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A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE SUNRIVER OWNERS ASSOCIATION
SEPTEMBER • 2019
VOLUME XLV • NUMBER 9
2019 ballot and candidate
ELECTION RESULTS Board candidates elected:
• Gerhard Beenen • Mark Burford • Amanda “Mandy” Gray
North Pool Ballot Measure: Passes
• 1,913 Voted Yes • 248 Voted No • 43 Votes Not Cast Correctly
CENTRAL Oregon 2019
Owners requested to clean up storm debris SROA NEWS – Non-resident owners are asked to check their properties for downed trees and debris left from the January windstorm. The storm brought down hundreds of trees and branches throughout the community. “We’ve received numerous complaints from neighbors that some properties have not yet been cleaned of downed trees and limbs,” said Patti Gentiluomo, SROA’s Natural Resources Director. “Owners who can’t do the work themselves can hire a tree contractor.” Tree contractors registered with SROA include: • Arbor 1, 541-480-4223 • Pro Tree Care, 541-536-2628 • Spring River Tree Service, 541593-8360 • 3 Rivers Tree Service, 541-593-3013 SROA Public Works crews and hired contractors have been working since the spring to remove downed trees from common property around Sunriver. Due to the amount of tree debris and, in the essence of time, crews worked to only remove branches and tree tops – leaving behind stumps and logs – some of which will be removed at a later date. “It is important, at the least, to remove any dried tree tops and branches,” said Gentiluomo. If you are doing the work yourself, T D, SUNRIVER SCENE SUNRIVER OWNERS ASSN. VOLUME XLV • NUMBER 9 P.O. BOX 3278 SUNRIVER, OR 97707
SHARC wins Source Weekly ‘Best Of’ honors SHARC has been named “Best Local Attraction” in The Source Weekly’s annual “Best Of” 2019 competition. The annual readers’ poll allows locals to vote on their favorite businesses and services throughout Central Oregon. There are dozens of “Best Of” categories–from best food and coffee to local life and recreation, best tattoo shop and local TV personality. A list of all winners was included in the Aug. 15 edition of The Source Weekly. Winners receive a certificate and a plaque
to hang in their business. This is SHARC’s first win, but did receive an honorable mention in 2013. “SHARC is a special place visited each year by so many guests from the local area and around the world,” said Steven Stanfield, SROA’s Recreation Director. “We are very grateful to be recognized as the ‘Best Local Attraction’ in Central Oregon. Thank you.” To read more about this year’s winners, visit www.bend source.com/bend/BestOf
North Pool vote passes, demo work to begin this fall By Susan Berger, Sunriver Scene SROA NEWS – Following the vote by owners to approve renovation of the owners’ North Pool, SROA will waste no time in starting demolition of the old pool to get as much work as possible completed before the snow flies. Due to the tight timeline for completion of the project, SROA had already engaged with Deschutes county for required demolition permits. Thanks to owner approval of the project, demo work can now begin in early fall once permits are secured. This will be followed by excavation of the approximate three-acre site in preparation for construction. The pool architects are also doing final design tweaks prior to the Design Committee review process and neighborhood notification. A Request for Proposal will be publicized to find
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Manager. and award the construction contract. The new North Pool complex will be “There are many more steps to go forward but we are currently on track expanded to include a leisure/lap pool, pertaining to the project timeline,” said Keith Kessaris, SROA Assistant General T N P, PRSRT STD. U.S. POSTAGE PAID BEND, OR PERMIT NO. 213
With an agreement from the county, SROA moving forward with new recycle center.
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2018 SROA audit statement SUNRIVER
SCENE SEPTEMBER 2019 Volume XLV, No. 9 57455 Abbot Drive P.O. Box 3278 Sunriver, OR 97707
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The SUNRIVER SCENE is the official monthly publication of the Sunriver Owners Association, a not-for-profit Oregon corporation dedicated to: “Maintaining Sunriver as a premier residental and resort community, protecting and enhancing its quality of life, natural environment and property values.” The SCENE is mailed to Sunriver property owners anywhere in the U.S. and available at locations throughout Sunriver or through a paid subscription by mail. Publication of advertising copy or individuals’ opinions in the SCENE does not constitute endorsement by the newspaper, the Sunriver Owners Association or any of its members or board of directors. Each advertiser bears responsibility for claims made on their behalf. Scene content including stories, advertising and images are copyrighted and cannot be re-published without permission.
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In the July Scene, the 2018 audit numbers were incorrect. Below are the 2018 numbers along with 2017 comparison amounts.
BALANCE SHEET Assets Total assets
Liabilities & Fund Equity Liabilities Total liabilities 11,442,960
Total liabilities & fund equity
INCOME STATEMENT Revenues Total revenues Expenses Total expenses Excess of revenues over expenditures
Total special assessments 1,346,921
Excess of revenues over expenses
Fund equity-beginning of year
Fund equity-end of year
WOW volunteers battle Sunriver’s invasive plants Noxious weeds are nonnative invasive species that threaten Sunriver’s fragile native ecosystem. Spotted knapweed – easily identified when in bloom by its distinctive purple flower – is the most aggressive noxious invader in Sunriver. With no natural enemies or competing agents, the plant can quickly take over a landscape. Sunriver’s annual War on Weeds, or “WOW,” is our community’s response to this unwelcome invader. Now in its 19th year, WOW channels Sunriver residents’ commitment to protecting their beloved and fragile ecosystem into a concentrated effort to remove knapweed and other noxious weeds from common
areas. Armed with maps, bags provided by SOLVE (a nonprofit organization that supports noxious weed removal statewide), gloves, hats and water bottles, volunteers have been working to remove noxious weeds from Sunriver’s traffic T WOW,
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September is preparedness month Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. This is the theme of Ready.gov and its annual emergency preparedness month. All Americans should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive on their own for at least three days if an emergency occurs. Following is a listing of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include. However, it is important that individuals review this list and consider where they live and the unique needs of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet these needs. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time. Ready.gov has a National Preparedness Month Toolkit webpage at www.Ready.gov/ September You can also find emergency preparedness information at www.sunriveremergencyinfo. com, including information on how to sign up for Sunriver-specific emergency alerts to your cell phone and landline. Emergency preparedness kit items: • One gallon of water, per person per day, for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation • At least a three-day supply
of non-perishable food and a can opener • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both • Flashlight and extra batteries • First aid kit • Whistle to signal for help • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container • Prescription medications and glasses • Infant formula and diapers • Pet food and extra water for your pet • Cash or traveler’s checks and change • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a coldweather climate. • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic T P, Management and Consulting for Homeowner & Condominium Associations & Projects 25 Years Management Experience in Central Oregon
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Welcoming words from your new board president My favorite Sunriver activity is kayaking up the Deschutes with Diane and our dog Bella, and then making a slow drift back to the SROA boat launch. Arrival back at shore includes meeting one of the many reasons this is such a special place: its people. SROA summer staffer Em- Keith Mobley ily Olson graciously assisted in my awkward exit from the kayak, and then helped us load and pack up. Her job is to help owners make effective and efficient use of the launch facility, and she does it with Sunriver style. Emily is just one of the many college students and other young people welcoming owners and visitors throughout Sunriver during the height of summer. Changing of the guard Three retiring stalwart board members – Jim Adams, Mike Gocke and Richard Wharton – have left their mark with years of volunteer service. We do not expect them to disappear into the sunset. The three new volunteers elected by our members and announced at the August 17 annual meeting: Gerhard Beenan, Mark Burford and Mandy Gray will continue the example of selfless and tireless service that their predecessors have established.
Thank you, Jim, Mike and Richard, and also, the seven candidates for those three positions – all of whom were willing to compete for the opportunity to serve on your board of directors. Additional thanks are due to the dozens of owners who serve on various committees and task forces, supporting the SROA staff and board across many areas. And special recognition goes to Hugh Palcic, Sunriver’s General Manager for the last six of his 21 years with SROA. Hugh, as all the evidence suggests, has done an outstanding job managing SROA, and is deserving of our thanks and congratulations as he moves on to the next chapter of his life in the summer of 2020. Current SROA president Bob Nelson (soon to be vice president Bob) and I will soon be announcing a search committee that will be responsible for a process allowing an open, orderly and successful transition for a new general manager, to be on the job in April 2020. Upcoming projects The year ahead will be eventful for SROA. Your votes have determined that the North Pool project will proceed. In the coming days ahead, your board and staff will be outlining the critical next steps to this project. The experts working on this project are targeting a grand re-opening for the North Pool complex in mid to late summer of next year. In addition to the pool project, we will be working toward a new Recycling Center, the now permanent Owners’ Enrichment Committee will be operating under its new charter, and
IAMP (Infrastructure and Amenities Master Plan) Task Force will be continuing with its information gathering, analysis and recommendations to the board on what’s next. The Telecommunications Work Group will also be busy, shaping a proposal for owner consideration on improved services and pricing, in the years ahead. As your newly-elected SROA president, I look forward to being a part of these new and ongoing initiatives. Allow me to provide a little background. By September 30, after more than 45 years practicing law, I will have closed my practice. Based in Dufur, Wasco County, Oregon, my practice included real estate, business and estate planning, special districts and municipal law, and telecommunications. Public service has always been an interest, and included board membership and leadership roles with the Maryhill Museum of Art and Oregon Public Broadcasting. Military service resulted in retirement as a reserve captain in the Navy JAG Corps. Sunriver has been a favorite destination almost from its beginning. My family roots are on a wheat and cattle ranch near Shaniko, and annual trips here and to Camp Sherman were always very popular. This can be best understood by simply reading the SROA mission statement: “Maintaining Sunriver as a premier residential and resort community, protecting and enhancing its quality of life, natural environment and property values.” Sunriver is a great place, and I am honored to continue the tradition of serving our members and owners.
Monthly meeting highlights, actions of the SROA Board of Directors The Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) Board of Directors meeting was held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Board members present: Bob Nelson, Richard Wharton, Mike Gocke, Gary Bigham, Jim Adams, Jackie Schmid, Brad Skinner, Keith Mobley. Absent: Jim Fister. Staff present: Hugh Palcic, Susan Berger. Financial report Year-to-date through July 31, 2019 (unaudited) • Total Revenues $1,248,458 • Total Expenses $1,131,731 • Operating Surplus/Deficit $116,728 Owners forum from Aug. 16 work session Sherry Hill addressed the board about her concerns of the aesthetics and fire safety of firewood storage. She feels the firewood rule needs to be revisited. Owners forum from Aug. 17 regular meeting Randy Schneider recommended that all gravel drives be upgraded to pavement and wood shake roofs be re-roofed with fire resistant materials as a safety and property value issue. Stressed the need for enhanced transparency from input received during his board candidate campaign. Bob Stillson thanked the outgoing board members for their service and the board’s efforts over the past 10 years. He also noted that he enjoys attending the board meetings due to the synergy in the room. Association operations • Administration: All departments are working on 6-month year-end projections. Finalized three-party agreement Page 4
between (SROA, Deschutes County and Waste Management) for the future recycling center. Outlining timeline for GM candidate search. Facilitated IAMP, North Pool and telecommunications task forces. • Accounting: Worked on six month spreadsheets for managers for year-end budget projections and created the 2020 budget schedule. Assisted with SHARC and North Pool monthly inventory process. • Communications: Due to an influx of abuse by floaters launching and/or taking out of the river in undesignated locations, staff created No River Access signage for placement at key points along the river. Also created signage for the new tunnels to let users know to slow down due to the mixed-use nature of the tunnels. • Community Development: Increase in owner concerns over wood piles, noise, parking, general maintenance and appearance and common area destruction/ degradation. There were 190 paint survey letters sent this year (an increase of 30 over last year). The annual consulting architect contract has been negotiated and executed. • Natural Resources: Ladder fuels reduction continues on commons along the east side of the community. Sprayed for noxious weeds on commons. Issued LFR citations. Continue to map/pull noxious weeds on commons. Conducted numerous site visits regarding tree removal requests and LFR compliance on private properties. • IT: Installed a new server and tape backup system. Migrated file server, user directories and database files onto the file server. A telecommunications consultant was selected by the Telecommunications Task Force and working on statement
of work. • Public Works: Post windstorm cleanup/chipping has been done on all roads and pathways. Property rail fence repaired after storm damage. Mary McCallum ADA access and entry road paved. Trimmed willows along river pathways. Began installing new trash receptacles. Graded Canoe Takeout road. Installed drinking fountain at Meadow tennis courts. Replaced tot pool filtration pump at SHARC. Repaired main pool heater at North Pool. Reevaluating staff levels and direction to focus on building and infrastructure needs. • Recreation/SHARC: Reduced height requirement for the SHARC body slide to 42 inches (after consulting with the manufacturer). Aquatics staffing continues to be a challenge. Site prep done for new storage shed at SHARC. Events are booked out at SHARC for almost every weekend for the remainder of the year. Marketing and planning for Uncorked in full swing. Turf Tunes had great participation with 150-300 attendees for each event. Hosted USTA 55 & Over Sectionals at North Tennis Complex. Board actions • Approved minutes of the July 19, 2019 SROA board work session as written. • Approved minutes of the July 20, 2019 SROA regular board meeting as written. • Accepted the July 2019 financial statement (unaudited). • Certified the 2019 election of three SROA board members: Gerhard Beenen, Mark Burford and Mandy Gray for a three-year term beginning September 1019 and ending in August 2022 and the affirmative approval of the ballot measure for maintenance, repair, restoration and the construction of the North
Pool complex. • Approved the appointment of incoming board member Gerhard Beenen as the chair of the Finance Committee. • Approved appointment of Jackie Schmid as assistant secretary of the SROA board. • Approved appointment of Jim Fister as assistant treasurer of the SROA board. • Approved Resolution 2019-005 authorizing designated signatories for the association’s accounts. • Approved to authorize incoming SROA board president Keith Mobley to finalize and execute a lease agreement with Deschutes County Solid Waste Department and Waste Connections, Inc. for the purpose of providing land and improvements for the new area recycling center located at the SROA Administrative/Public Works campus. • Approved Resolution 2019-006 authorizing the appointment of Mark Burford to Position 2 on the Sunriver Service District Board. • Approved engagement of First Interstate Wealth Management to manage SROA’s investments. All investments purchased shall adhere to SROA’s current investment policy and follow the main objectives of the preservation of capital, liquidity and rate of return, in that order. Committee/board action requests • Approved resignations of Sandy Hogue from the Election Committee and Dwayne Foley from the Finance Committee. • Approved proposed changes to the Owner Enrichment Committee charter. Other business • It has been announced that SROA General Manager Hugh Palcic is retiring T M, SUNRIVER SCENE • SEPTEMBER 2019
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The January windstorm left close to 2,000 trees down on commons and private property throughout the Sunriver community. SROA Public Works and contract crews have worked since then to clean up all the debris left behind. Crews have concentrated on removing limbs and treetops to mitigate potential fire hazards. Some logs and root balls will remain and removed at a later time. Some logs may also be left on commons to be utilized for restoration and/or wildlife habitat. “This has been a long-term project and very likely we’ll still be doing some cleanup by the end of this year,” said Patti Gentiluomo, SROA Natural Resources Director.
