Michael Gaskill. 

Gaskill sustained serious injuries in the incident and was taken into Redmond St. Charles, but was later life flighted to St. Charles Hospital in Bend. He died on August 27th. 

“In our system of justice, nothing is more serious than the taking of another person’s life,” said District Attorney Hummel. “I look forward to carefully reviewing the evidence in this case and ensuring that a just result occurs. Mr. Gaskill’s family, the officer who struck Mr. Gaskill with his car, and the public, deserve to know exactly what happened on this fateful day, and that’s what I’ll tell them.”

The investigation into the incident is expected to last about two weeks. 

Image courtesy Geralt, Pixabay
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bend Recovery Home Open House

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:58 AM


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Bend Physical Therapists Support Cancer Survivorship through "Press On" Event

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

BEND, OR – Cider will be flowing, live music playing, funds will be raised and local health care professionals will be avowing the benefits an active lifestyle can have on those affected by cancer – all during the second annual “Press On: Moving Lives Through Cancer,” a fundraising and outreach event hosted by area physical therapists to benefit Tour des Chutes. 

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, 3 to 7 p.m. at Atlas Cider Company (550 SW Industrial Way) in Bend, Press On invites the public to celebrate cancer survivorship with music, food, drink, a fun run and a silent auction, all while learning about the roles physical therapy and exercise can play in the lives of cancer survivors and those diagnosed with the disease. Physical therapists, health care professionals, and exercise and rehab-related exhibitors will be on hand to spotlight this point through information and demonstrations.

“Physical therapy and exercise play critical roles in improving a person’s quality of life during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment,” said Meredith Wampler-Kuhn, PT, DPTSc, a Bend-based physical therapist who specializes in oncology rehabilitation and lead organizer of the Press On event. “In our second year, we wanted to celebrate this in a meaningful way. By supporting Tour des Chutes this year, we felt we could better spread this message while making a more significant impact.”

Activities included as part of this year’s event include:

  • Press On Fun Run: Recharge in Bend will be hosting and sponsoring a 5K Press On Fun Run – a 5K run or walk at 4 p.m., with proceeds benefiting Tour des Chutes. Registration is available at Atlas Cider, Immersion Brewing and Humm Kombuch, all in Bend. Cost is $25, and participants will receive a T-shirt and drink ticket.
  • Silent Auction: Items and experiences will be up for auction during this year’s Press On event, with proceeds from all items sold supporting Tour des Chutes.
  • Cider & Mixes: Atlas Cider will once again be selling specially labeled bottles of Press On cider, proceeds – along with a portion of on-site pint sales – going to Tour des Chutes. Humm Kombucha and Immersion Brewing will also be donated proceeds from special batch sales leading up to the event, and all three brewers plan to collaborate in selling special drink mixes, combining beer, cider and kombucha, on event day.
Founded in 2004, Tour des Chutes exists to support cancer care and survivorship for children and adults in Central Oregon. Supporters of St. Charles Cancer Survivorship Programs as well as the Pediatric Foundation, Tour des Chutes recognizes that “physical exercise is an essential element in improving the quality of living with cancer.”

Multiple medical studies have supported this idea. Along with helping cancer patients maintain strength, decrease fatigue, minimize pain and maximize function and mobility, physical therapists play a critical role in identifying possible complications during and after treatment. But there’s more, says Wampler-Kuhn.

“Beyond the physical benefits, physical therapy is a great way for people to feel in control of restoring their bodies during and after cancer treatment through exercise and good health practices,” she said.

Press On was made possible thanks to the generosity of a number of local sponsors and contributors, including Atlas Cider Company, PT Pub Night, St. Charles Health System, Wells Fargo, Bend Memorial Clinic, Therapeutic Associates, Vantage Clinical Solutions, Recharge, Humm Kombucha, Immersion Brewing, Opportunity Knocks, Alpine Physical Therapy, High Lakes Health Care, Central Oregon Radiation Oncology Associates, Apex Physical Therapy, Step & Spine Physical Therapy, Focus Physical Therapy, The Bulletin, Cascade Business News, Combined Communications and BuildPT.

For more information about Press On: Moving Lives Through Cancer, visit

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Applications for the 2016 Sustainability Awards Now Being Accepted

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:36 AM

The Environmental Center is accepting applications for the 2016 Sustainability Awards, now through September 9, 2016. Awards will be given to an individual, small business, large business, and organization (agency or nonprofit) that are leading the way to a sustainable future in Central Oregon.

