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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.

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Winter, Before It Gets Away

Local photog Hames Ellerbe shares some winter stoke photos

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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.

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Why Not Sleep Through Winter?

The antics of hibernating critters
The longer I live, the more I wish scientists would succeed with "induced hibernation," especially for old duffers like me. I hate winter!

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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.

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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.

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What to do about outdoor cats?

If you're dealing with feral or outdoor cats in your own yard, here's what to do—and what not to do
A somewhat recent news story featured a dead cat, hung over a fence for all to see.

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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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The arrival of a new trumpeter swan in Sisters
Aspen Lakes, on the Cyrus family property near Sisters, is involved in an exciting wildlife project.

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Just another spring day in Bend

Surfers hit the Whitewater Park in snow flurry
Surfers ride the waves in a snow storm at the Bend Whitewater Park on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon on March 23, 2018.

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Bugging Out!

After a host of bugs come in, our Natural World columnist has something to say
Enough is enough, all you good people!

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River Talk

A three-year-long study of the Upper Deschutes is nearing completion. Here's what two local river advocates think so far
Like a Central Oregonian impatiently waiting to go for a swim on a hot high desert day, Natasha Bellis and Gail Snyder jumped right into the hyped Upper Deschutes River Basin Study.

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Tunes for Owls

Local violinist brothers to perform in support of a Great Horned Owl
It's safe to say that the Oncken brothers, 9-year-old Ezra and 11-year-old Nicolas, have spent their lives growing up with the sounds of violin strings.

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Pow-Ow

Can certain sorts of injuries be tied to low-powder years?
At the risk of bringing up a sour subject, the base depth and snowfall for the 2017-18 snow season has been low compared to last season's inundation.

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Cartoon Oregon: Only Slightly Better Than Real Oregon

Travel Oregon video is breaking the Innermets
Props to Travel Oregon for, as one Source reader puts it, "breaking the Internet" with a video that's a gorgeous, magical rendering of our fair state. 

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The eagles are baaaaack!
In the entire U.S. of A. there's only one Golden Eagle nest being monitored by webcam at this time, and it's right here in Sisters Country.

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