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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Think your outdoor buddies have to be your own age or gender? These locals beg to differ
Outdoor experience and adventure are integral to the DNA of living in Central Oregon.

In Search of Antlers

Shed hunting is a popular seasonal pastime; like a spring easter Egg hunt for adults
It's becoming one of the more popular outdoor pursuits in regions where deer and elk herds thrive.

Sculpted to the Wave

A Bend local is making boards specifically for the waves at Bend's Whitewater Park
Local river surfers could find any old surfboard at a number of commercial retailers—or, they could get a river board created to the specifications of Bend Whitewater Park's beloved Green Wave (second wave down river, looking from the footbridge).

More Than Scaling the Wall

Girls climbing camp focuses on skills, both physical and emotional
When a camper walks into the all-girls climbing camp at Bend Rock Gym, she's usually a little timid.

It's Irrigation Time!

Where does the water go, and how do we conserve it?
Perhaps you're new to Bend and wonder why in the winter, you see barren canals that travel north and east of town.

Drip, Drip, Drip

Where does Bend's water go? Keeping your yard "green"
For our Sustainability Issue, the Source reached out to Michael Buettner, the City of Bend Water District's water conservation program manager, to see where most of our water goes.

Winter, Before It Gets Away

Local photog Hames Ellerbe shares some winter stoke photos

Make America Science-y Again

The March for Science is this Saturday
In a Pew Research poll conducted in 2016, 74 percent of Americans said they believed "the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment." That's compared to 23 percent who believed the government has gone too far to protect it, according to that same poll.  Despite stats such as those, rollbacks to air emissions standards and other assaults on the environment continue to happen at the federal level under the current administration.

Central Oregon Now and Then

Where Bend streets got their names
Entering Bend's downtown, I've often wondered about the origins of the street names there and in the mill worker's neighborhoods.

Get Your Gravel On

Winter, spring, summer or fall, cycling on pavement is not your only option
Central Oregon is a prime destination for cyclists, with recreational and professional spinners alike coveting the diversity and accessibility of the road and trail networks.

New Outdoor Adventures, Made In C.O.

Cascade Snowbikes—motorcycles on snow—and Central Oregon Jeep Tours are ready for outdoor adventures
As if there weren't enough options for enjoying Bend's awesome winters, Cascade Snowbikes added another one this year: motorcycles with a snowmobile-type track.

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  • Re: It's Irrigation Time!

    • And there is a Billion Dollar a year water tourism industry that's wanting higher river…

    • on May 23, 2018
  • Re: It's Irrigation Time!

    • What about the water loss in Wickiup Dam My God that's got to be sitting…

    • on May 23, 2018
  • Re: It's Irrigation Time!

    • To save water, first you don't run it exposed to the open air. Second, you…

    • on April 26, 2018
  • Re: Central Oregon Now and Then

    • Great info! Id advise to also check out the FAQs on the Deschutes Historical Museum…

    • on April 16, 2018
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