Application forms and information about the awards can be found on The Environmental Center’s website at

The Environmental Center hosts the Sustainability Awards to highlight the determined and persistent change makers—in business, government, nonprofits and the community—who are essential to achieving a sustainable future. “By showcasing their commitment to a healthy environment, a vibrant economy, and an equitable society, we hope to inspire even more sustainable action in Central Oregon,” said Executive Director Mike Riley.

The awards ceremony will take place on November 3, 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon. 

Awards are given out every other year. In 2014, awards went to:

Individual: Bill Hull
Small Business: Winter Creek Restoration
Large Business: EartH20
Organization: Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
Special Award - Grassroots Action: Lisa Barnett
Special Award - Sustainability Pioneers: Tom Elliot and Barbara Scott

About The Environmental Center

The Environmental Center’s mission is to embed sustainability into daily life. We translate sustainability into practical, local action that makes a difference for people and the planet. Our programs incorporate education and advocacy to advance our vision of a sustainable Central Oregon. They include: The Rethink Waste Project and promoting zero waste; The Bend Energy Challenge and reducing energy use; EarthSmart Kids and youth education; supporting sustainable business; and engaging our community in events that teach and celebrate sustainability. Visit us online at or at our public facility at 16 NW Kansas Avenue in downtown Bend, Oregon.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

RIP Gene Wilder

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM


"Nowhere special. I always wanted to go there."

This year has been a terrible one when it comes to the deaths of beloved actors, musicians, writers and athletes that shaped our lives. David Bowie, Ali, Prince, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Phife Dawg, Garry Shandling, Michelle McNamara, Anton Yelchin, Elie Wiesel, Michael Cimino, Garry Marshall and Kenny Baker are just a few to have left us already.  
Today brought the passing of another legend, Mr. Gene Wilder. He passed away in his Stamford, Connecticut home from complications related to Alzheimer's Disease. He died holding the hands of his family as Ella Fitzgerald sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in the background. 
With films like "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "The Producers" and all of his work with Richard Pryor, Wilder created laughter like most people create oxygen. Hopefuly he is with Gilda now. 
The Source gives his family our love in this terrible time. 

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Accused Killer Lara Pleads Not Guilty

Edwin Lara faces four counts of aggravated murder.

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:19 AM

The former Central Oregon Community College security officer accused of killing a Bend woman pleaded not guilty to four counts of aggravated murder in Deschutes County Court Thursday August 25.

Edwin Lara is accused of abducting Kaylee Sawyer on July 24, attempting to sexually abuse her, and then killing her. Sawyer's body was found west of Redmond two days later, near Highway 126.

Lara — who told police he panicked after hitting Sawyer accidentally with his patrol car — was arrested along I-5 in California on July 26, after police say he took a Salem woman hostage, shot a man in motel, and carjacked a woman and her two sons. 

Lara was extradited back to Oregon on Wednesday August 24 and will be back in court on September 28.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers 8/24/16

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 9:08 AM

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers 8/3/16

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Friday, August 19, 2016

After 40 Years, Arts Central is Closing Down

Home of Art Station, VanGo and other programs closes August 19

Posted on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM

It's been a mainstay in the Central Oregon arts education world for close to 40 years -- but as of today, they're calling it quits at Arts Central.

  • Image courtesy Arts Central

The organization made the announcement this morning, citing decreased funding as the cause for the closure.

"Although programming revenue has rebounded to pre-recession levels, unfortunately, it is not sufficient to continue to support the organization," said board president Bert Kronmiller in Arts Central's August 19 press release. "This was a difficult decision for all of us. We love our patrons, teachers and other supporters, but the current environment is not sustainable."

Arts Central was the umbrella organization for the Artists in Schools program, Art Station and VanGo, as well as serving an arts advocacy and education provider for Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties. Its funding sources included program fees, as well as public funding sources that included individual contributions, sponsorships and grants -- all which have decreased in recent years, according to the organization. Arts Central had previously closed outlying locations to help reduce costs, but despite that and other cost-saving measures, it wasn't enough to keep the organization afloat.

Arts Central will liquidate its equipment and supplies to cover the cost of the closure.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers 8/17/16

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers 8/10/16

Posted By on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 9:04 AM

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