Call to photographers for Sunriver images Keep that camera handy and be ready to snap great images from around the community to submit for the annual Sunriver calendar. Send us your sunsets or scenery, frolicking on the river, Sunriver events, wildlife or whatever the subject – just make sure it is within Sunriver. Sunriver residency is not required. Both hobbyist and professional photographers are welcome to submit. Created by the Sunriver Owners Association, 12 images will be selected for each month as well as images for the front and back covers. Photographers whose images are chosen will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Additional images may also be chosen to sprinkle throughout the calendar. Please include the
Construction activity at the Sunriver Airport By Chuck Rosenfeld Residents and visitors alike have been wondering about the activities at Sunriver Airport. A steady stream of gravel trucks on weekdays and construction equipment in the vicinity of the runway has spawned curiosity and speculation. In fact, the airport is undergoing some long overdue maintenance and safety improvements that will benefit the Sunriver community. A private group of local aircraft owners formed Sunriver Airport, LLC, which acquired a 20-year lease of the airport in an effort to improve the safety and convenience of this public use facility. The asphalt aircraft ramp and taxiways have seriously deteriorated over time, and operations have changed throughout the aviation world since Sunriver Airport was built over 60 years ago. The airport has served both the community and Sunriver Resort with a 5,500 foot long runway, jet fuel and aviation gas, rental
following with your submission: your name, where you live, phone number and title or explanation of the subject matter in each image. The submission deadline is Oct. 31. Submit entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 541-585-2937. Photo requirements: • Photos must be from within Sunriver • Entrants may submit up to four images • Must be horizontal orientation, high resolution (300dpi) digital image (no prints) • Photo should be of good exposure and in focus • Send un-cropped and,
preferably, unedited files. Any needed editing will be done during the layout process • Subject matter must be family-friendly • Send image as an email “attachment,” not embedded in the body of the email. • If images are large, you may need to send each one in a separate email or put the files on a thumb drive and bring it to the Scene office at the SROA admin building (57455 Abbot Drive). • SROA reserves the right to use submitted photographs in future publications or for branding purposes • SROA reserves the right to reject an image(s)
cars, and even loaner bicycles. Services include aircraft ramp parking, hangars, and facilities for fire suppression and medical evacuation aircraft. The existing taxiways are too close to the runway, and do not provide full length access to the runway. New taxiways are being constructed 240 feet west of the runway, and the old taxiways will be removed, providing both additional separation and a more pleasing meadow-like appearance. Additionally, an automated weather observation system (AWOS) is being installed that will radio current
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runway information to all approaching aircraft… assuring that medevac and service aircraft can operate at night and all weather conditions. The current construction activity will enhance the safety, appearance and utility of this community amenity, while preserving the unique character of this facility as one of the premier resort airports in the country. John Gray built the airport as an integral part of his vision for Sunriver, and it has provided access, safety and security for the community ever since.
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$60 million grant awarded to reroute Highway 97 Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding a grant for $60.4 million to the Oregon Department of Transportation to help reroute Highway 97 on the north end of Bend. The grant would provide essential funding to the Oregon Department of Transportation to reroute U.S. Highway 97 north of Empire Avenue. This project has long been a top priority for Walden, as the highway is a main thoroughfare in Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second congressional district. Earlier this year, Walden met with Bend and Deschutes County leaders to discuss the highway project, which will reduce traffic and make the highway safer for residents and visitors in Central Oregon. Walden also met with Secretary Chao and directly expressed his support for this grant application. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having travelled that section of Highway 97 myself many times and after hearing
the concerns from local residents and community leaders, this is excellent news,â&#x20AC;? said Walden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helping this project move forward is one of my top priorities as it widely impacts many residents and visitors in the area. This project will significantly improve freight mobility and help reduce traffic congestion and dangers to drivers. I want to thank Secretary Chao for awarding this grant and improving the lives and safety of Central Oregonians.â&#x20AC;? The total project amount is more than $170 million (including contributions from local agencies) and will result in improvements to US-97 and adjacent local transportation systems. Earlier this year, representatives from the County and the City of Bend met with Congressman Walden in Bend to explain the project and grant application. After that meeting, Congressman Walden committed to prioritizing this project and working to secure
funding for Central Oregon. In the spring, Deschutes County Road Department Director Chris Doty travelled to Washington D.C. with representatives from the City of Bend and Bend Chamber President Katy Brooks to meet with congressional delegations and DOT staff to share information about the critical impact this project would have in Central Oregon. In addition to safety and mobility, it will help enable a range of economic development projects in northeast Bend. "The federal INFRA Grant process was extremely competitive, however this was not a Hail Mary pass," Doty said. "It was the result of a lot of hard work by the partnering agencies and overall cohesive leadership at all levels that made the difference this time around." â&#x20AC;&#x153;On behalf of myself and Deschutes County, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to express my extreme gratitude for Rep. Waldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help and work on this grant,â&#x20AC;? said Deschutes County Commissioner Phil Henderson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our transportation needs are a huge priority for Deschutes County so this news is timely and greatly appreciated.â&#x20AC;&#x153;
New area trails topic of club luncheon By Ken Arnold Dan Youmans, a Sunriver resident, will address the Sunriver Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Grille at Crosswater. Youmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk is about recreational opportunities in the Sunriver area trails system. Sunriver area men and women are welcome to attend. The cost is $25 per person. New recreational trails are being constructed in the forest just across Cardinal Landing Bridge west of Sunriver. These trails will provide new opportunities for mountain biking, hiking and trail running. At the same time, elk and wildlife habitat is being created and improved through the decommission of former logging roads. Much of this work is being done by volunteers from the Sunriver area with support from the new South Deschutes County (SoDeCo) Chapter of the Central Oregon Trail Alliance and in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service. Youmans will talk about what's going on around Sunriver and how it fits into the larger picture of south Deschutes County trails. If you have not traveled this area, you'll want to
see the photos he has of some marvelous views available just down the road a piece. Youmans is the SoDeCo chapter representative for the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA). He is a full-time Sunriver resident and an avid mountain biker. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce. For the luncheon, doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the program at 12:30 p.m. The menu choices are: â&#x20AC;˘ sautĂŠed shrimp scampi with rice pilaf and blistered green beans (fried green beans) â&#x20AC;˘ seared trout with brussel sprouts, rice pilaf and lemon almond beurre blanc â&#x20AC;˘ chilled basil pesto orzo pasta salad with onions, basil, spinach, orange bell peppers, parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes Tď?ľď?˛ď?Ž ď?´ď?Ż Cď?Źď?ľď?˘, ď?°ď?Ąď?§ď?Ľ ď&#x2122;&#x201E;ď&#x2122;&#x201E; DRIVERS REMEMBER
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Uncorked, Sunriver Style is a two-day wine event to be held September 13-14 at SHARC.
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Sunriver Owners Association, in sponsorship with Cascara Vacation Rentals, invites you to enjoy a weekend of wine, chocolate, and cheese in SHARC’s Benham Hall and John Gray Amphitheater on Friday, Sept. 13 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon to 6 p.m. This two day event will also feature music, wine pairing classes and boutique vendors. Uncorked will feature wineries from regions including the Rogue, Umpqua and Willamette valleys. Wineries will be offering tastes, flights, glasses and bottles for sale. Tastings start at $1. In addition to the wineries, sample decadent chocolates and cheeses while shopping boutique vendors. We all know wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures. Learn how to pair them perfectly with wine and cheese pairing classes presented by Kindred Creative Kitchen. Classes begin by introducing you to Oregon wines and finishes with cheese and chocolate pairings. The hour-long classes are Friday at 4 and 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. Each
class is $5 and registration begins one hour prior to class start time. Seating is limited to first come availability. We can’t forget about the music. Live music in the John Gray Amphitheater will include The Nu Wavers on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by the Lighterlights at 12:30 p.m. and Timothy James at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. You can check out the complete list of wineries and vendors as well descriptions and schedules of music and classes at www.sunriversharc.com/ uncorked Sip, savor and make it a wine weekend with Uncorked, Sunriver Style. Presale admission until Sept. 12 is $12 and includes entry on both days, a logo glass, wine bag and two sampling tokens. Day of event admission will be $15 and includes admission both days, glass and one sampling token. $5 admission per day is also available for ages under 21 and non-wine drinking participants. To purchase pre-sale tickets and for more event information, visit ww.sunriversharc.com/ uncorked. Cheers!
More than 160 owners were in attendance for the SROA Annual Meeting held Aug. 17 at SHARC. Owners received an overview of association finances, current projects and results of the recent election and ballot measure. The Powerpoint presentation from the meeting can be viewed on the SROA website at www.sunriverowners.org
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A summer of science and service for teen volunteers By Amanda Accamando, Nature Center Manager When you are 15 years old, summer break is often synonymous with waking up late, long family vacations, and part-time jobs. For a few special teens at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, summer also includes cleaning snake habitats, pulling weeds and educating visitors about local wildlife. For the past three months, teen volunteers Köhl, Braden and Leila have donated dozens of hours of their time to the nature center, providing tremendous help during the busiest time of year, while fulfilling their passions and building their resume at the same time. Köhl, who just turned 16 years old this summer and is learning how to drive, began volunteering at the nature center at the age of 12. Originally
from Southern California, Köhl and his family typically spent their summers visiting Central Oregon. They found the nature center and its animals to be one of the highlights of their vacation. In 2016, Köhl began volunteering during summer break, helping to clean and design reptile and amphibian habitats. Last year, when Köhl’s family decided to make a permanent move to Bend, Köhl jumped right back into volunteering year round. Each Wednesday after school, Köhl traveled to Sunriver to help care for animals at the nature center. Since then, he also has assisted with special events such as War on Weeds and the Wildflower Show, and even helped dig out the nature center from last winter’s snowstorm. Soon to be a sophomore in high school,
Köhl’s dream job is to be in the movie business or work as a storyboard artist or character designer for a videogame developer. However, he says he would gladly follow his passion of caring for animals if those jobs didn’t work out. Similar to Köhl, Braden, age 17, has always had a fascination with animals, specifically reptiles and amphibians. Braden grew up in Oregon, chasing lizards and catching frogs. He has since progressed to a point where he now shares his bedroom with 18 different species of reptiles and amphibians. Although passionate about the animals that “many people don’t care about,” Braden has his sights set higher – on conservation. Braden plans to eventually leverage his hobby and skills to combat the illegal pet trade by making captive bred animals available for pets. In the meantime, Braden spends time volunteering for a bird rescue, shadowing the
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Teen volunteer Leila helps collect a honeybee swarm during her summer break.
