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SROA awarded for putting asbestos contaminated area to good use By Susan Berger Turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse is no easy task, but has been accomplished by the Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) with the opening of the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC). Located in the heart of the residential and resort community, the $18 million dollar project has been named recipient of a 2012 Oregon Brownfields Award. The award was presented June 13 during the annual Oregon Brownfields Conference in Portland. Other 2012 Oregon Brownfields Award winners include the June Key Delta Community Center, the Tabor Commons project and remediation and future development of a 30-acre Willamette River waterfront parcel owned by ZRZ Realty Company — all located in the Portland area. The term “brownfields” refers to: “real property where the expansion, redevelopment or reuse is hindered by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.” More than 5.5 acres of the 22-acre site where the aquatic and recreation facility now sits was riddled with asbestos-containing material (ACM) — remnants of the Army Corps of Engineers Camp Abbot military training facility that occupied Sunriver between 1942-1944. The camp was demolished in 1945. Asbestos was first discovered in 2002, and required annual cleanup as material reached the surface from freeze/thaw cycles over the winter. Over an 8-year period, the cleanups yielded approximately 1,500 pounds of ACM. Under the direction of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, asbestos remediation was integrated into the SHARC construction project as a permanent solution to eliminating potential health risks to owners, visitors and the environment. SUNRIVER SCENE SUNRIVER OWNERS ASSN. VOLUME XXXVIII • NUMBER 7 P.O. BOX 3278 SUNRIVER, OR 97707
Nature center and observatory turn over a new leaf
From left, Hugh Palcic, Bill Peck and John Salzer were present to accept award honors during the Oregon Brownfields Conference in Portland.
The remediation portion of the SHARC project to “cap” the asbestoscontaminated areas cost $353,000. The asbestos capping included up to 2 feet of topsoil, 8-10 inches of baserock and a topping of concrete or asphalt. “SROA was able to effectively encapsulate the asbestos, turning the liability of a vacant tract of asbestoscontaminated land into a safe and en-
vironmentally sound public recreation area,” stated Tony DeBone, Deschutes County Commissioner in a letter of support for the award nomination. “The project had a significant economic benefit to the region, employing more than 175 workers per day during the height of construction. In all, 19 area Turn to Award, page 3
by Brooke Snavely Approximately 10,000 people, just one percent of the estimated one million people who visit Sunriver every year, find their way to the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory (SNCO). “People just don’t know about us,” said Rick Braithwaite, SNCO marketing committee member. This summer the organization is working to improve attendance with new branding, signage and marketing campaigns tailored to the nature center and the observatory. Both facilities are offering and planning new programming and new outreach designed to increase awareness of this “unappreciated gem we have here,” said Harry Hamilton, SNCO board president. Changes at the observatory The observatory has been renamed and is now known as the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. It claims to be the largest public access astronomical Turn to Leaf, page 3
Former Sunriver Sports bike shop manager dies during Bend race By Dylan J. Darling Courtesy of The Bulletin When Billy Tufts died June 10, he was running a race with the woman he loved and planned to marry. The Bend man was about seven miles through the Dirty Half, a halfmarathon on Phil’s Trail in the woods west of Bend, when he collapsed and lost consciousness. “It was very shocking and out of the blue,” said his fiancée Staci Carsten. “His heart just stopped.” What caused the 40-year-old Tufts to die is a lingering question, Carsten said Tufts’ family hopes will be answered by a private autopsy in Portland. There was no evidence of foul play. Turn to Race, page 4
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Billy Tufts, 40, died unexpectedly during the Dirty Half half-marathon in Bend June 10. An avid cyclist, Tufts was the former bike shop manager at Sunriver Sports.
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and “a feeding ground for hungry young minds.” The nature center’s new logo shows a pair of wide-eyed owls on a branch that captures the previous owl theme and modernizes it to suggest a place that is fun for young and old. The nature center has new hands-on exhibits specifically geared to children, and a new raptor enclosure on the grounds of the botanical garden, the only botanical garden in Central Oregon. Aquila, a blind and remarkably calm golden eagle, will be among the raptors on display in the enclosure. Open on two sides,
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viewing facility in the country based on the size and number of telescopes available to the public. “People can actually walk up and look through any of our scopes,” said Susan Briles, operations manager. “You won’t be lining up for one telescope,” reads the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver brochure, subtitled: “Out of this world, and right under your nose.” A new logo showing two people pointing toward a star adorns the brochure and related marketing materials. Two buildings are being constructed at the observatory to house the newest, recently donated telescopes. The buildings will roll away on rails from the 20- and 30-inch telescopes that are anchored to the ground. Next door, the roof of the Robert M. Glass Starport retracts to reveal the sky to more than a dozen other telescopes, all uniquely suited for viewing different parts of the heavens. And there is an observatory
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firms were employed, giving southern Deschutes County a much needed construction stimulus during a very difficult economic period.” SHARC is a gleaming example of transforming an environmentally challenged site into a viable economic stimulus for the community with significant protection of the environment and human health. “This project and its ultimate outcome is a real life win-win,” said Hugh Palcic, SROA assistant general manager. “It
Changes at the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory includes new logos and signage. Level A in which a powerful 20dome 12) ) Sign on berm inch telescope operates. 7’ ± During summer months, the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver holds two viewing sessions Tuesday through Sunday: Solar viewing 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and night viewing 9-11 p.m. Solar viewing is free, while the night viewing session costs $4 for kids and $6 for adults. The telescopes are pre-set for viewing and instruction is given in their use. Through the telescopes, visitors will see galaxies, the rings of Saturn, globular clusters, nebula and deep space binary stars. During the recent transit of
shows what can happen when a community and the DEQ work together in creative problem solving.” It was a double-header win for SROA, as Palcic was also honored as the Oregon Brownfields “Unsung Hero.” The award is given to an individual who “demonstrates leadership and perseverance in working through the issues, who motivates and educates the community, and who makes the vision a reality.” “The community of Sunriver was faced with an undeveloped, asbestos-contaminated property and the need for a new pool.
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Venus across the sun, nearly 400 people visited to view the once in a lifetime event. Every week this summer, observatory staff will have a solar viewing telescope at Sunriver Lodge or The Village at Sunriver to increase awareness and interest in the observatory. “We think such outreach will drive more people to the facility,” Braithwaite said.
Nature center changes Marketing materials encourage visitors to “Look up, look down, look all around.” at the nature center “The best little detour you’ll ever encounter,”
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Hugh led the charge to mitigate these issues,” said Bill Peck, SROA general manager. “Not only did he spend countless hours coordinating mitigation plans with our engineers and DEQ, he coordinated all communication efforts with our owners, to ensure the most positive and economical outcome for Sunriver.” For more about SHARC, visit www.sunriverowners.org
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the raptor enclosure enables viewing from several angles. “It’s an open air enclosure of mesh walls and a wood frame structure with branches, stumps and bushes inside for the birds to perch on. It will be good for the public and good for the birds,” said Rob Bingham, nature center manager. “Birds like large spaces with room to roam and stretch their wings. This will be a great facility for presentations, raptor interpretation and rehabilitation.” “It’s still your nature center
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Village improvements continue Redevelopment of The Village at Sunriver continues at a furious pace with the relocation of three existing businesses into the new building 7, relocation of two more businesses to building 5, redesign of the “flag pole” area, construction and pending opening of a brewpub in building 4, and tear down of vacant buildings among the mall’s latest achievements. Village Bar & Grill moved to its new location in building 7 on May 24, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend crowd. Owner Michael Diven said some long-time customers were in shock at the size of the new “VBAG” location – more than double its previous size. “Several said: ‘Oh my gosh. You went too big.’ ” The new VBAG features 4,200 square feet of lodge style interior space with inside seating for 128 diners, new booths, two double-sided fireplaces, three large-screen TVs in the
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dining area and six in the bar, and new audio systems that adjust automatically based on ambient noise. There is seating for 202 diners outdoors on two patios. The main outdoor patio overlooks the redesigned flag pole area and a bandstand for evening concerts that VBAG will host from 7-10 p.m. five days a week during peak season. A second outdoor covered patio faces north over a lawn. VBAG is a “well-established restaurant and local watering hole that serves American cuisine, focusing on families and is kid-friendly. It’s just more of the same, only modernized with slight changes to the menu,” Diven said. Brian Melee, VBAG general manager, said 50 people were hired to staff the restaurant during summer months; 25 will work through winter. “It took a couple of days to get used to the new facility. Staff loves operating in the new space but they have to walk three times as far. They were completely worn out by the end of their first shifts, but their tips are up.” Praise for village ownership, management Larry Browning, owner of Discover Sunriver Vacation Turn to Village, page 20
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‘He knew I was with him’ Tufts and Carsten were more than halfway through the 13.1mile annual race. Carsten was running the race for the third time and was joined by her sister, brother-in-law and parents on the trail. The couple was away from the rest of Carsten’s family and had just finished walking up a hill, quickening their pace to a run. Then Carsten noticed she didn’t hear Tufts behind her anymore. She turned back to see him keel over and topple to the ground. Carsten immediately started CPR on Tufts, who was unconscious, and was soon helped by an emergency room doctor and a cardiac nurse who happened to also be running the race. While Tufts wasn’t able to speak, he did respond to Carsten’s voice. “I know he knew I was with him,” she said. “He was squeezing my hand when he could.” Responding to an initial 911 call of a runner down at 9:40 a.m., Deschutes County Sheriff ’s deputies started to run onto the racecourse from a forest service road west of the trails. “They ran about 4-1/2 miles
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on foot,” Lt. Chad Davis said, all while carrying a portable defibrillator. A mountain bike rider helped carry the defibrillator the last half-mile. “He was not in a great spot for access,” Davis said. But none of the group was able to revive Tufts. Originally from Las Cruces, N.M., Tufts moved to Bend in 1996, said Nate Edgell, a longtime friend from Bend. Tufts was an avid mountain biker, regularly in the saddle zipping along Central Oregon trails, although he didn’t race. He was “just more doing it for fun and to be out there,” Edgell said. Tuft’s Sunriver connections Along with mountain biking, Tufts loved to snowboard. He made a job out of his joys, working for more than a decade at Sunriver Sports. In his last post at the shop, Tufts was manager of both the bike shop and ski rentals, said Dori Kite, general manager for Sunriver Sports. When it came to biking, Tufts
regularly rode hard routes and challenged himself, she said. “That’s what everyone thinks about when they think about Billy — cycling,” Kite said. Having ridden mountain bikes with Tufts over the last 10 years, Allen Hammermann, 37, of Sunriver, said he was surprised he had died while running. The two used to ride twice a week, going on 25- to 50-mile rides. “He was always much more athletic than me,” he said. “And he was always around the corner, waiting for me.” Tufts held a degree in biology from New Mexico State University and was in the midst of major shifts in his life. He’d started a contract biologist job near Beaumont, Texas, with an environmental company in March. Carsten was set to join him there in July. Having met through friendships with Edgell’s wife, Tufts and Carsten started dating last August. Last month, they started talking seriously about marriage and were ready to make it official.
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Celebrate July Fourth family fun Sunriver style display by the Sunriver Nature Center. Low-cost activities that benefit New Generations Early Childhood Development Center include the bounce houses, bumper cars, miniature golf, pony rides, face painting, carnival games, d u n k tank, family photos with a fire truck and a barbecue hosted by Village Bar & Grill. “While you’re having fun and making connections with family and friends, you can feel good knowing you are supporting the kids and families of our community,” Gregoriou said. “We’d like to thank the Sunriver police and fire departments for arranging to have search and rescue ATVs and even a military vehicle, in addition to the traditional fire trucks and police cruisers, on
Everyone is invited to Sunriver’s Fourth of July Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4 in The Village at Sunriver. Enjoy a day of family-oriented fun including a barbecue, bike parade, watermelon eating contest, live entertainment, games and displays. “We are expecting a great turnout, so get there early and be sure to bring the whole family for a day of fun in the sun,” said Jenny Gregoriou, festival organizer. The day’s festivities kick off with the Red, White & Blue Bike Parade starting from the Sunriver Resort Lodge at 10:30 a.m. Parade participants begin staging at the lodge at 9:30 a.m. Escorted by police on roads closed to traffic, the parade will travel about half a mile along Center and Abbot drives, entering the village from the driveway off Abbot and conclude in the courtyard at 11 a.m. Once in the village, festival participants can partake in free activities including viewing displays of public safety equipment, picnic games, a watermelon eating contest, live music, clown and magician performances and a live animal
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9:30 a.m. Staging for bike parade at Sunriver Resort 10:30 a.m. Bike parade travels from Resort to The Village at Sunriver 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festival opens in the courtyard 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family photos with the fire truck 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. p.m. Live radio broadcast on Power 94 FM 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Picnic games on the grass 12-1 p.m. Michael John performs 12 p.m. Mr. Magic performance 1 p.m. Police vs. Fire tug of war (three matches) 2 p.m. Mr. Magic performance 2-3 p.m. Watermelon eating competition 3-4 p.m. Michael John performs 4-6 p.m. Event cleanup
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hand for children to check out. And if that wasn’t enough they are going to entertain us with an old-fashioned tug-of-war between the departments. Pick your team and cheer them on at 2 p.m. on the lawn.” Alpine Entertainment is the title sponsor of this year’s festival. Alpine Entertainment operates the pavilion in the mall, the bounce houses and its newest attraction, the Alpine Express Choo Choo Train. “With their great support, and the support of our other main sponsors including the Village Bar and Grill, Mountain Resort Properties/Century 21 Lifestyles Realty, Power 94, and Summit Xpress, we are looking forward to putting on the biggest and best Fourth of July yet,” Gregoriou said. For more information, go to www.facebook.com and search for Sunriver Fourth of July
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Grilled trout on the fish fry menu The 15th annual Sunriver Anglers’ Fish Fry will kick off at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 21, at Fort Rock Park. Fresh boneless grilled trout with special herb and butter seasoning will once again be the featured item. Participants will also enjoy corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked beans, watermelon and a beverage. Hot dogs or a burger will be an option for those so inclined. The Quincy Street Band, with Jay Bowerman and friends will provide the entertainment from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Numerous displays and exhibits will be featured along with a silent auction with many items donated by our wonderful local businesses. All proceeds will be used to support the Sunriver Anglers Club’s local conservation and youth activities such as the Kokanee Karnival that reaches almost 1,000 students in Central Oregon. Sunriver Anglers will be selling tickets, which are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Tickets may also be purchased at the event. For more information on this event, call club president Mal Murphy at 541-593-2614.
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Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents “In Full Bloom,” a fine art exhibition featuring a variety of media with local artists Natasha Bacca, Joanne Donaca, Annie Ferder and Mike Kelly. The artists will attend the opening reception Saturday, July 7 from 4–6 p.m. in the upper gallery and the exhibition continues through July 24. Natasha Bacca, adjunct professor of art at Central Oregon Community College, pushes the bounds of conventional photography. Granted a U.S. patent for her process, Bacca works in complete darkness using beams of light to create her paintings on photosensitive paper. Following traditional photochemical processing, both abstract and expressionistic images of plant material and other subjects appear. OPB’s Oregon Art Beat featured her process and her art appeared in numerous national exhibitions. Joanne Donaca presents floral landscapes and still life in oil. Her former impressionistic style of bold brushwork and heavy impasto often yields to more expressionistic imagery featuring carefully integrated brushwork with continued use of a bold, realistic palette. The artist is a member of the Oil Painters of America and a sustaining associate member of the Watercolor Society of America. Her art appears in collections throughout the U.S. and the Sunriver Music Festival features her artwork as the 2012 season’s poster which will be available for purchase at the opening. Annie Ferder shows her complex, intricate and accurately detailed watercolor images of flowers. Her fascination with botany began early with her mother’s prize-winning garden, continued with college classes and defines her art today. She has painted in watercolor for
Natasha Bacca’s photogram ‘Carnations 4,’ above, and oil by Joanne Donaca ‘Iris and Lemons,’ left.
more than 35 years, perfecting the technique of glazing, often painting over the same area 20 or more times to build the colors and layers for a luminous effect. Winning sixth place honors at the 2011 exhibition of the Watercolor Society of Oregon at the Betty Gray Gallery, “International Artists Magazine” also featured her images. Mike Kelly, whose Irish grandparents hailed from western County Clare and spoke
Gaelic as well as English, has traveled to Ireland three times to explore the family lineage. One occasion found him in Tralee, home of the Irish National Theatre and subject of the song, “The Rose of Tralee.” Painstakingly, he painted a lifelike Tralee rose for a friend and then continued to explore this subject in his customary style of both expressionistic and abstract imagery. A graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, his work appeared in exhibitions around the U.S. The artists will discuss their art during the July reception with complimentary light appetizers and wine. The public is invited to the reception and to the exhibition open during lodge hours. Art consultant Billye Turner coordinates the Sunriver exhibition schedule. Contact Turner at 541-382-9398.
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New church operating in the Sunriver Business Park
By Johnathan Kahnoski The Door, a non-denominational church and associated public coffee house, has opened in the Sunriver Business Park to serve the residents of the greater Sunriver area, especially those neighborhoods south of Sunriver referred to as the Three Rivers community. Adjacent to where the church holds its services is The Door Coffeehouse, a place of rest and conversation over a cup of coffee or espresso and a way to introduce the community to the church and vice versa. A visitor that drives up to the new church in the Sunriver Plaza notices the sign: “The DOOR” in a distressed rust red against a dark background – nothing like your usual church
Host families needed for musicians
The Sunriver Music Festival’s 35th season kicks off Aug. 10 and closes Aug. 22. During the two-week festival, more than 60 musicians will arrive in Central Oregon to perform as the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra. Orchestra musicians stay with host families while they are in town. There is a need for additional host families this year in both Sunriver and Bend. Musicians stay from two days to the full two weeks depending on their scheduled performances. “Many of our long-time musicians stay with the same host families each year and over the years, hosts and musicians have created great friendships and look forward to seeing each other every August,” said Pam Beezley of the Sunriver Music Festival. “To thank our host families for their generous hospitality, the festival provides benefits, including preferred concert ticket purchasing and an invitation to the closing night reception.” There are three different lengths of stay that are needed: 1. Full time musicians arrive Aug. 9 and depart Aug. 22. 2. Extra musicians performing in the Pops Concert staying two nights on Aug. 9-10. 3. This year, there will also be extra musicians hired for the Beethoven Symphony no. 9 on Aug. 15. These extra musicians will stay four nights, arriving Aug. 12 and departing Aug. 16. People able to host a musician this summer are asked to contact the Sunriver Music Festival office at 541-593-1084 or email email@example.com SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
sign. Inside the coffeehouse, the visitor is struck by the décor – a surprisingly tasteful blend of lodge-style elements – floor tile in muted greens, blues and browns; dark wood tables and chairs; overstuffed armchairs; and an ordering counter with river rock frontage on one side and a floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace on the other - contrasting with wall panels of shiny corrugated steel. The chapel has a wood laminate floor and steel panels behind the altar. The church has been holding services Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. since October 2011. At that first service there were 20 people. Since then, attendance has grown quickly to more than 100, with expectations of 200-300 attendees by year end. Church officials are exploring renting Three Rivers School’s Otter Hall (the school’s old gymnasium/cafeteria) on Sunday mornings. Typically, formal services are followed by a social hour (or two or three)
in the coffee house next door in which everyone partakes of a potluck lunch provided by members. David Thompson, Brent Maxwell and Doug Raley serve as co-equal volunteer pastors who have day jobs. Thompson, 38, owns Cascade Chimney Service and lives in Three Rivers. He has studied under the guidance of a pastor for several years and worked drug and alcohol ministries in prison settings. Maxwell, 44, a copier/network technician for Pacific Office Automation, earned a one-year certificate from Moody Bible College and has been active in church affairs for 25 years. He and his family live in Deschutes River Woods just south of Bend. Raley, 55, spent two years in a Bible college and two years at California State University, Fresno, leaving just two credits short of a degree in philosophy of religion. He served five years as a pastor candidate in the Presbyterian Church, and was licensed but not ordained. Raley said that, where Thompson is the preacher and Maxwell is the administrator, he sees himself as the evangelist. He and his family live in Three Rivers. Thompson researched the 2010 Census and other data for the Three Rivers area and found about 4,000 total residents with 30 percent below the poverty line and only 20 percent having any religious affiliation. Unemployment and under-employment are high. Thompson noted there is a large number of single parent Turn to Church, page 9
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The annual Rhythm on the Range Music Celebration will take place July 6-7 at Sunriver Resort. This family-friendly charity concert celebration will be held adjacent to Sunriver Resort’s Lodge on the Meadows golf course driving range, backed by the spectacular Cascade mountains. Held annually over the July 4 weekend, this two-day festival features performances by high-energy cover band The Hit Machine Friday, July 6 and Beatles tribute band Abbey Road LIVE! Saturday, July 7. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.; music begins at 6:30 p.m. Rhythm on the Range also includes local food vendors, a full bar, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors and much more. As always, the event is dog-friendly – pets on leashes are welcome. Admission is $5 per day, to be paid at the gate (free admission for children age 12 and under). Sunriver Resort guests enjoy complimentary admission. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit Wonderland Express, which, in partnership with the Family Access Network, provides a special annual holiday celebration for needy families. Rhythm on the Range is made possible with the support of presenting sponsors Widmer Brothers Brewing and Club Car. Information: 800-801-8765 or www.sunriver-resort.com
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“Going for gold” is the theme of the annual Sunriver area owner’s picnic July 28, 5 to 8 p.m at Mary McCallum Park. A red, white and blue color theme will honor USA athletes as they begin competition at the Olympic Games in London. Cost for dinner is $12.50 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. The committee will prepare marinated tri-tip steak and chicken breast and provide beer, soda and wine. Plates, cups, plastic utensils, tables, chairs and music will be provided. Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share and serve 12. Also bring a serving utensil for your dish. Avoid egg or mayonnaise dressings in salads, ice cream or whip cream type desserts. Sign up required by July 23 with the names of the people in your party and what dish you plan to bring. The picnic is open to all area owners, neighbors and guests. Sign-up is at the Sunriver Marketplace, SROA foyer and SHARC. Reservations may also be made to Pat Knox at email@example.com or call 541-593-1957. Join us for an evening by the scenic Deschutes River. Enjoy friends, music, drinks, fantastic food, renewing old friendships or making new ones.
