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Cascade Cycling Classic is Back

Cascade Cycling Classic is Back

After a year hiatus, North America's longest running stage race is back
That's right bike peeps, the Cascade Cycling Classic is back. After taking last year off, in part due to logistics, the 39th running of the race is back with new dates, new events and a new focus on community and spectator engagement.

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What Goes Up Must Come Down

Decrease of trout on the Crooked River affects more than just the ecosystem
The Crooked River is one of Central Oregon's most iconic fishing destinations, winding through stunning basalt gorges and beautiful high desert terrain. It used to be a dependable trout fishery that would draw fishermen from across the region.

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The Rep Life

These are the road warriors who bring us the brands
From skiing to biking to climbing, Central Oregon attracts outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. Many people work hard during the week to get out and about on the weekends—but a small cadre of committed enthusiasts make their lives and careers out of the industries that support the lifestyle.

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A furry gravel ride: The Alpaca Loop

As the interest in gravel riding continues to grow at a feverish pace, people are mapping out more and more routes. Apps including Strava and Map My Ride allow people to develop and share routes with others, thus increasing the exposure.

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Sights From Above Bend

What it looked like to fly in a Ford Tri-Motor airplane
In this week's Outside section, the Source covered the Fly The Ford tour that is currently making a pit stop in Bend. I got the chance to fly in the Tri-Motor on Thursday, and when I say it was an awesome experience – that might be underselling it.   While the "Tin Goose" was a giant leap forward for the world of aviation and travel, it's a very far out feeling from the aircrafts we know today.

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Spreading its Wings

Take a trip back in time with the Ford Tri-Motor airplane
Over Mother's Day weekend, from May 9 to 12, a little piece of history will be flying over the skies of Bend and Central Oregon: A Ford Tri-Motor Airplane. The Tri-Motor was built back in 1928 as one of the original faces of commercial airliners.

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Cougars on the Rise

Two cougar sightings in recent weeks prompt a reminder of what to do around them
"Oregon is home to more than 6,000 cougars, or mountain lions. While cougar sightings and encounters are rare, it is wise to educate yourself about the big cats."

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Get ready for the big bugs: Fishing the Deschutes River salmonfly hatch

Those obsessed with fly fishing are getting ready for the greatest time of the year on the lower Deschutes River: the famous salmonfly hatch. After a long cold winter, trout are hungry.

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The Curiosity Gene

A look back at the life and times of a Northwest naturalist
Well, I'm headed for 92 years on this good earth, gettin' ready to take the Big Field Trip out among the stars. One of the things I'm most grateful for are the hundreds and hundreds of good times (and friends) I've enjoyed as a naturalist, especially the years I spent with the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry.

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Pro File: Jen Luebke

Professional road cyclist #inBend
Jen Luebke is a Montana-born professional road cyclist who lives in Bend. She started her career doing triathlons, eventually turning her focus solely to the bike.

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Calling All Citizen Scientists

Local projects encourage people to contribute toward science and conservation
Looking for a way to contribute something toward understanding wildlife, the origin of our solar system or other scientific pursuits? A number of local groups offer a wealth of worthy citizen-scientist projects that anyone, young and old alike, can pursue.

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Sustainable Fire Protection

Project Wildfire aims to cultivate fire adapted communities
Issues pertaining to water resources, solid waste management, transportation and energy production are all quick to come to mind when thinking of sustainability issues facing communities around the globe. In Deschutes County and elsewhere in Central Oregon, planning for the long-term health of surrounding forests is also an integral part of building a sustainable future.

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King of the Marathon

Local elite runner Max King celebrates a decade of his running club and the acquisition of the Bend marathon with Kari Strang
Max King and I meet up to talk about his local running club and the Bend Marathon—but pretty soon, we veer off, discussing his wins in the 2014 100k World Championships and the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships.

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  • Re: Cougars on the Rise

    • Dear Mr. Anderson: It seems as though the subject of what to do with cougars…

    • on May 19, 2019
  • Re: Spreading its Wings

    • I hate to complain but this plane causes a LOT of noise pollution. Please do…

    • on May 12, 2019
  • Re: Spreading its Wings

    • When it first went over I thought it was a slurry bomber for the forest…

    • on May 10, 2019
  • Re: What to do about outdoor cats?

    • I was just told by my police department here in Junction City, it's illegal to…

    • on May 9, 2019
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    • I am the coordinator for this event, and there are featured speakers each day, static…

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