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Comment Archives: stories: Outside: Outside Features

Re: “East Trails Project Off and Running

Enjoyed reading the article about additional trails in the area and, more especially, enjoyed e-bike acceptance. I do not own an e-bike, however, I am a female mountain biker, 55, and I want to enjoy doing this for many, many years to come. Also, my brother in law has had aorta replacement due to radiation from cancer in his younger years and at 60 he loves riding a bike, but needs an e-bike to do so. E-bikes assist pedaling which allows people to enjoy riding their bikes, who may not have been able to do so. It is fabulous! Great hearing about the trails! Thank you.

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Posted by Gal Outdoorz on 07/28/2019 at 5:38 PM

Re: “East Trails Project Off and Running

Thanks for the "tee off" MajorMajor2! haha. I can't help myself.

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Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 07/18/2019 at 1:08 PM

Re: “East Trails Project Off and Running

If you are going out there don't forget your discs! There is a 27 teepad really fun small disc golf course that starts just minutes away. Bike and disc in the same day!

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Posted by MajorMajorx2 on 07/18/2019 at 10:25 AM

Re: “East Trails Project Off and Running

Great article!

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Posted by Brennan Morrow on 07/18/2019 at 9:50 AM

Re: “This Land is Our Land

Scooter -- I'll go ahead and Google that one for ya.


a person of Latin American origin or descent (used as a gender-neutral or nonbinary alternative to Latino or Latina).

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 06/18/2019 at 2:44 PM

Re: “This Land is Our Land

What is Latinx?

Posted by scooter rhinestone on 06/14/2019 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Spreading its Wings

I hate to complain but this plane causes a LOT of noise pollution. Please do not continue flying it over populated areas!

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Posted by Too Many People in Bend on 05/12/2019 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Spreading its Wings

When it first went over I thought it was a slurry bomber for the forest service. The sound was a little higher pitched, but about the same volume.

It was pretty neat seeing one fly overhead today.

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Posted by Nabuquduriuzhur on 05/10/2019 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Spreading its Wings

I am the coordinator for this event, and there are featured speakers each day, static displays of old antique Fords, the City's 1928 fire engine, antique and classic motorcycles and cars, and other aircraft. Burger lunch on Friday and Sat., and a Sunday Mother's Day all-you-can-eat $5 pancake breakfast, 8-10.

Book a seat on a flight, or check the daily schedule here:…

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Posted by kmuinch on 05/08/2019 at 10:56 PM

Re: “King of the Marathon

Congratulations Max on the Bend marathon acquisition! Really looking forward to seeing where you take it, and being a part of it.

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Posted by Alkthree on 04/12/2019 at 9:14 AM

Re: “King of the Marathon

Guess he would rather talk about some win nearly 5 years ago instead of getting whoopd on back in Colorado at a ski mo race last month.

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Posted by Frank Unny on 04/10/2019 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The Effects of Feeding Deer in Town

Agree with Hinza and Friends. Mule deer have declined over 60 percent in their range in 20 years. More deer are killed by vehicles and poachers than by hunters, predators or disease. Feeding aggregates them and that alters their movements in winter range, increases disease transmittance and makes them vulnerable to collisions or entanglement in fences by altering movements as they move between feeding stations. There is no GOOD food to feed them. Bitter brush is their main winter food. So if you want deer in your yard, protect their natural forage.
I would favor city and county ordinances to ban feeding deer and elk, with a substantial fine.

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Posted by salmonsister on 03/11/2019 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Trail Champion

Awards over function (as most projects have scheduled awards before even being built), anyone who has followed parks and rec blunder through all the money they get knows how true this is, but at least Bruce will get another trophy for the mantle.

