Off the Beaten Path Adventures

Off the Beaten Path Adventures

From north and south, to east and west, let these adventures give you some ideas for excursions that might not already be on your radar, within two hours of Bend.
Check out these adventures to beat the crowds on your next trip. Eastbound: Glass Buttes

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Transforming Health Care

City Club of Central Oregon hosts a panel on the changing options for transgender people
On June 18, the City Club of Central Oregon is hosting a forum on the topic of expanding healthcare for transgender Central Oregonians. Erin Rook, diversity coordinator at Oregon State University-Cascades and co-founder of the Central Oregon Trans Health Coalition, will moderate the event, bringing in area medical professionals and other transgender experts.

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Change Coming to Parking Rules

People who park vehicles on city streets will need to move within three business days of a complaint
Citing an increasing number of comments from concerned citizens, the Bend City Council voted 4-2 last Wednesday to amend the parking code to shorten the time people can park cars on public right-of-way. The vote changes the maximum from five calendar days to three business days.

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Regional Roundup

found this week in Cascade Reader
Oregon Passes Permanent Daylight Saving Measure, Bill Goes To Governor Oregon lawmakers approved a measure on Thursday that could allow the state to adopt daylight saving time year-round.

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Eastbound: Glass Buttes

This stark stretch of land is a legal obsidian collection spot—but watch what you call those who do so
My internet research on Glass Buttes turned up a thread that made mention of something curious: Some people who collect rocks don't like to be called "rockhounds." Is it because it conjures a dog-like image?

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Southbound: Century Drive Gravel Pond

A low-key spot to teach a kid to fish
Sometimes teaching kids to fish takes much more patience than the actual fishing part. You've got to tie all the tackle, bait the hook—and if you were duped, you got an old-school push button reel that will fail the second time your child casts it.

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Westbound: Stahlman Point

Bask in the beauty of the Willamette National Forest, Detroit Lake and Mt. Jefferson all in one go
It's rare to find a spot that can serve as a perfect day trip while also making for a great overnight outing – but planning a trip up to Stahlman Point does just that. While the areas around Detroit Lake can get crowded, Stahlman Point gives a nice reprieve from all of the others making use of the lake's recreation prowess.

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Northbound: White River Falls State Park

Tucked away near the Tygh Valley, a moderate, gorgeous hike for sightseers
For those looking to explore north of Bend, this magical waterfall hike just east of Tygh Valley along Highway 216 is ideal. It's especially good for those who love to sightsee, but aren't down for a longer trek.

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Source Weekly Update Podcast 6/13/19

Legislating better parking, Southern-hospitality style food truck and Latino Outdoors
The Source Weekly Update Podcast!

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Source Weekly Update Podcast 6/6/2019

Roller Sports at the Pavilion. US Cross Country Skiing at Mt. Bachelor. A-Ska-Calypse. In Podcast Form.
The Source Weekly Update podcast! Tune in to and listen to stories about what's rolling into the Pavilion, the A-Ska-Calypse and Mt. Bachelor has some of the best skiing a(cross) the country, from the June 6, 2019 edition.

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Coaching Champions

When it comes to learning and achieving, a few successful Bend athletes see themselves as both mentors and mentees
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." — Isaac Newton

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Getting Some Bend Love

The U.S. cross country ski team trains for its upcoming season
On a blustery Friday at Mt. Bachelor's Nordic Center, the Source caught up with U.S. Cross Country Ski Team's head coach plus some other members to chat about their time training in Bend.

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Tariffs Could Rip Sole from U.S. Shoe Companies

Industry insiders say costs will be passed on to consumers, but a local shoe biz says it's time for manufacturing to return
On May 14, the Trump Administration announced a proposal to restrict imports to the U.S. on $300 billion in Chinese goods—including higher tariffs against shoe imports. Soon after, more than 170 of the nation's largest footwear companies—including Nike, Adidas and Converse—sent a letter to The White House warning of the "catastrophic" effects the proposed tariffs would have on companies, consumers and the economy.

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Regional Roundup

found this week in Cascade Reader
Oregon Restricts Solar Development On Prime Farmland As Oregon's climate policies steer the state toward renewable energy like solar, its land use laws are putting up roadblocks.

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Roller Sports Coming to The Pavilion

Closure of Cascade Indoor Sports rink opens the door for BPRD to offer more skating
Coming this summer, Bend Park and Recreation District will offer more to inline and roller skaters, after Cascade Indoor Sports closed its rink to make way for indoor go kart racing. Beginning July 9, The Pavilion will offer a regular schedule of open skate sessions for roller and inline skaters, according to BPRD.

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Next Up... NYT

Local writer pens a plug for Bend in The New York Times
The New York Times publishes a regular travel column titled "36 Hours," in which writers offer an itinerary for travelers who have 36 hours to spend in a certain locale. This time, it's Bend getting the recognition.

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