Friday, April 28, 2017

Head for the Hills and Honey Don't Tonight at The Old Stone

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:22 AM


Head for the Hills is one of those long-standing bands that have made Bend a regular stop on their touring schedule. I remember seeing them play live back in the days of Players. A packed west side dive bar filled with dancing, sweat and high-quality bluegrass made for memorable nights, well, unless you had too many strong cocktails.

Now, the Colorado-based “NewGrass” string band returns to Bend in support of their latest album, “Potions and Poisons.” Don’t expect fancy computer programmed banjo rolls or digital fiddle lines. Instead, Head for the Hills embraces the musical alchemy of bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop, folk and soul to create an examination of the fragility of humanity. Don’t worry, while the new tunes may be reflective of the human condition, they’re also buoyancy and full of vibrancy.

Honey Don’t, Colorado-based bluegrass duo and local favorites, open the show for a complete evening of foot-stomping and dancing. The show is all ages and if you haven’t already bought your tickets in advance, they will also be available at the door.

Head for the Hills & Honey Don’t
Friday, April 28, 9pm
The Old Stone
157 NW Franklin Ave.
$12/adv, $15/door.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Plan for sun! Weather Update for 4/28-4/30

See what the weather will be like before planning your weekend.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Overcast skies in Drake Park before the sunny weekend. - LEIGHA THRELKELD
  • Leigha Threlkeld
  • Overcast skies in Drake Park before the sunny weekend.
Friday and Saturday will bring a nice dose of Vitamin D to Bendites before we see a few more April showers, according to the National Weather Service!

Friday is expected to be sunny with a high of 52 degrees.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 61 degrees.

Sunday will be a return to rain, but with a high of 58 degrees.

What are your plans to enjoy this sunny weekend?
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A big gift from Bend to Nicaragua

Seven tons of equipment sent to Nicaraguan fire service

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 1:01 PM

While you were preparing for your Earth Day festivities last week, firefighters in the tiny country of Nicaragua were celebrating the arrival of a big gift, courtesy of the Bend Fire Fighters Foundation. 
Condega Fire Chief Jaime Delgado Cultura and a crew of Nicaraguan "bomberos"—firefighters—stand in front of the equipment donated by the Bend Fire Fighter's Foundation. - COURTESY BEND FIRE FIGHTER'S FOUNDATION
  • courtesy Bend Fire Fighter's Foundation
  • Condega Fire Chief Jaime Delgado Cultura and a crew of Nicaraguan "bomberos"—firefighters—stand in front of the equipment donated by the Bend Fire Fighter's Foundation.

Last week, the Condega Bomberos Project, part of the Bend Fire Fighter's Foundation, delivered over 7 tons of used, but usable firefighting equipment and clothing to the Nicaraguan fire service.

Firefighters in Bend brought the goods from a storage container to Kingsley Airfield in Klamath Falls in February, where it was then flown to an airbase in South Carolina, and on to Managua, Nicaragua, the country's capital city. This is the third shipment Bend firefighters have contributed to Nicaraguan teams since 2005. Originally intended to support Bend's sister city, Condega, the program now assists the country's broader Nicaraguan fire service. After Haiti, Nicaragua is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and relies on international donations to support its fire programs.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Earth Day!

How does Oregon compare to other states in term of eco-friendliness?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 2:05 PM


Happy Earth Day! In honor of Mother Earth, WalletHub determined that Oregon is the 3rd most eco-friendly state in the country for 2017. Not only is Oregon the 3rd most eco-friendly state in the union, Oregon is first in percentage of energy consumption from renewable resources. Hydroelectric power provides nearly two-thirds of electricity generated in the state.