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McKenzie Pass ready to welcome summer travelers The McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242) officially opened to traffic on June 21. The highway had been closed due to winter snows. ODOT closed the highway Nov.14, 2011. The opening on June 21 is more than a month ahead of the latest ever, which occurred July 29, 1999. Motorists driving on this curvy road need to be aware of bicyclists and pedestrians on the roadway and take proper precautions. Vehicles longer than 35 feet are prohibited on the highway. The first route over the McKenzie Pass, known as Craig’s McKenzie Salt Springs/ Deschutes Wagon Road, was completed in 1872. This toll road connected the Willamette Valley with Camp Polk, near what is now Sisters. The charge was $2 for a wagon drawn by two horses, $2.50 for a wagon with four horses, $1 for a man on a horse and 10 cents each for loose cattle and horses. Modern construction techniques allowed crews to rebuild the road in the 1920s. At that
time, the McKenzie Pass Highway was built and the former wagon route was abandoned, except in places where the new highway followed the same path. In 1936 the Clear LakeBelknap Springs section of OR 126 was completed, giving motorists a new, straighter, year-round alternative for travel between the Willamette Valley
and Central Oregon. Even during its tenure as the main route between the southern Willamette Valley and Central Oregon, the narrow, twisting roadway and high elevation (5,325 feet) made the highway too difficult to maintain and keep clear during the winter months, and became a “seasonal only” scenic highway in 1962.
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about multiplying Christian churches and leaders around the world Sunday, July 15, 7 p.m. at Community Bible Church Sunriver, located at Theater and Beaver drives. All are welcome. In recent years, Christian Associates has launched 50 churches worldwide including 35 in Europe. The organization is focused on equipping pastors and leaders who then teach, train and disciple the men, women and children under their care. Morris has led conferences, seminars and workshops from Norway to Uruguay and places in between. His desire is to serve as a global catalyst to multiply Christ-centered churches near and far. “Morris has a great story to share about his experiences and plans for the future,” said Chuck Bailey.
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Library hosts quilt exhibit The Friends of the Sunriver Area Library are pleased to present a special quilt exhibit titled “The Quilted Life,” July 3 through Sept. 8. The exhibit will feature the fabric works of local artists Nancy Cotton, Betty Vincent and Carol Webb – all of whom are members of the Mountain Meadow Quilters of Sunriver and La Pine – and quilt-inspired wood turning by Joe Glassford. The public is invited to view this exhibit free during the library’s regular hours. Nancy Cotton is a retired teacher who taught mathematics in Portland and transferred
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families (usually female heads of household) and high rates of spousal abuse and addictions – especially alcohol and drugs. He said these are folks with “messy baggage,” including multiple divorces and other problems who still “desire to know something more” and who “desire hope but not religion.” The three men felt a calling to serve these people with a church that stresses fellowship and relationships among the members. With support, both spiritual blessing and one-year’s funding from the Community Bible Church of Sunriver, they established the new church following no template, but allowing the needs of the community to determine what programs they should offer.
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a love of precision and pattern into her quilting. Cotton learned to sew at an early age, creating her own clothes. When she was unable to find what she wanted, she designed projects for herself or her friends. Cotton’s mother taught her the basic sewing skills, and her
grandmother taught her how to embroider, tat, crochet and knit. Her quilting journey began in 2009. “Quilting appeals to me because of the wide variety of techniques, patterns and skill levels. Right now, I am having lots of fun using beautiful contemporary fabrics with traditional patterns. I love the process of putting fabrics and colors together,” Cotton said. “It has been fun to revisit all of those terms I taught in geometry class – arcs, sectors, chords and
Thus, in addition to Sunday services, The Door offers on Wednesday evenings a Recovery Ministry (drug and alcohol) based on “The Most Excellent Way” program, and fellowship groups led by lay people meeting in private homes. The ladies Bible study meets during the day. Finally, they sponsor Friday evening “boot camp,” an open Bible study that emphasizes “making, equipping and sending” disciples according to what Christians call the Great Commission (ref. Matthew 28:18-20). Thompson said he hopes the church can add in the near future a youth outreach program on early release Wednesday afternoons, a clothes closet and other programs. The coffee house opened to the public in June. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers
run the business – waiting on customers, preparing food and cleanup. The café provides free WiFi service. The church hopes the coffee house will be a source of revenue. The “eats” menu offers a light breakfast of seasonal fruit, bagels with cream cheese, cinnamon roll and scones and mini-scones. Lunch items include a choice of Panini sandwiches and daily soups. Desserts ($1-$3) include eight flavors of cheesecake, four kinds of cookies and five kinds of biscotti, lemon lava and seasonal cakes. Seating is indoors and, during the fair weather months, on the walkway outside. In addition to the usual coffee, flavored coffee and espresso, the café also offers a variety of juices and soft drinks. For more information visit www.thedoor3r.org or stop by for a latte or mocha.
concentric circles.” Fellow quilter Betty Vincent enjoys working with fabric and color. She is inspired by flowers in collage, raw edge appliqué, or needle-turned appliqué. “I like to experiment with color and different techniques, but I also e n j oy m a k i n g quilts for everyday use. Quilters are fortunate to live in Central Oregon, with all of the great fabric shops and very good teachers here. The Mountain Meadow Quilt Guild has many quilt artists who show their work at both the Sisters quilt show in July, and the Sunriver quilt show in August,” Vincent said. Carol Loehndort-Weber retired with her husband to Sunriver to enjoy the outdoor life and the great quilting community in the area. Sewing has been a part of her life from childhood when she was encouraged to sew patches on her grandmother’s quilts. She then graduated to sewing clothes, first for herself and then for her five children. When her children departed for college, Loehndort-Weber started a dressmaking and alteration business, but after five college graduations, she gravitated toward quilts. “No fittings,” Loehndort-Weber said. “Texture and color are really what I think makes quilts live. Mostly, I use fabrics that I have dyed, along with beautiful fabrics dyed by Elin Noble and Judy Robertson. I hope to continue my work with fabric
for many years to come.” Joe Glassford is a retired industrial arts teacher. While his wife, Ona, was finishing undergraduate school, he taught wood turning as part of the curriculum at a small school in southern Indiana, but did not practice or teach wood turning for the next 40 years. Upon retirement, Glassford rekindled a lost love for the wood lathe, and returned to school to learn about technological changes that had taken place during his
absence from the field. Glassford has studied under Richard Raffan, the Australian wood turning master. Although he references Raffan’s techniques to enhance the character of his turnings, Glassford blends his own unique approach into each piece he passionately forms, mulls over, sleeps on and finally finishes. His latest inspiration has come from Ona’s quilting projects. With her help in understanding basic quilting design techniques, Glassford has “quilted” bowls and trays. Some of these “quilted wood” works will be featured in the exhibit. The library is in the Sunriver Business Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 541312-1080.
Alpha male from Imnaha wolf pack making the news sunriver nature center & oregon observatory In the last two years, OR-4 and his pack have been linked to the killing of more than 20 livestock, fueling the fiery argument between livestock owners and wildlife activists in the battle over planned wolf killings. In order to receive temporary legal clemency against planned wolf killings, some wildlife groups have been required by the Oregon court of appeals to pay up to $5,000 to each livestock owner affected by wolf attacks. These measures have saved two especially troublesome wolves of the Imnaha pack from certain death. Pressure is on ODFW to track and record Imnaha pack happenings. In response to community uproar, they have assembled a team of biologists to catch a few carefully selected wolves and fit them with GPS collars. One collared canine is OR-2, OR-4’s female wolf mate. Controversy over whether or not to kill OR-4 has given way to concerns by environmentalists stating that as the primary provider for the Imnaha pack, OR-4’s death would challenge the pack’s very survival. On the contrary, some experts say that OR-2 would simply seek out an alternative mate. Regardless of the result, the fight is on. In light of the recent mass hunting of gray wolves in Idaho, environmentalists here in Oregon are determined to raise public awareness about
ODFW assistant wolf biologist Roblyn Brown monitors OR-4, the Imnaha pack’s large alpha male as he wakes up from anesthesia after being fitted with a GPS collar for tracking purposes.
the dire need for increased efforts to conserve Oregon’s wolf residents. No doubt, the controversy over OR-4 and his pack is far from being laid to rest. For the most current and up
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Building at the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, presents Velcro Bears, photography from Marcus Schwing, on display through August. Schwing is relatively new to the art of photography, but his work belies that fact. “I decided about three years ago that I wanted to try a new hobby,” Schwing said. “I don’t consider myself a very artistic or creative person. So I guess I was looking to find that hidden talent. I’m not sure that I have succeeded yet.” He began by taking classes with Mike Jensen and at COCC and joining the
Cascade Camera Club. At the Cascade Camera Club, the first Friday of each month is “theme night,” with the theme known in advance. Members submit a digital photo for critique. “I pretty much watched for the first year. Then, last December, I set a goal to submit a photo each month in 2012. In April, my ‘mirrors/mirrored’ photo of two candles in a mirror box won the critics’ choice,” he said. Starting out mainly shooting landscapes, Schwing has found that this hobby is great motivaTurn to Pozzi, page 11
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By Kody Osborne, naturalist Just what is OR-4 alpha wolf? Is he a) a giant robot wolf sent from the future to battle the forces of evil (is it just me who thinks that?) or b) some kind of boring bureaucratic education measure to be voted on this coming election season? If your answer was “none of the above,” you got it. OR-4 is the call name given to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) largest ever-recorded gray wolf (Canis lupus). He also holds the prestige title as the northeast Oregon “Imnaha” wolf pack’s alpha male. An alpha leader is seen by the rest of the pack as the dominant being. Not always male, alphas rise in leadership through acts of aggression and confidence. Often, alphas will decide who eats first, where to hunt, where to live and are part of the only mating pair in the pack. Alphas may not always be pack leaders for life, as they can be challenged by any canine in the pack at any time. Although OR-4 is a large wolf, the alpha does not always have to be the largest in the pack. Weighing in at about the same as a small female black bear (115 pounds), OR-4 trumps the average gray wolf in size. You may have read about him in any number of recent articles. He’s pretty famous, but not all attention of the massive wolf is well received.
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Run for the Birds, Adventure Walk coming in August
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Tern bag sale, testimonial A very special outside sale is happening July 6-7. It’s a bag sale with clothing for the entire family. The Second Tern Thrift Shop supplies the bag and whatever you can get inside is $5. The Tern is open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for shopping and donations, located at 17377 Spring River Road, on the road to Mt. Bachelor. Call 541-593-3367 or 541-598-7397 for more information or for a pickup. “A shopping adventure at Second Tern is a must each time we visit Sunriver - about four times per year. Gently used stuff for sale runs the gamut from great furniture, shoes and clothing,
good ski equipment, plus unusual and sometimes hilarious odds and ends. Over the years, I have purchased furniture, books, jewelry, kitchen stuff, tennis balls for the dog, and some incredible clothing finds. I even bought an out-of-print love manual from the former Rashneespurim, which served as a humorous wedding shower gift. The Second Tern volunteers are fun, funny and reason enough to stop by. The best reason of all to shop or donate to Second Tern is to support the Sunriver Nature Center and the world class Observatory. Thanks to all who donate and volunteer for Second Tern. See you next time.” – Chris Miles, Eugene
tral Oregon, in Sunriver and Bend, Schwing and his wife, Connie, are former owners of the Village Bar & Grill. They are now real estate brokers with Sunriver Realty. Pictures in the Pozzi continues through 2012 featuring photographs by Tom Lawler in September-October, Jennifer Curtis in NovemberDecember. The Pozzi is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 541-593-4442.
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tion to travel around looking at waterfalls, wildflowers, sunrises and sunsets. He has recently moved toward close up, or macro shots. “We just spent a week in Yellowstone and I found myself on my belly shooting small wildflowers as much, if not more, than shooting the wildlife. But, it’s all fun,” said Schwing. Long-time residents of Cen-
Take to the scenic pathways of Sunriver in the 5K/10K Run for the Birds event on Aug. 11. Then round up the kids and grandkids and join the fun and educational Family Adventure Walk from the village to the nature center. Run for the Birds, a major fundraiser for the Sunriver Nature Center, is a USATF certified 5K and 10K run. The races begin at 8 a.m., starting and finishing at the village. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finisher in each age group. The Family Adventure Walk, for children ages 4-12 and their families, follows a one-mile course from The Village at Sunriver to the Sunriver Nature Center. Starting at 10 a.m., and departing in 10 minute intervals, a nature guide will escort family groups along the one mile route, stopping at interpretive stations such as “Paws & Claws” and “Busy, Buzzy Bees.” Each Family Adventure Walk participant will receive a numbered bib, a passport and pencil in a reusable tote bag. At the completion of each station, the kids will get a sticker for their passport. At the end of the walk, a completed passport earns them a prize, with many generous
donations of toys and puppets from Copernicus Toys and Folkmanis. Snacks and free admission to the Sunriver Nature Center & Oregon Observatory are waiting for all participants. The walk will take approximately 1.5 hours. Entry fees for the runs are $35 prior to Aug. 11 and $40 on the day of the race. The Family Adventure Walk is only $15 for a family of six or less prior to Aug. 11, $20 on the day of the walk and $5 for each additional family member. T-shirts are also available for $10. Sponsors include the Sunriver Resort, The Village at Sunriver, Action Print, Bennington Properties and Deschutes Brewery. Register online at sunrivernaturecenter.org. You may also download a registration form or call 541-593-4442.
Successful wine raffle, auction for Rotary Club
By Dana Stanley On May 19, Rotary Club of Sunriver held its 10th annual Wine Raffle & Community Benefit Auction to raise money to assist organizations that aid and support youth, families, seniors and the disadvantaged, both charitable and nonprofit. Thanks to Sunriver’s new SHARC facility and the communities of Sunriver, Three Rivers and La Pine, approximately $52,700 was raised. Since 2005, proceeds from the wine and auction dinner have allowed Sunriver Rotary to distribute more than $310,000 to local agencies. Members and the community should be proud of its club accomplishments. On June 24 the club celebrated changing of the guard.
Previous president, Mark Burford, was sent on his way by thanking him for a fruitful year and for accomplishing goals he set for himself and the club. We wish the new president, Roger Smith, a prosperous year. Sunriver Rotar y meets Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. in the Hearth Room at Sunriver Resort Lodge. The club is one of 73 clubs in Rotary District
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Tom Leenknecht was the recipient of the Salt of the Earth Award at a recent Sunriver Christian Fellowship worship service. The award is given annually by the church to a person who has given back to the community. Leenknecht’s friend Doug Seator enumerated to the congregation the many ways Tom reaches out to others, including shoveling snow from driveways of some of his more senior neighbors, cutting and delivering firewood to people who are sick or financially strapped, and working with programs that mentor people in poverty. In one instance, Leenknecht was asked if he could employ a man who had lost his job, gone through a divorce, fallen behind on his child support payments, became homeless, got into drugs and went to jail. Leenknecht said he’d give it a try, but the rules would be
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The Care & Share program collected 2,000 pounds of food during the grand opening of SHARC on May 26. For a donation of two cans of food, homeowners and visitors alike enjoyed the new swim and recreational facility with all donations going to Holy Trinity Community Outreach’s Care & Share program, the local area food bank that provides food and household products to area families on a monthly basis. From the time SHARC opened on Saturday until closing, cans of food and cash donations were accepted. Care & Share president David Guasco said volunteers took five truckloads of food to the pantry to keep ahead of the mountain of donations. Upon finding that the entry fee was two canned food items, many neighbors and visitors left only to return later with more family members and cans of fruit, tuna, chili and vegetables as a donation. By the following week, after work by volunteers over two days, the donated food had been sorted and stacked and the facility’s shelves were nearly full. In May, Care & Share prepared and distributed fresh and canned food, shampoo and toilet paper to 220 families, a total of 648 children and adults. Food assistance programs are facing an increase in the number of people seeking assistance since the economy has slowed and living costs increased. To donate to Care & Share, call 541-598-6595 or email Guasco at email@example.com
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Magistrate---------------------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 8:15 a.m. Citizen Patrol------------------------------------------------ Admin. Bldg., 3:30 p.m. Design Committee---------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 10 a.m. Open house at the Fire Station----------------------- Fire Station, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Open house at the Fire Station----------------------- Fire Station, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Coffee with the GM-------------------------------------- SHARC Hosmer Room, 8 a.m. Public Works Committee------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 3:30 p.m. Finance Committee-------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 8:30 a.m. Service District Board Meeting----------------------- Fire Station, 3 p.m. SROA Board Workshop---------------------------------- Fire Station, 9 a.m. Design Committee---------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 10 a.m. Open house at the Fire Station----------------------- Fire Station, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. SROA Board Meeting------------------------------------ Admin. Bldg., 9 a.m. Environmental Committee----------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 9 a.m. Open house at the Fire Station----------------------- Fire Station, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Magistrate---------------------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 8:15 a.m. Citizens Patrol----------------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 3:30 p.m. Blood Drive--------------------------------------------------- Holy Trinity Church, 1-6 p.m. Coffee with the GM-------------------------------------- Hosmer Room/SHARC, 8 a.m. Finance Committee-------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 8:30 a.m. Service District Board Meeting----------------------- Fire Station, 3 p.m. Design Committee---------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 10 a.m. SROA Annual Meeting----------------------------------- SHARC Benham Hall, 1 p.m. Public Works Committee------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 3:30 p.m. Sunriver Library Book Sale------------------------------ Library, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sage Springs Spa ranks in Top 100 Condé Nast poll Sunriver Resort’s Sage Springs Club & Spa has been named a 2012 Best Resort Spa in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Resort Spas poll. Sage Springs Club & Spa at Sunriver Resort ranked 33rd out of 100 in the annual readers’ choice survey. The Best Resort Spa category reflects ratings on three criteria: spa facilities, spa staff and spa treatments, and compares the responses with those of competitors worldwide.
Buy a brick continues The first batches of legacy bricks have been installed in the pathway behind the SHARC amphitheater, and a number of people have been stumped trying to find their brick. A notebook listing the bricks (by purchaser) and the location, is available at the SHARC front desk to assist finding an individual brick. Sponsored by the Sunriver Women’s Club to raise money for their philanthropy fund, the project continues to generate interest. The club will place two orders for bricks this summer, so get your order in soon. A legacy brick is a unique way to honor those cherished people in your life (parents, grandparents, siblings, children, friends, etc.). Or how about honoring a beloved pet, anniversary date, high school, college, hometown, or those special times SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
in Sunriver? You could also choose to engrave a short poem, quote or other tasteful personal message. Business names are welcome, but cannot include advertising-related phone numbers, websites, etc. The 4x8-inch bricks are $50. Mini bricks are no longer being offered as the price was prohibitive. Order forms can be downloaded at www.sunriverowners. org, under SHARC in the main menu bar. For information email srwc. firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol Cassetty, (541) 610-8483 or Kathy Wrightson, (541) 5936135.