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Posted by anonmous on 11/12/2018 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Get Your Gravel On

Loads of gravel ride options across Central Oregon on

Posted by Linda English on 11/03/2018 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Crowds in the Backcountry

I've seen first hand this very problem increase in California over the years. It made me sick to see the disrespect, trash, grafitti and damage to natural areas because of lack of respect and regulation. My husband and I gathered up trash left along the side of the river in Tumalo after a short hike. And I'm talking ALL their trash. I was so disgusted. At bare minimum...... even signs posted will help deter that sort of behaviour.
I stopped camping and fishing in California because of the neglect. Now living in Oregon I am able to appreciate the natural beauty and and undisturbed wilderness once again. I hope I don't regret my decision to move here.

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Posted by JS on 10/02/2018 at 6:37 AM

Re: “On Stewardship

It's to bad most of these stewardship projects only come to be after an area is pushed for personal profit (by the people making the profit) then it gets destroyed and trashed. But hey we can just clean it up later and just claim the people who trashed the area just need to be "educated" with a "awareness" campaign, yearly "stewardess" campaigns and a "raffle" to justify continuing to drive tourists to these areas.
The people who participate in stewardess campaigns, are the same people who do not destroy and trash things in the first place. We do not need a awareness campaign/raffle telling people trash does not go in the river, we need to stop advertising exceptional outdoor areas to tourist idiots for the personal profit of a few people.

Posted by anonymous on 09/24/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “On Stewardship

Note from the author:

Awesome quote that didn't quite make it into the story...

"When we're talking about stewardship of anything - including the environment - first, you have to give a great big damn. You have to care deeply enough and be invested enough to be willing to be changed by the very thing you're stewarding.

"Secondly, you have to be willing to be 'inconvenienced,' and thus, uncomfortable at times. Reclaiming inconvenience and discomfort - as life practices - is a much larger conversation, so what I'll offer is an invitation: take on the practice of doing the 'inconvenient' thing for a day, and notice what happens... you might find yourself making a meal rather than ordering take out; pulling the weeds in your front yard rather than calling the landscaper; or foregoing your afternoon caffeine fix because you forgot your reusable cup, and you're unwilling to use another plastic one.

"These small actions, over time, ultimately lead to deeper connection with self, others and all of Life around us ... which creates even more fodder for caring deeply, and stewarding something well and whole-heartedly."

-Breyn Hibbs, life-time Central Oregonian, owner/founder of Sol Alchemy Temple and Keynote speaker at this year's Bend Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network Conference, September 29th

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Posted by solalchemytemple on 09/19/2018 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Fall Fashion, Sportsy Edition


The article I wrote noting that women in Bend wanted more representation in clothing and outdoor products was reflective of a survey (see article: High Desert Herstory, June 29, 2018). There were no claims made- just sharing of a survey where over 50 local women conveyed their feelings...

As a journalist I am often relaying information gathered by other sources, not communicating my own opinions.

Even if I am conveying my own opinions, like many people, I am multidimensional. I do believe women's products and clothing should better represent diversity in body and narrative. I also write about outdoor brands in Bend- perhaps brands I write about make a one-size-fits-all hoody. It's OK to advocate for women and their needs and also note a new hoody being designed locally.

The articles I have written aren't mutually exclusive. I look forward to seeing more work published on representing a range of women's bodies in outdoor products- there is much research showing that this is how women feel, including the survey I conducted for the article. This is a national and local issue. I don't see much local literature talking about this- that is why I felt compelled to write about it in the first place.

What brands do you like anonymous? What outdoor apparel would you like to advocate for anonymous? I would love to check them out.


Posted by solalchemytemple on 09/15/2018 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Fall Fashion, Sportsy Edition

Consistency please, first a article claiming the outdoor industry is male dominated not designing things for every single female body style out there, keeping women from advancing in the industry, local retailers not caring one of every size and color in female clothing for you to look at and how pissed you are about it. Now a article celebrating new clothes designed by these same people and companies, even pushing a uni-sex one size fits all sweat shirt.

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Posted by anonymous on 09/15/2018 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Day Trips Without Cars

Great another tourist article in the series of "10 more places to destroy," sporting more illegal drone use for the cover shot.

Posted by anonmous on 08/06/2018 at 8:44 AM

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