Oregon is also 5th in the nation for LEED-Certified Buildings per capita, 6th in gasoline consumption (Oregon uses many alternative fuels), 7th in soil quality, 8th in percentage of recycled municipal waste, and 13th in both air quality and energy consumption per capita. How will you be celebrating Earth Day? What will you be doing to keep Oregon one of the greenest states in the country?
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Weekend weather planning: Weather Update for 4/21-4/23

Before planning your weekend, check out the weather.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Partly sunny skies in Bend on April 20, 2017. - LEIGHA THRELKELD
  • Leigha Threlkeld
  • Partly sunny skies in Bend on April 20, 2017.
Light April showers are in no short supply this year. Though this week has seen rain several times, the weekend will boast only a slight chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service.

Friday will be partly cloudy with temperatures around 61 degrees.

Saturday will be partly sunny with a high around 62 degrees, and a slight chance of rain.

Sunday will be slightly cooler with a high of 56, and a slight chance of rain that day as well.

Enjoy the sun, but don't forget your umbrella!
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Sen. Ron Wyden Holds Friendly Bend Town Hall

Answers questions on North Korea, Syria and of course, those tax returns

Posted By on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 8:15 PM


Speaking to a welcoming crowd at Summit High School, Sen. Ron Wyden addressed several hundred constituents Monday evening– a town hall noticeably smaller and more subdued than Rep. Greg Walden's last week.

Wyden's answers were received warmly and with a round of applause with one attendee evening apologizing for the noticeably smaller turnout. Still, Wyden praised the recent civic engagement he has seen and commented that recent turnouts have been "Unlike he has ever seen in his decades on Capitol Hill."

Questions ranged from protecting public lands, to the Syrian missile attack, health care and to President Trump's refusal to release his taxes. "For a president, releasing tax returns, is the lowest ethical bar," said Wyden, "...I will insist that this president, like the others, actually clear it."He later stated that perhaps the resistance stemmed from a comment made by Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. implying that Russians made up a large section of their Trump Corp's assets and that perhaps releasing tax returns would showcase those investors, and therefore ties with Russia.

On Syria, Wyden said he agreed with Trump's decision to engage in a missile strike and felt that as a president, he had the power to make those decisions – without congress. Though he commented,"One strike is not a long term policy." Wyden was clear that any further involvement in the Syrian civil war must be approved by congress. "My hope is this administration will see the idea of a sensible, long-term foreign policy is to use all the tools in the toolbox." 

When asked about North Korea and if the Joints Chiefs of Staff could overrule Trump, Wyden's outlook seem optimistic noting recent weekend events that saw tensions relieving – namely the failed missile test and Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R McMaster stating his doubts regarding a strike against the closed off country.

With federal lands, he pledged his support in fending off the selling public lands in Oregon, noting it was a mistake that could not be undone. He explained his decision in confirming Rep. Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior, saying he believed he was genuine and a good fit for the role – regardless of policy differences.

Circling back to Russia, Wyden repeated his enthusiasm for the publics interest in politics and stated, "As your guy in Washington....I will not let this [Russian interference] get swept under the rug."

Wyden will continue his tour east of the Cascades in the following days.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Weekend Show Preview: "An Evening With" Diego’s Umbrella

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 5:19 PM


We’re fortunate to have a wide array of shows to chose from this weekend. For the synth-pop inclined, The New Pornographers play tonight at the Midtown Ballroom. Prefer jazz? Check out Ravi Coltrane Quintet at Riverhouse on the Deschutes tonight at 6:30.

While Easter Sunday may not be the most ideal night for booty shaking, there are few good excuses for missing Diego’s Umbrella when they come through town. The San Fransicso ambassadors of Gypsy-pirate-polka have become a Bend favorite. The boys from Diego’s Umbrella put on memorable performances that often include drummer Jake Wood strapping on the “Party Drum” and venturing out into the audience.

Prepare to get rowdy and sweat off all of those Cadbury eggs you feasted on throughout the day. Dance to the "Hava Nagila", the tradition Israeli folk song the band learned for a Jewish wedding a few years back and have integrated into their set list due to popular demand. People who’ve been following the band for years will get the chance to check out songs from their latest album, Edjka.