This is the fourth year that Sage Springs Club & Spa has ranked among the Top 100. “We are honored to be part of such an impressive register of Resorts,” said Devon Scanlon Sage Springs director. Among the trends noted by Condé Nast Traveler in the
2012 polls were techniques already adopted at Sage Springs Spa and Sunriver Resort, including eco-friendly offerings, social media communication with guests and a focus on holistic rejuvenation. Information: www.sunriverresort.com/spa
ViA names Marilyn Myers replacement Volunteers in Action (“ViA”) appointed Jennifer Reuter as Volunteer Coordinator for its southern Deschutes County region. ViA has been without a south county coordinator since Marilyn Myers’ passing in January. “The ViA board of directors is completely delighted to report that Jenn has agreed to serve in this capacity for our volunteer activities in Sunriver and to the south on a part-time basis,” said Douglass Myers, president of the board. “Jenn brings to ViA the kind of email@example.com
sion and energy of which her predecessor, Marilyn Myers, would have been very proud.” ViA, formerly Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, assists the elderly and infirm to remain independent through non-medical support such as transportation, friendly visits and respite care. ViA is the leading organization in Deschutes County for building ramps, grab-rails, and facilitating home safety assessments. “The kind of needs and serTurn to VIA, page 15 www.desenvser.com
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Mondays Ladies Lunch and Bridge 11:30 a.m., The Meadows at the Sunriver Lodge Sign up at the Marketplace Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. Pozzi building at the Sunriver Nature Center
Tuesdays Couples Bridge 6 p.m. Sunriver Fire Station Sign up at the Marketplace Info: 541-593-9397
Wednesdays Sunriver Rotary 7:30 a.m., Hearth Room at the Sunriver Lodge Info: 541-593-7381 Sunriver Yoga Club 8:45 a.m. All levels welcome Sunriver Fire Station Info: 541-598-7203 Knitting Group 6-9 p.m. Styxx and Stones Village at Sunriver Info: 541-593-3132
Thursdays Le Cercle Francais 8:30 a.m. Cafe Sintra Info: 541-550-1459 Duplicate Bridge 6 p.m., First, second & fourth Thursday, Sunriver Fire Station Info: 541-593-9397
Churches Catholic Holy Trinity
Mass: 8 a.m. Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. Sunday. Cottonwood Road across from the Marketplace. 541-593-5990, 541-536-3571 www.holyredeemerparish.net Father Jose T. Mudakodiyil
Non-Denominational Community Bible Church at Sunriver
9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 11:15 a.m. Bible Fellowship Hour. At Beaver and Theater drives. (541) 593-8341 www.cbchurchsr.org Pastor: Glen Schaumloeffel
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Artists Gallery Sunriver open daily for summer season Don’t miss a kaleidoscope of color, texture and form during July at the Artists Gallery. Four talented artists will “make the scene” at the gallery’s July 14 Second Saturday art reception 4-7 p.m. For those new to this event, one can enjoy art, beverages and light appetizers. There will also be a drawing for gourd art from local artist, Susan Harkness Williams, with one lucky attendee going home with a one-of-a-kind vessel. Participants need not be present to win, but must drop by during the reception to enter the drawing. The Artists Gallery is located in the heart of The Village at Sunriver in building 19 between El Caporal Mexican Restaurant and Hot Lava Baking & Coffee Company. To learn more about the gallery’s artists, visit www.artistsgallerysunriver.com or Facebook “Artists Gallery Sunriver Village at Sunriver.” All month long the gallery recognizes talents that range from bronze statues, skillful oil painting, intricate basket weaving, woodcarving and watercolor painting giclees. Smart art collectors flock to the gallery for gift giving and art purchases for their collections.
eling and living in different states in the West. Her work is influenced by Native American people, their spirituality and her love and respect for Mother Earth. Salisbury’s work has been described as bridging the gap between reality and the spirit world, giving a glimpse of the power and beauty of spiritual Lori Salisbury essence. A love of nature and the Earth inspire her, and helps touch the soul and stir emotions of those who look deep into her paintings. “Wake up and realize what is really important at this time on Earth. Come together and love one another. Let go of greed and hate. Protect the balance between man and the wild for the future generations. Love and protect our Earth for she truly is our Mother,” Salisbury said. Most of Sunriver is acquainted with Ken Mendenbach and his menagerie of carved bears found throughout the gallery. Lori Salisbury is a visionary Mendenbach’s benches grace artist, sculptress and painter. porches around Central OrSalisbury has been painting egon. He has a knack for maksince she was a small child and ing the benches comfortable, began sculpting later in life. approachable and beautiful. She has lived a very nomadic Mendenbach also carves on seand adventurous lifestyle trav-
Artists Gallery introduces two new and featured artists, Doreen Foster and Lori Salisbury, and welcomes back Ken Mendenbach and Marjorie Cossairt. Come meet the artists July 14 or stop by the gallery anytime throughout the month to appreciate their artful contributions.
lect benches. As of this writing, “Galloping Horses” sits just outside the gallery door, and is often home to dog owners as they wait for family members exploring the gallery. Medenbach’s benches are sealed for outdoor use and can serve as statement interior pieces. Central Oregon’s favorite chainsaw carver creates other furniture as well, including carved headboards, frames, chests and signs, and more can be commissioned. Meet Doreen Foster who joined the gallery just a few months ago and her handmade Management and Consulting for Homeowner & Condominium Associations & Projects 25 Years Management Experience in Central Oregon
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pine needle baskets are already a hit. Foster’s one of-a-kind vessels are marvels to behold, embellished with stones, bone, beads and antlers. Her individual baskets can represent weeks of work to bring to completion. Living in the midst of pine forests makes acquiring the pine needles an easy task, but design ideas are born in Foster’s imagination and translated through her skilled hands. She discovered that using stones and natural beads opened a new and unique window on the conventional pine needle basket, creating a blend of the ancient with the contemporary. Public response was exciting and she felt totally at home with her own version of this “little sticks-and-pretty-stones” medium. It has become Foster’s niche and trademark in this green and sustainable art form. Marjorie Cossairt’s well-loved original framed watercolors and giclees need little introduction. Cossairt collectors make the rounds through the gallery just to see what Miss Marjorie has new in store for them. This writer has observed buyers fill a house with Cossairt’s art as they enjoyed the calming, Turn to Gallery, page 15
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ee become the first owner of a Habitat for Humanity home in southern Deschutes County. Not all of Leenknecht’s efforts to help people in trouble have worked so well, but he continues to reach out. Doug Seator noted Leenknecht’s interest in helping people is something of a family tradition. Leenknecht’s parents, Hank and Ann, were foster parents to more than 100 children, and were named Foster Parents of the Year in Oregon. Leeknecht is the second person to receive the Salt of the Earth Award from Sunriver
vices provided in south county have always been different and, in some ways, more complex,” said Eve Nazarian, northern region coordinator. “We are so fortunate to have someone of Jenn’s caliber join in our mission.” ViA relies on volunteers to provide services and cash donations to support its programs. Contact ViA at (541) 548-7018 to volunteer or offer support.
down the road with the same nice people but we are trying to get our name out there a bit more,” Briles said. “We’ll have live animals on display at the resort to bring awareness to visitors that there is a great interpretive facility just a mile from the lodge that they should come see. We used to keep to ourselves but now we are going to get out in front of people at the lodge, in the village and at SHARC and, hopefully, they’ll see us out and about and then come see us here.” The nature center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Entry is $4 for adults, $3 for 12 and under.
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With the advent of another summer comes the annual 97707 Art Exhibit at the Sunriver Area Library. This show is an annual opportunity for all artists in the 97707 ZIP code to display a piece of their artwork. All original media are accepted, including paintings, prints, drawings, jewelry, wood carving, quilting and other two- and three-dimensional work. Applications are available at the Sunriver Area Library, and staff will be happy to help interested artists and answer questions about the show. Applications must be filled out and returned to the library by Aug. 1, so everyone needs to finish their masterpiece this month. Work will be accepted for the exhibit Sept. 8, and it will remain on display until Nov. 3. Each artist may submit one piece of work for the exhibit, and the works may either be offered for sale or not. Please note that a portion of any sales proceeds goes to the Friends of the Sunriver Area Library to fund their support for library programs. If you have any questions, please contact Shawna Dailey, or call art committee chair Barbara Bailey at 541-598-0406.
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peaceful energy of her originals and prints. Equally observed is Marjorie’s unfailing humility towards this success. She often says, “What a buyer doesn’t see is that I must go through several ‘failures’ to bring just one beautiful painting to life.” Her “critter connection” is clear. She captures both the essence and the form of horse, quail and deer in their natural habitat. If she is painting plein air, one cannot help but sense she has a bit of the Snow White effect on her subjects. Landscapes are painted with equal grace and a bit of the ethereal. Cossairt’s piece “Dandy and Dragonfly” is featured this month in the gallery. “The essence of my watercolor painting is a blend of spontaneity and control. Experimenting and discovering different techniques, my approach to watercolor is mostly
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AuThor PrESEnTATionS & BooK CLuB EvEnTS Saturday, July 7, 5 pm Jim Lynch gives a presentation on his latest book Truth Like the Sun. The story revolves around Roger, a promoter who puts the spotlight on his beloved Seattle by hosting the 1962 World’s Fair — rubbing elbows with the likes of Elvis, Prince Phillip and LBJ.
Saturday, July 14, 5 pm Heather Barbieri gives a presenation on her book The Cottage at Glass Beach. Just in time for summer reading, this story has something for everyone: mystery, legend, a love story and a family drama.
Saturday, July 21, 5 pm Pauls Toutonghi gives a presentation on Evel Knievel Days. It’s a pleasure to read a novel by an author willing take risks, see the world in a different way and share the joy with others. Author events are free. Door prize drawings will be held and light refreshments served.
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New signage New signage along River Road announces the entry to the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. The rounded sign with two separate logos and color schemes makes clear there are two facilities to be explored. The distinct signage continues along the walkways leading to the respective facilities, on the buildings and out onto the Sam Osgood Nature Trail.
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Changes in direction “We scrubbed the idea of a large-scale renovation and basically unleashed Rob and his crew at the nature center to start more outreach,” Hamilton said. “Rob’s making inroads into schools in Bend by creating science trunks that teachers can rent and setting up joint programming with the Bend La Pine School District, Bend parks department and home school students. We are trolling for grants to cover school field trip transportation costs. Bob Grossfeld has always done outreach at the observatory but he was a little constrained. Now he’s running like mad doing his stuff. This is all about outreach and telling people about our services and sharing our exuberance for all the great displays, exhibits and fun and learning to be had here.” As of a result of the new marketing and outreach, programming and signage, Hamilton expects more visitors, memberships and more contributions. “We remain the same organization just with different marketing for the nature center and observatory,” Hamilton said. Information: www.sunriver naturecenter.org
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Local goes back to school, earns double major By Brooke Snavely Sunriver resident Debora Hancock who, in her own words, is “no spring chicken,” graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Eastern Oregon University June 16. She graduated cum laude (with honors) with majors in marketing and management through an online study course. Hancock attended university classes in California and Oregon, but as a Navy wife moved so often that she never earned more than half a degree, plus she had to work to make ends meet. After she married Danil Hancock, a retired Oregon State University professor, and moved to Sunriver 14 years ago, she got serious about finishing a degree.
“I quit work in order to study. I completed some core classes at Central Oregon Community College and then studied online the last year and a half with Eastern Oregon University. It’s harder than classroom work because it’s self-teaching. It wasn’t easy, but I studied diligently,” she said. “Education is worthwhile, no matter what your background or age. I encourage anyone who is interested to pursue a degree or, at least, continue their education through their entire life.” Hancock said she discovered quite a few people around Sunriver who went back to school later in life. “I had no idea until I went back and all these people came forward with encouragement.” Before returning to school,
Hancock ran her own bookkeeping company, worked as accounting manager for Discover Sunriver Vacation Rentals, and made and sold bath products under the Sunriver Soap Company name. She served volunteer stints as treasurer for the Sunriver Women’s Club and as an ambassador at Mt. Bachelor. She plans to begin a job search this fall for a position that utilizes her degree. She is working two part-time jobs this summer; one as a concierge for Sunriver Resort, the other in the construction office of Colson and Colson General Contractors, the owners of The Village at Sunriver. In her spare time, Hancock enjoys travel, cooking, kayaking, skiing, hiking, bicycling and golf. She is an aspiring clay, collage and gyotaku artist.
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and present – for their years of support. It was July 1, 2002 when Salon Sunriver first opened its doors. Sue Seator, still a faithful weekly customer today, was the first client. The salon was only 1,400 square feet and had two hair stations, a manicure station, a pedicure station and 300 square feet of beauty and grooming products. Business was so good that in 2005, the size of the salon was doubled to 2,800 square feet with more room for seating, five hair stations, three manicure stations, three pedicure stations, two tanning rooms with Wolff full-body tanning beds, a private massage room and 500 square feet of beauty products. In 2009, a remodel added a private room for facial and full body waxing treatments. Salon Sunriver offers a full array of beauty and grooming services including hairstyling,
manicures/pedicures, tanning, facial and full body waxing and beauty supplies. Its location in the Sunriver Plaza, across the street from the Sunriver library, is convenient to residents of Sunriver and Three Rivers area. Loyal clients are pampered and new customers, including walkins, are always welcome. Orth is proud of her beauty supply business, which is unique among salons in the area, carrying more than 37 lines of beauty/grooming products. Orth has more than 25 years experience in the beauty industry. She earned an AA in small business management and completed beauty school in Boulder, Colo. in 1985. She also attended the University of Colorado, Denver, studying management and marketing, hair design and salon management. Information: www.salonsun river.com
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24th Annual Sunriver Quilt Show and Sale By Joan Metzger On Saturday, Aug. 4, The Village at Sunriver will be awash in a riot of color and pattern as the Mountain Meadow Quilters and the village present the 24th Annual Sunriver Quilt Show and Sale. More than 100 quilts will be on display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the village in this outdoor quilt show. There is no charge to view the quilts. Mountain Meadow Quilters is a guild of more than 125 quilt makers who meet twice a month in Sunriver to share ideas and techniques for making quilts, learn about quilting from each other and from guest speakers, and show the quilts they have made. Most of the show quilts are made by guild members. Some quilts are for sale and the rest are displayed for the public to enjoy. In past years, Mountain Meadow Quilters have donated hundreds of quilts to Central Oregon organizations including Grandma’s House, Ronald McDonald House, FAN, and many others. This year the guild is working on quilts and other items for the VFW Soup
Kitchen, the Dialysis Center, and children in foster care in south Deschutes County. In an exhibit called the Shaker Challenge, you will be able to see how members interpret the theme “UFO Sightings.” This year’s theme is encouraging all to finish projects that were started but never completed, or to attempt a new technique they have wanted to try. Guild members are left to their own devices for how to interpret that theme into fabric, color, pattern and thread. The viewing public will be invited to vote for their favorite quilt in
the challenge. In addition to the colorful display of quilts, a bazaar of handcrafted items made by guild members offers the opportunity to pick up a tote bag, quilted table runner, place mats or other quilted items. It’s never too early for holiday shopping. Bazaar proceeds support the Mountain Meadow Quilters educational activities. For more information about the show, visit the Mountain Meadow Quilters website www.mtnmeadowquilters.org or call Pat Jones at 907-3140665.
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The High Desert Museum is marking its 30th anniversary this year, and its Raptors of the Desert Sky program epitomizes the type of experience museum founder Donald M. Kerr had in mind when he originally envisioned a new kind of museum, a mostly outdoors and exciting one. Visitors take a 10-minute walk on a trail out into the forest just far enough that no buildings are visible. Hawks, owls and other raptors soar around a forest clearing, while a biologist narrates, addressing
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Box art reception, exhibit to be held at SHARC An artist reception featuring box art will be held Wednesday, July 25, 4-6 p.m. at SHARC. The reception is free and open to the public. Sunriver resident Anita Lohman has organized and run a box art group for women in the Sunriver area for the past seven years.
Group box art is a collective experience in which objects are re-purposed, recycled and assembled into a container, utilizing a variety of media as an artistic expression. Eight women meet monthly during an eight-month period to transform eight boxes, using an additive and layering pro-
the 19th century in the High Desert, from a Native American shelter and fur trade encampment to the Oregon Trail, an underground mine and an 1880s boomtown.
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Other daily events 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Desert Dwellers Show: Meet a porcupine, badger, reptiles or raptors, and discover how each is designed to thrive in the wild. 10 a.m. Nature Walk: Join a guide who will share facts about the plants you’ll encounter in Oregon’s desert. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the High Desert Ranger Station 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Otter Talk, Monday-Friday: Meet at the otter exhibit to discover this animal’s role in the environment and how their bodies are adapted to an aquatic lifestyle. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Bird of Prey Talk: Join a wildlife specialist for a closer look at a raptor, and learn about its role in the High
cess. Each participant brings a container or box to the first meeting. Thereafter, the boxes rotate through the group on a monthly basis according to a prearranged schedule. No participant works on her own box. After eight months, her original box comes back to her — having passed through the creative
Meet Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Desert. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibit: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1904 Miller Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Family Ranch and Sawmill: Home Sweet Home: Meet Join the Miller family in tendthese two classic, huggable ing the garden, crosscut sawing American icons live daily, at an and playing games as you learn exhibit featuring a multitude what a pioneer family needed of hands-on activities inspiring to live on the frontier. families to get outside, explore, 11:30 a.m. Cat Talk, Mon- and care for natural resources. day-Friday: Wild cats play an Also with an outdoor themed important role in the High Des- discovery trail. ert. Meet at the live lynx and The High Desert Museum bobcat atriums, and learn how is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. to identify the cats in the wild. Adults, $15; seniors (65 plus), 2:45 p.m. Hall of Explora- $12; ages 5-12, $9; ages 4 and tion and Settlement Exhibit younger free. The museum is Tour, Monday-Saturday: Join located seven miles north of a guide, and journey through Sunriver on Highway 97.
hands of all other members of the group. No actual artwork is done at the meetings. The artistic additions are made to each box during the time period between monthly meetings. The meetings are used for short
art lectures, elaborating the steps and components of box art, and interpersonal sharing that promotes the growth and bonds of friendship within the group. The boxes are gradually transformed with participants creating as they go, responding to the piece and to each other in this creative and interpersonal group experience. There is no charge for participation in the group. The public is invited to the July 25 reception, to meet the artists and see the fruits of their collective box art endeavors. A new box art group will begin in October. Call Anita Lohman at 541-593-2171 if you are interested in participating; or if you would like to purchase a copy of her book “The Art of Group Box Assemblage,” which is a curriculum of how to organize and run your own box art group.
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“Celebrate taking time to play… Always be ready to have the time of your life.”
sunriver women’s club President’s message July is a great time to play in our community. Sharing the Sunriver area with friends and family can lead to wonderful memories. There is music at the village every weekend and the Rhythm on the Range Concerts July 6-7. Community picnics, the 4th of July Festival in The Village at Sunriver and the SRWC sponsored 97707 ZIP code picnic at Mary McCallum Park on July 26, are open to everyone. Enjoy food served at the Angler’s Fish Fry July 21. Cruise through the newly remodeled village to check out the shops and restaurants. Spend time at SHARC playing in the water, sliding down the hill, or searching for special bricks on the walkway. People can bike or walk the trails, play tennis, enjoy a round of golf, take the challenge of the wave machine at Mavericks, and relax at the spa at Sage Springs. Every day can be an adventure in the Sunriver area. The opportunities to play and celebrate continue into August, including the Sunriver Art Faire, the Sunriver Art Faire wine tasting, the Sunriver Music Festival and the Sunriver Quilt Show. What a great place to live. In an effort to engage more members in the process of governing the SRWC, we invite
people to come to the board meetings with suggestions, concerns, and ideas. The July meeting will be held July 12, 1 p.m. in the meeting room at SHARC. If you are interested in being added to the agenda, contact sunriverwomens email@example.com. We encourage you to explore Sunriver and the surrounding area. Take time to play, celebrate, create memories and have the time of your life. –Nancy Farnham and Pam Morris-Stendal, co-presidents ‘Going for gold’ picnic signups under way Don’t forget to sign up for the Annual Owners’ Picnic at Mary McCallum Park Thursday, July 26, 5-8 p.m. We will be saluting the USA Olympic Team with a red, white and blue theme. Look for the signup sheets at the Sunriver Marketplace, the SROA foyer, SHARC, by email to srpicnicpat2012@hotmail. com or Pat Knox at 541-5931957. List all members of your group and whether you are bringing a salad, side dish or dessert. Deadline for reservations is July 23. Join in on this fun-filled event for area owners. We’ll have plenty of food and drink for everyone. Put art faire on your calendar The SRWC-sponsored Art
Faire arrives in The Village at Sunriver Aug. 10-12. There are some special events planned, including a Friday evening performance by CinderBlue, last year’s talent show winner. At 7 p.m. Saturday you’ll find the Klassixs Ayre Band and their “blast from the past” street dance. Sunday is Family Day, which begins with a pancake breakfast sponsored by New Generations. Other fun and entertainment will go on until the faire ends at 2 p.m. Sunday. A short trip to SHARC for the Sunriver Music Festival’s Family Concert Sunday afternoon will be a great way for families to top off the weekend. Another wonderful event is the “Wine by the River” artists’ reception Thursday, Aug. 9, 5-6:30 p.m. at Sandy and Stuart Young’s home along the Deschutes River. Limited tickets are on sale. Contact Susan Manganaro 541-5936816 or 203-253-1581 or QNess1212@aol.com. Don’t miss a chance to meet some of the faire’s participating artists and sample wines from Willamette Valley Vineyards, along with appetizers in a beautiful setting. Putting on the faire requires many hands. There are volunteer opportunities available. Contact Marcia Schonlau at jmschonlau@chamberscable. com if you can help.
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Picture Perfect: How to photograph landscapes, fireworks By Michael Jensen Last month I talked about getting out and around the Sunriver area and photographing the local surroundings, and usually I try to take my own advice. In early June my wife, Cindy, and I took a road trip out to Fort Rock. For years I’ve had my eye on the right combination of clouds, evening light and the desert shrubs during the spring green up. The sagebrush only stays bright green for about three or four weeks, usually until about the third week in June. Well, we hit the jackpot. I knew I wanted a huge foreground, so I set up about half a mile from the ends of the crater. Fort Rock is a panorama shot pretty much anyway you look at it. I was using a big lens set
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tion. Think about what is in the foreground and background and make sure you won’t have people’s heads bobbing up into your shots (also consider what impact you’ll have on others around you). Take note of where fireworks are being set up and what parts of the sky they are likely to be shot into. Try asking those who are setting up the display for a little information on what they are planning. Also consider what focal lengths you might want to use and choose appropriate lenses at this time (rather than in the middle of the show). • Horizons. One thing that you should always consider when lining up fireworks shots is whether your camera is level and straight in its framing. This is especially important if you’re going to be shooting with a wide focal length and will get other background elements in your shots (trees, buildings, etc.). Keeping horizons straight is important in fireworks shots. As you get your camera on your tripod make sure it’s level right from the time you set up. • Format. There are two main ways of framing shots in all types of photography, vertically (portrait) or horizontally (landscape). Both can work in fireworks photography but I personally find a vertical perspective is better –because there is a lot of vertical motion in fireworks. Horizontal shots can
work if you’re going for more of a landscape shot with a wider focal length, or if you want to capture multiple bursts of fireworks in the one shot – but I don’t tend to go there that often. • Framing. When I photograph fireworks I spend less time looking in my viewfinder and more looking at the sky directly. As a result it’s important to remember what framing you have and to watch that segment of the sky. Doing this will also help you to anticipate the right time for a shot as you’ll see the light trails of unexploded rockets shooting into the sky. • Settings. ISO: 100-200; shutter speed: 1 second; aperture: f 8-16. Try to stick with 1 second shutter speeds (in bulb/ manual mode) and manipulate intensity with aperture if your shots are too bright. The idea here is to get the streak of the missile going up in the sky and the explosion. • Overachievers: Shoot in jpeg mode and set up an intervalometer (an interval timer built into some digital cameras) so you can take one shot right after the other. I did this last year and took about 1,000 shots during the 20-minute show at Pilot Butte. I imported them into QuickTime and created a time-lapse movie. Jensen owns JensenOne, a photography, Web design and marketing business, www.jensone.com or 541-610-8683. SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
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WOW Day news: Where the ‘noxious’ wild things grow By Mary Ann Martin Toadflax, bull thistle and knapweed, oh my. They sound like they could be out of a Dr. Seuss novel or maybe A Little Shop of Horrors. Unlike Audrey II, however, these noxious weeds can be controlled without super human effort. All that is needed is an organized, dedicated group of Sunriver supporters who are willing to donate a few hours the morning of Aug. 3, to pull as many weeds as possible in the annual War on Weeds. No experience necessary; experts will be on hand to demonstrate the latest methods of weed attacking and to lead you to where the wild things are growing. If you are interested in volunteering, you may join the event as a member of a team or you may come as a solo weed picker. The amount of time spent is up to each individual. You need to
bring gloves, a weed digger or trowel and sunscreen. A protective hat and sensible shoes are a must. Bags for the weeds and bottled water for you will be provided along with an orange reflective safety vest. Picking will begin at approximately 9 a.m. or earlier depending upon you or your team. To join a team, please call the SROA Environmental Department at 541-593-1522. Or, if you wish to solo or come at the last minute, be at the nature center at 8 a.m. for your assignment. Everyone who is in Sunriver and can spare a few hours is welcome. It’s a great way to meet new people and make new forever friends. Did I mention the picnic in the park afterwards? After every weed of this year’s crop has been eradicated (as many as possible, anyway), there will be a picnic for all pickers at Mary McCallum Park at approximately 11:30 a.m. Good food will be
provided and there will be a lot of fun with new and old friends alike. Can’t say it enough – everyone is welcome to be a WOWster whether you are a resident or a visitor or work in Sunriver; a youngster or an oldster, or just passing through on your bicycle. If you enjoy Sunriver’s many amenities, her naturemade amenities could use some TLC as well.
