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  • Apr 22-28, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 16

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  • Election Endorsements: Dugan For D.A.

    The Mirror Pond duck race, The Deschutes County Fair, The PPP and Mike Dugan. What do they all have in common? They're veritable institutions in Deschutes County. In Dugan's case, he's served as the county's "top cop" since George Bush (the original) was in the White House. Dugan hasn't faced a challenger since 1990. That's a lot of time to make enemies in a job that can be a political lightning rod. Interestingly, though, his first challenge in two decades is coming from within, sort of. Attorney Patrick Flaherty is a fellow democrat, a surprise to us given the amount of heat that Dugan has taken for his public support of the controversial tax measures 66 and 67 and his relatively prominent role in the local Democratic Party. Dugan's active role in local and state politics doesn't really bother us, after all measures 66 and 67 had as much of an impact on law enforcement budgets as it did on schools. Flaherty argues that there isn't a place for politics in the DA's office.

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  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Guerilla Music with Larry and His Flask and Yenn

    Sometimes the best shows you'll see aren't the ones for which you buy a ticket, or in some cases, even go indoors. That was the case this past Saturday, which happened to be Record Store Day, an audiophile holiday that was celebrated at Ranch Records downtown with a mostly word-of-mouth promoted slate of live music involving Larry and His Flask and Yenn. But that didn't stop a slew of people (like, I dunno, probably 300 or so... jeez, I'm not a mathematician) from gathering on Brooks Street behind Ranch. Sound Check rolled up just in time to see Yenn, the relatively new-to-the-scene local throwback roots-pop act, play an acoustic set. When electric, the band is super-spacey to the point of being psychedelic, but acoustically, the songs were far more subdued, and a bit more intelligible, with hand drums providing the beats while front woman Christina (they're all about the first-name-only basis) leads the way with her explosive voice.
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  • Off Piste
  • Butte and Ridge: two great mountain bike riding areas now even better

    For years, I bored Source readers with my endless cheerleading for Gray Butte as being the best place to mountain bike in Central Oregon. My reasons then, and now, as to why Gray Butte offers the best riding are simple: great vistas out over the Cascades, superb singletrack, lots of lung busting ups and some incredibly fast downs.
  • Off Piste
  • Cruising: Lust for the crust

    Come spring in the mountains and the time when the snowpack sets up hard at night and stays covered with a thick layer of hard crust for most of the following day. With the first signs of thick crust comes the start of the "crust cruising" season.
  • Off Piste
  • Lingua Franca: bro/bra spoken here

    In a letter to the editor in the November 2009 issue of Backcountry Magazine a reader wrote in regard to ski town living saying: "Do the people who have been living here for less than a season need to be saying buzz words like 'gnarly' and 'epic' every other sentence?" Like dude, talking in bro/bra-speak comes with the territory if you want to appear to be a local. Make that a local who skis, rides (boards and bikes), makes the brewpub scene every day and apparently does this all without benefit of a job.
  • The Blender
  • Butte and Ridge: Two great mountain bike riding areas now even better

    For years, I bored Source readers with my endless cheerleading for Gray Butte as being the best place to mountain bike in Central Oregon. My reasons then, and now, as to why Gray Butte offers the best riding are simple: great vistas out over the Cascades, superb singletrack, lots of lung busting ups and some incredibly fast downs.

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