staff at The Reptile Zone, a Bend-based reptile store and creating short nature films. At the nature center, Braden has put his extensive knowledge of reptiles and amphibians to good use by helping with the weekly husbandry of the reptile and amphibian collection. In return, Braden has had the opportunity to work with new species, such as the giant coastal salamander on exhibit in the nature center’s Creature Cave, and has appreciated developing 2 nd H ome C h ec k s S u nrive rhomechecks. com
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Cosmic Film Fest, fall constellations highlight the night sky By Bob Grossfeld, Observatory Manager As we head into September, we are looking forward to the nice cool fall nights. It is actually my favorite time of year in Sunriver. The weather remains good and the fall sky starts to appear. This fall we are also excited about the upcoming programs. In addition to our night time programs on Wednesday and Saturday, we will be open for solar viewing Wednesday through Sunday. Don’t miss our indoor inflatable Sky Dome planetarium programs on Saturday at 3 p.m. Our first annual Cosmic Film Festival starts off the first weekend in September, with programs on space exploration, light pollution and much more. Be sure to check out the website for all the information and to register online. Why all the excitement about
hesitation, helped collect thousands of bees so they could be safely moved. This summer, nearly 8,000 children visited Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, many on family vacations or weekend excursions, and others as participants in summer camps or programs. At the very least, we hope that their experience with us has sparked a curiosity in the natural world. But thanks to stories like the ones above, we know that those experiences can be so much more powerful and transformative for a child, fostering a lifetime of appreciation, inquiry and stewardship. 20837359R
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We are proud to have played a part in Köhl, Braden and Leila’s passion for the natural world and in the journey of so many other children over the last 50 years.
that we only look at parts of it in our telescopes. Be sure to check out the Veil Nebula when there is little or no moon, as the moonlight drowns out the view of this incredible object. This fall we are planning some upgrades and maintenance to the observatory. We are working on doing some major maintenance to the telescopes, including updating equipment. This includes updates to some of our biggest telescopes on campus. In addition, the staff is working to put together the final details on our lectures for the final months of the year. For the most current information, follow our progress on Facebook. We continue to raise funds for the new expansion of the observatory. The new expansion will allow more access to T S,
By Wes Perrin Care to venture a guess as to who travels the farthest to shop at the Second Tern Thrift Store? Do you think it might be someone from New York City? Or maybe Miami? How about Montreal? Sorry, you are not even close. The honor of traveling the greatest distance belongs to Andreas and Joyce Falkenberg whose home is in Oslo, Norway – some 4,800 miles from the Tern’s front door. While they don’t come annually just to take in the Tern, they make it a point to visit on every trip. “We try to drop by every weekend,” said Joyce Falkenberg. “You never know what you might find because the merchandise is constantly changing.” They feel the store is “much more interesting” than conventional retail outlets. “We also liked knowing that the proceeds from Tern sales will benefit the Nature Center & Observatory,” she added. The Falkenbergs have owned a vacation home in Sunriver for many years, and have close ties to the state as both earned advanced graduate degrees from the University of Oregon. Joyce is originally from Iowa while Andreas was born in Norway.
The ‘butler’ the Falkenbergs found at the Tern.
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Sunriver You celebrates fruitful six months of educational offerings
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By Helen Hereen “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” Albert Einstein’s quote can be viewed as being rather harsh but truthful. Curiosity and a thirst to learn keeps us evolving and engaged in the world around us. Sunriver You was started to quench that thirst for education locally in our community. The goal was to find experts or enthusiasts willing to share their knowledge voluntarily and allow people to sign up for the classes free of charge. As expected, we have a lot of people who know stuff and a lot of people who want to learn stuff amongst us. A total of nine classes were offered this spring and summer with more than 225 people attending. A huge thanks goes to Bob Black, Dan Hilburn, Gary Carlson, Gary Bigham, Barry Rogge, Ralph Berry and Lee Stevenson who devoted their time and energy to teaching these classes.
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New recycling center agreement finalized By Susan Berger, Sunriver Scene SROA NEWS – At its August meeting, the SROA Board of Directors authorized the board president to officially approve an agreement between the association, Deschutes County and Waste Connections to move forward with the proposed plan to construct a new and expanded recycling center in Sunriver. As a facility for use by all residents in the greater Sunriver area, the current facility no longer meets demand. Sunriver’s recycling site is No. 2 for the busiest center in all of Deschutes County. Sisters is No. 1. The new facility will include numerous smaller bins that are user friendly and can be emptied more frequently, additional
parking and improved traffic flow – providing a safer experience for all. Due to the nature of this project, it will require a vote by Sunriver owners as the plan includes utilizing funding out of SROA’s Reserve Fund for the construction. The agreement includes Deschutes County reimbursing SROA for the initial construction funding over a five-year period lease. “It is a fantastic ‘win-win,’ ” said Hugh Palcic, SROA General Manager. “SROA gets a state-ofthe-art recycle center, Deschutes County satisfies its commitment to rural recycling and the carting company has a much more efficient and safe facility to call home. Most importantly, we will be made financially whole and
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SROA owns the entire facility.” The new site will be located less than 100 feet east from the current site on a piece of property located between Public Works yard and Abbot Drive. SROA acquired the 1.9 acre property in a land exchange with Sunriver Resort in 2012 and was previously used as the Resort’s golf maintenance yard. The special ballot vote will be announced in the Scene in the coming months and mailed to owners in early 2020. Contingent on voter approval, construction of the new center could begin later next spring.
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The continued success of Sunriver You depends on the willingness of people who know stuff to come forward. If you have knowledge in a subject, please consider volunteering your time to teach a single session or a multiple session course. For example, participants have asked for classes in subjects such as getting the most out of your iPhone/ Android, basic bike repair, gardening, conversational language, woodworking and pickleball. To volunteer yourself or someone you know (we’ll do the legwork) or to suggest other classes you would like to attend, email info@ sunriveryou.com. New course offerings are currently being organized for the fall October/November term. Please check the website www. sunriveryou.com, the October Scene, and the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce E-news and follow us on the Sunriver You page on Eventbrite for the latest information.
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Area hikes within an easy drive from Sunriver By Dan Hilburn Sunriver is a paradise for hikers. There are dozens of trails nearby, many of them with spectacular views and interesting features. Last month, I featured five hikes starting with the closest treks from Sunriver. This month’s hikes are a bit farther away, but still great options from Sunriver. • Badlands Wilderness: Sixteen miles east of Bend on Hwy 20 is the Badlands Wilderness Area. It’s notable for its yearround accessibility, photogenic old-growth junipers, wildflowers in early summer, volcanic rock formations, and flat trails. The 2.6-mile Ancient Juniper Trail makes a nice loop, or extend your hike 1.5 miles with a visit to Flatiron Rock.
Brett Dixon photographs rafters at the Big Eddy on the Deschutes River Trail.
• Paulina Lakeshore Trail: The Newberry Caldera National Monument, between Sunriver and La Pine, rivals Crater Lake for spectacular views. Don’t miss the driveup views from Paulina Peak and Paulina Creek Falls. A ¾-mile trail at the Big Obsidian Flow is also memorable. If you’ve got more time (about 5 hours), the 7 ½-mile trail that circles Paulina Lake is a gem.
The visitor center parking lot is a good place to start. Add a side trip up Little Crater for breathtaking views of Paulina Peak and both Paulina and East lakes, and stop for a soak in the natural hot springs along the northeast shore. • Tumalo Mountain: The Tumalo Mt. Trail is popular for a reason. It is close to Sunriver/ Bend and though it’s a steady, uphill climb, the view from the
Al Klascius on the Paulina Lakeshore Trail.
summit includes closeups of Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top and the Three Sisters. Across from the entrance to Mt. Bachelor on Cascades Lakes Hwy, turn right into Dutchman Sno-park. The trailhead starts at the far end of the parking lot. • Sunriver to Bend on the Deschutes River Trail: An epic 20-mile hike from Circle 7 on the Deschutes River Trail will take you to the Old Mill District of Bend. The trail is all downhill, scenic, and it has restroom at the boat launches and picnic areas every few miles. The Bend, OR Trail Map by Adventure Maps (available at REI or www.AdventureMaps.net) shows the route clearly. If you leave around 8 a.m., you can be at Anthony’s Restaurant for happy hour. • South Sister: It is rare to be able to ascend to the top of a 10,000 foot tall peak on a hiking trail. No technical equipment is needed to climb our tallest local volcano, South Sister, only legs of steel. Even if
you’re in good shape, your legs will burn, but the reward is a view you have to see to believe. This 11-mile round trip has nearly 5,000 feet of elevation gain. Start from the Devils Lake Trailhead 6.5 miles past Mt. Bachelor on Cascade Lakes Highway. Avoid summer weekends and start early, as parking is limited. If you’d like to try some or all of these hikes, but you don’t have a hiking buddy, consider joining the Sunriver Hiking Club. We offer weekly guided hikes to interesting places near Sunriver. Upcoming hikes include: Mt. Bachelor, South Canyon Loop, Todd Lake, Lucky Lake, Lava Butte under a full moon and South Sister. Anyone hoping to climb South Sister with the club in September should start training hikes now. If you’re not already a member and would like to join the club, send an email to sunriv email@example.com and we’ll add you to our mailing list.
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• Have materials out prior to the first full week of each month. Stack brush and branches parallel to the road edge so crews can access it • There is no need to call. Crews check all roads in Sunriver the first full week of each month from April to October (weather & scheduling permitting) • Branches must be no longer than 8 feet • Do not stack on or near electrical, phone, cable boxes, water/sewer valves, meters, big rocks or sprinklers • WE CANNOT pick up pine needles, grass, leaves or small branches. Piles that include these materials will not be picked up • You can dispose of grass clippings, pine needles, leaves or other organic material by taking it to the compost site at Lake Penhollow (for a fee). Call 593-4197 for more information This service is provided to Sunriver property owners for reduction of ladder fuels ONLY. Material generated by a landscape company or for building construction is the responsibility of the owner and their contractor and will not be removed by SROA.
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meetings gatherings Meetings,&Gatherings & Events SEPTEMBER 3
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Sunriver Community Garage Sale --------------------------------------------- 9am SHARC Sunriver Owners Happy Hour ----------------------------------------------------- 4:30pm Hosmer Living Room
SROA Committees Contact the chair if you have questions about a committee or the projects they are currently working on
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Covenants Mike Brannan, chair
Group Gatherings These groups meet regularly, same time, same place
Magistrate Meeting ------------------------------------------------------------------10am SROA Admin
Sunriver Women’s Club Board Meeting-------------------------------------- 1:30pm SHARC Crescent Room
Design Commmittee ---------------------------------------------------------------- 10am SROA Admin
11:15 a.m. Village Bar & Grill. Sign up at the Marketplace
Uncorked Wine Festival ------------------------------------------------------------- 3pm SHARC Benham Hall
Uncorked Wine Festival ------------------------------------------------------------- 12pm SHARC Benham Hall
7 p.m. Pozzi building at the Sunriver Nature Center
Second Saturday Artist Reception --------------------------------------------- 4pm Artists’ Gallery 18
Finance Committee ---------------------------------------------------------------- 9am SROA Admin
Ladies Lunch and Bridge
Owner Enrichment Committee ------------------------------------------------- 2pm SROA Admin
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Sunriver Service District Board Meeting--------------------------------------- 3pm Fire Station
Design Mark Feirer, chair
Sunriver Anglers Club ---------------------------------------------------------------- 7pm SHARC
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SROA Board Work Session --------------------------------------------------------- 9am SROA Admin
SROA Board Meeting---------------------------------------------------------------- 9am SROA Admin
Design Commmittee ---------------------------------------------------------------- 10am SROA Admin
6 p.m., Crescent room at SHARC. Sign up at the Marketplace Info: 541-556-6408
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Nominating Laurence MacLaren, chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner Enrichment Dave Rhodes, chair email@example.com
Interested in joining a committee or participating in a future task force or special project? Contact the chair person for a particular committee or to be on a task force/ special project contact Becki Sylvester at SROA by calling 541-593-2411.
Sunriver Men’s Club ------------------------------------------------------------------ 11:30pm Grille at Crosswater
circles, roadsides, pathways and common areas. “Our community’s natural landscapes are healthier and more beautiful than ever, thanks to our dedicated volunteers,” reported Patti Gentiluomo, SROA director of Natural Resources. “More than 60 volunteers canvassed Sunriver searching for knapweed, which was late to appear this season due to cooler temperatures early in the summer. It was a tremendous show of force against these unwanted intruders. We are grateful to those who pulled on common areas and to the homeowners who worked on
their private properties to prevent noxious weeds from going to seed this year.” Volunteers gathered for a picnic at Mary McCallum Park on Aug. 2 to celebrate their efforts, and many volunteers continued to pull beyond the official end of War on Weeds week. While the battle continues, progress continues to be made in our campaign to protect and preserve Sunriver’s landscapes. Battle plans are already being drawn up for next year’s War on Weeds. If you have any questions about noxious weeds, or wish to join our team of committed volunteers, contact SROA Natural Resources at 541-593-1522 or clairem@ srowners.org
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owners can stack limbs at the roadside edge for the monthly ladder fuels pickup by SROA Public Works. Debris must be roadside by the first full week of the month. If a contractor does the work they are responsible for removing and disposing of all tree debris.