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Bull thistle is one of the noxious weeds that can be found growing in the Sunriver community.
As big a dent as War on Weeds Day puts in the local weed population, there are always weeds left over and that’s where the Sunriver Weed Attack Team (SWAT) comes into play. SWAT will meet Fridays at 7 a.m. at the SROA administration building beginning Aug. 10, and continue pulling through late summer or as long as there are people bothered by the presence of weeds and willing to do something about it. SWAT is a collective brainstorm of Barbara Brocker, Carolyn Barr and John Fratt, LT Rangers who kept encountering patches of knapweed during trash pick up. The idea took root in 2011 and now they’ve formed SWAT to tackle rogue patches of the noxious weed. “As we make our litter patrol rounds, we see the weeds and pull a few, but we are focused on litter. It’s always bothered some
of us that the weeds were left to scatter their seeds and generate the next crop,” said Barr. “Now we are taking action. We encourage anyone who has a couple of hours to join us on Friday mornings or whenever they can, to help pull the weeds that are missed.” “We’d love it if people would take responsibility for certain areas, for example, the natural area in their cul-de-sac. We’ll develop a map of locations that need weeds pulled, and whether they come down on a Friday or at their own time is fine by us. People don’t have to be here every week,” said Brocker. “Our goal is to pull, pull, pull ’till its gone so we don’t have to be irritated by these patches of weeds we see after WOW Day,” Barr said. SWAT is coordinating with the SROA Environmental Department, which will track reports of places with weeds that need pulling, and those that have been treated. SROA will provide bags and orange safety vests to SWAT volunteers. SWAT may borrow a trick or two from the LT Rangers and host a party at the end of summer. Information: Carolyn Barr 541-593-8397, email syte email@example.com
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Sunriver stakeholders participate in regional tourism discussion By T. Myers After months of confusion over who does what to attract tourism to the region, tourism industry officials held a meeting designed to facilitate collaboration on how to sell Central Oregon destinations to tourists. Held June 5 at Seventh Mountain Resort, the reason for the meeting was that Visit Bend wanted to be the tourism agent for the region. Visit Bend approached county commissioners, who control room taxes collected in Deschutes County, about their willingness to represent the entire county and their plan to benefit Bend. Representatives of the Central Oregon Visitors Association (COVA), the existing primary regional tourism agency, said they weren’t sure what Visit Bend was after, but wanted them to be aware of COVA’s broad representation of tourism throughout the region. COVA has been building up business for the entire region since 1971. COVA described their stakeholders as destination properties, towns and cities throughout Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties and a portion of southern Wasco County. Sisters, Redmond, Bend, Sunriver, La Pine and COVA
There were discussions about individual city budgets for visitor centers and piggybacking on advertising campaigns. It was decided that COVA would represent the entire area and advertise to bring tourists to the region by featuring the unique qualities of every city and destination property. “I was one of the Sunriver representatives at the meeting, along with Robert Bennington and Greg Tibbot,” said Dennis Smeage, Sunriver Chamber of Commerce president. “We discussed a variety of issues Sunriver representatives Greg Tibbot, Robert Bennington and related to tourism in Central Dennis Smeage met with tourism leaders to discuss marketing. Oregon, including relationships had chamber and civic repre- raised in the survey seemed to between and among the key sentation. Economic Develop- be a moot point. players. Although ideas such ment of Central Oregon was Representatives at the table as branding, consolidation of also represented, as were some wanted their individual cities services for the sake of economy, of the larger destination prop- and resorts to be highlighted etc. were offered, no action was erties such as Mount Bachelor and the unique offerings they taken on these. and Sunriver Resort. The Cor- contribute to the region to be Tom O’Shea, COVA presiaggio Group out of Portland part of what is advertised. dent, thought that it would be facilitated. Reclaimed from Mother Nature After reviewing surveys of visitors to the region, participants discussed what they ® wanted tourism to look like in two years. They also discussed selling the unique qualities PAT DUCHIEN Sr. LLC of everyone’s individual area. Pat Sr. Pat Jr. There were so many similarities Cell: 503.407.0318 Cell: 406.370.0142 between the stakeholders that Home: 503.263.6623 Work: 406.543.1976 concentrating on solutions to firstname.lastname@example.org • www.mtghostwood.com some of the questions that were
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From the board room:
Summer is family time in Sunriver
sunriver owners association By Bob Nelson, SROA president Summer in Sunriver has arrived in all of its glory, igniting all of the familiar senses. From crisp early mornings to pastel sunsets painted on the twilight sky, Sunriver’s summer is truly a wonderful time of year. My Bob Nelson simple advice to visitor and property owner alike: “seize the summer.” Let me offer a few suggestions to get the juices flowing. How about a visit to the newly opened Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC) or an outing of golf; perhaps a game of tennis or a chance to go fishing; maybe a visit to the Sunriver Nature Center and the Oregon Observatory, or simply float the current of the Deschutes River or attend an old fashioned barbecue. These are just a few of a seemingly infinite number of ways to enjoy summer in Sunriver. If this is your first visit to Sunriver in some time, un-
doubtedly it will appear much different. The village continues their path to a bright new beginning, while the resort’s improvements to their stables, marina and airport speak to a renaissance in full swing. Last but not least, the completion and successful opening of SHARC further complements the community-wide efforts in cementing Sunriver’s place as a premier residential and resort community. All of these changes have transcended mere aesthetics — it is positively affecting the service-driven culture that embodies our entire community, including our association membership. As the saying goes, “success breeds success” and Sunriver is a perfect case in point. At present, SROA is conducting an election which will produce three new members for our board of directors. Again this year, Sunriver is fortunate to have a large field of qualified candidates willing to stand for election and commit to three- year terms if elected. In
so many ways, this level of interest in the direction of Sunriver confirms the community’s past, present and future. As current board president, I urge each member of the community to review the voters’ information carefully and, most importantly, vote. Your participation will go a long way in continuing the community’s path toward a better tomorrow. Ballots will be mailed July 12 and are due back by Aug. 11 at noon. We always get a few uncountable stragglers after the election closes - so don’t delay getting yours in the mail. In addition, I invite you to join me in starting a wonderful new tradition. I ask you to please attend the SROA annual meeting, the first ever at SHARC, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. This meeting will be an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the community’s many successes and once again set a course for Sunriver’s future. I am hoping to see you all there. I wish you and your family, as well as all of your guests visiting Sunriver, a happy and safe summer of fun and adventure. Remember: “Carpe Aestas!”
SROA Board of Directors June meeting summary The Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) Board of Directors meeting was held Saturday, June 16, 2012. Board members present: Pete Gustavson, Patty Klascius, Bob Wrightson, Bob Nelson, Scott Hall, Richard Wharton, Chris Christensen. Absent: Gary Knox, Roger Smith. Staff present: Bill Peck, Brooke Snavely. Treasurer’s Report As of May 31, 2012 (unaudited/estimated) Revenues................3,075,359 Expenses................2,059,387 Income (loss).........1,015,972 Depreciatio...............227,481 Interfund transfers.(995,586) Surplus (deficit)........247,867 Owners Forum -Frank Brocker requested upgrades to Mary McCallum Park. He asked that when the park is not reserved for use by owners consideration be given to making it available to accommodate overflow from Fort Rock Park. He also requested owners be included in the consultant’s amenities research. Association operations Administration: Coffee with the GM is held monthly in the Hosmer Room at SHARC at 8 a.m. the Tuesday before the SROA board meeting. (The next Coffee is July 17.) InterPage 26
viewing controller candidates to replace Pete Nielsen who is retiring after 25 years of service. A hiring decision is likely around the first of July, giving the new controller a few weeks time with Nielsen to learn the ropes. Meeting with telecommunication providers interested in SROA’s Fiber to the Home Initiative, and working on the Facilities Master Plan for which an architect has been retained. Communications: Tourist information signs are being installed on Hwy. 97 and South Century Drive to direct traffic to the SHARC facility. Fifty thousand maps of Sunriver were printed. Citizen Patrol distributes the maps to information kiosks and most property management companies purchase maps to provide to their guests. A new pathway map was designed and 20,000 copies will be printed and distributed to bike shops and in pathway kiosks to help visitors navigate the pathway system.
nesses and commencement of tear down of old buildings. Environmental Ser vices:
SROA received the Oregon Brownfields Award for turning the asbestos contaminated amphitheater site into SHARC. (See story page 1). Patti Gentiluomo, environmental director, is credited with preparing the award application and coordinating the cleanup work for which SROA was recognized. Public Works: Four more miles of pathways were rebuilt, five miles of roads were slurry sealed and 23 linear miles of crack seal were applied during the spring construction season. Wet weather delayed one of six scheduled days of slurry seal work. Those streets were to be be slurry sealed June 26. Also began ladder fuel pickups, de-winterized irrigation systems, installed a new drinking fountain at North Courts and upgraded North Pool plumbing and pump stands. Recreation: SHARC’s grand Community Development: opening was successful with The annual paint survey was nearly 5,000 people visiting completed and 128 letters were the facility opening day, and sent to owners advising them of more than 7,000 over that the need to paint their homes. weekend. SHARC hosted the Mall redevelopment continues La Pine High School prom, with the completion of building Sunriver Service District town7, relocation of several busi- hall meeting, Rotary Club’s WWW.SUNRIVEROWNERS.ORG
Membership has its privileges!
The following discounts or reduced rates are currently available to SROA members. Be prepared to present your SROA owner ID card in order to receive the offer - and be sure to let the merchant know you appreciate these owner “specials.” Your Store offers a free gift with purchase Sebastian’s Healthy Pet Food & Supply 15% if you reference “KONA SENT ME” Marcello’s Restaurant 10% discount (excluding alcoholic beverages) Signature Imports - 15% discount on merchandise Village Bar and Grill 10% discount (excluding alcoholic beverages) SHARC - 10% discount on merchandise Riptide Café at SHARC 10% off coffee drinks Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-noon Sunriver Resort Golf $79 (before 1 p.m.), $59 (1-5 p.m.) & $49 (after 5 p.m.) Seventh Mountain River Company $5/person discount on Big Eddy raft trip with pickup at SHARC. Discount code (required for reservations) available to registered owners on SROA website under “News & Notices” annual wine raffle and dinner and the Sunriver potluck dinner attended by 250 people, the potluck’s biggest turnout ever. Automatic opening doors will be installed in one SHARC entrance vestibule to facilitate handicap and wheelchair access. Board actions -Approved minutes of the May 18 workshop and May 19
regular meeting. -Approved the budget through May 31. Treasurer Wrightson noted that May was one of SROA’s best revenue months ever due, primarily, to $700,000 higher than projected SHARC revenue. General manager Peck said SHARC had already realized 85 percent of its projected 2012 revenue and Turn to Board, page 27
Notice of Election and Annual Meeting of the
Sunriver Owners Association Membership An election of the membership of the Sunriver Owners Association will be conducted by mail to elect three (3) members to the Sunriver Owners Association Board of Directors. Closing date of the election will be Saturday, August 11, 2012 at noon. Results will be posted at the SROA office and announced at the annual meeting, Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Benham Hall at SHARC.
Sandra Kendle Election Committee Co-Chair
Marcia Schonlau Election Committee Co-Chair SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
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The SROA Board of Directors presented general manager Bill Peck with a proclamation naming the tubing hill at SHARC “Peck’s Peak.” In doing so the board acknowledged the crucial leadership and management roles Peck played in bringing the SHARC to fruition. The sign will be installed at SHARC soon.
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the summer season had barely begun. -Presented general manager Bill Peck with a proclamation naming the SHARC yearround tubing hill “Peck’s Peak.” -Approved Resolution 2012002 which terminates access to SHARC and other recreation facilities to any member who is in default of any regular or special assessment or fine levied by the association. A number of owners who were delinquent on their accounts have purchased yearly owner ID cards and received their complimentary passes, allowing the owner and their guests access to SHARC, the North Pool and SROA tennis courts. -Approved sending a letter of support for proposed improvements at the Mt. Bachelor ski area. Proposed improvements include a new lift on the east side of the mountain, new restrooms, increased snowmaking capacity, relocating the tubing hill, constructing a biomass co-generation power facility, and setting up a rock climbing structure and zip line course for summer use. -Elected board officers for 2012-2013. Bob Nelson is president, Chris Christensen is vice-president, Bob Wrightson is treasurer and Richard Wharton is secretary. -Approved terms of a settlement with the U.S. government regarding costs to cleanup amphitheater site asbestos leftover from Camp Abbot. SROA will net an estimated $300,000 after attorney fees, which will go to the general fund. Board discussion -Asked staff to review recSUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
ommendations from the 2010 GeoEngineers report regarding control of aquatic weeds. Considering the complexity of the issues, unquantifiable costs and lack of a clear direction, board decided to take no actions. -Received a status report on the Newberry geothermal power project. This summer an array of seismometers will be installed on the west flank of the Newberry Crater, about 10 air miles east of Sunriver, and water injected as deep as 10,000 feet in an attempt to create a geothermal reservoir by hydroshearing the rocks. The goal is to create a network of tiny cracks through which water can flow and be heated by the earth. Swarms of seismic events are expected during the hydroshearing process but few strong enough to be detected
by people. -Vandals spray-painted graffiti in The Village at Sunriver, in one pathway tunnel and dumped sand on the tubing hill. -The pathway task force received a compliment shortly after separator lines were applied to congested sections of the pathway. The meeting adjourned at 10:32 a.m. The next meeting of the SROA board of directors will be a Friday, July 20 work session, 9 a.m. in the Sunriver fire station training room, 57475 Abbot Drive. The regular monthly meeting follows at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 21 in the SROA administration building, 57455 Abbot Drive. Approved meeting minutes are posted, as available, on the SROA website, www.sunriver owners.org
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Responsible recycling in Sunriver
SROA encourages residents and guests to recycle by providing a recycling station at the Public Works yard off Sun Eagle Lane. However, there are certain items that aren’t recyclable in Central Oregon that may be acceptable in other communities. When unacceptable items get placed in Sunriver’s recycling bins, the entire load becomes trash and gets dumped into the landfill rather than recycled. In an ongoing effort to help owners and guests successfully recycle, SROA staff created and installed large decals right on the recycling bins that list acceptable and unacceptable items. See the complete list on page 29. If you bring unacceptable items for recycling, you must take them away with you as there are no trash/garbage bins at the Sunriver Recycling Station. Recycling is picked up daily by Cascade Disposal.
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• There is no need to call SROA. All roads will be checked. Have piles at roadside by the first week of each month • Cut branches to 8-foot maximum length • Stack brush/branches parallel with road edge so equipment can reach it without going off road • Do not stack on top of or near electrical, phone, cable boxes, water/sewer valves/meters, big rocks or sprinklers • WE CAN’T pick up pine needles, grass, leaves or small branches that equipment grapples can’t hold. If you include this material, the pile will be left • If you want to dispose of grass clippings, pine needles or other organic material, it can be taken to the compost site at Lake Penhollow (for a fee). Call (541) 593-4197 This service is provided free to individual property owners for reduction of ladder fuels. Vegetative material generated for building construction or by a ladder fuels contractor is the responsibility of the contractor and will not be removed.
Board candidates respond to questions posed by SROA Nominating Committee 1. What is your motivation for wanting to serve on the SROA Board? Froomer: I have a great deal of passion for Sunriver and the
future of our community. It’s this passion that is driving me to become more involved. There’s a lot of great momentum here right now which I think will help Sunriver return to the premier vacation destination in Oregon. I would like to be a part of making sure we continue this momentum. Hensley: Sunriver is my home. It’s a terrific place to live and vacation. I strongly support the board’s proactive, long-term approach to governing Sunriver. Serving on the SROA Board is one way I could take an active role in ensuring Sunriver’s strong future – and I would enjoy using my analytical skills as an attorney and economist to tackle the challenges and opportunities Sunriver will face in the next three years. Jendro: Based on my involvement with the SROA over the last six years it is apparent that the organization depends heavily upon active volunteer community service. With regard to the SROA Board of Directors specifically, volunteers who have both the requisite interest and skill sets need to avail themselves as candidates. I believe I have both the interest and a useful skill set. Additionally, I am aware of many of the issues and initiatives in progress that the upcoming board will address and I believe I can help advance them to successful completion or resolution. Jenkins: I aspire to participate in SROA governance, to anticipate and plan for our future, to promote Sunriver as a premier residential and resort community, to foster a constructive relationship among owners, visitors and the business sector, and to make a positive volunteer contribution to enrich the quality of life within Sunriver. Manary: After living in this extraordinary place, I’d like to keep it that way by continuing our progress toward enhancing our assets for current owners and future residents.
2. Have you been involved in Sunriver and/or Sunriver area organizations and if so, in what role? Froomer: No I have not. I have volunteered and been involved
in other organizations, however, I have not had the opportunity to become involved in Sunriver as of yet. Hensley: Mountain Meadow Quilters (Sunriver Quilt Show Chair 2007; newsletter editor and board member, 2009; retreat planning committee 2010-2011; bylaws committee 2011-2012); Coordinator, Chapter One Book Group (Friends of Sunriver Library) 2008-present; involved in campaign to prevent USPS from closing Sunriver Post Office 2011-2012 Jendro: 2007 – Present, SROA Environmental Committee, Chair/Interim Chair 2008-Present; 2006 – Present, Sunriver Anglers Club, Board of Directors 2007-2010; 2006 – Present, Holy Trinity Church, Finance Council 2010-Present; 2009 – Present, Care & Share (Community Outreach), active participant Jenkins: My involvement in Sunriver volunteer services includes membership on SROA’s Public Works Committee, Friends of Sunriver Library board, LT Rangers, and Sunriver Book Club. I completed training in Sunriver Citizens Academy, volunteered for the Sunriver/Crosswater Marathon for a Cause and Care and Share. Manary: Care for Kids Foundation board member and treasurer; Newberry Habitat board member and finance committee chair; Sunriver Christian Fellowship church board member and finance committee; SMART reader at Three Rivers School.