Diego’s Umbrella
Sunday, April 16, 8pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub
70 SW Century Dr.
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Scenes from Greg Walden's Town Hall

Amid a rowdy crowd demanding answers, Walden keeps his cool

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 5:05 PM


Scenes from Thursday's Town hall where Sen. Greg Walden took questions from an often irate and rowdy crowd. Questions ranged from the 1st Amendment to the failed repeal efforts of the Affordable Care Act, gun safety, transportation and the gas tax single payer insurance plans and more. Check out our photos and snippets of our favorite scenes below.

*Disclaimer* Video footage at times is shaky.

  • Photo by Magdalena Bokowa
  • Photo by Magdalena Bokowa

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Abortions and Vasectomies May Soon Be Covered by Oregon Insurance Plans

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 1:45 PM

The Reproductive Heath Equity Act (House Bill 3391) gained steam Friday, Apr.14 when it was passed from the Oregon House Healthcare Committee to the Joint Ways and Means Committee. The bill aims to remove financial barriers for reproductive health and would require all insurance plans to cover the entire spectrum of family planning services, including, abortions and vasectomies. A patient would not have to pay a deductible or copay for these services.

"Working families are under so much strain today and often have a hard time making ends meet," said Andrea Paluso, Executive Director for Family Forward Oregon. "Families in Oregon need support like paid time off from work to care for loved ones and access to affordable child care. It is also critical that they have access to affordable, essential reproductive health care, which this bill guarantees. We are thrilled that the House Healthcare Committee has advanced this urgent remedy."

The bill  is sponsored by 21 State Representatives and 10 State Senators. The bill was developed over the past two years by the Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon with input from community leaders around Oregon and legislators.

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Picks on the Radio: What's in the Source this week 4/13

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Want another way to find out what's happening in Central Oregon each week?

We're starting a new segment with our friends at 92.9 FM, in which we tell you a little bit about what's in the Source this week, and give you a listen to some of our musical picks. Enjoy! 


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Plan your weekend: Weather Update for 4/14-4/16

Before planning your weekend, check out the weather.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 1:11 PM

A walker braves the wind in Farewell Bend park, Thursday. - LEIGHA THRELKELD
  • Leigha Threlkeld
  • A walker braves the wind in Farewell Bend park, Thursday.
What are your weekend plans? Whether you are headed up to the mountain to enjoy spring skiing, or hitting the trails with your four-legged friend, check out the National Weather Service's weekend forecast for Central Oregon.

Friday will be cloudy with highs around 47 degrees, with chances of snow before 11am and possible rain and snow showers for the rest of the day.

Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, highs around 53 degrees.

Sunday will be partly sunny, with highs also in the mid-50s.

Enjoy this spring weekend!
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Easter Events 2017

From egg hunts to services, here is your Easter event lineup

Posted By on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 9:23 AM


Beat the Bunny 5K & Easter Egg Hunt

Enjoy an easter egg hunt, live music, face
painting, pony rides, hay rides, petting zoo and
food vendors. Enjoy a 5K trail course by beating
the bunny for a chance to win a 100% grass fed
beef package. April 15, 9am-3pm. DD Ranch,
3836 NE Smith Rock Way. $15 adv., $20 event.

Crooked River Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Crooked River Community for an easter egg
hunt with special prizes. Starts promptly at 1am
with prizes for each age group. Ages 0-12. April
15, 10-11am. Dick Chandler Ball Field, corner of
SW Chinook Dr. and SW Commercial Loop Rd.

Crux Easter Brunch

With a sweet and savory brunch menu, 500 eggs will be filled
with fun surprises, so bring the kids and your
own basket for a fun Easter day. April 16. Crux
Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St.