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River cleanup volunteers needed Tumalo Creek announces its first Sunriver Deschutes River Clean-Up, a spin-off event inspired by the Bend Deschutes River Clean-up, hosted for more than 20 years by the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and more recently, Enjoy Protect Respect Stewardship Committee. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All volunteers will meet at the SROA Boat Launch and be divided into small teams to clean the most heavily trafficked areas such as Besson Day Use Area, Harper Bridge and Big River Campground. Volunteers will reconvene back at the SROA Boat launch to consolidate and dispose of the trash. Shuttles will be provided. Volunteer information: • Work includes paddling and/or walking the river to collect trash • Trash bags, gloves and some boats will be provided to aid the cleanup efforts • Feel free to bring your own gear such as paddleboards, kayaks, goggles, wet suits or trash pickers/grabbers Following the cleanup, volunteers are invited to stay around the SROA Boat Launch for beers provided by Sunriver Brewing Company and bluegrass music. Event partners include Deschutes County Search and Rescue, the Marina, and Sunriver Brewing Company. Registration is required, visit https://tumalocreek.com/sfunriverdeschutes-river-clean/
Sunriver families will now have an opportunity to donate food for hungry Central Oregon families. The Bend Food Project has a new community volunteer in Sunriver, who will provide a green grocery bag for you to fill and leave on your porch the second Saturday of even months. Your food donation will be taken to The Giving Plate to provide much needed nutrition for about 2000 individuals every month. We make it easy for you. Just fill your bag and leave it on your front porch on the second Saturday morning of even months (February, April, June, August, October and December). Our first collection day in Sunriver will be Oct. 12. If you are interested in participating or want more information, send your name, physical address (both the five-digit GPS address and the house number), and the best contact phone number to Mimi Alkire by phone, text or email to 503-680-4184 or email@example.com. Alkire will deliver your first bag and send you
reminder emails, as well as lists of food items that are especially needed. You will always work directly with Alkire, who is also a Sunriver resident. If you aren't going to be in town on collection day, you can just let her know, and she can stop collections and emails until your return. If the second Saturday is not a convenient day, you can arrange a different day for your pick-up. Children under 18 make up 62 percent of individuals served and less than 10 percent of recipients are homeless. Some of our donations will go to the “Kid’s Korner,” a special youthspecific food bank for children, and the unique “backpack” program, which provides 450 kids in 28 Bend/La Pine Schools with food for the weekend. In the 2018-19 school year, 16,200 weekend bags were provided to children in need. In 2018, 7,200 food bags of nutrientdense food were provided to children, separate from the family monthly food box.
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views of South Sister towering above the forest, angles back toward the Pine Marten lift while dropping an additional 263 feet. Stage three, the final and longest stage, features the “Broken Top Drop,” the most-thrilling part of the experience. Spanning 3,443 feet with an 866foot vertical plunge, riders will end their Mt. Bachelor zip line tour on one of the longest, steepest, and fastest zip line spans in the Pacific Northwest. “This needs to be on every adventure-seeker’s bucket list,” said Drew Jackson, Mt. Bachelor’s director of marketing and communications. “With its combination of adrenalineraising drops and majestic views of the Cascade peaks, our new zip line will be an experience unlike any other.” Mt. Bachelor’s zip line will be manufactured by ZipRider®, one of the nation’s leading zip line architects. The specific ZipTour® model being installed will feature a patented trolley system that allows riders to control their speed of descent and customize their ride experience based on their comfort level. All three stages will have dual spans, allowing competitive riders to race a T Z L,
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in July 2020. The board has created a task force to shepherd the search process and, once the field is narrowed, the community will be invited to meet potential candidates. The plan is to have someone in place in April 2020 to shadow Palcic through the end of his tenure. The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m. The next SROA board work session will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20 followed by the regular board meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in the SROA administration building, 57455 Abbot Drive, between circles 3 and 4, next to the Sunriver Fire Department. Approved minutes of the meeting are posted, as available, on the SROA website at www. sunriverowners.org
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www.sunriverwomensclub.com President's message It’s September and that means summer is over and Sunriver starts to quiet down. However, the SRWC keeps busy with the Art & Wine Auction on Sept. 15 and the Welcome Event on Sept. 17, both very fun events to attend. Please keep reading for further details on all our events and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy”!!! –Nancy Fischer, president • Board Meetings are open to all members of the SRWC. The next Board meeting is Thursday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m in the Crescent Room at the SHARC. Please let Nancy Fischer know if you will be attending. • Second annual SRWC Silent Art Auction and Wine Event: The event will feature art from more than 25 contributing artists. Cafe Sintra will be providing hors d’oeuvres, two glasses of wine or beer at their restaurant on Sept. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets available online at www. sunriverwomensclub.com/artauction-wine-event/ • Programs & Luncheon:
The next event for SRWC Programs will be the Welcome Luncheon in September. • Mid-Soles: If you are on our email list, watch for upcoming hikes. • Hearty Soles: Sept. 11, Matthieu Lakes: Leaders Pat Arnold and Melodee Munckton Sept. 18, Green Lakes: Leaders Debbie Baker and Liz LeCuyer Sept. 23, Miller Lake: Leaders Brigid Kennaday and Nancy Todd Sept. 25, Tam McArthur: Leaders Marnell McClenaghan and Laura Dickinson • Birthday lunch: Laura Sherar is planning a fun no-host birthday lunch for members with a September birthday. Watch for your invitation. • Membership: SRWC is open to all women in Sunriver and surrounding communities. Applications are on our website. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. • Power of 100: Join the national 100 People Who Care movement and see the difference 100 people can make. Participate in the Power of 100 Program’s second signature
sunriver women’s club project. Your $100 contribution will help KIDS Center provide Project Thrive services to local children in south Deschutes County. Give children the opportunity to tell their story when a loved one abuses or neglects them in a child friendly environment. Ensure that they receive the services they need to be safe and recover • Book Club: There are now eight book clubs sponsored by the SRWC. Please let us know if you would like to join the wait list for an anticipated additional group. Gloria Rasmussen & Susan Huseonica, organizers. • Knitting Group: We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Pat Arnold if you would like more information, patorken@ gmail.com. Our philanthropy is knitting chemo caps for cancer patients and warm caps for the Sunriver and La Pine school children. • Dinner Club: The club will be holding its first social event on Sept. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the home of Debbie and Brian Dunham. We will be choosing themes and lining up hostesses for the year's dinners.
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Art fair thanks volunteers Special thanks to the 125 Sunriver Women’s Club volunteers who contributed time, effort and support over the past year to make the tenth annual Sunriver Art Fair happen. The sponsors, big and small, provide more assistance and funding each year. Visit www.sunriverartfair.com for the complete list of sponsors, and thank them when you frequent their businesses. Look for the notice in upcoming months as planning starts for the 2020 Sunriver Art Fair. The Sunriver Art Fair is the club’s largest fundraiser, and all net proceeds from the event support nonprofit groups in south Deschutes County. • Lunch with Friends: If you are on our Lunch with Friends email list, watch for upcoming lunches. • Loose Cannons: Join a fun group of women for a night out – concerts, theater, dinners and more. Email srwcloosecan email@example.com and request to be added to their list to receive announcements. • Winter Gala: Save the date for this year’s Winter Gala on Monday, Dec. 9. Our second largest fundraiser of the year, this fun filled and magical evening is open to everyone!
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Fishing from Uganda to southern Washington and parts between
Sunriver Art auction and wine event The second annual Sunriver Art Auction and Wine Event will feature art from more than 25 contributing artists – most of which participated in the 2019 Sunriver Art Fair. A wine wall of Oregon, Washington and California wines of $15 or greater in value will also be available at the event. Held at Cafe Sintra from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 15, tickets are $35 per person and available online at www.sunriver womensclub.com/art-auctionwine-event/. The cafe will be providing hors d’oeuvres along with two glasses of wine or beer at their location at 7 Ponderosa Road.
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By Tim Mertins The topic for the September meeting of the Sunriver Anglers Club to be held at SHARC on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. is “Fishing from Uganda to Southern Washington and Parts In Between.” Now, if that is too much of a mouthful to swallow, let’s just shorten the title to “Where to Fish.” Previous Sunriver Anglers Club articles have covered how to fish using the Euro Nymphing technique, bass fishing and fly fishing using stoneflies, Crooked River fishing, the Utah Cutthroat Slam, Hosmer Lake fishing and fishing for beef at the Anglers Club picnic. Taking all of the previous articles, except for the beef article, gives a good basis of how to catch a number of different and varied fish species and what to use while fishing. Bob Maina, a part time New Zealand resident and part time Sunriver resident, will lead us on a journey that covers many of the 60 years that Maina has gone fishing in most of the states and 161 other countries. Maina will whet your appetite for fishing in other great countries around the world including those that have good reputations for fishing as well as those that, for one reason or
another, have fallen out of favor and now offer fairly terrible fishing. Maina will speak about fishing in Africa, Vanuatu, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Chile, Tasmania, Costa Rica, Canada, Alaska, the Midwest United States and some interesting things about the fish in Washington and Eastern Oregon. A lot of Oregonians think that the trout is the only game fish and place all others in the “trash fish” category. Maina will cause those to rethink this and show that there are other types of fish that can put up a tremendous fight on a fly rod of conventional gear and thereby generate great pleasure in the catch.
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Maina will talk about Nile perch, golden trevally, blue cod, king fish and rainbow bass that are available on the far side of the world. He will give information on northern pike, sheefish, regular muskies, tiger muskies, char (lake trout), and other fish available in or near Oregon. He will also mention rainbow trout
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Jean Maina by undertaking a risky activity. She’s bungy jumped 15-20 times at locations around the world, primarily in New Zealand (where she and Bob live six months of the year). Most impressive is the fact Jean bungy jumped 364 feet from the bridge at Victoria Falls between Zimbabwe and Zambia. So rappelling off a seven-story building is nothing new for Jean. In 1997, Jean summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – a peak of 19,342 feet. In 2012, just for fun, she crushed a car while driving a 50-ton tank called “The Cromwell” that had served in the Vietnam War. So, if you happen to be in downtown Bend about noon on Sept. 7, why not stop by The Oxford Hotel and cheer Jean on as she rappels off the roof and down the side of the hotel.
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By Phil Fischer I look forward to the damsel hatch every year on Crane Prairie and other Central Oregon lakes. It occurs midday in later June and is characterized by very splashy rise forms as trout take damsels swimming just below the surface film. Damsels look to find sticks, tules, anchor ropes or any other object that enables them to crawl out of the water to hatch. They often swim just below the surface for some distance looking for these items latch onto. It is during this surface swimming action that the damsel is the most vulnerable to trout. The damsel nymph coloration matches the color of the environment where these insects live, and ranges from tan to a deep olive. This month’s pattern is the chickabou damsel, which is a pattern that I have used with good success casting towards rise forms and/or surface structures. The name chickabou
Maina may just pique your interest to fish in places that you wouldn’t think to fish. He will also mention interesting things about making TV fishing shows that he has experienced. So, you see, this is one talk that you must be a part of. Where else can you travel the world while learning of the great
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Give the chickabou damsel pattern a try during early summer damsel hatches on a favorite local lake. Chickabou damsel materials list Hook: Firehole 718, size 14 Thread: Veevus 14/0, olive Weight: 6-8 wraps .015 lead wire Eyes: Amnesia monofilament, orange Tail/Abdomen: Whiting chickabou, olive Rib: Copper wire, medium Collar: Fly Fish Food Jr. Bruiser Blend, medium olive Tying instructions and steps are also published in video form and can be found on the Sunriver Anglers Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/SunriverAnglers/ or at the following YouTube URL https://youtu.be/LXOtQvmP 3mQ Experiment with this pattern during the damsel hatch. If you have questions or would like additional information about the chickabou damsel pattern, please don’t hesitate to email me. Or if you have suggestions on future patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your input. I can be reached at Philfischer@ sbcglobal.net
damsel is attributable to the wound chickabou feather that gives the fly its characteristic look. Chickabou is the chicken equivalent of marabou, and the feathers are significantly smaller and more delicate; perfect for a damsel pattern. The design of the chickabou damsel is simple; it features a wispy tail to mimic the undulating motion of the natural. The eyes are constructed from orange amnesia monofilament. And the collar is a long flowing dubbing that helps with creating the illusion of movement. To fish this pattern, strip back in short strips using a dry fly line or a hover line fishing the fly very shallow under the surface film. Offer long pauses during the retrieve. Trout will often take during these pauses. fishing spots without leaving the comfort of a nice chair? Be sure to catch Phil Fisher’s article on fly tying in this month’s edition of the Sunriver Scene. The Sunriver Anglers Club is committed to fishing, conservation and education. If you would like more information or would like to get more involved by joining with other club members, please visit our website at www.sunriveranglers.org.
