The wild world doesn't halt for the 9 to 5. Knocking more spots off the summer bucket list, with a city-to-woods commute
It's 8:30 am on a work day and my feet have the feral Sasquatch look usually reserved for music festivals and camping trips.
Incumbent faces only one challenger for Position 6
On Aug. 9, Bend City Councilor Barb Campbell announced her re-election campaign for Position 6. According to the City’s website, she faces only one challenger, Ron Boozell.
The two parking spots are for safe internet transactions and other exchanges
Recently, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office created two parking spaces in its parking lot off NE Jamison Street, near Hwy. 20 for a safe space to do Craigslist-type transactions and other things like exchanging children between parents.
BCD looks to turn underpass into a work of art
Riding your bike through trash, puddles of human waste and avoiding the occasional napper can make the route to downtown through the Franklin Avenue underpass a little less than pleasant.
Commissioners weigh in on the biggest issues facing Deschutes County
Deschutes County has around 180,000 residents—more than twice as many as official counts in Bend.
Over 150,000 acres are burning across Oregon and 1.3 million across the country
According to the National Interagency Fire Center’s Predictive Services map, the month of August could be scary in regard to wildfires. The map shows the entire state of Oregon as above normal for significant wildland fire potential—in fact, the map shows most of the Pacific Northwest as above normal, including most of Montana.
Supporters of a Deschutes County initiative petition to forbid enforcement of gun regulations have until Aug. 8 to submit 4,144 verified signatures if they want their measure to appear on the November ballot.
BOLI complaint against Kotek, Courtney sparks gubernatorial candidate's call to action
On Aug. 1, gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler (R-Bend) called upon Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) and House Speaker Tina Kotek, (D-Portland) to step down in the wake of an official complaint the two Democrats mishandled sexual harassment complaints at the Capitol. “Accountability and change begins with the people in charge who failed to prevent, failed to properly investigate and possible covered-up serious allegations of sexual harassment within the Capitol,” Buehler wrote in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
Timothy Bret Bontrager died of self-inflicted gun shot to the head
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel issued his decision on Aug. 1 regarding the June 26, 2018 shooting of Timothy Bret Bontrager by Bend Police Department officer Timothy Williams. Hummel determined that Williams’ decision to shoot Bontrager was legally justified, so he did not initiate criminal charges against the officer.
In a three-hour period, cops wrote 28 citations for cell phone use
On July 26 the City of Bend Police sent out officers to conduct an enhanced distracted driving detail, aimed at educating the driving public on cell phone usage.
Awareness campaign cascades into improved river health
Standing amid 150 volunteers below the Riverbend Park shelter, Kolleen Miller details the evolution of the 22nd annual Deschutes River Clean-Up, hosted by the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council.
As Oregonians live longer, a mental health care shortage for seniors becomes a growing problem
Imagine you're 70 years old.
On July 28, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) made a stop at Planned Parenthood in Bend for a brief press conference before heading to a town hall meeting at Sisters High School Auditorium. Voicing his support for women’s health care, Sen. Wyden pledged to defend "Roe vs. Wade" in the wake of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
Executive Committee met with potential candidates if Boddie pulls out of HD 54 race
On July 22, during the Deschutes County Democrats Central Committee Meeting, the committee voted to affirm the Executive Committee's decision to withdraw support for Nathan Boddie in the House District 54 race and called on Boddie to withdraw his candidacy.
Goat caddies at a new course in Eastern Oregon give advice—when they want to
"It's a great day to be a caddy," I said to my best buddy and Caddy Master Bruce LeGoat as we walked up the gentle grade from the livery stable to the caddy shack at Silvies Valley Ranch to eat our breakfast of organic antelope brush and juniper, and sip on spring water, like the kings of the course that we are.
PEMF therapy offers a non-invasive treatment aimed at relieving pain in pets
Many people seek alternative means of health care.