Easter Brunch

Come out to Easter Brunch at the Range Restaurant and Bar with
family and friends, Enjoy several farm-to-table
ranch-inspired menu items with panoramic
views of the Cascades. April 16, 9am-3pm.
Brasada’s Range Restaurant & Bar, 16986 SW
Brasada Ranch Rd. 866.845.1415. $46 Adults,
$26 Children.

Black Butte Easter Brunch & Egg

Hunt Join us for our annual Easter Brunch
starting at 9:30am. The Easter Egg Hunt takes
place on the Lodge lawn. Ages 0-7+ Please bring
a basket to collect eggs. Gold eggs are turned in
to the Easter bunny for special prizes! April 16,
9:30am. Black Butte Ranch, 13899 Bishops Cap.

Brasada Ranch Easter Brunch

The whole family is invited out for a seasonal,
ranch-inspired menu will feature fresh fruits and
vegetables, omelet bar, several cast iron dishes,
locally sourced meat and much more. Stay longer
and enjoy lawn games and Easter egg hunts
around the Ranch. April 16, 9am. Brasada’s Range
Restaurant & Bar, 16986 SW Brasada
Ranch Rd. $46 adults, $26 children.

Pronghorn Easter Brunch

Hop on down for our special Easter Brunch! Chef Kevin
Linde has created a fantastic feast and Mr. Peter
Rabbit will lead an Easter Egg Hunt at 12:30 pm
and 2:30 pm. Reservations required. Seatings
start at 11:30 am. April 16, 11:30am-3:30pm.
Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr.
541-693-5300. $52pp, $19 kids 6 – 12.

McMenamins Easter Brunch Buffet

Spend Easter with friends and family while
you enjoy a hearty buffet featuring all-natural
ham, bakery offerings, a variety of salads, fruit,
egg dishes and desserts. April 16, 9am-3pm.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW
Bond St. 541-382-5174. $19 kids, $31 adults.
Reservations required.

Sunriver Resort Easter Brunch

Buffet Enjoy a fabulous Easter Brunch at
Carson’s American Kitchen showcasing all of
the traditional favorites! April 16, 8am. Sunriver
Resort, 17600 Center Dr. $45 adult, $22 child.
Free for under 5.

Easter Egg Hunt

Bend Elks Lodgehost an easter egg hunt for
kids of all ages. April 16, 9-11am. Juniper Park,
800 NE Sixth St. Free.

Easter Egg Hunt — Just for Dogs

A fun event just for our canine friends. Designed
to allow pups of all skill levels the opportunity
to hunt for some great treats and prizes. All
proceeds benefit BSNP’s HOPE Pet Food Bank.
April 16, 1-3pm. Bend Pet Express Eastside, 420
Windy Knolls Dr. 541.385.5298. $3-5.

Easter Family Yoga Workshop

A special Egg-tactic scavenger hunt and obstacle
course filled with yoga and mindfulness. Join
Deven Sisler and teachers-in-training for a
vibrant, fun, relaxing class. All ages. April 16,
1:30-2:30pm. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW
Galveston Ave. $12 adv., $15.

Easter Floral Design

Create a one-ofa-kind Easter arrangement
with Pincushion Protea
from Kula, Maui, bright tulips, fragrant stock
and other seasonal spring flowers! Happy hour
specials will be in full effect. April 15, 2:30-4pm.
Sip Wine Bar, 1366 NW Galveston Ave. $55.

Easter Sunrise Service at Pilot Butte

Join in the celebration by attending a
nondenominational sunrise gathering atop Pilot
Butte at 6:00 am. The event begins with singing
and a brief Easter message shared by Pete Kelley,
Lead Pastor (Local) at Antioch Church. April
16, 6-6:30am. Pilot Butte State Park, Pilot Butte
State Park.

Full Throttle Java Egg-Cellent Easter

Giving away-Hydroflasks, sweatshirts,
tshirts, gift cards and free drinks. For every drink
purchased on Easter Sunday receive one plastic
easter egg containing a piece of candy or a prize.
April 16, 7am-3pm. Full Throttle Java, 255 SW
5th Street.