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By John Salzer Around noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, most of us will be thinking about what we’re going to have for lunch. But for one Sunriver resident, things will be very different. Instead of lunch, 73-year-old Jean Maina will be getting ready to rappel off the roof of The Oxford Hotel, Bend’s tallest building, in support of a fundraising event sponsored by the United Way. Why in the world would someone volunteer to participate in such a hair raising activity? Maina’s response: “Because United Way is such a worthwhile cause and I’m always up for a challenge.” Jean and her husband Bob are longtime supporters of Sunriver’s United Way campaign and thought the new fundraising event – Over the Edge – would be a great way to raise money for a worthwhile cause while having fun at the same time. “With so many Sunriver residents involved in United Way, it’s been easy to meet my fundraising goal for (this event),” she said. As of the writing of this article, Jean Maina is the event’s oldest participant. It turns out, this isn’t the first time Maina has challenged herself
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It’s not too early to start holiday gift shopping Rendering of new family pool that will be at the North Pool.
restrooms that will serve the North Tennis complex and be North Pool open year-round for pathways users. The existing locker rooms family pool, hot tub, addi- will remain. tional gathering areas, updated If all goes according to plan, landscaping, new mechanical the pool should be open somebuilding, a welcome center and time late summer of next year.
nature. Combining bold strokes with softer, gestural strokes, she excelled at texture and movement in painting. In her current Sunriver exhibit, Donaca’s “Three Sisters and Scott Lake” demonstrates her talent in painting water with a clear vision of light on its surface and the qualities of refraction and reflection. Such paintings of water strongly evidence her superb grasp of complementary hues and values, creating a palpable sense of fluidity on the water’s surface. “One of my greatest challenges is to grow in my ability to paint,” said Donaca. “Over the years, moving from watercolor
to pastel and to oil brought me the satisfaction of competency in these mediums. Yet, I measure my true ability by the public’s pleasure in viewing my work.” She speaks of artist Howard Terpening’s quote “an artist builds his credibility piece by piece.” Donaca established “credibility” as an award winner in several mediums, with her paintings in numerous corporate and private collections, and her previous honor, among many, as the poster artist for the Sunriver Music Festival. Billye Turner curates exhibitions for Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery. For information or purchase, please contact her at 503.780.2828 or billy email@example.com
By Deni Porter Everyone has a favorite time to visit Sunriver. A special time is the month of September. Summer activities have slowed a bit, but the area’s beauty is just reaching its peak. This evolution also happens at the Sunriver Artists’ Gallery located in the Village. The Second Saturday celebration is even sweeter with some great art, food and drink. All the artists will be waiting to laugh with visitors on Saturday, Sept. 14 between 4 and 6 p.m. Time to get in some early holiday shopping (minus the pain of the crowds). Becky Henson, stained glass artist, is featuring many new pieces. Some are large and some are smaller, but they are all stunning. Subjects range from traditional flowers and animals to more modern pieces. Central Oregon is a huge inspiration for Henson. A depiction of the Three Sisters circle pattern is very popular with collectors and would make a thoughtful gift or just a sweet remembrance of a wonderful time spent in Central Oregon.
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Painter Bill Hamilton never disappoints – whether he paints animals, birds or scenes from nature. Hamilton is comfortable painting large panorama pieces of the Cascade mountains or a single tiny bird. He is currently featuring some unique pieces depicting wild animals painted directly onto flat rocks. He is also right at home producing lifelike portraits of your loved ones. Metal artist Jesse Pemberton is one of the newest members of the gallery. Pemberton takes his multi-media cues from nature’s geometric rules and cues. Primarily working in metal, the artist does incorporate other found objects and local materials that may inspire him. Pemberton just recently hung some large wall pieces at the gallery that are spectacular. We are also announcing our upcoming annual “Local’s
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Tennis clinics, lessons continue after Labor Day Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean improving your tennis game has to end for the season. Thanks to a partnership with Sunriver Resort, SROA’s Sunriver Tennis clinics and private lessons will move to the indoor courts at Sage Springs Club & Spa (17600 Center Drive) starting Tuesday, Sept. 3. For more information about scheduling, visit www.sunriv ertennis.com or call 541-5935707.
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Sunriver pétanque court ready for play Formed in June, the new Sunriver Pétanque Club has introduced numerous new players to this French lawn game. Similar to bocce ball, the club previously gathered
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in the grading and paving project were used to prepare an area just north of the horseshoe pits for pétanque courts, at little cost. The courts are available to all Sunriver owners and their guests when visiting the park. The Sunriver Pétanque Club
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Sunriver Stars Community Theater presents ‘Nutcracker’ A little holiday magic will be coming your way Dec. 5-8 when local actors, both children and adults, bring you the story of the Nutcracker as a play with music from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” It will be presented at SHARC and an “opening night gala” will include a silent auction and a dinner show featuring an amazing winter feast presented by Laura Bliss, owner of South Bend Bistro and chef Kelly Day. Auditions for roles in Nutcracker are right around the corner. The director, Victoria Kristy, is looking for children to play Marie, a sweet Victorian child as well as Fritz, her tantrum-throwing little brother. She also needs child actors to take on the roles of the Mouse Queen, Rudy, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince himself. Add in a multitude of mice, snowflake ballerinas and toy soldiers and there is a role for every child who wishes to be a star. Adults are needed as well. There is the mysterious Godfather Drosselmeier, Mother, Father, Nanny, and the horrendous, towering Mouse King. Have you always wanted to be in one of the Sunriver Stars shows but were afraid to take on tons of lines? This show has a role for you. You may be cast as a Victorian party guest whose duties include dressing up in a lovely costume, “attending” the Christmas party in the opening scene, and saying four lines (with enthusiasm, of course). Auditions will be held Sept. 10 at the Village Properties building (56835 Venture Lane in the Sunriver Business Park) in room 408 beginning at 6 p.m. Please come prepared to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and participate in cold reads from a script given to you at auditions. A short monologue you may wish to memorize “to really sparkle” is available on the website sunriverstars.org. Rehearsals will follow a schedule and be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at the Sunriver Fire Station from 6 to 8 p.m. September practices will be devoted to choreography, music, and reviewing lines. All participants are expected to attend the full rehearsal if their character is scheduled. Life is made up of choices. Children will need to choose between after school sports or being in this show if their sports participation prevents them from being at rehearsal promptly at 6 p.m. Enchanting opportunities await. Audition Sept. 10 and be a star in the show. Donate something enchanting for the silent auction. Experience the magic of attending the opening night dinner show. Start your holiday fun by bringing your friends and family to enjoy a mysterious world shimmering with stars and silver moonbeams, graceful sugar plums and dancing
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All the beloved Bend Fall Festival traditions return for a family-friendly event to remember the weekend of Oct. 4-6. Pumpkin painting, gourmet food and wine, Harvest Market, Family Fun Street, live music and more. Do a little holiday shopping in the most unique marketplace in Central Oregon. Event hours will be 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Admission is free. No pets allowed (service animals only). Music schedule • Oct. 4: 5 p.m. - The Breaking; 6:30 p.m. – The Lowdown Drifters; 8:30 p.m. – Gangstagrass • Oct. 5: 11 a.m. – Appaloosa; 12:30 p.m. – Tommy T & The Blue Chips; 3 p.m. – The Brothers Jam; 4:30 p.m. – Friends From Home; 6:30 p.m. – Inna Vision; 8:30 p.m. – Freekbass • Oct. 6: 11:30 a.m. – Coyote Willow; 1:30 p.m. – Toast & Jam, 3:30 p.m. – Scott Pemberton Band Harvest Market (Saturday & Sunday) The Harvest Market on Minnesota Avenue will be teeming with the colors and fragrances of fall’s bounty. Delicious fruits and vegetables from local farmers like, knobby gourds, acorn squash, pumpkins will gild the booths. Local ranchers will provide chicken, pork and beef to
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Street with pumpkin painting, bounce houses and face painting. City Quest will join the fun on Saturday, featuring a fire engine, SWAT vehicle, a CCTV van operated by a robotic camera and a live rescue demonstration by the Bend Fire Department! Also – don’t miss the Kids Harvest Run on Oct. 5 at Troy Field – part of PacificSource Kids Rock the Races series.
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Author of ‘The Shack’ coming to Sunriver Wm. Paul Young, Christian writer and speaker, and author of the bestseller “The Shack,” will be at Sunriver Christian Fellowship in October. A popular inspirational speaker who considers himself to be a simple man of faith, Young will share some of his life experiences on Saturday, Oct.12 at 1 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets are available for $25 plus a nomimal fee at paulyoung. brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Get your ticket early to guarantee a seat. Copies of “The Shack,” “Cross Roads” and Young’s most recent book, “Lies We Believe About God,” can be ordered through the Sunriver
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Books & Music at 541-5932525. If you are interested in “Cross Roads,” be sure and order early as its availability is limited. “We live in a world where ‘normal’ does not truly exist except as an idea or concept,”
said Young. “For each of us, where and how we grew up plays a foundational role in our sense of ‘normal,’ and only when we begin to experience the bigness and diversity of the world are we tempted to evaluate our roots. I thought the way I grew up was normal, but I think most would probably agree that my history and journey have been a bit unusual.” Sunriver Christian Fellowship/Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located on Cottonwood Road across from the Marketplace and Shell Station in north Sunriver. If you would like more information, please contact the church at 541-593-1183.
Promenade, on Wall Street, will showcase a robust display of fine arts and crafts, featuring over 100 vendors. The SOUK will feature a multi-cultural display of beautiful world goods between Wall Street and Brooks Street. Bend Business Showcase (Saturday & Sunday) The Bend Business Showcase
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Sold out concerts bring success to festival’s season From sold out performances by world-renowned pianist Olga Kern, to international stars from Mexico and Columbia, to the symphonic photochoreography of Westwater Arts, the Sunriver Music Festival had another spectacular summer season this August. Under the theme, “Love Stories – Around the World with Music,” artistic director and conductor George Hanson filled 14 days with master classes, rehearsals and performances with a wonderful lineup of soloists and musicians from throughout the world. “The entire season was magical and the performances were well-attended in both Bend and Sunriver,” states Pam Beezley, the Festival’s Executive Director. Among the highlights was Olga Kern’s spectacular performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Tower Theatre that kicked off the season. Crowds also filled
Sunriver Resort’s historic Great Hall for Olga’s solo piano concert and four more classical concerts. Another crowd-pleaser was the annual Pops concert that featured a Latin-inspired theme with a breathtaking panoramic photochoreography by Westwater Arts. A free Discover the Symphony performance for youngsters of all ages also proved a winner. It featured an instrument petting zoo and local Young Artists Scholarship soloists John Fawcett (violin) and Gabe Reed (piano) with the full Festival Orchestra. One of most satisfying results of the season was an increase in fundraising for music education. Festival Faire, the festival’s annual fundraiser, raised a record $45,000 to support the Young Artists Scholarship program, plus an additional $35,000 from the auction to support the 42nd summer season. A generous matching gift
of $15,000 from John and Marise Morrow started the Young Artists Scholarship bidding to reach the $45,000 goal for the evening. “Final numbers for the season will be released this month in a presentation to the Sunriver Music Festival’s
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Sunriver Service District August meeting summary public safety The Sunriver Service District Managing Board held its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Board members present: Ron Schmid, Jim Fister, Greg Keller Mike Gocke, Bill Hepburn, Dennis Dishaw. Absent: Joe Huseonica. SSD staff present: Chief Cory Darling, Chief Tim Moor, Debbie Baker, Candice Trapp. The meeting started with the SSD board and fire and police chiefs paying recognition and thanks to outgoing board members Greg Keller and Mike Gocke.
minutes as written. –Approved SROA monthly invoice in the amount of $15,140.08. –Approved invoice for legal fees in the amount of $6,023. –Approved invoice for yearly only subscription for Lexipol policies and procedures manual in the amount of $7,091.
Old business –Strategic Plan update: Work continues on a draft update that will be presented to the SSD board for review in September or October. –There was discussion about the protocol for contacting all Public input board members when a major –None incident occurs in Sunriver so as not to be blindsided when Financial report Year-to-date as of July 31, something ends up in the news. 2019: Total Revenues.........$63,455 New business –Tabled approving the Fire Police Personnel, Materials & Services...............$1,518,373 Collective Bargaining AgreeBike Patrol………...$19,752 ment as legal was still reviewFire Personnel, Materials & ing one article and creating Services..................$230,528 language that was agreeable by General Personnel, Materials all parties. –Approved SSD chair to sign & Services..................$9,987 a contract with Wakefield, a collection agency for ambulance Consent Agenda –Approved July 18, 2019 fees once legal corrections were regular SSD board meeting made to the contract.