3. Summarize your educational background and professional, work and volunteer activities. Froomer: I have a BS degree in Psychology, minor in business
and computer science from UCLA. As for my professional career, I have been involved in various businesses for over 30 years. Currently I am serving as President and CEO of Quiktrak, a Beaverton company I co-founded 21 years ago. Quiktrak is an international asset verification and inventory solutions company with 70 employees. Most of my volunteering has been with Special Olympics of Oregon Page 28
where I was a head basketball coach for nine years in Forest Grove. Hensley: JD, Georgetown University Law Center; MA (economics), Washington University; BA, Lewis and Clark College. Experience: 30-year career as antitrust and consumer protection attorney, Federal Trade Commission; economist, US Postal Service; college instructor in economics Jendro: Education: B.S. Forest Management and B.A. Business Administration, Washington State University; Forest Taxation post-graduate work, Duke University; U.S. Navy Avionics School. Experience: Thirty-five years (and continuing) as a forest management, economics and valuation consultant working throughout the United States and Canada, the last 10 years being a principal in the firm of Jendro & Hart LLC with offices in the Sunriver and Puget Sound areas. U.S. Navy (four years). Volunteer: SROA Environmental Committee (two terms); Sunriver Anglers (two terms on Board); Holy Trinity Church Finance Committee (since 2010); Community Outreach efforts through Care & Share; Certified Oregon Tree Farm Inspector (American Tree Farm System); Youth Sports Coach and Board Member. Jenkins: B.S. Business Administration: Marketing/Finance, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Masters Degree: Student Personnel Services California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Masters Degree: Education Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara. By way of background, I’ve provided volunteer services in the public, private, non-profit, and environmental sectors. My volunteer work and career as a university administrator provided invaluable experience as the two term president of the Children’s Creative Project, president of the Community Resource Center, three term president of the Santa Barbara County Human Services Commission, vice president of the University of California Credit Union, board member of Santa Barbara Child Care Center, president of Endowment for Youth, two term board member of Goleta Valley Beautiful, three term president of Goleta Boys’ and Girls’ Club, served on multiple university committees, and three term president of the United Nations Association of Santa Barbara. Manary: Linfield College, BA in economics; University of Oregon, Law degree; Oregon Attorney General’s Office, tax law; Oregon Department of Revenue: appeals, property valuation, auditing, collections, administrative support, advised Legislature’s House and Senate Revenue Committees on tax policy
4. What accomplishment(s) are you proud of, and how does it demonstrate your leadership skills? Froomer: Professionally I am most proud of the company I have
help build over the past 21 years. I have the opportunity to work with great people on a daily basis which I believe is a direct result of the culture that has been created. And yet at the same time we have a successful company that has been featured in Portland Business Journal’s Fastest 100 Growing Companies four times. Personally I am proud of my three boys I raised mostly on my own when I suddenly became a single parent early in their lives. Finding balance between work and family was certainly challenging but the results have been very fulfilling. Hensley: As an FTC attorney, I challenged anticompetitive mergers and other unlawful practices that could raise consumer prices and reduce consumer choices; challenged deceptive advertising, telemarketing fraud and fraudulent get-rich-quick schemes that caused harm to consumers; and educated consumers about identity theft. I was selected to represent the U.S. as a special advisor on mergers to antitrust enforcement agencies in South Africa and Thailand. I’m especially proud that my mentoring helped persuade those competition agencies to adopt law enforcement practices based on the widely accepted principles of microeconomics used in the U.S. Leadership skills: I served as lead attorney on dozens of cases, managing teams of as many as 100 attorneys, economists, expert witnesses, consultants and support staff. My leadership approach emphasized collegiality, persuasion, and listening to all points of view. WWW.SUNRIVEROWNERS.ORG
Jendro: I am proud of the many accomplishments of the organizations I have been and am currently involved with, as well as in keeping a forest management /economics consulting firm viable through difficult economic times. Assuming the presidency of the Santa Barbara Human Services Commission during a volatile and divisive period in which three areas of our county were politically split over our allocation process, I brought resolution and leadership to their disputes. By providing effective mediation and negotiation, I was able to foster an environment where we found common ground, resolved differences and supported our commission’s collaborative funding process. Manary: As a manager of a number of divisions, I implemented a team approach in the work areas, financed divisionwide automation and ergonomic furniture, lead a tax enforcement program that was popular with most taxpayers while it raised over $50 million for schools and other programs, helped clean up tax legislation so it could be administered efficiently and effectively and oversaw a $60 million operating budget. I would like to bring this experience and my skills to our board. 5. What can the Board do to continue to engage all stakeholders in a two-way dialog? Froomer: The operative word here is “All”. In order for our
community to thrive I think everyone needs to work together. This is not just about the homeowners. We need to balance and weigh-in the needs of the surrounding businesses, service agencies and the environment as well. Town hall meetings are a great way to get everyone involved but also keeping the process as transparent as possible is just as important to ensure our community feels they are part of the process. Hensley: Encourage owners and other stakeholders to make concerns known by demonstrating that their views are welcome. Implement additional high-tech and low-tech ways for owners and others to express concerns and for the board and management to inform owners about what is happening and why. Monthly owners’ forums, while great, aren’t always easily accessible, particularly for non-resident owners. Ideas for increasing dialogue: webcasts of board workshops and meetings; separate email address for owners to submit concerns and suggestions directly to Board members; suggestion/ complaint box at SHARC; frequent owner surveys; town halls, videos on website, full-page spreads in Scene for major decisions; continue encouraging owners to sign up for email notification; other informal venues (such as brownbag lunches with owners and stakeholders). Jendro: Board - Shareholders dialogue requires the efforts of both the board and the shareholders along with assistance of the SROA staff including, but not limited to, the Scene. For the board’s part I believe that continuing to have both a monthly workshop and a board meeting is important as together they allow for and encourage more productive and more detailed communication. Also, when particularly important and far-reaching issues are involved the board should avail themselves or their representatives in other geographic locations to accommodate absentee owners (e.g., Portland, Seattle, etc.) as recent boards have done. Jenkins: Conduct an annual “State of Sunriver” meeting, during which owners’ input is solicited. Sponsor monthly community forums at the SHARC to solicit owners’ input. Develop an effective participatory website to elicit stakeholders’ input. Encourage Sunriver Scene editor to feature a section entitled “Owner’s Input.” Encourage rental companies to disseminate SROA business information to owners. Foster a supportive environment for sustainable Sunriver businesses. Support board policies that encourage volunteerism. Develop a Welcome Wagon program for new owners. When resources permit, solicit input from owners regarding enhancing sustainable SROA amenities. Increase the number of recognized Continued next page SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
7. What are your thoughts on the topic of increasing Sunriver’s full-time resident population? Froomer: I support initiatives to increase full-time residents as
long as it doesn’t happen at the expense of vacationers, renters and non-permanent residents. The Vision 2020 plan talks specifically about an “effective balance” of amenities that appeal to full-time residents, vacationers, sports enthusiasts, families, etc. So yes I am for it if we balance our efforts well, so it will be good for all. Hensley: More permanent residents are critical to supporting – throughout the year – local businesses and activities that attract people to Sunriver. The number of permanent residents has been declining and is below critical mass. Increasing the number of permanent residents benefits owners of vacation homes by making it economically viable for more businesses to locate in Sunriver and by bringing more activities to attract visitors as well as permanent residents. Some steps SROA can take: partner with Sunriver Resort, property management companies and local businesses to market Sunriver aggressively in national and regional media; implement state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure to attract telecommuters and younger residents. Jendro: Most SROA owners are in my opinion in favor of increasing Sunriver’s full-time resident population and/or increasing the amount of time absentee owners (non full-time residents) are able to spend in Sunriver. The desire to increase the number of fulltime residents and/or increasing the amount of time non-resident owners spend in Sunriver emanates primarily from the need to have a more significant year-around, or near so, population to support the existing infrastructure and amenities, e.g., Village mall, airport, SHARC, Sage Springs, Mavericks, skating rink, stables, marina, etc., and new ones as well. Furthermore, while our volunteers for comSUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
8. What should the Board do to keep Vision 2020 as the guiding document? What should be done to communicate it to owners and to implement it? Froomer: Speaking of Vision 2020, before I started this process
of running I didn’t even know this document existed. I would think as an owner I would have come across this at some point. I would recommend more efforts are made to communicate this vision to all stakeholders through the Scene and potentially a dedicated section on the SROA website. We need to make sure this document has visibility to all concerned and right now I don’t believe it is being communicated as effectively as possible. Next it needs to be expanded upon, goals need to be set and progress needs to be measured periodically to make sure this vision is kept alive. Hensley: Vision 2020 is an excellent governance tool. The SROA board should continue including Vision 2020 as routine agenda item, with each director assigned to a goal. The board should emphasize to incoming directors that owners support the long-range, proactive planning approach of Vision 2020. The board should use a variety of media to inform owners
about how it is implementing Vision 2020, such as the board president’s monthly message in the Scene, minutes of meetings, a series of articles in the Scene, and a separate tab on the SROA website for Vision 2020 to give it a higher profile. Jendro: The Sunriver Vision 2020 Statement is meant to be a living document as annual updates and revisions are mandated and thus will remain relevant into the future. Scene articles communicating periodic updates/revisions will likely reach almost all interested owners. Jenkins: Our board must establish measurable outcomes and become accountable for achieving Vision 2020 goals. It is also important to develop a comprehensive plan that will augment Sunriver’s existing amenities that require owners’ approval. We must work diligently and relentlessly to achieve the highest quality of life experience for owners and guests. Manary: We can put one element at a time of the Vision on the board’s Friday work sessions to review our progress and make any adjustments. See answer to question 5.
9. You have answered quite a few questions. Is there anything else you would like to add? Froomer: Yes, I would like to point out that while I come
over here quite often, as a previous frequent renter and now a nonresident owner, I am eager to bring this point of view to the board considering a large part of Sunriver is made up of this owner group. This I believe gives me a broad perspective and will serve the board and Sunriver homeowners well. Thank you for your consideration and your vote. Hensley: I am committed to long-range planning, openness and transparency, listening, encouraging owners to communicate with the board with respect and civility in Sunriver public affairs. I would welcome the opportunity to serve. Jendro: Yes, as I stated at the outset when asked what motivated me to become a candidate for the board, I believe I have the necessary interest and skills. Among those skills are my academic training and three decades of experience in natural resources management including interfacing with federal, state and local regulatory agencies, a skill set that is not duplicative of any current board member nor, to my knowledge, any other current candidate. I believe these skills could be well used on the board given Sunriver’s commitment to maintaining and enhancing our natural environment, our need to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with our neighbors, which includes the U.S. Forest Service, and to work successfully with various regulatory bodies. Jenkins: It would be an honor to serve; I seek your support.
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Sunriver puzzle. When I first started coming here about 20 years ago it was the amenities Sunriver offered that was a key differentiator for our familly over other resort alternatives in Oregon. Now there are many great efforts being put into place like the SHARC, pathway upgrades and the revitalization of the Village. These efforts will continue to make Sunriver the premier Oregon resort community. However, I think it is equally important to plan for what is next. We need to keep moving the dial forward so that we ensure the future of Sunriver thrives. Hensley: With Sunriver on solid footing following owner approval of reserves funding, the SHARC, and the land swap, it is time to take a fresh look at SROA’s amenities master plan. Amenities planning should focus on both outdoor recreational facilities (pathways and river access, for example) and other amenities (e.g., communications infrastructure, recycling and restrooms). The Board should: seek input from owners in setting priorities; establish an amenities committee; and apply the long-range planning approach reflected in the Vision 2020 plan. Amenities should be prioritized based on Sunriver’s mission statement and overall benefits and costs to owners. Jendro: With reserves funding in place, the SHARC facility financed and constructed, and the property exchange successfully negotiated we can now aggressively pursue other long range planning efforts of which amenities are a significant part. The board, with the assistance of staff, the committees and task forces, is currently in the process of developing long-range financial plans that will include addressing the approved amenities plan. With the recent property exchange even more choices/opportunities are presenting themselves. I believe the current board has amenities planning on the “front burner’’ as it should be. Jenkins: The SROA board formally adopted an amenities plan in 2010, authored by J.T. Atkins. However, with the recent land swap, this plan may need to be reconsidered and amended. I back our current board of directors’ goals for Site, Facility and Amenities Long Range Plan and the Long Range Financial Plan. I will promote working toward securing a sound association, focused leadership and effective management of resources. Concurrently, we can create and stream video footage at SHARC that promote Sunriver and its amenities. All of these efforts will ensure a high quality-of-life experience for owners and guests. Manary: First, we should monitor and evaluate the operation of the SHARC in balancing the interests of the owners and vacationing families, as to access and reasonable cost. Second, we need to plan strategically (long run) for the opportunities to improve our assets from the land swap and prudently consider options for their financing. We also need to attract the highest quality cable connections for TVs and computers (Chambers v. another service).
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6. The Board has been waiting to develop an amenities plan until after SHARC and the vote for the land swap had been completed. Now that these are past us, what are your thoughts on amenities planning? Froomer: I do think amenities planning is a vital piece of the
mittees, task forces and community outreach organizations by no means come solely from the full-time resident ranks they are, and likely will be in the future, in the majority. Jenkins: I support SROA’s preliminary report from our amenities consultants Mackay and Sposito, as well as developing efficient web communications for stakeholders. It has become increasingly important to work with our business community to promote Sunriver as a place to visit, purchase property, or to permanently reside. I maintain that we pursue the “Fiber to the Home Initiative” which examines improving access for potential telecommuters, homeowners and guests. A Permanent Residence Task Force was established in 2009 to explore this initiative. Subsequently this summer, a graduate intern will review, make current and perhaps provide additional data regarding the “Charles Lesser Report.” This document examined Sunriver’s demographic trends, interviewed stakeholders regarding their thoughts concerning Sunriver, what makes the Village vital, identified new markets to attract permanent residents, developed a strategic marketing campaign, suggested further steps to market Sunriver, and constructed data on how to attract more permanent residents. The results of this amended report will guide our actions toward increasing full-time residency in Sunriver. Manary: Now that the SHARC is built, we can focus on attracting the best high-speed cable service for professionals who work from home and on a transport strategy for those who cannot drive.
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SHARC’s operating expenses. time and under budget… we Are you worried and where are have! We received a 70 percent we to date? approval and SHARC was built A: No matter what you do, on time and under budget, there will always be skeptics. resulting in a lower than preWhen we were preparing to put dicted special assessment. Left SHARC to a vote there were to prove is our ability to operskeptics that said it would nev- ate the new facility within the budgeted projecer pass, and those tions. While I had who said that we confidence in our couldn’t build it for budgeted revenue what we were proand expense proposing. There was jections when we also an organized effort to get owners Coffee with the GM presented them, 8 am, July 17 I’m even more opto vote no, because SHARC timistic after just a a small group of Hosmer Room couple months of opponents didn’t Owners are invited to operations. believe we would learn the latest SROA To share in my produce the revnews and ask questions. optimism, considenue we projected er these key points: in our forecasts to •Unlike most business venadequately cover the expenses. The only way I know to answer tures of this type, SHARC has the skeptics is to prove them no capital investment to repay and account for in its operations wrong. In answer to their concerns budget. Thanks to the financial about owner approval and commitment of our owners, rewhether we could build it on payment of our loan and associated financing costs are entirely covered. All we have left to do is generate enough revenue to cover operational costs. Specializing in interior & exterior repaintS •Gate fees account for only Powerwash and Treat Decks 12 percent of our revenue. The majority of our revenue is eiFree Estimates! license #54565 Bonded & insured ther contractually committed or has already been received. Dan stonE Thus, roughly 85 percent of all 17891 log cabin lane, bend, or 97707 541.593.9920 budgeted revenue (as of June rEliablE, courtEous sErvicE that you can DEpEnD on! 11, 2012) has already been ac-
Q: Were there any hiccups during the SHARC grand opening activities? How many people came through the doors that weekend? Is the facility ready for the peak visitor season? A: Our grand opening was a huge success and somewhere in the vicinity of 5,000 visitors, swam, tubed, danced to three different bands, ate free snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn, and contributed five pickup loads of food to Care & Share. On a less than perfect day weather-wise, I saw a lot of smiles, heard lots of screams coming from the water slides and tubing hill, and received many accolades. While not perfect, the first weekend gave us the opportunity to focus on our strengths and weaknesses making us even more prepared than we were for the active summer months to come. Yes, we are ready. Q: I’ve heard from a few skeptics epressing concerns about SROA’s ability to meet
counted for and the facility has only been open for a little over two months. Thirty eight percent of this committed revenue comes from recreation access agreements with seven largescale property management companies (that manage more than 50 rental units); another 10 percent comes from individual access agreements with owners who rent their own homes. Owner and extended family ID cards account for another 12 percent. Tennis, camps, programs, merchandise sales, events, leases, room rentals and North Pool revenue make up the balance of our recreation revenue. With over 85 percent of our projected revenue already collected or contractually guaranteed, I’m confident we will meet or even exceed our budget and be able to satisfy the concerns previously raised. • I am also pleased to report that our expenses are tracking well, with some line item expenses surprisingly less than expected. The overwhelming number of visitors to SHARC during a cooler than normal spring and their positive reaction has been amazing. This proves that our communication and media efforts are also achieving their respective goals. After what is starting off to be one of the best summer seasons ever in Sunriver, I’m hopeful that
by year’s end our demonstrated level of performance will replace some of the skepticism with a higher level of confidence going forward. Q: Sunriver Resort and some property management companies report record demand for rooms and rental homes this summer. What factors do you think are contributing to what may be one of the busiest summer seasons in many years? A: It’s the energy, excitement and anticipation that are a direct result of the community’s revitalization effort. SHARC is just one part of that equation. The resort and village, as a result of their investments, are also buzzing with a level of enthusiasm that hasn’t been seen since Sunriver’s initial opening. Collaboratively, we have also effectively communicated, touted and marketed what these improvements mean to the Sunriver experience. These are just some of the factors that I believe are contributing to what promises to be a very successful year for all of Sunriver. Q: The Oregon Brownfields Award – presented by Business Oregon, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Northwest Environmental Business Council and the Center for Creative Land Recycling – was recently awarded to Sunriver Turn to Ask, page 31
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Owners Association for the SHARC project reclamation of the asbestos-contaminated amphitheater site. Describe the genesis of the idea for reclaiming the site with a new recreation facility. A: The genesis was acting out of necessity. We were faced with an expensive stand-alone cleanup of asbestos containing material (ACM), or a less expensive abatement solution of encapsulating the ACM safely below grade and integrating it into a very much needed community project that would also solve other infrastructure and amenity needs. Thanks to the support of SROA members, we succeeded on both levels and resolved multiple matters in the most efficient manner possible. The Oregon Brownfields Awards recognize individuals and groups who worked to solve the critical environmental challenges of transforming brownfields (contaminated sites) into productive uses. The awards honor the implementation of innovative, yet practical cleanup projects that addressed a community development need and resulted in significant protection of human health and the environment. In addition to SHARC receiving the Oregon Brownfields
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Bill Peck, SROA general manager, hosts “Coffee with the GM” 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 17 and Aug. 14 in the Hosmer Room at SHARC. All owners are invited to the informal Q&A sessions.
Award for 2012, I’m especially pleased to recognize and congratulate Hugh Palcic, assistant general manager of the Sunriver Owners Association for receiving the Oregon Brownfields’ “Unsung Hero” Award. This special award category recognizes individuals who demonstrated leadership and perseverance in working through issues, motivated and educated the community, and made the Brownfields’ dream a reality. Over the past two and a half years, Hugh utilized his skills and educational background in political science to ensure that SHARC would become a reality. Without Hugh’s communication skills, I feel this project could have just as easily failed. I fully
supported Hugh’s nomination for this award and couldn’t be more pleased that he was selected by an independent panel of state, environmental, business and academic professionals to receive this prestigious award. The Brownfields awards showcase these successes and publicize them as models for other communities around the state. Members of SROA should be very proud that SHARC and Hugh Palcic were recognized with these prestigious awards. Q: How is the association preparing for SROA Controller Pete Nielsen’s retirement this month? We advertised the opening locally in The Bulletin, regionally in The Oregonian and nationally on the Community Association
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away from the spotlight. What has he contributed to SROA during his 25 years of service? “I have nothing to report.” This inside joke is what we repeatedly heard from Pete during our bi-monthly staff meetings. Unless there was something meaningful that the other department directors needed to know, Pete was reluctant to toot his own horn and go on about daily duties that he assumed were nothing more than what was expected of him. With that said, Pete has kept Sunriver on the financial straight and narrow with exemplary fiscal oversight and dedication. For all of his 25 years as financial controller, our association has received clean/unqualified opinions from independent auditors. His watchful eye and fiscal conservatism has saved the association literally tens of thousands of dollars. It has been an honor to have known and worked with Pete l for more than 22 years. I wish him all the best in his retirement.
