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Man vs. Wild, Elk Lake Edition

Local man roughs winters at Elk Lake in an isolated, handmade cabin
Before taking the snowcat trip up to Elk Lake, my mind was clouded with the stress of day-to-day life. When would I have time to do laundry?

Building Trust

Bend-based company, Respect Outside, aims to prevent sexual misconduct and gender inequity in the outdoor industry
Sustainability is a huge part of the outdoor industry. For many companies, part of the mission is to offer greener products, or to make operating procedures more sustainable.

Inclusion in the Outdoors

Winter PrideFest panel sheds light on LGBTQ+ inclusion in outdoor sports
It's no secret that Central Oregonians love the great outdoors. While the options are extensive, not everyone feels the sense of inclusion that OUT Central Oregon president Jamie Nesbitt believes should be inherent when it comes to outdoor sports. 

Commentary: On Powder and Polka

With thousands on Century every day, what Central Oregon really needs is a ski train
The email could not have been more exciting if Ullr had typed it himself. "It's Official..." screamed the subject line.

The Journey Back Om

Statistics show that programs such as Deschutes County's inmate yoga program can reduce the risk of reoffending
Jails and corrections systems throughout the U.S. are referred to as "the new asylums." A 2018 report conducted by the Oregon Health Authority found that 50% of the state's prison population had a diagnosable mental illness and was in need of professional treatment.

Youth Sports, Upgraded

BEA, MBSEF and Bend Hoops all expand and look toward the future with new facilities and programs
When it comes to sports, there's a lot going on for Bend youth. Peruse the Bend Park & Recreation District's Playbook and you'll see a diversity of programs—but beyond BPRD's numerous parks, sport fields and facilities, other organizations such as Bend Endurance Academy, Bend Hoops and Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation are also building toward the future.

Monitoring Glaciers

Local alpinists advocate for more tracking of the glaciers around us
Dropping over the edge of the snow-filled mountain bowl, I feel the soft snow sliding under my skis as I accelerate. Leaning into my edges, I initiate turn after turn, controlling that acceleration—and in the process, spraying small waves of snow across the slope.

Student Climbers Ascend New Heights

Started by students, the OSU-Cascades climbing club has exploded in size, taking many podium spots in competitions
What started out as a simple idea—having OSU-Cascades student fees pay for a climbing club—has quickly grown in popularity that neither the founding members nor the University saw coming.

My Feathered Foster Son, Part 2

The life and times of one remarkable creature
Editor's note: This story is the second in a two-part series chronicling how Jim Anderson became the human companion for a Great Horned Owl, found as a baby by a logger near Prineville in the '50s. Wasn't he handsome?

Nordic Fun for Racers and Everyone Else

In addition to its other events, Meissner Nordic Ski Club introduces a classic ski race for the everyman this season
For cross-country skiers, Meissner Sno-Park, located along Century Drive offers an extensive venue for classic or skate skiing. While a trio of events take place at the sno-park throughout the season, this year a new race, happening Jan. 5, is also part of the action.


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Community Grief Ceremony

Community Grief Ceremony - Unity Community of Central Oregon

Sat., Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Victory Swig

Victory Swig - Northside Bar & Grill

Sat., Feb. 22, 8:30 p.m.
Dave & Melody Hill Live in the Saloon

Dave & Melody Hill Live in the Saloon - Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House

Sat., Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Fri., March 27, 7 p.m. and Sat., March 28, 7 p.m.
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