–Approved purchase order with Robberson Ford to purchase a 2020 Police Interceptor vehicle in the amount of $39,023.85. The vehicle will be used by the lieutenant and be utilized as an incident command vehicle. –Authorized Fire Chief Moor to sign the Intra-County Mutual Aid Agreement which provides alternative resources to furnish firefighting equipment and personnel, as needed, should an event reach proportions impossible to control with the resources of a single agency. –Approved Local Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement between the Sunriver Service District and the USDA, Deschutes National Forest to provide for cooperation in the prevention, detection and suppression of wildland fires within the vicinity of the local designated protection areas or jurisdiction of parties in the agreement. “It’s a great cooperative plan,” said Chief Moore. “We are surrounded by USFS lands.” –Annual performance reviews: Chief Moor, Chief Darling and administrator Debbie Baker received their annual reviews. Director Schmid not-
ed that “all met or exceeded expectations.” The board also provided direction in any areas of need. –Approved unaudited July 2019 financials. Chief reports Police –Hosted a National Night Out barbecue to kick off the revival of Sunriver’s Neighborhood Watch program. –Water safety and river rescue training was provided. Personal floatation devices and throw ropes have been purchased for Bike Patrol. –The department received 34 applications for the open officer position, 15 of which will move forward with phone interviews. –Chief Darling and Lt. Womer gave a presentation to the Sunriver Men’s Club on the state of the police department. –Gave an emergency preparedness presentation to owners with Chief Moor and Deschutes County Sgt. Nathan Garibay. –The department and Citizens Patrol assisted with the Sunriver Art Fair. –Presented at the Stepping Up Initiative Conference in
Stay fire prevention diligent; preparedness month By Jim Bennett Is it really September? Hard to believe the summer is on its way out and fall is right around the corner. As is always the case in Sunriver, it has been a great summer with lots of memories made by residents and visitors enjoying our high desert lifestyle. SRFD also had a great summer being a part of keeping our community safe and responding to those in need. Our highlights were seeing you. Whether it was a visit to one of our Friday open houses at the fire station, an event in the Village or just simply that quick conversation around the community – you made our summer great. In this month’s article, I thought I would touch quickly on a few different and important topics. The potential for wildfire is still here. While we wind down the summer and gear up for the beginning of the cold and snowy season, there are still days ahead with warm (and possibly even hot) periods and forests that are eagerly awaiting their first significant dousing rains and blankets of snow. During the high occupancy
months we are fortunate to have tens of thousands of eyes in our community watching for signs of fire and other safety concerns. When the population shrinks our community-wide prevention efforts become more challenging with less eyes. Please help us keep
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up our year-round vigilance by observing and reporting fire and safety concerns on your street and around the community. The Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshall launched a great campaign this summer that you may have seen
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Sunriver. This behavioral health conference consists of mental health practitioners, law enforcement and policy makers from around the state. –In July, the Sunriver Police Department received 1,021 calls for service, 50 of which were emergencies. Officers investigated 28 suspicious persons or prowlers, 70 lost/found properties, 27 animal issues, conducted, 171 traffic stops, provided 119 community-policing responses, there were 2 violations of SROA Rules & Regulations and 56 citizen assists. Fire –Outreach activities included. –In July there were 75 calls for the Sunriver Fire Department, which included 58 EMS calls, 2 hazardous conditions and 2 fire calls. –The department continues to assist the Resort and Sunriver T S,
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Pacific Northwest. The messaging focused on keeping their home (the forests) safe. The State Fire Marshall and SRFD want you to believe in the importance of fire safety (Bigfoot is optional). Take time to visit the state’s website and share with kids of all ages to help promote wildfire prevention and safe activities in the forest. No doubt, Bigfoot will be out roaming the forests again next summer. Visit www.oregon.gov/osp/ programs/sfm/Pages/Wild land-Urban-Interface.aspx Being prepared Fire emergencies also make us think about preparedness. Are you prepared, and for what? We hear the word “preparedness” used a lot these days as we talk about wildfires, earthquakes, horrific winter
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7-2 RP requested assistance on Cottonwood Road after locking his keys inside his vehicle. Officer was able to make entry without causing damage to the vehicle. 7-2 Several lost and founds turned in including a credit card, debit card, wallet and a key. 7-3 SRPD was flagged down by the RP on the bike path near East Cascade. RP reported finding a credit card along the path. Located the owner and returned the card. 7-3 Complaint about a boat parked at Mulligan Lane location. SRPD informed the owner of the SROA rules about recreational vehicles. 7-4 Report of raccoons hissing at people near the pool at a West Core address. SRPD made contact with a lady who said the raccoons had been trapped inside the house by going through the vents. Another officer came by to help remove the raccoons and was UTL. 7-4 Report of a lost dog on Center Drive. Officer took dog into custody and left messages to the numbers provided by the animal chip and dog I.D. tag. Owner called and advised her daughter was staying in Sunriver. Dog was released to owner’s daughter at their request. 7-5 Noise complaint on Tumalo Lane. Verbal warning given to the renters, who will be staying for a few more days for bachelor party festivities. 7-7 Officer responded to Timber Lane for a barking dog. Officer did not hear a dog and there was no one home. 7-8 RP reported the theft of his bicycle from Overlook Road location. After making the report, RP went back to the location and found his bicycle. It is unknown if someone “borrowed” the bike or if the RP forgot where he left it. 7-9 Report of cougar sighted in the backyard of Cultus Lane home. Officer UTL. RP had photograph that was forwarded to ODFW for review. 7-10 SRPD contacted a vehicle at a River Road address. The driver has misdemeanor suspended in Oregon. Driver was cited in lieu of custody and advised of SROA rules and regulations regarding camping in Sunriver. 7-10 SRPD took a report of a cold verbal dispute on West Core Road with a contractor who parked in his driveway. No crime was committed. Unable to locate contactor upon arrival to residence. 7-11 Report of four dogs locked in a hot car in the village. Upon arrival, the officer’s thermometer read 101 degrees Fahrenheit on the dash of the car through the cracked window. Owner came over and was informed that it was too hot to keep dogs in the vehicle. 7-12 Non-injury MVA on Beaver Drive. Information was exchanged between both drivers. 7-13 Complaint of multiple cars parked on the street on Cormorant. SRPD contacted drivers and informed them of the SROA rules. 7-14 Report of a large group of people gathered along the riverbank near Loon Lane. Contacted the group who had stopped to eat. Addressed an issue that someone had been seen urinating in the area. Contacted individual apologized repeatedly and advised the group of the issue and not to be conducting themselves in that manner. 7-15 RP was blocked in a parking lot at Tennis Village by mistake. Located one of the owners of the other vehicles who was leaving. RP was successfully let out. 7-15 Report of two dogs locked in a SUV in the parking lot near Sunriver Brewing Company. Located the owners who got the dogs out of the vehicle. Stern discussion about the situation. 7-18 Loud noise complaint on Grizzly Lane. RP thought it was coming from a residence on Grizzly, but officer was UTL noise on arrival on both Grizzly and Fox lanes. 7-18 Officer responded to Deschutes Lane location for a report of an intoxicated male urinating off the deck of house. Renters were contacted and took care of the problem prior to arrival. 7-19 SRPD came across a young girl who had fallen off her bike on Leisure Lane. Officer provided an alcohol pad and band aids from their first aid kit. 7-19 Parking complaint on Cascade Road. SRPD contacted the party who coordinated having the vehicles moved into the driveway. 7-20 Parking violation on McNary Lane. When SRPD arrived, four cars were parked on the street and three in the driveway. Officer informed the occupants of the SROA rules about roadside parking. 7-21 Officer dispatched to Cardinal Landing Bridge where young boys were jumping off the railing into the water. Group verbally warned it was against Sunriver’s R&Rs to jump off of the bridge.
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Police Log The boys understood and left. 7-21 Two vans parked roadside near Cardinal Landing. One subject took responsibility for both being parked there. A Sunriver citation was issued for one vehicle. All involved were aware of the no parking and were apologetic. 7-22 Hot dog in a car on Beaver Drive location. Dog was in such distress, entry into the vehicle was made. Citation written in lieu of custody. 7-22 Report of a DUII driver who may have damaged the Sunriver entrance circle. SRPD responded and located the driver and arrested them for DUII and reckless driving. 7-23 Juveniles reported jumping from Cardinal Landing Bridge. SRPD arrived and contacted a large group which included juveniles and adults. Group advised of SROA R&Rs and given a verbal warning. 7-25 Report of a boat parked in a driveway on Coyote Lane. Nobody home on officer arrival. Left a written warning on the windshield of the truck the boat was behind. 7-25 Dog at large at Mt. Rainier location. SRPD contacted the registered owner who stated he left the dog on a fenced deck in the back. Owner advised of SROA R&Rs and given a verbal warning. 7-28 Missing 8-year-old child reported on Lost Lane. Upon arrival the child had been found safe by his father. 7-31 Report of people jumping from Cardinal Landing Bridge. Officer found 20 juveniles who appeared to have been jumping and informed them of the Sunriver rules. They left and agreed to not jump anymore. 7-31 Observed a Mercedes Benz sedan parked roadside on Gold Finch, near Cardinal Landing. The same vehicle was issued a written warning two days earlier at the same location. Citation issued for SROA violation 2.02c Roadside Parking.
Sunriver September Library Events • Family Fun Storytime: Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts for ages 0 to 5. Tuesday, Sep. 10, 17, 24, 10:30 a.m. • Oregon and the Votes for Women Movement: The 1912 Oregon Victory to the 1920. Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Friday, Sept. 6, 12 p.m. • The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House: Discuss American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee. Wild Wood Cof Coffee House is located at ]56870 Venture Lane, Suite 106, in the Sunriver Business Park. Wednesday, Sep. 11, 10 a.m. • Tallest Tower Challenge: How tall of a tower can you engineer? Family event for all ages. Saturday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m. • Open Computer Lab: Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m. • Hey Look Ma, I Made It: Make and take yarn-wrapped letter art. For ages 12-17. Wednesday, Sep. 18, 1:30 p.m. The Sunriver Area Public Library is located in the Sunriver Business Park. For information, call 541-312-1080 or visit www.deschuteslibrary.org
Sunriver Neighborhood Watch What is Neighborhood Watch for Sunriver? The program is about being aware of your surroundings. Having knowledge as to what is normal and what is out of place. There is a saying “If you see something out of place or suspicious, say something.” By that we mean to report the activity to your local police department. The citizens involved in Neighborhood Watch provide an extra set of eyes and ears for the police and fire departments. Neighborhood Watch members observe things as they go about their daily routines. They are
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New local Rotarians join others in service above self The Sunriver-La Pine Rotary Club, one of 70 clubs with more than 4,200 members in Rotary District 5110, welcome two new members that are committed to Rotary’s “Service Above Self” motto. • Rebecca Chambers: “Even though I live in Bend; I love the small town feel of Sunriver and I look forward to participating in the smaller communities of south Deschutes County,” explains Chambers, the print/ promotional manager at the UPS Store in Bend. Born in Bozeman, Montana, she has lived in Oregon almost her entire life, including the last 30 years in Bend. She has been married to her best friend, husband Jerry, for 29 years. She has been in the printing/ promotional products/apparel
industry for 35 years and loves the industry. When not working she is an active walker/runner (5K & 10K), enjoys working in the yard, and visiting Eastern Oregon as often as possible. • Ricci Nichols: “I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Rotary family and look forward to helping contribute to what Rotary does for our community,” states Nichols, an experienced escrow officer in AmeriTitle’s Sunriver office. Originally from the Rogue Valley, Nichols has lived in the area for five years with her husband Shannan, and sons Xander, Joaquin and Wyatt, and daughter Isabella. If keeping track of four kids is not enough, she also has two huskies (Sophie and Zeus) and a cat (Molly). She is very active with Three Rivers Ele-
Electronic court records pilot extends to south county libraries The Deschutes County Access to Justice Committee, Deschutes Public Library and Oregon Judicial Department are extending their pilot project allowing access to electronic state court records to south county libraries. Both Sunriver and La Pine libraries are now offering access to the Oregon Judicial Case Information Network (OJCIN). The pilot project, which launched at Redmond Library in March, makes OJCIN accessible for free on public internet computers at the participating libraries. OJCIN OnLine includes the Oregon eCourt Case Information Network (OECI). It is a valuable resource for court case information from all 36 of Oregon’s circuit courts and the Oregon Tax Court. The system allows people to search for civil, small claims, tax, domestic and criminal (including misdemeanor and felony) cases. “The court is very happy to extend this project to serve the people that live in La Pine
and Sunriver,” said Jeff Hall, trial court administrator for the Deschutes County Circuit Court. “It is a full-day commitment to travel from La Pine to the courthouse on public transit and a long trek from Sunriver as well. This will greatly improve access to justice for those in Newberry Country.” Case file documents are available electronically for most cases filed after Jan. 1, 2015. Documents can be printed through the library’s print system, but certified copies can only be acquired at the courthouse. Some cases are confidential and protected statutorily and therefore not available to the public, including juvenile cases and protective orders. The Oregon Judicial Department website, www.courts. oregon.gov, also provides information on court calendars, hours, services, contact information, self-help resources and electronic forms for a variety of legal topics and more.
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mentary School helping with with PTA and is a volunteer with the SMART reading program. When not working, she loves to share outdoor fun with her family – camping, boating and hiking. Her favorite spots are Lake of the Woods and Cultus Lake. Rotary Club President Cheri Martinen points out that as a service club, club members are dedicated to helping youth, families, the aged and the disadvantaged living in south Deschutes County. This help comes in the form of service projects and raising funds to support local nonprofits. If you would like to explore becoming a Sunriver-La Pine Rotarian, contact membership chair Harry Hamilton at 541593-2934 and be our guest at a couple of meetings. Rotary grant deadline Since its founding nearly 26 years ago, the club has raised nearly $600,000 to support nonprofits in south Deschutes County. The club’s foundation is dedicated to the aid and support of youth, families, the aged and the disadvantaged who are served by nonprofit agencies and schools within the Sunriver, Three Rivers and La Pine communities. If you are affiliated with or know of an organization that serves these segments of our community, the club invites you to apply for funding no later than Oct. 31. For a copy of the grant application, please go to the club’s website page www.sun riverrotary.org/serviceprojects. htm or contact Dennis Smeage at 541-593-7612 if you have questions.
