50 miles for the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act's 50th Anniversary

50 miles for the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act's 50th Anniversary

Some said she couldn't do it. But for one intrepid river lover, running the John Day from Clarno to Cottonwood on a paddleboard was NBD
The sun is barely up and I'm launching.

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Get Your Free Camp On

Oregon State Parks offers free sites June 2
Saturday June 2 is State Parks Day and parks across Oregon will be celebrating with free camping, free parking and a whole host of other events you can be a part of. Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department will offer free camping for all tent, RV and horse campsites at over a dozen parks June 2 and 3. Meanwhile, 26 parks that usually charge a day-use fee will have free parking those same days.

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got permits?

The U.S. Forest Service is considering a quota system in the Central Cascades Wilderness areas
Trying to get into the Green Lakes parking area in the summer is like traveling back in time to August 1969 and finding parking near the Yasgur family farm.

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Spare Some Change?

Some business owners say panhandlers are wrecking the vibe. Here's what downtown leaders are doing about it
Let's face it, Bend isn't a sleepy logging, skiing, biking...—you get the point—town anymore.

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Buehler Gets the Repub Gov Nomination; Baney Loses to Adair

Results of the May 2018 primary
Less than 30 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the May 15 primary—yet despite that low voter turnout, some won; some lost. Here are the results of interest to people in Central Oregon, according to unofficial results from the Oregon Secretary of State:

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It's Nearly Summer!

Bend Park and Recreation is removing the outdoor pool cover at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center
Lap swimmers rejoice, as the cover is coming off the outdoor pool at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. Starting May 14, the more than 50,000 square feet of tent material is being taken off the 50-meter pool, according to the Bend Park and Recreation District.

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One Will Do, Thanks

For kids at Pine Ridge Elementary, two wheels are hardly a challenge. Enter the formidable unicycle
Most people can remember what it was like to learn to ride a bike.

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Who Needs a Stinkin' Car?

Four ways to cruise around town with the kiddos, sans internal combustion
If you thought the only way to tote your kids around town was by car, it's time to branch out.

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Where Can Your E-Bike Go?

Not on non-motorized trails in Oregon, for now
You've just pulled over to take a sip of water.

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Sharing the road

A refresher on Oregon bicycle laws and basic road etiquette
As the weather warms and Central Oregonians dust off their bicycles, it's good to remember the rules of the road, as well as some good old-fashioned etiquette.

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Get the Goods

In honor of the Source's bike issue, local bike shops offer their recommendations for great gear—and rides they love
Adam Fancher & Cary Griffin

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High Desert Fencing Club Needs New Digs

Heavy snow damage in 2017 forces major renovations to previous building
Last year's heavy snow is still reeking havoc for local Benditos. The High Desert Fencing Club, which has been training local fencers for 25 years, must be out of its current home by May 31 due to major renovations from the snow damage.

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Revitalization in Bend? One step closer

The sale of the old Murray & Holt car lot could be the first infill project in the BCD
Revitalization in the Bend Central District could be coming soon. On May 7, Brooks Resources finalized the purchase of the Murray & Holt property on Franklin Avenue next to the Sherwin-Williams paint store, the company said in a press release.

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Bendites Take Potshots at Gun Measure

City councilor Barb Campbell among those filing petitions
Two Bend residents, one of them a city councilor, filed petitions seeking to change the ballot title and summary of a proposed initiative that would prevent the county from enforcing gun laws. Three Redmond residents are sponsoring the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance.

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Tumalo Overlook Platform Temporarily Closed

Safety concern closes Tumalo Falls overlook
Bend Oregon, Overlook, Tumalo, Tumalo Falls, Local News, Views, Outdoors, Waterfalls in Oregon

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State of the Arts

The City of Bend cut its Arts, Beautification Culture Commission this year. Where does that leave support for the arts in the City?
Jenny Green has been in Bend for 24 years and has worked in the arts most of that time.

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  • Re: got permits?

    • PLEASE READ THIS. Quick information... 1) The ALL Forest Service are to abide by the…

    • on May 18, 2018
  • Re: Spare Some Change?

    • Yeah, I could say that I don't like seeing them around, I work hard to…

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  • Re: got permits?

    • Management and enforcement are no easy task in such a widely large area of popularity…

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  • Re: Spare Some Change?

    • So concerned downtown business owners...your task for this summer, before you implement any 'fixing program'…

    • on May 18, 2018
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    • Bravo! What a brave move to paddle this section of river solo. I can't imagine…

    • on May 17, 2018
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