On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

Firefighters train for ice rescues
The wildfire season may be over, but that doesn't mean the Bend Fire Department isn't keeping busy.

Winter Droughts and Summer Smokeouts

The weather's effect on the outdoor industry in Central Oregon
Typing out a memo, engrossed in the monotony of clicking keys, Beau Estes, digital marketing director for the Old Mill District, breaks out in a grin.

Sidewalk Talk

In honor of the transportation issue, Source staffers muse on walking on sidewalks—or the lack thereof—#inBend
Foray to the Fitness Center

Rock Party

Climbers hit the wall for Bend competition
Joey Jannsen creates problems for other people.

Chills and (Mostly) Spills

Apologies from a day at the rink, from a brand-new (adult) skater.
Dear Every Other Skater on the Ice:

Stuff We Learned From Jim in 2017

The Source staff takes over the column to reflect on Jim's nuggets of wisdom. Thanks, Jim!
When it comes to longtime contributors to this newspaper, you can't get more OG than Jim Anderson.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Rural nonprofit Mustangs to the Rescue is working up a sweat helping horses left out in the cold
A brown and white patched horse blinks modestly at the three women approaching.

River, Bedazzled

Seasonal Paddle Parade slated to glitz holiday parishioners on and off shore
Think of it as Bend's version of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," married with a slightly smaller Rose City Christmas Ships Parade.

Stoked for Powder

Dirksen Derby is back for its 10th run
By the time they were in high school, Josh Dirksen and Jason McAlister were making the trek to Bend for fresh powder whenever they had the chance.

Active, Indoors or Out

With feats including scaling Smith Rock and increased participation in Pole Pedal Paddle—the program aimed at helping disabled people experience the outdoors is having its "best year yet."
Twenty years ago, a group of locals with a love of skiing and the outdoors had the idea to start an adaptive ski program for people with limited mobility.

No Girl Left Behind

At this year's I Like Pie run, a gaggle of girls will represent the program aimed at encouraging active lifestyles
O ne of the perks of living in Central Oregon is being surrounded by people who live an active life, whether it's through skiing, running, climbing, cycling or a myriad of other sports.


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