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Craig Johnson is the star of September author lineup at Sunriver Books & Music By Deon Stonehouse At 5 p.m. on Sept. 21, Johnson presents “Land of Wolves,” one of the best of the New York Times Bestselling Walt Longmire series. Johnson is an international bestseller and recipient of many literary awards. His books inspired the hit TV drama “Longmire,” and Johnson is wanted everywhere! Yet he faithfully returns annually to Sunriver, putting on a fabulous show; we appreciate his friendship and loyalty. This event will be held at Three Rivers School and we are grateful they saved the day as SHARC was unavailable. Pre-purchase of “Land of Wolves” is required to receive a ticket. The pre-purchase must be made either at Sunriver Books & Music or by calling 541-593-2525 – not over the web or at other bookstores. There will be drawings for prizes and refreshments. Space is limited. Walt is back in Wyoming recovering from wounds suffered during the cataclysmic events that took place in Mexico in “Depth of Winter.” Knowing Walt, his staff have a pool going, betting not on if he is going to do something he shouldn’t
and hurt himself, but when it is going to happen. For Walt the words “protect and defend” have bone deep meaning. It isn’t “protect and defend” if you feel up to it or if it is safe. It is whenever the need arises. Whenever someone is in trouble or about to cause trouble, he will put himself in harm’s way to save another. Cops like Walt are true heroes. “Land of Wolves” opens with Sheriff Walt Longmire and Deputy Vic Moretti in a remote mountainous field where a sheep has been killed; a wolf seen lately in the area is the main suspect. Don Butler, the county brand inspector and Chuck Coon with the National Forest Service think the solution is simple, send men with guns to kill the wolf. Walt finds that a rush to judgment, and Vic, of course, is on the side of the wolf. A way farther on, they find the body of a dead shepherd. That complicates things to a whole new level. Worse yet, the shepherd is in the employ of Abarrane Extepare, son of Beltran Extepare, the man who shot off former Sheriff Lucian Connolly’s leg. Walt soon has lots of irons in the fire; a dead shepherd, a pow-
erful Basque family with more than a passing acquaintance with firearms, the community in an uproar over the wolf – most wanting to shoot it – and a conservationist intent on saving the animal. But the predator to be after, is not the four-legged variety; Walt’s focus is on the evil that men do. This is a great entry in the Longmire series. • Saturday, Sept.28 at 5 p.m. William Sullivan presents “The Ship in the Sand,” a fascinating historic fiction, and a slide show, Vikings in Denmark and England. There will be refreshments and drawings for prizes. Sign up to attend this free event by calling 541-5932525, emailing sunriverbooks@ sunriverbooks.com or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music. In 958 Lifu lives in interesting times. Christianity is spreading, taking people away from the
old ways. Lifu serves Queen Thyra, then her son, King Harald, a Viking who would unite Denmark and challenge England. Sullivan mixes Norse legend with the story of how a woman, Lifu, and a thoughtful King made history. In 1940 in Jelling, Denmark, Matte is a respected archeologist involved in important work. She is engaged to Julius, a handsome young man. A bright future lay before her. Then Nazis roll into Denmark and Hitler has taken an interest in her work. Julius is Jewish; even in Denmark it is no longer safe for him or his family. Sullivan inserts all sorts of great characters from history and clever details. This is a book that will entertain you while imparting some interesting facts from the past. Matte’s parents were main characters in Sullivan’s
earlier book, Ship in the Hill. I enjoyed spending time with these well-drawn characters, reading about their eras, and I think you will too. Sullivan is best known for his very popular series of Oregon hiking guides. His works of fiction include “The Case of Einstein’s Violin,” “The Case of D.B. Cooper’s Parachute,” “The Case of the Reborn Bhagwan,” “Oregon Variations” and “A Deeper Wild.” Sullivan puts on fascinating presentations and is an interesting speaker with a great deal of knowledge and a friendly welcoming manner. Sunriver Books & Music is located in building 19 in The Village at Sunriver. For more information, visit www. sunriverbooks.com or call 541593-2525.
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Sunriver Books & Music highlight mystery, banned book selections By Deon Stonehouse Banned Book Week is Sept. 22-28. Freedom to read what you chose is precious, being exposed to other ideas is a good way to stay informed. Book Clubs meet Mondays at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. • Sept. 16 the Mystery Book Club discusses “The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, a story ripped right from today’s headlines. Hackers are intent on harming the national interests of the US except this time their goal is not rigging an election, but bringing down the country. President Duncan receives a message outside normal channels, a message that leads him to believe the country is facing a cyberattack
of immense power. Nor is this the only threat as the President is convinced someone on the inside has to be involved. Thus he is willing to abandon protocol, slip his handlers and meet alone in an attempt to gain information on the coming attack. Of course things will go awry, bullets will fly and the President will flee. But in addition to the car chases and shooting, there is the plausible scenario of a hostile attack using not weapons that explode, but the computers that keep the country running in everything from the water we drink to the electricity that turns on our lights or the credit cards that allow us to make purchases. What if… it is a chilling possibility. Adding to the tension is
a beautiful assassin, who listens to classic music. Whom is she trying to kill? And who hired her? Former President Bill Clinton knows about the running of the White House and the potential of a cyberattack; he puts this knowledge to good use in telling a rip snorting tale. James Patterson is well versed
‘Know Government’ at Deschutes Public Libraries Long-serving federal Judge Damon Keith was credited with the quote, “Democracy dies in the dark.” Join us at the library in September as we shine a light on all things government and democracy. Explore freedom of speech, the right to assemble, and intellectual freedom through an exploration of democracies. Join in on enlightening lectures and lively conversations about what democracy is and how democracies die, as well as anarchism, famous presidential insults, suffragettes, equal voting rights and more. All programs are free and open to the public. Oregon and the Votes for Women Movement In August 2020 the na-
tion will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which placed women’s voting rights into the United States Constitution. Most Oregon women had been voting citizens since achieving women’s suffrage in 1912. This presentation will detail how and why Oregon women and their allies achieved voting rights in 1912, and how various Oregon women contributed to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. • Friday, Sept. 6, 12 p.m. Sunriver Library, 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver • Saturday, Sept. 7, 12 p.m. East Bend Library,
in writing mysteries. They combine talents to bring a story you will not want to put down. • Sept. 30 the Fiction Book Club discusses a banned book selection, “1984” by George Orwell. The USSR banned “1984” for being anti-communist and the U.S. banned it for being pro-communist. Go figure. The 601 NW Wall Street, Bend
story portrays a time when independence, privacy, and truth are gone. The party, ruled by Big Brother, controls everything. Even words are under assault, being removed so they do not promote free thinking and rebellion. George Winston is a low-level functionary. While he works for the party, he dislikes it intensely, and is writing down his thoughts, although worried he may be discovered. It is his task to work at rewriting history to meet with the way Big Brother wants it portrayed, not the way it was. His world, under the control of Big Brother, is cruel and limiting. Winston begins to dream of freedom and truth. Sunriver Books & Music is located in building 19 in The Village at Sunriver. Call 541-593-2525 or visit www. sunriverbooks.com for more information. may be in a precarious position again. COCC history professor Murray Godfrey discusses some of history’s most successful and unsuccessful democracies, the circumstances of their rise and fall and implications for the future. • Thursday, Sept. 19, 6
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Sunriver Mens Golf: Last quarter results, leaders so far as the season winds down By Paul Grieco Sunriver Cup will be also be There are several important played in early September, with tournaments immiSunriver narrowly nent rounding into leading Crosswater the homestretch, 6 to 5. some of which we’ll Leading comforthave to wait to report ably in both weekin the Scene because ly game winnings of print deadlines. (game, KPs, low gross However, we will post and net, Match Play winners online at the and Club ChampiSRMGC website af- Paul J.Grieco onships) and skins ter the Club Champiwinnings (gross and onship, the last two of the four net skins) is the same player as Resort Cups and the Sunriver it was earlier in the year, Bret Cup. Resort Cup round three Mackay. In second place in the was played at Widgi Creek, weekly game category is Frank with the finale slated at Sunriver Schultz, followed closely by in early September. The 12th Scott Brown, Dennis Wood and Gary Brooks. Stuart Grossman is close in sixth place. “Of all the hazards In the Skins category, second on a golf course, place goes to Don Larson, followed by John Volkober, Stuart fear is the worst.” Grossman and Greg Cotton, – Sam Snead, all-time PGA with Frank Schultz very close Tour leader with 82 wins behind. In the 18 Hole Challenge
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The Sunriver Women’s Golf Association have also wrapped up their golfing season. Sue Wassom, right, is the 2019 Club Champion with Millie MacKenzie, left, winning overall low net. Flight winners were: Flight 1: Debbie Wightman, first low gross; Julie Sagalewicz, second low gross. Mary Condy got first low net and Sherry Gentry won second low net. Flight 2: Helen Brown, first low gross; Denice Gardemeyer, second low gross. Kathy Frazier won first low net while Sue Revere got second low net. Thank you to tournament committee Sue Revere, Suzy Carver and Denice Gardemeyer for organizing this successful tournament. games were conceded for various reasons including for injury. To become flight champion a player needed to win all three matches without a loss. In the fifth flight Gary Brooks was champion having defeated Mike Sullivan (second place) 3 & 2. John Volkober finished third via the consolation bracket. There was no third place in the winner’s bracket. Frank Schultz took 19 holes to win
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Digital defense against travel troubles The last thing you want to think about after planning your summer vacation is being scammed. While vacationing, we often connect to public Wi-Fi, post pictures on social media, use our credit card, and carry around our passport. These things often put us at a higher risk of identity theft. Luckily, the Federal Trade Commission has tips on how to avoid scams and maintain our security while enjoying our summer vacation. • These days, many airports, restaurants and hotels offer “free Wi-Fi.” Don’t assume that a free Wi-Fi hotspot is secure. In fact, hackers can often access your personal information through
these wireless hotspots. If you must use one, avoid sending personal information, logging into bank accounts, or doing any online shopping when using free Wi-Fi. • If you do need to surf the web after surfing the waves, consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN allows you to securely connect to the internet by creating an encrypted connection between your device and the VPN provider’s network. • Keep your phone other device’s software up to date to ensure you are protected against the latest threats. You can set your device to update its software automatically. • Before travelling, check the
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If you have old, unused or no longer needed prescription medication, the Sunriver Police Department has a drug drop box and will take care of disposal in an appropriate manner and to reduce accidental overdose and
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Brown and secretary Paul Grieco will be stepping aside as Steve Phares and Mike Stamler take on these roles, respectively, pending membership confirmation. Competition director Frank Schultz is also relinquishing his role to Don Olson, who served as president (2011 and 2012 seasons), with continuing supporting help from Dave Wightman. Brown serves as our resident USGA Certified Rules Official and will remain a part of the Rules Committee, though not as a board member, and yours truly will continue to write articles for the Scene as well as remain on the board as a director-at-large to keep me close to the workings and news of the SRMGC.
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In the second flight Darin Davis won over a disconsolate Don Olson who, having won twice, had to concede due to a fractured leg. Third place went to Peter Alexander in the winner’s bracket and Kevin Baker in the consolation bracket. In a tightly contested first flight Bret Mackay won the title with a close 2 & 1 victory over Grant Seegraves. Mike Davis finished third in the winner’s bracket and Mike Hughes in the consolation bracket. Nicely done, all! New officers, board members After serving nine years as elected officers on the SRMGC board both treasurer Scott
attempted to answer, “What do we need instead?” • Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Downtown Bend Library, p.m. Downtown Bend Li601 NW Wall Street, Bend brary, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend What Democracy Is (and Isn’t) Should We Reform the Most people believe they Electoral College? know what democracy is. But What is the Electoral College, and does it need reform? do we? Democracy has broad In two of the last five presi- appeal, and is widely misundential elections, the candi- derstood. Democracy is celedate with the most votes lost brated – and confusing. Let’s the election (Al Gore in 2000 converse about democracy: and Hilary Clinton in 2016). How would you define it? This is because the Electoral What isn’t democracy? What College, and not the national does democracy require? How popular vote, determines does democracy fail? By sharwhich candidate is elected ing ideas within a civil space, president. Will we see a re- we can enrich our appreciapeat in 2020? This interactive tion of democratic theory and workshop will explore what practice. • Friday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m. the Electoral College is, what Downtown Bend Library, 601 it is intended to accomplish NW Wall Street, Bend and what the reform moveFor more information about ment hopes to achieve. these programs, visit www.de• Tuesday, Sept. 24, 12 p.m. schuteslibrary.org. People with East Bend Library, 62080 disabilities needing accomDean Swift Road, Bend modations should contact Liz Goodrich at lizg@deschutesliA History of Anarchy Current political discourse brary.org or 541-312-1032. often focuses on what function the state should serve, and how to make it better. The question most overlooked is, “Do we need the state at all?” Rejecting the usual State of Nature and Leviathan arguments, anarchists have answered with a resounding, “NO!” In this discussion, we’ll look at the in Sunriver history of modern anarchism, WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION AND CLEARANCE FROM THE SUNRIVER AIRPORT AND SUNRIVER OWNERS ASSOCIATION and some of the tendencies Violation is a $2,500 fine under Sunriver Rules & Regulations Section 5.05. under the black flag that have Also subject to additional fines under the Federal Aviation Administration
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p.m. In this lecture, Emma Marris, a Klamath Falls-based environmental author and journalist, will tell the story of Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River, a water system set to see big changes in the coming decades including dam removal, climate change and changing management philosophies. She will use the Klamath Basin to tell a broader story about the best possible future for water in the American West, imagining 2050. Event is $7. Museum Members receive 20 percent discount. Register at highdesert museum.org/river-of-hope.
