20/40/60: SUP, Sunday?!

A rare traffic-free morning on paddleboards on the Deschutes
What were you doing last Sunday morning?

Senior Strength

Oregon Senior Games begins in Bend June 12
It's no secret that Central Oregon is home to accomplished athletes of many persuasions—and that trend doesn't stop with an increase in the number of birthdays celebrated.

The Effects of Feeding Deer in Town

Crowding and poor digestion lead to a deadly disease among deer populations
Mule deer have enough trouble getting through winter while coping with the cold and wet—so why people add on the extra burdens of disease and food they can't digest is baffling to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) biologists.

Unstoppable Force

Local runner Renee Metivier knows a bit about competition and recovery
If you walk past Renee Metivier around town, you might not look twice.

Protecting the High Desert We Love

A recent court ruling likely means no wind farm for the Steens
This old man is going on 80, and ever since I rolled into Oregon in '51 on my beautiful 1947 Harley—and in later years literally soared over the sprawling sagebrush and rim rocks, sharing airspace with eagles—I've discovered more and more animals, plants and places and people to keep me busy helping to save.

Tough Contender

Pole Pedal Paddle race tips from longtime competitor Lauri Powers
Smiling uncontrollably at Riverbend Park, the paddle leg put-in for the U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle, Lauri Powers lays out her hand-crafted clay chalices.

Finding Hidden Treasure on the Owyhee

In the contentious area in far southeast Oregon, riches of the mineral, agricultural and cultural persuasions abound
Though we spent hours speculating as to the whereabouts of the rock art, in my wildest dreams I didn't hope to find it.

20/40/60: Aerial Yoga

An emerging form of yoga, more approachable than it might look
Let's just get this out of the way right now: Aerial yoga is not exclusively for circus performers, gymnasts and dancers.


Today Sat, Jun 24th

  • Bend Paddleboard Challenge

    Bend Paddleboard Challenge

    Sat., June 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    @ Riverbend Park – Hailed regionally as one of Oregon’s best annual standup paddleboard...

  • Subaru Outside Games

    Subaru Outside Games

    Sat., June 24 and Sun., June 25
    @ Various Locations - Bend – Join us for a five-day celebration of the best that...

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  • Re: Hikers Haven

    • Too hot!! Save for Oct & Nov.

    • on June 24, 2017
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    • Blue Pool took the life of my daughter's college friend a few years ago. It's…

    • on June 23, 2017
  • Re: The Effects of Feeding Deer in Town

    • @La Pine Mike, you're missing the point entirely. Feeding deer aggregates them in areas. When…

    • on June 2, 2017
  • Re: The Effects of Feeding Deer in Town

    • um, too many variables to be drawing conclusions. with the number of deer i see…

    • on June 1, 2017
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