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Sunriver Women’s Golf Association news By Roxie Oglesby The golf season for Sunriver Women’s Golf Association is in full swing (pun intended). Regular club play began May 9 on the Meadows course. The game: Individual Ones – count only the holes beginning with the letters o, n, e and s. Flight 1: 1st - Doris Yillik, 2nd - Patty Simone, 3rd Nancy Cotton, 4th - Carol Woodruff. Flight 2: 1st - Joanne Yutani, 2nd Neoma Woischke, 3rd Susan Gilbreth, 4th - Sallie Hennessy. KP #8 - Mary Condy, KP #13 - Donna Loringer. Chip-ins: #10 - Terry Mandel, #13 - Carol Woodruff. Birdies: #12 - Doris Yillik, #15 - Doris Yillik, #14 - Mary Condy, #13 - Carol Woodruff May 16 play on the Meadows course featured four-person teams in a game of Ray’s Waltz. Score is kept by counting the one low net score on the first six holes, the two low net scores on the next six holes, and the three low net scores on the last six holes. 1st place - Doris Yillik, Diana Norem, Joanne Yutani, Carol Cassetty. 2nd place - Helen Brown, Nancy Cotton, Susan Gilbreth, Betty Murphy. 3rd place - Mary Condy, Karen Padrick, Millie MacKenzie, Ellen Newbore. Chip-in: #18 - Betty
Murphy. Birdies: #5 - Doris Yillik, #16 - Diana Norem. May 23 play on Meadows Course featured a game of Ts and Fs (count only the holes beginning with t or f). 1st - 38 - Sue Braithwaite, 2nd - 39 Roxie Oglesby, 3rd - 41 - Diana Norem, KP #8 - 48’ - Diana Norem, Chip-in - #14 - Sue Braithwaite. May 30th play on the Meadows course featured a game of Criss Cross with 2-person teams. 1st Place 60 - Carol Woodruff, Marianne Martin, 2nd place (tie) 63 - Patty Simone, Barbara Weybright, Neoma Woischke, Joanne Yutani, 4th place (tie) 64 - Mary Condy, Andi Northcote, Adele Johansen, Darlene Allison, KP #4 - Sallie Hennessy 12’6”, #13 - Patty Simone - 7’5”, Birdies: #13 - Patty Simone, Joanne Yutani. #11 - Darlene Allison, #4 - Sallie Hennessy, Chip-ins: 11 - Darlene Allison, 12 - Marianne Martin, 14 - Andi Northcote Bend Golf and Country Club invited SWGA to join a best ball tournament on May 23 that included breakfast, lunch, carts and prizes. Prineville Golf and Country Club invited the Sunriver women golfers to a scramble event June 20 with a luncheon catered by Tate and Tate. And Awbrey Glen Golf
Club invited SWGA to a June 28 visitation that featured two net best balls per foursome, two gross best balls per foursome, KPs and long drive prizes. The SWGA hosts two tournaments each season. The first is the Partnership Tournament, a two-day competition scheduled for July 11 and 18. The two players on a team must have handicaps that are within a 10-point spread. A luncheon will follow the last day’s play and prizes will be awarded to the top two teams based on net scoring in two flights. The Club Championship is the second tournament of the season, also a two-day competition. August 13 play is at the Woodlands and August 15 is at Meadows. The club champion is the player with the lowest two-day gross total. There is an overall low net champion. In addition, awards are given for low gross and low net winners in two flights. A luncheon and awards follow the last day’s play. Sunriver women will compete in three Central Oregon Women’s Team Golf (COWTG) matches in June against Prineville, Bend, and Black Butte Ranch. In July there are also three scheduled events. The opponents are Juniper, Eagle Crest and Awbrey Glen. The Sunriver
team is comprised of six of the lowest handicap players. The team is excited and expecting a successful 2012 season. There have been significant changes for the Rules of Golf for 2012-2015 amended by the USGA and R&A this year. One is Rule 18-2b, Ball Moving After Address. A new exception is added which exonerates the player from penalty if their ball moves after it has been addressed when it is known or virtually certain that the player
did not cause the ball to move. For example, if it is a gust of wind that moves the ball after it has been addressed, there is no penalty and the ball is played from its new position. If you are interested in joining the Sunriver women for a fun golf experience, please contact Sue Revere, 541-5989223, email@example.com For 9-hole group information, please contact Kathy Wrightson, 503-880-0990, firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition casting call The Sunriver Stars Community Theater will open its season with “The Brementown Musicians.” Auditions will be held Tuesday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m. at Benham Hall at SHARC. Rehearsals will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout the months of July and August. The show itself will be presented Aug. 24-26. A casting call is out for high school age and older actors, with or without previous theater experience. The play includes pirate robbers, a pessimistic donkey (think Eeyore), a complaining hound, a woeful cat, the rooster (a wise old bird), a know-it-all squirrel, assorted humans and tons of funny business. For those wanting to be a part of the fun behind the curtain, the theater is also looking for help with costumes, sets, sound and publicity. For additional information and a rehearsal monologue, please see the website at www.sunriverstars.com or contact the artistic director at email@example.com
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Sunriverites travel to Costa Rica for a cross-cultural holiday ture to locals and other nearby By Anita Lohman Sixteen Sunriverites enjoyed villages. After spending a Saturday a sunny break in Costa Rica last March with Overseas Ad- morning at the school, asking venture Travel (OAT). We not and answering questions of only saw all the tourist sights one another, playing games, (rugged volcanoes, rain forests, dancing with the children and exquisite tropical flowers and touring the school and farm, birds, beautiful Pacific beaches, we were invited to accompany white water rafting on the Sara- some children to their homes piqui River, outrigger canoe- for lunch where we enjoyed ing, encounters with capuchin the local cuisine prepared by and howler monkeys, caimans their parents. Many of the and poison dart frogs, mud foods we were served came baths, and zip lining in the from the family’s own vegetable Sunriverites visited the San Francisco Primary School in the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica. Pictured forest canopy); with the children are Valerie Wood, Bruce Stendal, Ken Arnold, Melodee Munckton, Pat Arnold, Pam we also spent a Stendal, Eric Saukkonen, Dennis Wood, John Lohman, Robert Hickman, Barbara Wymetalek, John day in the life Eckholt, Linda Saukkonen, Anita Lohman, Cheryl Storm, and Larry Wymetalek. of a rural primary school in accomplishments in their lives where we had traveled and what made us appreciate all the the village of more the special beauties of this we thought of their school. was very heart warming. San Francisco tropical paradise, and the joyful The cultural exchanges we The educational aspirations in the Province spirit of its people. enjoyed on this trip enriched of some of these children has of Alajuela. Information: www.oattravel. risen as a result of the efforts our understanding of the strugCultural excom or Anita Lohman, anita@ gles and accomplishments of of their school and community, changes are a Making empanadas with a Costa Rican family. chamberscable.com the people of Costa Rica. It as well as from their contacts vital part of with travelers like us. They OAT trips, and a portion of the profit from ev- and fruit gardens behind their enjoyed speaking some English ery trip goes to the Grand Cir- homes. The pride displayed by with us, as we enjoyed learning cle Foundation which supports the children and their parents some Spanish from them. They schools and villages around the in all the improvements and were curious about our careers, world. This enables travelers Real estate BRokeR G.R.I. President’s Circle to spend time in a school with the children and in the homes ExPERt, of their parents – experiences AttEntIvE Ligon’s Painting most tourists never have. PERsonAl For All Your Interior/Exterior Painting & Decks sERvICE MORRIS REAL ESTATE We saw firsthand the im& maintenance pact of the economic support the school has received in the form of new computer and muJohn Ligon 10% discount (541) 480-9300 • (541) 389-4123 Cell Phone: 541-419-8792 sic classrooms, sidewalks and for seniors firstname.lastname@example.org • www.jackjohns.com Home Phone: 541-593-2698 landscaping, and an adjacent 16977 Jacinto Rd. Sunriver, OR 97707 Lic.# 142170 486 S.W. BLUFF DRIVE • BEND, OREGON 97702 micro organic farm constructed to teach children and villagers about organic farming methods. Much of the construction and landscaping is done by parents and local residents. We met the principal of San Francisco primary school, who is one of the local leaders identified by the foundation to suggest needed local projects, and who also acts as a consultant to other schools in the area. The school’s micro farm generates revenue for the village, and demonstrates the nutritional benefits of sustainable agricul-
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Sunriver Service District Managing Board June meeting summary public safety The Sunriver Service District Managing Board held its regular meeting on June 14. Board members present: Debra Baker, Jim Wilson, Bob Wrightson, Ron Angell, Bob Nelson. Public input -None. Financial report (as of May 31, 2012, unaudited) Resources................. 5,316,770
Requirements........... 5,215,161 Police wages & Benefits.................... 1,392,640 Police materials & services........................ 130,114 Fire wages & benefits.................... 1,592,223 Fire materials & services:....................... 239,234 Bike Patrol:................... 50,058 Non-departmental...... 134,818
Board actions -Approved minutes of the May 16 regular meeting and May 18 and May 19 special meetings. -Approved payment of $10,851.18 to SROA for administrative and fleet maintenance services provided in May. -Acknowledged completion of background and reference checks for Marc Mills, still
Half dozen pricey bikes stolen in Sunriver Six high-end bicycles worth an estimated $8,000 were stolen from various locations around the south end of Sunriver the night of June 17. Five of the bicycles were locked with cable bike locks or similar theft deterrent devices and all of the locks were cut with a bolt cutter type tool. “These types of high end bicycles are especially attractive to thieves as they are worth a significant amount of money,” said Sgt. Joe Patnode in a Sunriver Police Department statement. The sixth bicycle was left unlocked and recovered. “Shame on me,” Kurt Haapala of Portland told KTVZ.com. Haapala
was staying in a condominium and woke up Father’s Day morning to find his bike, an REI-Novarra “Forza,” worth about $800, missing. The bike had been given to him the previous Father’s Day. “We’ve been coming to Sunriver for six years, and you leave your bike out everywhere – at the pool, propped against a tree while you get some coffee,” he said. “I guess I let my guard down.” Haapala said the officers did a good job, calling back to gather details and then letting him know his bike was found – and now locked up, he said, adding that he uses it as both a commuter bike and
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for recreation. “The only thing that was missing was the light which I guess he needed to get back across the golf course in the dark,” Haapala said. The other stolen bikes were identified as a Gary Fisher “Sugar” model with carbon fiber components worth an estimated $3,000; two Specialized-brand bikes (a Crossbike and a “Rock Hopper”) and two Cannondale “Quick 4” models, Patnode said. The department requested the public’s assistance apprehending the suspect or suspects responsible for the string of bike thefts.
awaiting results of a medical check. Mills officially starts serving as Sunriver Police Chief July 2. A swearing in and oath of office ceremony will be held 11 a.m. that day. -Discussed process for updating the district’s strategic plan. -Established two subcommittees to draft measurable annual goals for the police and fire chiefs. Chief’s reports Police: -Bike Patrol began May 5. The bike patrol was fully deployed as of June 16. One bike patrol officer left for a full-time position with the Warm Springs Police Department, leaving seven bike officers. -Chief Mills noted the number of assists have more than doubled due to Bike Patrol making contacts with the public over the weekends.
-The 12th annual Citizen Academy concluded May 24 with 26 graduates, the largest academy to date. -Police department representatives attended the May 18 Rotary Club banquet, May 23 Sunriver area potluck and the Dog Day event in The Village at Sunriver. Mills said he was pleased with off-duty officer participation in community events. -Chief Mills said implementation of a new records management system produces a media report that is thin on details. He is working with the Scene to establish a new police log format. -From the “wow” files, Mills said bike patrol and patrol officers led six people lost on the pathways to their destinations. In one instance, officers fixed Turn to Summary, page 36
Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to contact an officer at the Sunriver Police Department. 541-593-1014.
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Sunriver fire station rocks… according to 2nd graders Eighty Buckingham Elementary School 2nd graders from Bend toured the Sunriver fire station on May 25. The B shift crew showed the students home exit drills, how to call 911 and what to do in or near a fire. SRFD gives an average of 10 tours a year to school groups even though there are no schools located in its district. Anyone can request a tour of the fire station by calling 541-593-8622. As long as staff is not out on a call, someone will guide a tour. The fire department also is holding an open house every Friday in July from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Register to receive emergency notifications on cellular and VoIP phone lines From Scene news sources The Deschutes County Citizen Emergency Notification System (CENS) can be used to notify the public with important information during an emergency. Emergencies happen with little or no notice at any time of the day or night. With CENS, 9-1-1 personnel can relay critical information about natural disasters or other emergencies that require immediate attention. The service area for Deschutes County CENS includes all of Deschutes County, Crooked River Ranch, and Camp Sherman. Until recently, emergency
Watch out for bogus text messages Oregon Attorney General John Kroger warns Oregonians not to open unsolicited text messages. Similar to “phishing” email scams, many of these electronic messages contain malware and viruses designed to infect your phone and steal personal information. Common examples include messages claiming you have “won” a gift card for Walmart, Best Buy, Apple and other national retailers. Protect yourself from text message scams by heeding the following advice: • Do not click on links in unsolicited text messages. • Do not reply to unsolicited texts. Regardless if the text suggests you can end receipt by sending a “STOP” message, doing so only confirms the message was sent to a live phone and may result in unauthorized charges on your wireless statement. • Contact your cell carrier. Most providers have specific instructions to report SMS (text) SPAM, block numbers and, in some cases, websites. • Register all your phones, including wireless with the Do Not Call List. Text messages sent to phones on the Do Not Call List are in violation of the law and can be reported to either the Federal Trade Commission or Federal Communications Commission. • Discuss text scams with all members of your family who have cell phones. • Be wary of any messages, emails, texts, voice mails, etc. that claim you won a prize. • Never give your credit card, Social Security or bank account numbers to claim “prizes,” sign up for free trials or cover related shipping costs. • Check your bank, credit card and wireless phone statements on a regular basis to detect suspicious charges. Information: 1-877-8779392 or www.doj.state.or.us SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
personnel would use CENS to call landline telephones but did not have the capability to include Wireless (cellular) or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone numbers. Now, owners of VoIP or cellular phone lines can receive the same emergency message as those with landline phones receive, but only if they register. In the event of an emergency, Deschutes County officials can identify an affected area and, if necessary, send a message that describes the situation and recommend protective actions residents should take. The CENS system will automatically call out to all land-line and opt-in telephone numbers within that
geographic area and deliver the recorded message once a voice is heard. If your phone line is busy, the system will attempt to redial the number three times to make contact. If an answering machine or voice mail system picks up the call, an emergency message will be recorded. Events that may trigger a CENS alert include emergency evacuations (fire, flooding, public welfare, etc.), natural disasters (fire, flooding, etc.), missing or endangered children or elderly, hazardous material incidents and neighborhood emergencies. CENS has limitations If linked to a specific address, the location of the cell
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Locals participate in shred and drug disposal event
More than 2,000 pounds of paper were shredded and some unwanted prescription drugs were disposed of during the Sunriver Police Department’s first ever “Secure Shred” event June 9 in the SRPD parking lot. Michelle Miller, SRPD office manager, said many of the people who brought documents or drugs for disposal expressed appreciation for the service being made available locally. Miller said SRPD probably will stage another “Secure Shred” in June 2013.
SRFD to hold July open house events Looking for something to do with the kids and grandkids? Check out the Sunriver Fire Department’s Open House every Friday in July, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On-duty firefighters and paramedics will give tours of the station, of the fire trucks and ambulances, and give stickers and coloring books to children. The Sunriver Fire Department is located at 57475 Abbot Drive, between circles 3 and 4 in Sunriver. Information: 541-593-8622, www.sunriversd.org
Public Service Announcement
With the vacation season upon us, the Sunriver Police Department asks homeowners and guests to be extra diligent in securing/locking their homes/rentals, vehicles and bicycles.
phone number becomes essentially fixed to that location. This could lead to the situation of a cell phone being notified when the user is mobile and well out of the affected area. Or conversely, the situation where the user is mobile, is in the affected area, but is not notified because the fixed location of the number is in an unaffected area. Please consider this when registering cell phone information for addition to the database. Following registration confirmation, if an incident occurs in
your neighborhood that results in activation of CENS, you will receive a notification. If an incident occurs after you register but before confirmation you will not receive a notification. Registration does not guarantee notification of any specific event. Residents are still encouraged to visit the Deschutes County website and to stay tuned to local news channels and radio stations during a community crisis. Information: www.deschutes. org/9-1-1-Service-District.aspx
Sunriver Police log Selected log entries from the Sunriver Police - May 2012 Editor’s note: The Sunriver Police Department recently joined a countywide incident reporting system. The information now available to the media is little more than code (for example “traffic safety,” or “DUII”) that establishes the nature of the call, the date, time and location of the incident and the name of the officer who responded, but no narrative whatsoever. Law enforcement officials are working with the software to restore the narrative reporting section, but until then, Sunriver Police Chief Marc Mills has offered to provide background about calls that, as best we can tell, may interest the public. With thanks to Chief Mills, herein follows our first effort at working within the boundaries of the new police activity reporting system. In May, the Sunriver Police Department investigated 90 incidents, followed up on 52 and issued 23 case numbers; arrested six individuals; provided 476 on-property assists, 47 off-property assists and 404 public assists. The department issued 155 traffic warnings and 24 citations; investigated 66 possible violations of Sunriver Rules and Regulations and issued 80 warnings. Issued 194 warnings of pathway violations. Individual calls about which the Scene requested additional information: May 3: Burglary on Fifteenth Tee Lane. A laptop computer valued at $700 and $125 worth of alcoholic beverages taken from inside the residence. No signs of forced entry. Investigation to date has not identified any suspect(s). May 4: Alleged theft at Sunriver Lodge. One of the responding officers used their plumbing skills to check the drain trap in which the alleged stolen jewelry was located. The jewelry was accidentally swept into the sink. May 5: Reported game violation at Cardinal Landing Bridge. A male and female were allegedly fishing in the river before the fishing season opened. Area checked. Persons not located. Oregon State Police game officers notified. May 9: Suspicious prowler. A garage door was open as well
as a rear sliding door. Nobody was found inside the residence and nothing appeared out of order.
May 21: Eight calls of “community policing” attributed to officers contacting homeowners regarding the Neighborhood Watch program. May 22: Report of a weapon on Overlook Road and Theater Drive. A rodent eradication service was using an “air soft” rifle. Complainant notified of the pre-approved process. Police Department requesting notification in advance of this type of rodent control activity. May 28: Parking issue on Quail Lane was a special needs situation. No report or citation. May 29: Criminal mischief at Fort Rock Park. Restroom was “tagged” in spray paint with hate messages directed at alternative lifestyles. Up to $500 damage to paint over. May 29: Criminal mischief at Woodlands golf course. Same
type crime as above but the tagging was directed toward blacks. No suspects at this time. Both occurred over Memorial Day weekend. Page 35
Vacation home maintenance: Landscaping ideas and procedures By Shannon Bassett It’s finally planting time again in Central Oregon. But planter beware, in this zone with its risk of frost 365 days a year, you can’t plant just anything. Although our Sunriver microclimate can be especially challenging, knowing what to plant will help. Here the flowers that work well include yarrow, purple coneflower, California poppy and daisies. Dry river beds are the perfect environment for Karlfoester grass, tufted hair grass and Idaho fescue. Other plants commonly seen include Western serviceberry, kinnikinnic and Wood’s rose. Be aware, however, that just because trees, bushes and flowers will grow here doesn’t mean that you can actually
you up for ice dams, and broken sprinkler pipes can flood the yard, kill off your landscaping and create big water bills. Do you have everything taken care of on your home?
plant them. You must follow the Sunriver Owners Association rules and regulations and first get yard improvements approved by the Design Committee. Call the owners association representative at 541-593-2411 when planning for details and approval. You can see a full list of recommended plants on the SROA website www.sunriverowners. org/Recommended-Plants-&Trees~164421~13934.htm Taking care of the outside of your home is so much more than planting grass and plants that will enhance the home. Seasonal cleanup is the easiest way to prevent big problems after the long winter. An ignored tree might end up falling on the house, clogged drains will set
Weed control As every gardener and homeowner knows regular weeding and keeping on top of the noxious weeds is critical to maintain an appealing landscape. You might not realize however, that if you don’t eliminate noxious weeds you could actually get fined. Through hand pulling, cutting and sparingly use of chemicals you can keep all these weeds under control. Sprinkler maintenance and monitoring Start up sprinklers in the early season and monitor the amount of water the yard is receiving. At the beginning of the summer you don’t need to use a lot of water. As the heat intensifies the plants require more water so leave your sprinklers on longer. For the beginning of the summer you won’t want to water for more than 6 -8 minutes a stretch.
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a broken bike chain enabling completion of the trip. Officers turned off a residential sprinkler system that had been running 24/7, cleaned up a toilet-papering incident over Memorial Day weekend rather than waiting for SROA Public Works crews; provided fuel to a stranded motorist and helped a woman load boxes into her vehicle. Fire: -In May, the Sunriver Fire Department responded to 27 incidents, including 13 emergency medical service calls, two motor vehicle accidents with injuries and two unauthorized burns. -Modifications continue to a lease agreement between the district and Sunriver Resort for the fire training facility near Lake Penhollow. Chief Hatch said he expected the lease agreement to be ready for ratification
at the July meeting. -Chief Hatch met with the USDA regional community specialist concerning possible grants to fund construction of the training facility. Hatch requested board consent to begin land use discussions with Deschutes County for the site. The board asked him to continue investigating funding sources and to identify costs. -An emergency operations plan exercise will be held June 27. -Preparations for the Fourth of July Festival in The Village at Sunriver are nearly complete. The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m. to executive session. The next regular meeting of the Sunriver Service District Managing Board is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 3 p.m. at the Sunriver Fire Station Training Room, 57475 Abbot Drive in Sunriver. Approved meeting minutes are posted to www. sunriversd.org as available.
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Sunriver Real Estate news: Selling your home at the right time and for the right price percent of buyers will apply for By Ginny Kansas When you play a game of financing, so it is important cards, you work to make a your home is priced right. Make a list of home improvewinning hand from the cards you are dealt. When you are ments to assist your realtor in positioning your buying or selling a property against home, you are the competing properdealer and it’s up to ties, but don’t exyou and your trusted pect a buyer to pay realtor to make the for those improvedeal work for you. ments. Toward that end, The bottom line I always encourage • Be realistic when my clients — whethmarketing your er they are buyers or sellers — to operate Ginny Kansas-Mezaros property. Don’t be fooled into working on the principle “a penny saved is a penny earned.” with a broker who tells you the After you have played the game asking price you want to hear. several times, you learn how to You will lose valuable market base your strategy on potential time and incur holding costs future moves. So by taking (mortgage and/or utilities, asprecautions and knowing the sessments, etc.) only to discover course of a deal, you are able that the broker will have to to save your moves and hedge reduce the price anyway. • Aim for netting 10 percent your bets to play the best hand. Base the following decisions above or below market price, on this strategy in order to save depending upon how long time and save or earn money by you want your home to stay rearranging your playing cards. in the market. You may then Here’s the “Ginny Skinny” on have competing offers because the various stages of selling a you are operating under the game rules of a buyer’s market. home to your advantage. Seller tips before, during and Holding out for the higher price means longer wait time after the deal To prepare your winning for an offer. If you are not willing to hand as a seller, you’re best suited to confidently play the consider selling at market price pricing card to get the best price from the get-go, don’t list your home until the market meets and least stress. Base your listing price on the price you want to get. Refithe most recent sold and pend- nance or do improvements until ing sales comparable to the the time comes to get top dollar year your home was built, its when you’re really ready to sell. • Know that 90 percent of square footage/number of true bedrooms, location, floor plan, buyers shop online first – even condition and surrounding when they are in Sunriver on view/amenities. This is a dy- vacation. If your home is not namic number that goes up and in their price range, it will be down, just like the stock market skipped over. If you miss a window of opportunity because and economy. This is the target price point of inflated pricing, you will conlenders will use when working tinue to “chase” the market. The with prospective buyers. It is higher number of days on the also the data that appraisers market, the more likely you will use when determining a home’s get “low ball” offers. Reposition ad.pdf 1 5/18/12 8:26 AM your asking price if you do not worth toWindriver the bank. Ninety
get any showings within two weeks to a month. • To receive the highest potential sales price, do necessary repairs and arrange a home inspection and Sunriver Owners Association compliance inspection before listing. Otherwise, when a home inspector representing the buyer or their lender’s appraiser comes to your home, they will itemize these repairs and the bank may require they be completed before closing to ensure the home is “safe, structurally sound and sanitary.” Following a home inspection, an appraiser for the buyer’s lender also goes through the home. Based on what the appraiser sees can determine the actual amount the lender will loan to your buyer. If you set the price higher than market value, it may not “appraise” for that value. If that happens, you must either agree to lower your sale price, renegotiate with the buyer to pay the difference out of their pocket, split the difference between seller and buyer or the deal is off. • Ask your realtor for a seller’s net sheet so you can determine what you will net from the sale after commissions, title and escrow fees. Call your financial and tax consultant to see if you need to close by a certain date or with a certain amount for the best financial and tax advantages. •Ask your realtor to promote the market value of your improvements in your listing during open houses and brokers’ meetings. • Ask your realtor to include in the agent remarks section of the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) that buyers should be prequalified with a lender before they can submit an offer. This helps ensure buyers are capable of covering purchase costs before you accept an offer and take the home off market
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— forcing out potential buyers. • If an inspector finds egregious home repairs, avoid drama by taking care of those issues yourself or you can credit the cost of repairs to the buyer to do on their own. Also, lenders do not like the term “repair credit” in processing loans; it means that they would have to absorb the risk if the repairs were not done correctly and may want to do costly re-inspections at the buyer’s expense — even if those repairs are minor. I know a lender who tried to charge for re-inspecting a replaced light switch plate. • Before the bank’s appraiser visits your property, make sure your home improvement list is available so the appraiser can build in those values (but not at your replacement cost). Have repair invoices, warranties, seller disclosures and inventory lists ready in case the buyer or inspector ask questions or chal-
lenges them. • If you have outdated furniture, remove it and donate it to a thrift store or see if it is acceptable at a consignment store. If you donate or sell your furnishings as part of the sale, prepare a realistic bill of sale for seller and buyer tax advantages. Don’t try to add value to a sale by selling it furnished based on your furniture’s sentimental value. Buyers don’t want the hassle of removing it, and it only emphasizes the age of your home. For the buyer’s perspective and tips on playing the right cards, go to www.ginnyk. com>Buying Center>Sunriver Article Ginny Kansas-Meszaros is a Principal Broker of Patrick Real Property Services and represents sellers and buyers throughout Central Oregon. To get the Ginny Skinny, call 541-977-2710 or email ginny.m.kansas@gmail. com
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Europe. United will tell pasBy Betsy Scherr Right now, I would like to sengers it is the cruise line’s fault which is comthrottle United Airpletely untrue. It is lines. Please take their system that has note: If you have made all the errors booked a United or when they merged Continental flight the two! over the past six Now, let me inmonths and thought troduce you to Kuyou had seat assignlula Airlines out of ments, check again. Betsy Sherr South Africa. If you During the recent merger of these two airlines want to laugh out loud, keep they have made a mess of trans- reading. Kathy Wrightson of ferring seats over to their new Sunriver sent me this informareservation system for clients tion. At least someone has a sense of humor about flying. already booked. I have many Oceania Cruise clients who book their air www.kulula.com Each plane is uniquely decothrough the cruise line. Oceania has contract air with various rated. For example, on the airlines and it is sometimes outside of their plane named cheaper to book their air then Flying 101, there is a big arrow book on your own. Quite a few pointing to the cockpit with clients pay an extra fee for air the words “The Big Cheese.” deviations that allows booking On the other side of the plane, of specific flights and grab seats. it states “Co-Captain (the other I had four clients who did this pilot on the PA System).” You back in October 2011. They will also find these words writleave next month for Europe. ten on the plane “The Black I Just found out all four have Box (which is actually orange)” and “Landing Gear (comes no seats. We called United and were standard w/Supra-fly mags).” told, “Sorry, all seats are taken Each plane has its own name. except for middle seats.” So, I like Jetsetter, Zippy and This these four are now sitting in Way Up! They also have a new middle seats all the way to promotion I found humor-
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ous: “Fourth Wife flies free.” Here are some of the Kulula flight attendants announcements: “Please be sure to take all your belongings. If you are going to leave anything, be sure it’s something we’d like to have.” “There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only four ways out of this plane.” “Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride.” On Kulula, there are no seat assignments. One pas-
senger was having a hard time choosing. The flight attendant announced, “People we’re not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it.” On another flight with “senior” flight attendants, the pilot said, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your
comfort and to enhance the appearance of our flight attendants.” I hope to visit Africa
one of these days. It’s on the bucket list. When I do, I will definitely try to book a Kulula Airline flight. Betsy Scherr can be reached at 541-385-0499, email: Betsy. Scherr@gmail.com
Sunriver resident is a finalist in regional quilt competition Carol Webb of Sunriver is a finalist in the Pacific West Quilt Show to be presented Aug. 24-26 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma, Wash. Webb’s piece titled “Lines and Spaces” will compete with 200 quilt entries from the 18 U.S. states and Canadian provinces of the Pacific West region: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, The Northwest Territories, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Yukon. More than $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in 10 categories. The producing organization of this contest, the Association of Pacific West Quilters (APWQ), a non-profit organization, was founded in
1992. APWQ is dedicated to promoting the art of quiltmaking through the Western U.S. and Canada and, as of 2012, will be presenting this juried quilt exhibition on an annual basis. “We are extremely pleased with the very high standard of the quilts being created in traditional and innovative styles,” said Gene Barker, APWQ president. “From a field of more than 280 entries, 200 were selected. The 2012 Pacific West Quilt Show will be an outstanding exhibition of quilts from our region.” The Pacific West Quilt Show
is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Information: www.apwq.org
Protect Your Zone Protect Your Own Myth: “I live in the forest because I like the trees. But what can I do about a raging wildfire that will destroy my home anyhow?”
