Opinion, Editorials & Letters to the Editor | Bend & Central Oregon | The Source Weekly
Search
Username
A Home Energy Score is a Win for Bend

A Home Energy Score is a Win for Bend

The Bend City Council is expected to vote on the Community Climate Action Plan Dec. 4
In early December, the Bend City Council will consider whether to approve the Community Climate Action Plan—a series of recommendations aimed at reducing fossil fuel consumption in the city by as much as 70%, from current levels, by the year 2050. It's an ambitious plan; one that comes with a set of voluntary recommendations and just one proposed mandate: require all homes sold in Bend to come with a Home Energy Score.

Editorial

 

Letters to the Editor

A poem in support of those without homes, a tax rebate proposal and a message for politicians in this week's Letters.
Editor's note: As you might glean from past editor's notes, a lot goes on here behind the scenes.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Editor's note:

Letters to the Editor

LUBA Got It Right. Now What?

With a remand of a marijuana farm application, Deschutes County may have to actually define "youth activity center." Or will it?
We guess, in some strange way, we have to thank the denial-happy Deschutes County Board of Commissioners for being so creative in the way it has—without any defining language to support it—interpreted the term "Youth Activity Center" within the Deschutes County Code. With the state Land Use Board of Appeals recently telling the Commission to "try again" in its denial of a marijuana farm in rural Deschutes County, county officials are now tasked with going back and amending the code to better define what a Youth Activity Center actually is. And that's not a bad thing.

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

It made my heart sing to know not just that people are reading our work, but that they're also moved to action by it
Editor's note: As people living in Oregon's outdoor sports wonderland, there's no doubt we're stoked to bring you this edition of our annual Winter Insider—full of great stories of winter days gone by, and what to look forward to in the coming months.

Letters to the Editor

It's Time to Give!

A note from our publisher on a special program
Here at the Source Weekly, we've been publishing our Central Oregon Give Guide, in its current form, for the past six years. It's been a helpful compendium of local nonprofits, with a description of their services and their year-end needs.

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

A reaction on signs, more on the betrayal of the Kurds, and Redmond's First Friday in this week's letters
Editor’s note: This week’s coverage is likely indicative of what’s ahead in the coming election year: so many things happening that we published a good deal of informative stories online, mid-week, leaving room for other stories in print.

Letters to the Editor

As Walden Preps to Exit the 2nd District Spot, Let's Stop Calling it "GOP Country"

We can't say we're sad to see him go
On Monday, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR2) announced that after serving as a member of Congress in Oregon's 2nd Congressional District for over 20 years, he will not be running for re-election in 2020, and will not run for any other office. It seems that for Oregonians on the eastern side of the state, the fury of national politicking just came home to roost.

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

Give a Dam
GIVE A DAM IN RESPONSE TO: SEARCHING FOR WHITOPIA, 10/17

Letters to the Editor

With a Transportation Survey, a Chance to Weigh in on Forward-Thinking Options

The City of Bend is asking people to take part in a short survey about transportation issues
Transportation issues are a major concern for people in Bend. Right now, the City of Bend is asking people to take part in a short survey about transportation issues.

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

plus, in this week's Editor's Note, a word about doing an entire issue devoted to Redmond
Editor’s note: Pick up a copy of the Source Weekly on any given week and you’re likely to find stories, Picks and calendar listings from all around Central Oregon—including Redmond. Even with our newsroom located in downtown Bend, it’s our goal to cover news and events of interest region- and state-wide to local readers year-round.

Letters to the Editor

Don't Shoot the Preservationist

Permit fees and limited access follow growth
On Oct. 8, the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests shared their plans for implementing the new special recreation permit fees and a limited entry system at a number of trails in the two forests—which include areas around the Three Sisters, Mt. Washington and other locations in the Central Cascades Wilderness. This is the next step in a process that began in 2017, when forest supervisors saw that increased use was degrading resources.

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

What makes us tick here at the Source Weekly
Editor's note: Being a voice for our community—and especially the underrepresented in our community—is what makes us tick here at the Source Weekly.

Letters to the Editor

A Temporary Ban on Flavored Vapes was the Right Move. But a permanent one? Not so fast.

Gov. Kate Brown's Oct. 4 decision to temporarily ban all flavored vaporizer products was likely the right move
Temporary ban on all flavored vaporizer products may turn into a permanent ban, despite a lack of knowledge regarding risks.

Editorial

Archives


Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Source Poetry Contest Reading

Source Poetry Contest Reading - Downtown Bend Public Library

Sun., Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
"Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly" Free Preview

"Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly" Free Preview - CTC Cascades Theatre

Wed., Nov. 27, 7:30-10 p.m.
Book Release Party: Sentence to Venice

Book Release Party: Sentence to Venice - Dudley's Bookshop Cafe

Fri., Nov. 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.
Source Podcast Header

Newsletter Signup

Cascades Reader Logo Cascades Reader

Get your daily dose of news for Central Oregon and beyond, delivered to your inbox five days a week. Powered by the Source Weekly.

Recent Comments

© 2019 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation