A New Representative for Bend

A New Representative for Bend

Cheri Helt sits down with the Source as she begins her first term in the Oregon House
The pomp and circumstance of the 80th Oregon Legislature began Monday with both the Senate and the House convening to swear in members-elect for each chamber, and then convening a joint session for the inauguration of Gov. Kate Brown. Central Oregon has two new legislators in the Oregon House beginning this legislative session.

MLK Day of Service

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at these local events
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is a national holiday, and since 1994, Congress has designated the third Monday in January as a national day of service in honor of his legacy. The goal of this day of service, according to, is "to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community.""

Bend City Council Fills Open Seat

Chris Piper, a vice president of a marketing company will fill the seat for the next two years
After being unable to come to a consensus about filling the vacant City Council seat Monday night, the Bend City Council voted 4-2 to select local businessman and registered Republican Chris Piper to take the vacant council spot for the next two years.

New Development Zone to Help Mitigate Fire Danger

The Deschutes County Commissioners voted for the new Westside Transect Zone, which will limit development on private land
During its meeting on Jan. 16, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a new zone on the west side of Bend specifically designed to limit wildfire risk in a new housing development. The Westside Transect Zone will limit development to a maximum of 187 homes on nearly 700 acres between Bend’s city limits and Tumalo Creek, according to a press release from Central Oregon LandWatch—which advocated for the zone.

Yoga Use is Up in the U.S. Here's One Way to Keep Practicing While on the Road

This Fit Week, we review a "wearable yoga mat"
This fall, the days got shorter and shorter until there was not a shred of light left after the work day was done. It's the perennial dilemma of the office warrior: How to take care of body (and coincidentally, soul) when the dark days are upon us and outside activities get tougher to accomplish mid-week?

St. Charles Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement

Informational picket it canceled; nurses to vote on ratifying the new contract
After a marathon negotiation session that lasted two days, the Oregon Nurses Association and St. Charles Medical Center reached a tentative agreement on a new four-and-a-half year contract for St. Charles hospital nurses.  “This agreement is a win for our community’s health,” David Hilderbrand, ONA bargaining unit chair and registered nurse said in a press release.

Your Guide To A Healthy Winter

As a gang of office warriors ourselves, we know it can be tough to stick with the resolutions you just made a couple weeks ago.

Skate Skiing 101

When looking for the best all-around winter fitness sport, this might just be it
I was a little apprehensive pulling into the West Village parking lot at Mt. Bachelor for my first skate skiing lesson. I hadn't been on cross-country skis since Zima was a thing.

Vamos a Hacer Ejercicio!

Bilingual fitness classes reflect Bend's growing diversity
(Leer la versión en español de este artículo abajo) Imagine being new to a facility or new to organized exercise and trying to figure it all out in a language that isn't your native one.

Fit to Fall

Falling on the ice can sideline winter fun. Here are tips to prep your body to withstand a fall
One of the key benefits of exercise for people in Central Oregon: being strong and supple enough to fall onto ice and get up uninjured. With that in mind, it's crucial to make sure your exercise program gets you fit to fall. 

Naturally Fit

Natural remedies for sprains, strains and other fitness pains
It's a new year and many people will be out trying new things, from exciting outdoor excursions to new fitness regimens. Don't jump in feet first without taking measures to prep your body.


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Central Oregon Women's March

Central Oregon Women's March - Drake Park

Sat., Jan. 19, 12 p.m.
Central Oregon PubTalk

Central Oregon PubTalk - McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Thu., Jan. 24, 5-7:30 p.m.
Full Moon Circle

Full Moon Circle - Dudley's Bookshop Cafe

Sun., Jan. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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Recent Comments

  • Re: A New Representative for Bend

    • Hopefully, Cheri Helt will learn to recognize the value of public employee unions.

    • on January 18, 2019
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    • Designated Forestland Special Assessment $79.38 per acre.

      All the facts on public records.

    • on January 18, 2019
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    • Thanks for the info, Frank Florence! I wasn't trying to convey that there weren't any…

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  • Re: Wild & Free In The Indoors

    • I'll second the recommendation for Juniper and point out that it's not just for beginners…

    • on January 17, 2019
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