✔ During wildfires, most homes are lost as a result of ember showers that deposit glowing “fire brands” on vulnerable areas like roof valleys, gutters and lawn furniture. These embers smolder in gathered pine needles, leaves and even patio furniture cushions – eventually igniting and spreading to flammable structures such as fascia boards, decks and siding. Embers can travel as far as three miles from a wildfire – creating this type of secondary damage.
✔ Other homes lost during wildfires are a result of ground and “ladder” fuels that lead the fire directly to flammable structures and other components. ✔ Defensible space is not a moonscape; you don’t have to compromise trees for fire safety.
Act now in Sunriver: ❑ Remove bitterbrush and ladder fuels from around your home and the base of trees within the home ignition zone (at least 20 feet around your home). Move woodpiles away from structures, decks. ❑ Prune tree limbs up to six feet high away from ladder fuels below trees. ❑ Recycle your brush and limbs. Ladder fuels roadside pickup in Sunriver is the first full week of the month through October. Smaller yard debris can be taken to the Lake Penhollow compost site off Cottonwood Road.
For more information: SROA Environmental Services (541) 593-1522
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Sunriver Golf: Golf season heating up (finally) By Paul J. Grieco Golf Results: Good and not-so As this is being written the US Open is being coolly contested (due to weather, not competition) at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The same is true in our own backyard because, until just a few days ago, the weather in Sunriver has been cool-to-downright cold and windy resulting in golf as an arctic experience. On the plus side, the Woodlands opened for regular play on June 13, hosting a Home & Home event with Juniper Golf Club of Redmond, with lots of participation on both sides. Having had many of the greens resodded due to winter and spring freeze damage, Woodlands putts ran a little slow, but the greens and fairways looked good and there are expectations that all will be back to normal shortly as summer conditions takes greater hold. (The Meadows has seen constant improvement since its April opening.) The “away” portion at Juniper was contested on greens that rolled very, very fast yielding some unusual three and (sorry) four putts by the Sunriver contingent not used to the Indy 500 conditions. Compensating for the tough play, Juniper dished out some great eats to all participants afterwards, allowing the players to fraternize, tell tales, and compare golfer’s notes. Fast or slow greens didn’t seem to faze Sunriver Men’s Club’s Mike Calhoun who carded the low gross score at both venues (70 and 71). The winning teams of two net best balls at Sunriver were: 1) Brian Guilfoyle, Virgil Martin, Mike Sullivan and Allen Hare, at 116 (28 under par); 2) Ken Shell, Greg Cotton, Scott Martin, Randy Schneider, 116 (card playoff); Ron Bures, Jim Zant, Jim Hanson, Dale Carver, 118; 4) Terry Trajden, Clint Mooers, Joe Woischke, Woodie Thomas, 119; 5) Peter Knaupp, Tom Woodruff, Kip Gerke, Pat
Ross, 121; 6) Dan Weybright, used, with the low score in each among all twenty Flight B including occasional opportuSteve Peters, Frank Vulliet, flight stricken, so that the low players and Mike Calhoun (39 nities to play at Crosswater and nine scores are counted. Stabl- points), who finished fourth other fine local courses. There Blind Draw, 121. The winning teams at Ju- eford scoring counts net scores among the Flight A players are weekly prizes in recogniniper, playing the same two with anything over a (net) for individual honors. Special tion of winning teams, KPs and net best balls format, were: bogey as zero points, bogey as mention, too, to Gary Johansen individual low gross and low 1) Ron Bures, Greg Cotton, one point, par as two points, who scored 40 points for the net scores. “Pro-style” tracking provides almost instantaneous Sunriver team. George Owens, Ron Match Play be- feedback and online posting of Heman, 116; 2) Mike The only time my prayers are never gan on June 6 and weekly results and year-to-date Calhoun, Gary Brooks, answered is on the golf course. will be contested standings in prize categories. John Thurston, Bob — Billy Graham, evangelist for several weeks Other benefits include match Cooper, 119; 3) Scott through three play at Sunriver, and tourBrown, Bill Boston, Scott Martin, Bill Nelson, 121; birdie as three points and eagle rounds to determine winners naments with other clubs in 4) Tim Swezey, Tom Woodruff, as four points. If a player shoots in each of six flights. Results will Central Oregon. Membership Pat Ross, Blind Draw, 123; 5) anywhere near his handicap be posted here after completion is not limited to only Sunriver residents, as there are many Paul Grieco, Randy Schneider, for the round, he should score of play. members from surrounding Johnny McDaniel, Don Gar- around 36 points, give or take communities as well as other Time to join the Sunriver ney, 123; 6) Don Olson, Steve a point or two. parts of the state. 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Authors Jim Lynch, Heather Barbieri, Pauls Toutonghi to share their work in Sunriver By Deon Stonehouse Sunriver Books & Music Saturday, July 7 at 5 p.m., Jim Lynch gives a presentation on “Truth Like The Sun.” Lynch showed he has the magic with his brilliant first book, “The Highest Tide,” a heartwarming coming Jim Lynch of age story of a boy most at home in his kayak. His second book, “Border Songs,” about a rather unusual border patrol agent, tackled timely issues about the changing nature of community and borders. I enjoyed and highly recommend both. Now Lynch has given us a truly magnificent story in “Truth Like The Sun.” The 1962 World’s Fair put the spotlight on Seattle, a city so overwhelmed by staggering natural beauty it dazzles no matter which direction you look. Roger is in love with this glorious city, the World’s Fair is his creation. He hangs out with Elvis, greets Prince Phillip, and chats up LBJ.
Roger is an idea man, a promoter, bursting with dreams for his city and the energy to make them real. Fast forward to 2001 and Roger is still in love with his city, but he knows it could be so much more. He is tired of being behind the scenes, he steps out front and center in a run for mayor. Helen was hired by the Seattle Post Intelligencer, the Pulitzer fuels her daydreams. Taking down charismatic Roger just might be her ticket to the big time. You cannot stay active in city politics and back room deals for forty years and stay clean. Roger’s closets have to house a few skeletons and Helen intends to find them, in whatever sorry form available. Lynch has written this entertaining and thought-provoking book like a celebration of a city. Seattle truly is that beautiful. Roger is a pretty cool guy, hang out with him at the fair and visit the past, it is closer than you think.
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summer read. Saturday, July 14 at Pauls Toutonghi 5 p.m., Heather Bargives a presentation bieri gives a presentaon “Evel Knievel tion on “The Cottage Days” on Saturday, At Glass Beach.” Just July 21 at 5 p.m. It in time for summer is always a pleasure reading, this story has to read a novel by an something for everyauthor willing to take one… a mystery, a risks, see the world legend, a love story, a different way, and and a family drama. Heather Barbieri share the joy. This Nora’s early childbook has such life hood on idyllic Burke Island with her family was a time and humanity, the characters are of wonder. It all came to a sudden delightfully quirky, well meanend when she was five and her ing, but flawed and striving. Koshi Saqr descended on his enigmatic mother disappeared and her father took her home to mother’s side from the CopBoston. Nora is married now, per Kings. His the mother of daughters and great-greatthe perfect wife to her politician grandfather, husband, the youngest attorney the rapacious general in the history of Mas- William Ansachusetts. It all comes crashing drews Clark, down in a public scandal when was a man her adulterous husband is caught who knew a cheating. Spotlighted in the glare thing or two Pauls Toutonghi of a media feeding frenzy, heart- about pulling broken, humiliated and angry, wealth out of the ground of Nora packs up her daughters Butte, Montana. Koshi’s dad and heads to the small cottage on deserted the family, returned to remote Burke Island off the coast Egypt leaving behind his wife, of Maine where her aunt still infant son, and a mountain of resides. Here Nora confronts the gambling debts. Routine is big in Koshi’s life, past and the present. The island was settled by Irish immigrants, he is a bit obsessive, wanting they brought with them strange everything in its proper place and and wonderful folklore. Could following its proper routine. This the stories hold reality? Myth and can lead to interesting conflicts family drama blend for a great in a world that seldom agrees
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to stay under control and a city that celebrates the exploits of a daredevil motorcycle rider. Koshi works in the museum located in his great-great grandfather’s mansion. His mother isn’t just marching to the beat of a different drummer; she has a whole other band. The very ground that made her ancestors wealthy is poisoning her; the copper gave her an illness that manifests in very odd behavior. “Evel Kneivel Days” are in full swing when events spin out of control. Koshi’s closest childhood friend announces she is marrying her boyfriend, dashing Koshi’s hopes. A strange man shows up, visits Koshi’s mom and leaves. The stranger is dear old dad; he didn’t even contact his son. It is high time Koshi finds out about the other half of his heritage; he hops a plane to Egypt in pursuit of his father. There he will find a whole new family, answers to who he might be, and the foibles of being human. Amusing, endearing, and entertaining, Koshi is on a journey to resolve his heritage and come to terms with its legacy. I loved the way Toutonghi wrote with humor and an original style, telling a lively entertaining story about a family that refuses to fit into a box. Author events at Sunriver Books & Music are free and great fun. There will be refreshments and drawings for door prizes. Call 541-593-2525, email sun firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the store to sign up.
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Join the mystery, travel, classic and history book clubs’ July discussions By Deon Stonehouse Book clubs are a great way to get in touch with other passionate readers in the community. Spending time discussing interesting books can be very entertaining. Book clubs meet at 6:30 Monday evenings at Sunriver Books & Music, building 25 in The Village at Sunriver. July 2 the Mystery Book Club discusses “Junkyard Dogs” by Craig Johnson. This is beautifully written, tightly plotted and funny. Sheriff Walt Longmire has trouble on his hands. George Stewart’s dump is smack dab up against a multi-million dollar housing development. The developer would prefer his customers’ gaze stay on the majestic mountains, not the smelly dump next door. He wants the dump to go away, big time. Tensions run high. Throw in a version of Romeo and Juliet for the older set and you have a heady brew of mystery, greed and passion. For writing, plot and the joy of reading, this one cannot be beat. July 9 the Travel Essay Book Club discusses “Menagerie Manor” by Gerald Durrell, OBE. This is the third of his books discussed by the club. From an early age Durrell was fascinated with nature. He grew up (although it is amazing he survived childhood) to be a leading conservationist and the founder of a zoo on the Isle of Jersey. His love of the animal kingdom caused havoc in family life and in his zoo. Durrell was an amazing man; he brought passion and care to saving endangered species and in trying to give zoo animals more dignified and enriched lives. He was not the only family member with literary talent; his brother Lawrence was a celebrated author. Gerald Durrell’s books are full of observations on natural life, hilarious stories and are great fun to read. July 16 the Fiction Book Club discusses my favorite book by Barbara Kingsolver, “The Poisonwood Bible.” Kingsolver spent 1963 in the Congo as a child; her physician father was
committed to helping people without access to medical care. She sets her novel against the political unrest as the Belgium Congo struggled for independence. A missionary takes his family from the American South to the Congo in 1959: they are ill prepared for the culture or geography of Africa. The story is told from the viewpoints of the four daughters and mother, but at its heart it examines the hubris of a man bent on converting an unwilling indigenous people to his hardline beliefs. Kingsolver captures the voices of these women as their lives change and their consciousness expands. June 23 the Classics Book Club discusses “Last Go Round” by Ken Kesey. The Pendleton Roundup is the setting for the last of Kesey’s novels. He spins an entertaining yarn populated with many famous western characters like Buffalo Bill Cody, around the real episode of a 1911 competition between
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still being debated today. What Hochschild brings to the narrative is the large, vociferous and passionate anti-war contingent in Britain who braved ridicule, condemnation and, in some instances, death by firing squad. The author concentrates on the divergent loyalties that each exhibited. The dilemma faced by peace activists is common to dissenters then and now – how do you oppose a war because of your unshakeable conviction
Library events in July Know Coffee Know ebooks: ebooks and coffee at Bellatazza. Learn about the library’s free digital downloads. Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Write Now: Do you enjoy writing? Don’t miss this opportunity to put your writing talent into practice with others who enjoy your passion. Word games and skill building exercises are incorporated to make this an engaging, encouraging, and fun afternoon. Saturday, July 14, 1 p.m. Family Fun Story Time: 0-5 years. Stories and fun! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Night Crawlers: ages 6-11. July 11 Night Shivers, July 18 Star Watch, July 25 Monster Mash Up. Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Familypalooza all ages (except
Imagine with Bobby Norfolk Story Stars 2012: Tower Theater, Bend, Saturday, July 16, 1 p.m. Free tickets available at the Sunriver library. Adult Program: Wake Up Sleeping Beauty, Tuesday, July 17, 11 a.m. Teen Program: Rockin’ Rockets, ages 10-17, Tuesday, July 24 2-3:30 p.m. Information: 541-312-1086
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that it is wrong, without seeming to undermine the husbands, fathers, and brothers of your fellow citizens whose lives are in danger? Britain’s aristocracy was confident that the war would be ended by cavalry—men on horseback wielding lances, but that belief was ended by clip loaded rifles, machine guns, airplanes, tanks, and mustard gas. Hochschild paints a vivid picture of what lay ahead at the end of hostilities. The war didn’t serve anything but to set the stage for a great political unknown that led, inevitably, to World War II – more mechanized, ever more deadly and more impersonal. The antiwar sentiments and unchecked nationalizing during wars since then have ebbed and flowed, but Britain in the first World War was the largest and most sustained example of pro- and anti-war movements clashing against each other. We hope you can join us for a good discussion. Information: 541-593-2525, www.sunriverbooks.com
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Sunriver softball team is league champ Sunriver Art Faire Family Day promises fun for all
The Sunriver Bandits are champions of South County Little League girl’s softball minors division. The Bandits finished the season 18-1 with an all star pitcher and catcher who were talked about throughout Central Oregon. The players, ages 9-11, are students at Three Rivers School. Ten girls returned from last year’s 1-15 campaign and quickly turned things around. Two team members had never played until this season. Coached by head coach Dan Parker, pitching coach Pat Smith
and assistant coach Jennee Elliff, the Bandits played teams from throughout Central Oregon. At least five of the Bandits are attending the University of Oregon softball camp in July, and will practice with the women who recently competed in the college softball playoffs. The Bandits starting pitcher Emily Smith and right fielder Hannah Shadley will be playing on the Bend All-Star team July 30 in Madras when they take on the Klamath Falls All-Stars. Information: 541-420-6738
Free museum admission for military The High Desert Museum is a participant in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.
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Sunriver Tennis 2012 SCHEDULE July 8: Wimbledon Finals Breakfast Party Live on the big screen at SHARC 6 a.m. July 19: Pickleball On-court Aug. 2: Skills Night On-court Aug. 17-19: USTA Adult Mixed Tournament Aug. 19-21: USTA Senior Mixed Tournament Aug. 23: Ping Pong Night Mixer/Social Sept. 7-9: Team Cup Challenge Tournament Sept. 10: U.S. Open Finals Party Live on the big screen at SHARC
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The Sunriver Art Faire has designated Sunday, Aug. 12 as Family Day at the faire, held Aug. 10-12. Faire organizers, along with Family Day sponsor Ryan Smith of Alpine Entertainment, have been planning activities sure to interest all ages. The day will start with an outdoor pancake breakfast in
The Village at Sunriver from 8-10 a.m. Presented by New Generations Early Childhood and Development Center, all profits benefit this deserving organization. The three-day event features 60 fine art and craft booths. During Sunday’s Family Day, the artists’ village will be open
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10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include family oriented entertainment including puppet theater, performances by Sunriver Music Festival young scholarship winners and other younger professional entertainers. The featured master of ceremonies will be Sunriver’s own Mr. Magic, who always has a trick or two up his sleeve. Faire hours Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Kids’ Art Center, for budding artists to create their takeaway artwork, will be open from 12-2 p.m. Sunday (Friday and Saturday from 12-4 p.m.), and artist demonstrations will be going on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. What family would want to leave the faire without a memorable caricature of their child? This special feature will only be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. All these activities might just wear off those pancakes before the day is over. The food and beverage court will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with plenty of tasty offerings. Three C To conclude the weekend, Residentia everyone is encouraged to join the Sunriver Music Festival at SHARC for their Family ConSup cert at 2 p.m. For more details on Family Cell: 541.948.4204 Day, and other entertainment Email: threecreek and special events planned durP.O. Box 3274 • S ing the faire, goCCB to www.sunriv#67986 • Electrica erartfaire.com.
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Community Bible Church at Sunriver is hosting a Vacation Bible School for ages 4 through 12, July 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon. “Your child will have opportunities to have fun with music, crafts, snacks, games, puppets and Bible stories that focus on God’s attributes and we will praise Him in response,”
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Taiwanese. And if you ever get to Taipei, make sure you try the unique delicacies and dishes to be found in the famous night market. The dish I like best is the oyster omelet. Editor’s note: Asia Watch is written by Sunriver resident Michael Ranieri who lived in Taiwan, Bangkok and Hong Kong for 23 years while working in the banking industry. He holds a master’s degree in Chinese studies from St. John’s University and speaks Mandarin. He is married to Joyce, a Chinese woman from Taiwan, and they have two sons.
