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Wasted in Bend: Uncorking Sustainable Packaging

Wasted in Bend: Uncorking Sustainable Packaging

Twist it, pull it, or pop open a can? When it comes to rethinking waste, wine offers a lot of options
Oh, the ritual of opening wine. Present the bottle, swirl and taste, maybe even save the corks in a glass jar.

City Says Mirror Pond Should be a Parks Project

Councilors want to max city contributions at $3 million over a 10-year period
It's been a hot topic since 2002—and even before: When to dredge the silt and buildup from Mirror Pond, and who pays for it. During the May 15 City Council meeting, Mayor Sally Russell asked the other councilors a series of questions, aiming at finding consensus on where the Council stood on Mirror Pond and whether the City should contribute funding for the proposed Mirror Pond dredging project.

Regional Roundup

Oregon headlines, found this week in Cascade Reader
Bend Hospital Expands After Years of Overcrowding St. Charles opens a new wing to address crowding issue

Source Weekly Update Podcast 5/23/2019

Cascade Cycling Classic. Mirror Pond. Phylos Bioscience. In Podcast Form.
The Source Weekly Update Podcast! Tune in to hear about the Cascade Cycling Classic, Mirror Pond updates and what the fuss is with Phylos Bioscience.

May Election Results

Up-to-date results, right here
The Deschutes County Clerk's office has tallied votes in the May 21 Elections.

Local Contractor Sweep IDs 38 Violations

Contractors can be hard to find. But hiring ones without licenses can cause headaches
Trying to get a licensed contractor in Central Oregon can be a trying experience. For one, they’re busy—like over-the-top busy, with all of the projects happening around the area and the lack of contractors, after many left when the housing bubble burst about 10 years ago.

#StoptheBans Rallies Ahead

Demonstrations planned Tuesday in Bend and nationwide
Wherever you stand on the abortion issue, it's clear that it's been a monumental week in the world of abortion rights—or rather, in the walking back of abortion rights. In response, pro-choice activists are taking to the streets Tuesday nationwide—and also in Bend.

It's Election Day! Where Does Your Ballot Go?

Here are the official drop off locations for the May 21 Special Election
Looking to turn in your drop off ballots? Here are all the spots you can take your votes.

Crooked River Wetlands Receives 'Grand Award'

Complex recognized as one of the most innovative in the country
The City of Prineville is making a splash in water conservation and environmental protection. Engineering company Anderson Perry and Prineville received the distinguished Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for their work on the Crooked River Wetlands complex.

Source Weekly Update Podcast 5/16/2019

Student Success Act. Naked in Nature. Central Oregon Beer Week. In Podcast Form.
The Source Weekly Update podcast! Hear the short audio version of stories on the Student Success Act, the rules on being naked in nature and festival season is here with Central Oregon Beer Week, from our May 16, 2019 edition.

Carbon Monoxide Causes Trouble for Health Services Building

The original heating system is probably to blame and County officials want to replace it with an upgrade
The main Deschutes County Health Services building on Northeast Courtney Drive shuttered its doors on April 29 after air quality tests discovered carbon monoxide in the building. The 22-year-old building reopened May 13.

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2019 BBQ and Car Show

2019 BBQ and Car Show - Bend Elks Lodge #1371

Sun., May 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Deschutes Brewery Yard Sale!

Deschutes Brewery Yard Sale! - Deschutes Brewery Warehouse

Sat., May 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Trail Karma

Trail Karma - LOGE Entrada

Sat., May 25, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
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