Unstoppable Force

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.



Why Government Environmental Agencies Matter

Watching over us and our homes
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a state agency designed to help keep our planet Earth—and us—healthy.

Natural World

Natural World: Don't step on the eggs!

There are two ground-nesting birds common to Central Oregon that need help when it comes to surviving during nesting time: the killdeer and common nighthawk.

Natural World

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.


Go Here: Summer Bike Events in Central Oregon

With bikes on our brain, here are a few of the cycle events
With bikes on our brain, here are a few of the cycle events happening in our area over the next two months

Go Here

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 Fri, May 26th

  • Half-Day Deschutes River Tour

    Half-Day Deschutes River Tour

    Every other Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Sept. 5
    @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe – After launching 20 minutes from Bend, tour participants explore the...

  • Closing Weekend and Pond Skimming

    Closing Weekend and Pond Skimming

    Sat., May 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun., May 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    @ Mt. Bachelor – Brews, keg jams, live music, BBQs and Pond Skim make...

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