The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon | Issue Archives | Sep 29, 2011
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  • Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2011
  • Vol. 15, No. 39


  • Local News
  • Snow Job: Unlikely allies want to bury the Forest Service's latest sno-park plan

    Some people take up golf, others start playing bridge or bird watching. When Luann Danforth and her husband retired, they bought a pair of used snowmobiles and started tearing up the winter trails and fresh stashes of Cascade powder around Central Oregon. The roar of a two-stroke engine is the soundtrack to their golden years. The couple moved to Sisters from Portland five years ago and took up snowmobiling shortly thereafter when a friend introduced them to the sport. One of their weekly winter rituals happens every Wednesday when the couple makes the nearly hour long trek to Bend to meet up with a group of fellow snowmobile enthusiasts for a weekly ride out of Wanoga sno-park.


  • Editorial
  • Fresh Straight Poop: Now With More Fiber and Antioxidants

    Monday, Sept. 19 This is how it's gonna be: President Obama vows to veto any debt reduction package that doesn't include tax increases on rich ... A choice, not an echo: Ralph Nader and other liberal leaders announce plans to field progressive slate in presidential race; Nader says idea isn't to defeat Obama but to sharpen focus on progressive issues ... Blood money: Rupert Murdoch's News International Corp. reportedly offers $4.5 million settlement to family of murder victim Milly Dowler for hacking their phones ... Yemen's agony: Death toll from two days of clashes between protesters and security forces in Yemen tops 50, including children ... Which came first, the ducks or the beavers? Bureau of Land Management says 7-million-year-old fossilized beaver teeth found in Eastern Oregon are earliest evidence of beavers in North America.
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  • Editorial
  • Telfer Takes the Axe to the Arts

    Oregon government can't offer many shining success stories over the past decade, but the Oregon Cultural Trust is one of them. The brainchild of the late State Sen. Ben Westlund, in less than 10 years it's amassed an endowment of more than $15 million. It has given grants to more than a thousand artistic and cultural nonprofit enterprises, including about 30 in Central and Eastern Oregon. The Museum at Warm Springs, the High Desert Museum and the Cascade School of Music all have benefited from Cultural Trust grants.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Any Pot in a Storm

    In terms of rest stops the drive between Madras and Sandy is not exactly target rich. That's why were scratching our collective heads at the idea of shutting down the public rest strop at Government Camp, AKA, the only public restroom on the long stretch of road between Central Oregon and the Valley.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Tax The Smart

    Here's an idea. Let's relieve Greece of its economic woes by levying a classical culture tax on all the rest of us.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Wolves Deserve a Welcome

    Many of us in Bend wish to see a return of gray wolves to their ancestral Oregon habitat. With shock and incredulity we now learn that our Department of Fish and Wildlife, caving into pressure from the cattle industry, has announced its intention to, essentially, destroy what remains of the Imnaha wolf pack.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Obama Is An Empty Suit

    Jeez, how much of Obama's Kool-Aid did you drink? This president is an empty suit. His presidency is as weak as Jimmy Carter's. The last Bush term was an embarrassment as well. We wasted trillions in the desert with the Democratic Congress' blessing, when we could have used that money productively at home.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • CrossFit Didn't Get a Fair Shake

    I was disheartened to read the negative article about CrossFit in the Source Weekly. I wanted to share my personal Oregon CrossFit experience with you and encourage anyone who has ever considered CrossFit to TRY it. Oregon CrossFit has been life changing for me. I discovered Oregon CrossFit when my 12-year-old son started training with Coach Sean at Oregon CrossFit last fall. I noticed not only physical changes in my son but I also noticed a boost in his self-esteem. He was more confident and up for a challenge. I too was a skeptic that CrossFit could take a middle-aged mom off the street and get her fit. At the time I was 44 years old and feeling fat and frumpy. Not much core strength at all. I thought the CrossFit workouts were waaaaaaaay out of my league. I thought for sure I would throw my back out and be in traction by the end of the first class.


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  • Film Events
  • Move Me, Baby: Latest Resistance installment never comes to life

    I kept thinking, "The game is about to come together." I was sure that the next alien I shot would be the one that transformed Resistance 3 into the eye-popping, controller-clutching game that started the franchise. In Resistance I was thrust into a human-alien war that displayed all of the PlayStation 3's strengths. I could see for what seemed like miles. More importantly, I could shoot for what seemed like miles. Most important of all was that I could shoot the tubes on an Alien's backpack from miles away and watch him spin out of control as his cooling system stopped working and his overactive alien metabolism cooked him alive.
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  • Bent
  • Alder Springs Proposal Draws Formal Opposition From CRR Homeowners

    A proposal to create a new 18,000-acre wilderness along Whychus Creek and the middle Deschutes River near Crooked River Ranch has drawn the formal opposition of a majority of property owners in the rural development. The Crooked River Ranch homeowners association announced this week that roughly 66 percent of residents opposed the plan in a recent non-binding vote.
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  • Bent
  • District Wants Input on New Riverfront Park Plans

    Skatepark controversy notwithstanding, the Miller’s Landing project is moving ahead apace and the Bend Park District wants to hear what you’d like to see at the new riverfront park. The district is holding a community meeting to solicit input on park design next Thursday, Oct.
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