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  • Issue of
  • Feb 17-23, 2011
  • Vol. 15, No. 7

News

Opinion

  • Editorial
  • Fidelity's New Skyline Deal Deserves Scrutiny

    When is a deal not a deal? Apparently when one of the parties to the agreement is an out-of-state landowner that controls more than 33,000 acres of forest outside Bend's backdoor. At least that's what we can glean from the recent behind-the-scenes negotiations that have been going on between Fidelity National Timber Resources and a host of other stakeholders that supported a compromise deal two years ago to trade some limited residential and resort development on the northwest end of the roughly 100-square-mile forest that sits between Bend and Sisters.

Culture

Food & Drink

Screen

Music

  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Owen Hart - Earth Control

    While some kids are punching out the lenses of their mom's ridiculous '80s glasses to add irony to their wardrobe, Tacoma's Owen Hart picks and chooses the best of metal from ages ago on its debut album, Earth Control - and not for irony's sake. The band isn't reinventing the wheel here, but that's not what matters. It's more important to note that Owen Hart somehow sandwiches speed metal, thrash, hardcore and death metal together - a combo that would be easy to screw up - on Earth Control.

Outside

  • Natural World
  • Small Packages: Meet the northern pygmy owl, our tiny, feathered giant killer

    The photos above give new meaning to the phrase: "He has eyes in the back of his head." That's a typical (life-sized) view of the northern pygmy owl, Glaucidium gnoma, smallest of the Oregon owls, but a giant-killer, in spite of its size. It is not uncommon to witness this robin-sized owl go after - and successfully kill - starlings, rodents of all sizes (except a marmot or beaver) and even mountain and Valley Quail, the latter of which is almost twice the size of the tiny owl. Driving from Sisters to Eugene over McKenzie Pass one summer a few years back, I came round a corner just below Scott Lake and almost ran over a pygmy owl dragging a pine squirrel across the road. I did a fancy dance with my Chevy S-10 and got stopped just in time to see the little owl vanish into the shrubbery alongside the road, still dragging the dead squirrel.

Blogs

  • Bent
  • The Traveling Camera: Meet Christian Heeb

    Christian Heeb is a new contributor to the Bent blog and his photographs, along with some backstory on the shot, will be appearing here regularly beginning with this post. Heeb, a Bend-based photographer who travels the world, shooting photos for magazines including National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Geo Saison and more.
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  • Bent
  • Pictures From Yesterday's Snowpocalypse

    On Monday night, we all went to bed thinking that we'd wake up to some drizzly rain. Instead, we all woke up to SNOWPOCALYPSE 2011. Or, as the Source Staff coined it yesterday, after losing power, then going to three different staffer's houses due to further power outages, then finally coming back to the Source offices and finishing the paper at 2 a.m., the SNOWCLUSTEREFF.  Here are some photos from yesterday's dump:
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  • The Blender
  • Tonight's Ky-Mani Marley Show Canceled

    If you haven't noticed, today's snow has just about ruined everything, from the school day to the Source production schedule (we're currently crammed in a staffer's living room trying to make a newspaper without the aid of our office or its electricity). Add another thing to the list of things ruined by the storm tonight's Ky-Mani Marley show.
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  • Download A Pint With New Bend Ale Trail App

    The ever expanding Bend Ale Trail took a cyber leap forward this week when Visit Bend announced that the DIY beer drinking tour map and website is now available as an interactive iPhone app. The program, which is downloadable, through the bendaletrail.
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