Holy Week and PASCHA

Last week of Christ’s life is celebrated as Holy Week.
Each day is designated as “Great and Holy”, with special
services every day begining with the resurrection
of Lazurus, Palm Sunday, through the instituion
of the Last Supper, Lamentations of the Crucifixtion
and finally the Glorious PASCHA. Through
April 14, 6-8pm, Through April 14, 2-4pm,
Through April 14, 3-4:30pm, Through April 14,
11am-1pm and 11pm-2am and Through April
14, 1-2:30pm. Orthodox Christian Church (of St.
Jacob), 1900 NE Division St., Suite 109. 541-668-
7682. Free.

Kendall Toyota Easter Egg Hunt

3rd annual easter egg hunt featuring prizes for finding
the golden egg. Hunt begins at 11am sharp.
April 15. Kendall Toyota of Bend, 61430 S Hwy 97.
Prime Rib Dinner Night Sundays, 5-9pm.
Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr.
541-693-5300. $35.

Riverhouse on the Deschutes Easter

Brunch Celebrate Easter with two brunch
options that guarantee a memorable Sunday: a
buffet in the convention center and a plated meal
in Currents. The day will also include a fun-forthe-
whole-family Easter egg hunt held in the
Cascade Garden at 11 am and 1 pm. The Easter
Bunny will also be on hand for family photo
opportunities. April 16. Riverhouse on the Deschutes,
3075 N Hwy 97. $45 adults, $39 seniors,
$19 kids. Ages 4-12; Under 4 eat free.

Underwater Egg Hunt & Rubber

Duck Races Easter-themed aquatic fun such
as underwater egg diving and rubber duck races.
Dive for weighted egg eggs for prizes. Spaces is
limited, reservations required. April 15,
9-11am. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd. 541-585-
3147. $10-15.

Sisters Community Easter Egg

Hunt Join the Sisters community to find 6,000
hidden eggs plus special prize eggs for each
age division. Easter Bunny will be present! Ages
0-11. April 16, 1-2pm. Creekside Park, Hwy 20
and E Jefferson St.

Soul Brunch with DJ Sorski DJ Sorski

DJ Sorski spins classic vinyl funk & soul while folks enjoy
a special brunch menu featuring Huevos Rancheros
and breakfast tacos with a special drink
menu. No reservations required, a la carte. April
16, 9am-3pm. Spork, 937 NW Newport Ave.

Storytime: EGG

Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about
four eggs, one big surprise,
and an unlikely friendship. Grab your child
and hear this perfect holiday story. April 15,
10:30-11:30am. Roundabout Books, 900 Northwest
Mount Washington Drive, #110.

Sunriver Easter Egg Hunt

Search for eggs hidden all around the lodge plus there will
be a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting
and more! We’ll also have a BOGO Easter Special
at the Bear Factory. Build your own stuffed
animal at the Bear Factory and when you purchase
one outfit for your special friend, you get
a second one free! Ages 0-12. April 16, 9:30am.
Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr. $12.

Redmond Community Easter Egg

Hunt Join Triumph Fitness for a Kid’s 1000 egg
Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 15th at 9am
at Quince City Park! FREE pictures with the EASTER
BUNNY for you and your kiddos! April 15,
9am. Quince City Park, 1001 NW Quince Ave.

Westside Easter Hunt

The annual 10,000 Egg Easter Egg Hunt for the kids with
church services performed before/after each
event. The family photo booth will be open before
and after each service! April 15, 6pm and April
16, 12:30pm. Westside Church, 2051 NW Shevlin
Park Rd.

Wildhorse Easter Egg Hunt

10,000 eggs with two egg hunts, bring the kids for a
carnival themed festival featuring bounce house,
carnival games, glitter tattoos and a special
appearance by Mr. Easter Bunny. April 15,
11am-3pm. Wildhorse Harley-Davidson, 63028
Sherman Rd.


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