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Jan 25,2008
The 2008 season for the Central District of the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams has begun!  There are approximately 140 riders braving the cold weather to practice their patterns and get their horses back into shape to compete in three district meets this coming spring! The Central District is comprised of 14 schools:  Sisters, La Pine, Madras, Paisley, Redmond, Bend, Mountain View, Summit, The Dalles/Wahtonka, Dufur, Crook, Pendleton, Lakeview, and Hood River. Friday-English classes, In ... [full story]
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Jan 25,2008
On Saturday February 9, 2008 at 5:00pm, conservationists across the region will gather together to honor Wilderness at the12th Annual Umpqua Watersheds Annual Banquet & Benefit Auction. Wilderness Rocks! Rivers Roll! Watersheds Rule! , will be our theme as we launch a campaign toward permanent Wilderness Protection for the roadless areas in the Umpqua National Forest. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala, Executive Director and Chief Scientist of the National Center for Conservation ... [full story]
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Jan 25,2008
ArchaeologyFest is an international film mini-series celebrating the wonders of human diversity, culture and environment.  This documentary film series is now in the midst of its 2007-2008 program cycle, appearing in six communities across the state, including Bend.  The series is produced by Archaeological Legacy Institute of Eugene, Oregon, and co-sponsored for your enjoyment by Central Oregon Community College. You will have an opportunity to experience some of the world's finest heritage films about archaeology, ... [full story]
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Jan 25,2008
Eric King, Bend’s Interim City Manager, this week announced the appointment of Sandi Baxter as the interim Police Chief for the Bend Police Department. Baxter will begin working intermittently in January to begin the transition of Police Chief Andy Jordan vacating his position on March 31. Baxter will officially begin her term as interim Police Chief on April 1. She brings to this position an extensive and diverse background in public safety and in supervision ... [full story]
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Jan 25,2008
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has awarded $124,724 to the City of Bend’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure project. The City’s application was one of eight proposals approved to receive SRTS infrastructure funding in 2008-2011, and although the SRTS is 100% Federal funding with no match funding required, Bend has approved $50,000 in its 07/08 budget as supplemental and matching funds for the SRTS project. The Oregon SRTS Program had $2.1 million available ... [full story]
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Jan 25,2008
BEND, Ore. – The United Way of Deschutes County yesterday announced the election of seven new volunteers to its board of directors.  Joining the current board members for a three-year term are:  Keith Foutz, Western Communications; Brad Henry, Bend La Pine Schools; Lisa Ihander, CPA; Jinnifer Jeresek, Karnopp Petersen LLP; Cecilia Romero Seesholtz, Deschutes National Forest; Martha Saunders, C Corp Homes and Katherine Stenkamp, Bend Memorial Clinic.  The primary responsibilities of the board include establishing ... [full story]
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Jan 11,2008
The Oregon Fire Instructors Association (OFIA) will host the first-annual Firefighter Safety and Survival Symposium, Jan. 11 to 13, at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), 4190 Aumsville Hwy., in Salem. Slated for three full days, more than 450 fire fighters from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Alaska, New Mexico and New York will attend the event. Attendees will be trained on fire fighter safety techniques by some of the nation's most respected ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
Deschutes County dog owners now have the option of donating to local spay and neuter programs when they purchase or renew their dog licenses.  A new voluntary donation program initiated by the County aims to raise funds for area spay and neuter programs, and the money donated will benefit spay and neuter programs in the form of County grants. Dog owners can now make their donations on the same form used to purchase or renew a ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners has selected 13 residents to serve on the South County Groundwater Advisory Committee. Deschutes County has identified about $35 million to apply towards drinking water protection in the south county. This committee will develop recommendations for the Board of County Commissioners on how this financial assistance can best be utilized. Each property owner in the focus area received an application form. The County received 65 applicants from whom the ... [full story]
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Dec 14,2007
For the past several months, the City of Redmond has been conducting a due diligence analysis necessary to support a city center RFQ / RFP project (Request for Qualifications / Request for Proposal).  After conducting the analysis, the city has elected to move forward with building a new City Hall and City Center Park in time to celebrate Redmond’s Centennial in 2010.  In so doing, the city will be able to ensure a successful downtown ... [full story]
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Dec 14,2007
Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) President, Dave Markham, announced this week that CEC will retire a total of $661,563 in capital credits.  Checks will be mailed this week to current and former members eligible to receive capital credits payments. Individual checks will average about $32 and will be paid to CEC members who purchased power in 1982 and 2006.  The amount of each check is based on the amount of electricity purchased in those years by ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2007
Rabbi Yitzchok and Mimi Feldman, and their two sons Mendel, two-years-old, and Avremi, two-months, have recently arrived in Bend in order to establish the Chabad-Lubavitch Center of Central Oregon, serving the entire Jewish community. Rabbi Feldman is a graduate of the Central Lubavitch Yeshivah in Brooklyn, NY and Mrs. Feldman graduated from the Beth Chana Teachers’ Seminary in Safed, Israel. Both Rabbi & Mrs. Feldman have been involved in community outreach around the globe, from ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2007
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Zoo is celebrating the first birthday of Delu, its baby colobus monkey, on Friday, Dec. 21, and zookeepers are throwing her a party. Visitors can help celebrate the occasion, while learning more about the issues that threaten this rare monkey in the wild. The birthday party and keeper chat are slated for 10:30 a.m. Delu as a newborn baby with mother. The Oregon Zoo is celebrating the 1st birthday ... [full story]
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