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Dance, No Matter What

Dance, No Matter What

Think you can't plan a dance performance online, without partner interaction? A group of local Acro Fusion dancers prove you can
Local dance instructor Lindsi Kay first founded her youth Acro Fusion program in 2015. After COVID-19 closures, Kay was forced to put long anticipated performances on hold for an unexpected—and challenging—three months. 

Masks in the Outdoors

New state guidelines require masks outside when physical distancing is not possible. So what's the real risk?
As the summer goes on and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in the U.S., many people are spending more time outside. Some locations offer plenty of solitude and distancing—but at busy local places like the Deschutes River Trail or Smith Rock State Park, it's very possible to be within someone else's 6-foot physical bubble.

Gray Butte for the Win

A fun and beautiful excursion just outside of Redmond
Redmond is near so many great trails that are practically begging you to come hike on them. For quick trips just outside of town, there are trails at the Crooked River Grasslands and the always-popular Smith Rock—but one gem remains a favorite getaway trip: Gray Butte, located just northeast of Terrebonne.

There's Always Next Year

Local runners adjust their training for the postponed Olympic Trials in Eugene
The world of sports has mostly been put on hold since the breakout of COVID-19. There have been some international soccer games without fans, and the NBA appears to be gearing for a restart in Orlando, but even large events like the Olympics have been pushed back until next year.

Overcrowded and Understaffed ▶ [with video]

Parking at Smith Rock has never been easy. With state parks on limited services and staff due to the pandemic, things are even tougher.
Oregon has 256 state parks—meaning a lot of sites to manage across a wide swath of land. So what happens when those popular destinations are understaffed?

Slow Down and Inhale

It’s hard to imagine the stress on those less fortunate.
For this week's Outside Guide, we asked local outdoors advocates to weigh in on the topic of sanctuary in the outdoors. It's been hard.

Nature Is My Refuge

I had to escape, and back to the mountains I returned.
For this week's Outside Guide, we asked local outdoors advocates to weigh in on the topic of sanctuary in the outdoors. I chose to live, work and play in the outdoors a very long time ago.

The Epitome of Privilege

Do you ever fall down the rabbit hole?
For this week's Outside Guide, we asked local outdoors advocates to weigh in on the topic of sanctuary in the outdoors. Do you ever fall down the rabbit hole?

Serenity Flows

The outside world in Central Oregon is a paradox of hidden beauty.
For this week's Outside Guide, we asked local outdoors advocates to weigh in on the topic of sanctuary in the outdoors. The outside world in Central Oregon is a paradox of hidden beauty, where the initial impression of a rugged existence in the volcanic landscape is merely a façade for the many amazingly adapted plants and animals that inhabit every nook and cranny of the forests, bitterbrush expanses and especially the riparian and river habitats of the Cascade Lakes and Deschutes River.

Riding the Wilderness

I came for the spaces we call "the outdoors."
For this week's Outside Guide, we asked local outdoors advocates to weigh in on the topic of sanctuary in the outdoors. Like most people who moved to Bend from somewhere else, I came for the spaces we call "the outdoors."

Searching for the Elusive Sanctuary ▶ (with video)

Sanctuary in the outdoors does not exist.
For this week's Outside Guide, we asked local outdoors advocates to weigh in on the topic of sanctuary in the outdoors. Sanctuary in the outdoors does not exist.

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