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ing in China and India, I am very pleased to see that Taiwan is successfully making the transition from a manufacturing and export led economy to a service-driven economy. Analysts are estimating that this process could lift the GDP per capita from U.S.$20,500 in 2011 to U.S.$30,000 by 2015. Visit the night market for food specialties Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a great place to enjoy all the different cuisines of China: Szechuan, Hunanese, Shanghainese and one of my favorites,
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will slip and not grow at an 8-10 percent clip as it has in recent years. While I wouldn’t bet on it just yet the latest numbers coming out of China have not been very good. China’s export and import growth slowed and retail sales softened in April and this raises the possibility that the world’s second largest economy could be headed for a slowdown. The news coming out of India is also not good. Exports in March fell for the first time since 2009. At the same time, imports of gold and oil have skyrocketed and this has caused concern about India’s growing trade deficit. In fact, India’s economic fundamentals have weakened over the last four years. It certainly doesn’t bode well for the U.S. economy in 2012 if both China and India continue to experience economic headwinds and eventually falling growth rates. Europe’s economic woes are also not helping. Taiwan’s on the right track Unlike what we see happen-
enough direct non-stop flights to all the major cities in Asia. It may not be politically correct Hong Kong is still a magnet to say so but I think it is more for business professionals No matter how big or impor- a life-style issue that attracts people to want to live tant the China marin Hong Kong rather ket is today and no than Shanghai. Hong matter how modern Kong is more sophisand cosmopolitan ticated and polished. Shanghai, the comIts people are more mercial capital of accustomed to dealChina, has become, ing with foreigners senior executives (guai los). Domestic from international help is good (thanks companies, like Cat- Michael Rainieri to the large Filipina erpillar, still prefer to live and work in Hong Kong community) and English is more and manage their China and widely spoken in the former overall Asian regional business British colony. Another compelling reason for opting for Hong from there. China is the largest construc- Kong is that unlike in many tion equipment market in the other places around the world it world, and yet Caterpillar, which is quite easy for spouses of foreign has 17 manufacturing facilities nationals to find good jobs. You and another seven under con- may not even need a work visa if struction in China and employs you are a spouse. Of course, there are more busi10,000 people on the mainland, has recently decided that its most ness related reasons that make senior executive, a group presi- Hong Kong an attractive location dent for the Asian region, will to live and establish a regional be based in Hong Kong which office. Chief among them is that is not as close as Shanghai to its the banks in Hong Kong are manufacturing facilities. While very good. Whether you want to the bulk of their employees will access foreign capital or simply remain in China, Caterpillar’s avail yourself of teller services it is senior finance, accounting and much easier and faster to do so in planning staff will be located in Hong Kong. Shanghai’s financial Hong Kong where they’ll have markets are at an earlier stage of no more than 100 employees. development. But, are these the According to Caterpillar’s new reasons for Caterpillar’s group group president, Hong Kong is president to be based in Hong a “good location” which provides Kong? Not really. All eyes on China and India him with “easy access” to every Many analysts have been saypart of the Asian region. I don’t buy the “easy access” ing that China is heading for a argument. Shanghai provides hard landing. Their economy By Michael J. Ranieri
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Regional news from Sunriver’s perspective in a nutshell the manufacturing jobs and 22 By Jonathan Kahnoski The local economy is percent of financial activities growing, or maybe it jobs compared to pre-recession isn’t, according to two peaks. By the end of 2011, stories in the Bulletin. On May Deschutes County needed to 27, the headline was “Our re- add 11,260 jobs to return to its gion’s economy improves” above pre-recession employment peak a story about the most recent of 71,760 jobs. Expansion of Bend’s uptick in the Central Oregon enterprise zone was Business Index, a compendium approved by the state of statistics developed and maintained by University of Oregon agency, Business Oregon, in economist Tim Duy in partner- early June. As reported last ship with the local newspaper. month, the city had requested The index tracks Deschutes expanding its original enterprise zone, created County employin 2010, from 1.69 ment levels, unemsquare miles to 5.67 ployment claims, square miles. The building permits, expansion includes Bend lodging tax almost all commerrevenues and homes cial and industrial sold throughout the land in Bend, adding region. Despite the areas near Northencouraging head- Jonathan Kahnoski west Crossing, part line, the story highlights a quote from Duy: “If you of Juniper Ridge (constitutlook closely, there’s a very slight ing roughly 20 percent of the upward trend, but it’s noth- enterprise zone), the industrial ing particularly substantial.” park along Southwest Colorado Then, on June 10, the headline Avenue, downtown Bend, the was “Job recovery could take areas around the Forum Shopmany years.” The story reported ping Center on the east side and recent information from the the Cascade Shopping Center in Oregon Employment Depart- north Bend. Only some areas ment, which estimated statewide in the Northwest Crossing deemployment in Oregon won’t velopment on Bend’s west side return to pre-2007 recession and a small parcel in southwest levels until the end of 2014, and Bend were not included in the that assumes the state can create approval. Under the enterprise 110,500 net new jobs (an aver- zone, new and expanding busiage 3,000 per month) between nesses will receive property tax breaks for three to five years. now and then. More tragically, employment For example, on a $1 million in Central Oregon may not investment, a business would recover to pre-recession levels save $36,000 to $60,000 in until several years later. Where property taxes. On $50 million statewide 8.5 percent of the jobs in assessed value eligible for the were lost, in Deschutes County tax breaks, the city would lose 16.2 percent of the jobs were about $550,000 in property tax lost, including 60 percent of the revenue over 10 years. Howconstruction jobs, 43 percent of ever, retail stores, restaurants,
recreational-vehicle parks and other types of businesses are not eligible for zone benefits. Bend’s enterprise zone is considered an urban zone like those in Corvallis, Eugene, Medford and Portland. Rural enterprise zones have been approved in La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. Business Briefs • Allegiant Air is terminating all flights in and out of Redmond Airport effective Aug. 12, the company announced in late May. “Unfortunately, we just weren’t seeing the demand” the airline needed to continue, Allegiant spokesperson Jessica Wheeler said. The airline began providing air passenger service to Las Vegas, Mesa, Ariz. and the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2007. Airport officials were quick to adjust for the loss of flights and revenues. The city of Redmond, which operates the airport, plans to cut $575,000 from next year’s budget and to intensify efforts to find alternate carriers to business destinations like Los Angeles. • IdaTech cut 50 of its 140 employees at various locations, mostly in the research and development department, in midJune. The company designs and manufactures fuel cells with facilities in Mexico, Asia, India and Europe, as well as its corporate headquarters in Bend. President and CEO Hal Koyama declined to say how many of the cuts were at the Bend facility, but the front door was locked and opened for employees to come and go. The company said the layoffs were necessary because the company is facing a lack of financing for research and development projects. Koyama
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insisted the company was not “going under” but opted to reduce overhead costs and focus almost exclusively on selling its current products rather than developing new ones. • Market of Choice filed plans with the city of Bend in late May for a grocery store, restaurant and other commercial businesses to be built on vacant land between SW Colorado and SW Arizona Avenues. Plans call for a single-story, 35,700-squarefoot commercial building with parking for 114 vehicles. Construction, however, may not begin for three years, according to Rick Wright, company president and CEO, who estimated the land use process could take 6-12 months to complete. Market of Choice currently operates eight stores, none outside the Willamette Valley, offering conventional and organic food, some from local sources. • Baldy’s Barbeque, considered by many to be the best barbeque in Central Oregon, is opening a full-service restaurant in the Forum Shopping Center on Bend’s east side. The new restaurant will have four booths, six tables and bar seating in the 1,800-square-feet that used to be Yoko’s Restaurant. The space currently is being remodeled at a cost of $10,000. Brian Dioguardi, owner, hopes to open July 1. The express take-out counter inside the Shell station nearby will close. Competition watch • Kah-Nee-Ta Destination Resort, having relocated its Indian Head
Casino to U.S Highway 26 in the town of Warm Springs, is returning to its original, precasino vision of being a family resort. The lodge, golf course and other amenities all were part of the original resort built by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in the 1970s. The casino was added in the mid-90s, changing everything to a more adult resort. “This place was built as a family resort,” according to Steve Schaffer, who moved from a Portland hotel to become director of operations at Kah-Nee-Ta. “The idea now is to put it back to a family-friendly (resort).” Schaffer brought back Joe Rauschenburg, who was the head golf pro from 1995 until retirement in 2007, after former head pro Ryan Davis left to become director of instruction at Sunriver Resort. Rauschenburg plans to rejuvenate the golf program, including lowering the green fees from $45 to $40 ($35 for resort guests). • Pronghorn Golf Club and Resort’s 48-suite lodge and other resort facilities, including multiple restaurants and full-service spa will be managed by Auberge Resorts, the resort’s new owners, The Resort Group of Honolulu, Hawaii, announced in May. Auberge considers itself a “collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience.” The company manages such properties as Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage Turn to Nutshell, page 46
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Naturally different SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
Solarium: Letters from our readers
commentary Prioritizing amenities
Alex and Nancy Beattie, Sunriver and Morro Bay, Calif. We would like to thank Mr. Kahnoski for his response to our letter that appeared in the May Scene. It was good to hear that two new park/playground spaces are planned – we need them. We hope more people get involved in determining what recreational facilities SROA should provide. We agree with a few things Mr. Kahnoski said. The lack of decent restroom facilities at the North Courts is a disgrace. We also seem to agree that the total number of courts around Sunriver is sufficient. Anita Lohman, in her June letter, expressed a good idea – “convert some less-used courts to pickle ball courts.” We disagree with some of Mr. Kahnoski’s other points. Providing a “welcoming center and a stadium court” seems a bit excessive in view of our other needs. At most tournaments, a “welcoming center” is just a series of tables manned by the director. Many tournament players bring their own chairs, refreshments and snacks, so a lounge/eating area is unnecessary. The necessity of a stadium court is implied by Mr. Kahnoski’s statement “we would be one of two in Oregon.” More playgrounds and a new dog park should have a much higher priority than a stadium court. On a separate but related issue,
we would like to thank the SROA tennis program and some of the local property management firms for their organization and financial support to bring the Girls 5A District 1 Championship to Sunriver in May. This was a winwin for tennis, high schools and Sunriver.
Ernst Gemassmer, Sunriver I live off circle 6 and ride my bike most of the time, weather permitting, to the village and other places in Sunriver. I am increasingly concerned about the cracks running across miles and miles of bike paths. These cracks make riding unsafe as well as causing potential damage to our bikes. It would be detrimental to the reputation of Sunriver to have bike accidents caused by the cracks. The SROA solution is to replace the bike paths. While this approach appears to be fundamentally sound, it will take many years to complete this process. In the interim people could get hurt due to lack of adequate bike path maintenance. I recommend additional interim steps. Before the onset of winter, I suggest the SROA maintenance department put a 55-gallon drum of crack sealer on one of its small trucks. Cracks could be sealed by one person while a second person acts as driver. This approach should enable the crew to cover several miles of bike paths
in one day. This would appear to be a highly cost effective way to provide near term solutions to the crack problem, avoid bicycle accidents and make bike riding safer and more pleasant. Editor’s note: SROA is in the third of an eight-year program to rebuild all 33 miles of pathways. Now that nearly 12 miles have been rebuilt, the contrast between new and old pathways is all the more apparent. The SROA Public Works Department has increased maintenance activity (crack sealing, patching, safety inspections, etc.) of older pathway segments until they can be fully reconstructed. Unfortunately, no amount of crack seal will smooth existing cracks or prevent their expansion due to failures in the underlying base material. Reports of pathway problems help SROA prioritize which pathways to reconstruct sooner rather than later.
Thanks for donations
David Guasco, Sunriver Thanks are in order to Hugh Palcic, Griffin Priebe and the Sunriver Owners Association for inviting Care and Share to be part of the SHARC grand opening. The generosity of this community continues to amaze us. We collected many, many food items, an estimated 2,000 pounds, as well as nearly $500 in cash donations. We will be able to reduce our purchasing over the next few months while we distribute the canned goods that were collected. On behalf of the Care and Share
Board of Directors, I want to express my sincere thanks for including our local program in your celebration. It was wonderful to see so many people participating directly and indirectly in the food distribution efforts we attempt to encourage. Thank you for helping. I will be in touch to see what else we can do to alleviate hunger.
Kathryn Hemingway, Sunriver I have been a property owner and resident for over 38 years and, occasionally, have a few thoughts to express. In that nearly four decades, I have witnessed firsthand the schemes and dreams of SROA boards. A few have been beneficial for homeowners, but many have been perpetuated and highly influenced by the special interests of commercial owners and the resort. In reading about the candidates vying for election for the SROA Board of Directors, I note that Richard Jenkins is the only one to mention the challenges ahead involving the SHARC facility. When all the hype has settled down, there will undoubtedly be serious challenges regarding its “smooth operation and fiscal solvency.” I am hoping in consideration of Sunriver’s short and often cool summers, the high price of operation, and the very high fees for the owners and outsiders to use the facility it will be at least self-sustaining. But pardon me if
From the editor’s desk: An invitation to attend board work sessions By Brooke Snavely
Few owners realize that the SROA Board of Directors holds two meetings per month: 1. The regular monthly meeting the third Saturday of each month (9 a.m. in the SROA Board meeting room), and 2. A work session the day before the regular monthly meeting (the third Friday of each month) 9 a.m. in the Sunriver fire station training room. The board takes no actions during work sessions. They discuss in detail issues they may vote on during the regular board meetings. For those owners who feel slighted by the brevity of the regular meetings where owner input is limited, board discussions are brief and SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012
motions are voted on quickly, the work sessions contain the meat for sinking in one’s teeth and mind. More opportunity for owner input is a big plus of attending board work sessions. While there is an Owners Forum at the beginning of every work session, just like the regular meetings, owner comments and questions are usually welcomed throughout the work sessions, on any subject. Owners can and do comment on unrelated subjects. Owners should raise their hands to be recognized by the board president before speaking, but I’ve not yet witnessed a work session where owner input was not welcomed or encouraged. Board member Patty Klascius described the work sessions as “more relaxed, with better background information that gives board members a chance to think overnight before taking action.” Frank Brocker, a past SROA
president who still attends meetings, said he likes making presentations at work sessions because “I don’t feel like I’m invading the board’s Saturday decision process.” Bob Nelson, current SROA president, described the two-day Friday work session/Saturday meeting schedule as effective. “We got to a point a couple of years ago where the regular board meetings were running until mid-afternoon because we had so much to discuss before taking actions. It’s hard to stay focused that long, no matter how dedicated you are.” If you do attend a board work session, come with time to spare because the agenda is not time specific. The board might spend 10 minutes or an hour discussing a given subject. Feel free to take a health and safety break (board speak for potty break), step outside to make a phone call, get a breath of fresh air or leave at any time. WWW.SUNRIVEROWNERS.ORG
To get a sense of the depth of work session discussions, and to better understand how the board arrives at decisions, check out the work session minutes available on the SROA website under Online Office>Resource Center>Board Room>SROA Board Meeting Minutes. Board work session agendas are usually posted a week in advance on the SROA website calendar. Remember all the hype around the WikiLeaks of U.S. State Department documents? Anyone who reads those reports is invariably impressed by the professionalism and keen insights of embassy staffers and analysts. Board work sessions impress me much the same way. The issues are discussed at length, assumptions are challenged and the emergence of a general consensus is fascinating to observe. I challenge any owner to sit in on an SROA workshop and tell me afterward they didn’t learn something new.
I am a skeptic. Thank you Mr. Jenkins for recognizing a large seasonal facility that is expensive to maintain and has very high admission fees will most likely have on-going challenging issues. Editor’s note: For additional information on projected SHARC revenues, see Ask the GM on page 30.
What the caption should have said
Larry Weber, Sunriver Actually, the title of the June front page photo with the family under the umbrella at SHARC should have read, “Owners of #9 Elk Lane, Susan and Larry Weber, treat their daughter Michelle, son-in-law Chuck, and granddaughters Ashlyn and Lindsey to lunch from the Riptide Cafe after purchasing owner and extended family ID and passes.” Not pictured is our son, Brian, who resides in Dublin, Calif. However Brian’s pass is waiting for him at SHARC...they just need his smiling face! This owner says, “It’s a great time to be a Sunriver owner!” Actually the whole extended family feels that way after our first visit to SHARC.
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to injuring the boys’ mother in a domestic dispute. Their continued from page 44 mother, an American by birth, Calistoga, in Napa Valley, Calif.; is in jail for parole violations Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, and awaiting trial on charges of Mexico; the Aspen Club, Aspen, distributing methamphetamine Colo.; and Auberge Residences to minors. The Walkers want at Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes, to adopt the two boys, who are Calif. The owners see their partnership with Auberge as advancing their plans to enhance Pronghorn’s position as a worldclass destination and the first luxury-branded, five-star resort in the Pacific Northwest. The new owners also acquired a bill for $3 million in 20082011 property taxes assessed on the two golf courses, the clubhouse and dozens of unsold single-family home lots. Dumb stuff: • A foster family in Crooked River Ranch On a recent Sunday at is fighting with Oregon’s De- Sunriver Christian Fellowship, partment of Human Services retired pastor Jack Kiekel isto adopt brothers they have sued a plea for underwear to nurtured for almost two years. be distributed to the children Shylo and Michael Walker, of Sumba, an island nation in as foster parents, took in the Indonesia. The initial goal was boys, ages 2 and 3, who came to supply underwear to the 500 with no possessions except the children in the schools who are clothes they were wearing. The supported by the Sumba Founboys refused to eat anything but dation. Most of these children McDonald’s hash browns and have never had a pair of underhoarded food. Their father was wear, but it is required that they deported to his native Mexico wear uniforms, which means in 2010 after pleading guilty that girls wear skirts. In Sumba,
finally showing improvement in social interactions, eating and language but still showing signs of delayed intellectual development. Meanwhile, DHS spent months searching for the father in Mexico, found him and now he wants to be a dad.
An abundance of underwear
anyone who has underwear is considered a wealthy person. The real challenge was that there was only one week for the underwear drive to take place. The hope was that at least 200 pair of underwear would be donated. Nobody was prepared for the overwhelming generosity of the people in the Sunriver area. The final count was 1,103 pair of children’s underwear. Kiekel can say with assurance that his cup runneth over with underwear.
DHS wants to send the boys to their biological father in Mexico, where they would enter an already crowded household. Neither child speaks any Spanish. As the Walkers’ attorney sees it, “Essentially what’s happening is that DHS is trying to deport U.S. citizens. These kids have a right live here.” So, President Obama wants to allow foreign-born young people to remain in the United States because they were brought here by illegal parents and “are Americans in every single way but one – on paper.” Meanwhile, DHS wants to send children born in the United States to Mexico to live with their abusive father. Does this make sense to anyone but a state bureaucrat? • Bend is spending $48,000, expandable to $124,000, to promote various city infrastructure projects totaling $280 million. The money will pay a public relations firm to develop a marketing plan that will “brand” the projects as critical to current and future economic development, possibly including a logo and a tagline. “Think Eisenhower and the Interstate System,” suggests the city’s contracting documents. City officials defend the plan but Bend’s mayor, Jeff Eager, fears residents will see
Wildlife and You
Wildlife is an essential part of the Sunriver experience
Wildlife that has been seen in or around Sunriver:
Elk, Deer, Raccoon, Porcupine, Squirrels and Chipmunks, Coyotes, Turkey, Beaver, Mountain Lion, Bobcat and even Black Bears!
• Do not approach wilDlife Although they may appear tame, they are NOT. Enjoy them from a distance. • leave baby animals alone Fawns, birds, etc. are often left behind while the parent forages. The adult may not return until you have left the area. • Keep Dogs unDer control at all times, and do not allow them to chase wildlife. A dog that tangles with a raccoon, porcupine or doe protecting her fawn could be severely injured. • Don’t leave pet fooD outsiDe Feed pets indoors only. • never feed wildlife. Animals that are accustomed to being fed often become a nuisance and are destroyed! Report people or dogs harassing wildlife to the Sunriver Police at (541) 593-1014
it more like a sales pitch than an educational outreach. Bend has a communications manager making $94,000 a year in salary and another $46,000 in benefits. City infrastructure contracts typically include line item costs for public outreach. For example, the city’s $70 million Bridge Creek water project and $30 million voter-approved transportation improvement program together include $600,000 for outreach. Another critic, Paul Dewey, executive director of Central Oregon Landwatch, argues, “Spin is not what the city needs. It speaks volumes about their attitude. They’ve decided what they want to do, and now it’s just how do they sell it.” • Five school health clinics around Deschutes County, plus a sixth about to be built in Sisters, may have to close if financial support from other than the county’s general fund cannot be found. The Deschutes County Health Services Department opened its first school clinic in La Pine ten years ago; it has added clinics at elementary and high schools in Bend and Redmond. Currently, the clinics receive 33 percent of their funding from the county and 54 percent from the state. The department requested an additional $200,000 to staff the new Sisters clinic, but the county budget committee balked at committing that much money. Scott Johnson, department director, said whether or not new federal money from the health care reform will be available to fund the clinics will be known in the next two years. “Without that, we’d need to evaluate 24 months from now how many of the centers to keep open,” Johnson said. Maybe someone should have identified the funding to operate these clinics before spending money to build them. Editor’s note: In a Nutshell is compiled from press releases and news articles published in other Central Oregon newspapers.
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NO permit is required to remove bitterbrush within 15 feet of your structure. NO permit is required to thin lodgepole seedlings (4 inches or less in diameter) to six to eight foot spacing on your property. PLEASE MOVE woodpiles at least 20 feet away from your structure or to your farthest property line. Questions? Call SROA Environmental at 593-1522
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Job opening President of Sunriver business looking for assistant. Must be well educated, excellent writing skills, and highly organized. Part time, variable hours. Good fit for retired person or stay at home mom. Send resume to email@example.com 8/12 PD CHRI
Housekeeping 16 years experience in resort. References. Resort residents. Jeff & Nancy Kirkpatrick. (541) 593-9702 7/12 PD KIRK
CLASSIFIED RATES: $12/month for 25 words; 50¢ a word over 25 Email: srscene@ srowners.org Deadline: 12th of the month
6/12 PD MOH
housekeeping services Fast-Efficient-Experienced Excellent current references. Serving Sunriver & La Pine. Marina Hart (541) 536-2760 7/12 PD HART
computer service Problems solved. Virus, spyware removal. Upgrades, optimization. New computers built. Home theater setup. Tutoring, and more. Quick service. Ryan Lewis (541) 598-0650 8/12 PD LEW Lot for sale 10 Filbert Lane for sale. Sun Forest plans already approved by SROA for property. (503) 709-7261 7/12 PD BOW Painting Classes Oil and acrylics for beginners to intermediate painters. Private and group classes. Taught by professional artist for more than 25 years. www.lorisalisburygallery.com (541) 593-4696 or (720) 373-0355 6/12 NC SALS
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SHOULD YOU BE COLLECTING AND REMITTING ROOM TAX? If you are renting your property for less than thirty days at a time, you should be! Is your property located in unincorporated Deschutes County? In a vacation rental program only part of the time? If so, as a homeowner you are responsible for collecting and remitting transient room tax. For information, please contact the
Deschutes County Finance Department (541) 383-4399 More information can also be found at www.deschutes.org
SROA HOID office has moved to SHARC! Renew your annual SROA homeowner recreation access card online at www.sunriverowners.org Renew existing SROA ID cards (with bar code on the front) at $50 per card. Log in and select Owner ID Card Renewal under the Online Office menu. Page 47
Three Great Companies Servicing Approximately 400 Sunriver Homes Celebrating 25 Years
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Our Management Team has 73 years of combined experience working with Sunset Lodging which includes... Scott Pence (Owner) Virginia Yeoman (Office Manager) Tammie Miller (Resv. Supervisor) Clarissa Bonneru (Dir. of Marketing) Rhonda Anderson (Housekeeping Mgr) Chris Sewright (Maintenance Mgr)
Give us a call to increase reservations in your home while working with a solid & experienced team with the mission to create a win/win environment for everyone involved.
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The Village at Sunriver, Building 2 PO Box 3515, Sunriver, OR 97707 Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Now Accepting Rental Homes • Nearly 30 years in Sunriver • Top-Tier Marketing • Vast web presence • High-volume return clientele
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We can save you more renting your home than any company in Sunriver. Ask us how! Page 48
SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2012