From the horse and buggy to the internet, the world witnessed vast technological advances through the 19th and 20th centuries, many of them based on fossil fuel consumption. Meeting the world’s growing energy demand is now one of our greatest challenges. The new exhibit Fueling looks ahead with hope in the face of climate change, exploring renewable energy in the High Desert. The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. T M,
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treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions. Additionally, St. Charles Bend received the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals Fueling the Future/ must meet quality measures Energizando el Futuro Exclusive Members’ Exhibition developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the Preview Klamath 2050: River of Hope Friday, Sept. 13, 6:30–8 p.m. hospital and treatment with the Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6–7 clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and A Full Service Tree Co. Drug Administration to treat Brent Redenius ischemic stroke. President “We are pleased to recognize ffice St. Charles Bend for its comCell mitment to stroke care,” said Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, national brent@ springrivertreeservice.com chairperson of the Quality Certified Arborist on Staff TREE REMOVAL Oversight Committee and exBRUSH REMOVAL ecutive vice chair of neurology, STUMP GRINDING director of acute stroke services, PO Box 1987 Sunriver, OR 97707 • CCB#112460 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.” According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer Guy Pforsich, Principal Broker a new or recurrent stroke each Office: 800.255.2506 year.
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What kind of volunteer job can you have that brings millions of dollars into the pockets of Oregonians? Become an AARP tax volunteer to make a difference no matter where you live in Oregon! AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run, tax-preparation service. The foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season and is accepting new volunteers through the end of October. Tax-Aide offers free in-person tax preparation and assistance
to low- and moderate-income individuals nationwide. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by helping taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned. There are a variety of volunteer roles, including tax preparers, client facilitators, those who can provide technical and management assistance and interpreters. Every level of experience is welcome. Volunteer tax preparers complete tax preparation training and IRS
refund check from Workers Comp rates as the amount is based on payroll estimates. –The Oregon Legislature passed SB570 (Presumption of PTSD for First Responders). If an employee is diagnosed with PTSD, it is presumed to be a result of job-related stress. This could increase Workers Comp rates. Each department will establish appropriate pre-employment screening protocols and proper documentation of on-the-job incidents. The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Sunriver Service District Managing Board is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 3 p.m. at the Sunriver Fire Station Training Room, 57475 Abbot Drive in Sunriver. As available, approved meeting minutes are posted to www. sunriversd.org
Nature Center with their expansion projects. – Mackenzie architecture firm is wrapping up the review of the public safety facility needs and may have a report at the next board meeting. –Meetings continue with Central Oregon Fire Chiefs and the Governor’s Wildfire Policy Council focusing on wildland fire. –The reserve academy is almost complete with four new recruits for the department. –Assistant Chief Bjorvik was recently deployed to two area fires and brings back educational opportunities to Sunriver. –Participated in an emergency preparedness presentation to owners with Chief Darling and Sgt. Nathan Garibay. –Participated with Sunriver Police for National Night Out to help the police kick off efforts to revive Sunriver’s Neighborhood Watch program. Administration –Prepared the red-line version of the Fire Collective Bargaining Agreement. –Due to vacancies, the district will receive a $7,307 SAIF
certification. Last year, 1,093 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Oregon volunteers helped more than 45,000 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at approximately 128 sites in Oregon. Tax Aide volunteers helped to bring more than $47 million in refunds into Oregon as well as more than $11 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. “People love to be helpful to individual families and help them qualify for credits that they may not even know they are eligible for,” said Bob Bruce, State Coordinator for AARP Tax Aide. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown since its inaugural team of just four volunteers in 1968, and has served over 68 million taxpayers since its inception. The program now involves 35,000 volunteers and serves over 2.5 million taxpayers annually at nearly 5,000 sites nationwide. In 2019 taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.4 billion in income tax refunds and more than $200 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use Tax-Aide. To learn about our volunteer opportunities, visit aarp foundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-687-2277. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in coordination with the IRS.
14 and will be displayed in both English and Spanish. Members free. Member guests $5. Learn more at highdeser tmuseum.org/fueling-the-fu ture Oregon Spotted Frog Stewardship Adventure Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This four-hour workshop will teach families about the Oregon spotted frog, watershed health and activities to protect the riparian ecosystem. For families with kids between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. It will include hands-on science and art activities, a field trip to an Oregon spotted frog habitat and a stewardship project. Event is free. Register at highdesertmuseum.org/ore gon-spotted-frog-sept14 Thorn Hollow String Band Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hear some toe-tapping tunes from our pioneering house band. Dancing encouraged. Free with museum admission. Teachers’ Night Out Thursday, Sept. 19, 6–8 p.m. Back-to-school night – for adults. Central Oregon teach-
ers and school administrators are invited to network with community organizations to support and enhance their upcoming school year. Free to public, private and homeschool educators and administrators. Register at high desertmuseum.org/teachersnight-out Off-site: Discover Nature Festival Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The High Desert Museum and other partners of the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon will fill Riverbend Park with interactive, nature-inspired stations for the whole family. Free. Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend Bee Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6–7:30 p.m. Join us to hear from Dr. Jim Cane, a former research entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Logan, Utah. Cane applied his interest in conservation to help measure and mitigate human factors that affect native bee communities such as climate change, urban sprawl and habitat fragmentation. Event is $7. Museum members receive 20 percent discount. Register at highdesert museum.org/bee-conservation
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Letters from readers Chorus of One: Slight makeover ‘Give a Hoot’ By Doug Hoschek, Sunriver Turning the page back to the years of the 1980’s and even further to the 1970’s coming to Sunriver was a pristine landscape of abundance of habitats. Not people but birds, bees, deer, squirrels and the often hard to see or hear owls. While the owl is a loner who requires a great deal of privacy he was also known as a gathering place for evening social fun in the Lodge and his Owls Nest. Across the Deschutes River we learned about Woodsy the environment owl whose slogan was “Give a Hoot Don’t Pollute. His Public Lands whenever possible while clearing trails, pathways and roads, respected that “privacy by not paving” while saving them in dirt. As wise and focused he knew that
Chorus of One: Sunset the Nominating Committee process By Mark McConnell, Sunriver The “nominating committee” process to create a ballot can be fraught with problems. After serving on the SROA Nominating Committee for one year, here is my personal impression of how it should be changed to ensure an open and supportive election. I am very proud of the candidates we forwarded to the ballot this year. The Nominating Committee was open to all folks interested in being on the ballot. The petition process is onerous, 100 unique signatures, so it was im-
paving meant more people and progress to change over more forests into those noisy and aggressive admirers called people. In his Nest at the Lodge discussions were overheard often till late at night. Two untrammeled Forest Preserves one south the other north of his Sunday oversight, Sunriver Community Church praised the forest and natures living habitats. Focus on the river and its spiritual meanings were sung in songs and chanted by voices. This pleased him and gave him the sense of protection not found in most other urban growth boundaries in Oregon. Along that river a large park gave him privacy while he flew from both of the smaller forest preserves. Wheels of progress aggressive clearing machines began in the new 21st century. The south Forest Preserve for a village of town homes and the North Forest Pre-
portant to ensure a strong open ballot. Thankfully, we were able to find six well-qualified candidates. This year was unique since there were no incumbents running. We have a fresh new Board to take a look at underlying issues about governance in Sunriver. The three new members can, and should, share how they felt about the process as it unfolded, and suggest improvements. I propose that the Nominating Committee is no longer needed. The trend in local and regional elections has moved to a simple filing, allowing anyone that qualifies to be on the ballot (no petition, no nomination). Let the educated voters decide. The SSD
serve, the very last forest preserve in Sunriver he trusted for his privacy was trammeled into an aquatic water fitness center. Fitness for who! Yes who! Sunriver Scene presents the north preserve as Sunriver’s early history. Left over 1940’s trash from the Army Camp Abbott somehow a relic and meaningful discovery from the digging, artifacts of manmade not plastic made tools for glass coke bottles to mention one. Today the plastic waste issue that is killing our oceans habitats is found all over Sunriver. While bigger use of destruction has been the paving for the townhouses, the parking lots of the SHARC’s 22 acres and the “slight makeover” of paved roads in the 60 acre homeowners private riverfront park. Lost is the screeching voice of Woodsy calling out “Leave it as Dirt.” Tread lightly or we are moving on.
Board is not voted on, but remains a political and skill-based appointment, and can be appointed by the SROA Board. Things have occurred recently to make me feel there is an effort to control the make-up of the Board, which eliminates the evolution of the Board as the demographic of Sunriver changes. The revised petition process, and failure to consider term limits, are examples. This year the nominating charter was changed without discussion from the committee, we were spoon fed questions to ask candidates, and a staff person monitored our proceedings. The latest action was to place
the former long-time board chair onto our committee during the July SROA meeting. The Nominating Committee discussed the need to replace our members who have reached their term limit. This has been an internal process in the past, now the Board has inserted itself once again. Why? If the Board and staff want the voters of Sunriver to feel that elections are inclusive and open, then give the Nominating Committee autonomy to do their job, or as I suggest, revise the ballot formation process altogether to reflect modern times. Eliminate, once and for all, the perception of manipulation to the process.
force energized by committed failed to avert it or notify the for the dad who discovered the witnessed the spectacle. Not to homeowners might be a great lifeguards. poop, the lifeguards who had to mention, having poop in the By Debra and Wally Needless to say, this was an fish it out and then clean up the pool is not great from a public way to move forward with the MacDougall, Sunriver sense of urgency this matter unpleasant experience for all: pool, and everyone around who health point of view. We want to follow up on deserves. one of many important items shared at the SROA annual meeting August 17. It was an- Let’s keep the ‘poo’ nounced that General Manager out of pool Hugh Palcic is retiring at the By Daniel Kress & Patty end of his contract term after Glick, Sunriver What CAN and CAN’T be recycled in Sunriver 20 years of service. Anyone who Sunriver owners with young has served on a board or staffed children, please exercise greater one can begin to appreciate vigilance around your toddlers • No pie tins, foil wrapping paper or Aluminum: Clean cans and foil all that Hugh has contributed when they are in Sunriver pools wrapping ribbon Tin cans: Clean to our community. We have so as to avoid unfortunate Glass bottles & jars: Clean, no lids • No styrofoam or packing peanuts Corrugated cardboard/brown bags: All found Hugh to always have an accidents such as the one that • No ceramics, plates or cups, bakboxes must be FLATTENED and open door, and to be receptive occurred the afternoon of Aug. ing dishes, Pyrex, light bulbs, placed in cardboard recycle bin to ideas and suggestions. He 6 at the North Pool. mirrors or window glass Mixed paper: Junk mail, envelopes, has gone above and beyond for • No slick or wax A father had just arrived and white/colored paper, computer paus on more than one occasion. began using the toddler pool coated cardboard pizza per, tin can labels, wrapping paper, boxes And even when we have agreed with his young son when dad newspapers, magazines & catalogs to disagree on certain issues, he discovered something that • No confetti-style paper shreds; paPaperboard*: Cereal, cracker & shoe per strips OK has always been respectful. We looked like poop in the water. boxes, soda/beer cartons, paper want to express our apprecia- The father alerted the life• No chip bags, plastic bags or food egg cartons, paper towel tubes to go or doggie boxes tion to Hugh and to wish him guards, who diligently invesPlastic: Bottles. Plastic butter/yogurt well on all life has in store. • No dirty bottles or cans, tigated and then scooped out tubs/sour cream/cottage cheese 6 rusty cans, paint or aeroOn a separate note, we wish the material with a net. Yep, oz or larger only. Remove lids (dissol cans. No lids from jars or bottles to thank homeowners who poop. It is highly unlikely that card) & rinse clean stepped forward at the meeting the man’s son had been the *Paperboard items can go in with the regular recycling while corrugated cardboard to implore we prioritize the perpetrator since dad had just (ie: shipping type boxes) must be FLATTENED and placed in the cardboard recycle bin. issue of sustainability here in checked his son’s pants before Sunriver. We ask the Board to going into the pool and they consider immediate designa- were playing for only a few Depositing anything other than recycling is considered littering tion of a homeowner task force minutes before the unfortunate to explore ideas and present discovery. Most likely, someone Recycle Center Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily findings and action plans. Staff else’s child had a poopy incident Located at the SROA Public Works yard on Sun Eagle off of Abbot Drive is already committed to a num- in the pool earlier in the day, ber of ongoing projects. A task and their parent or guardian
Sunriver Recycle Center YES
Please Do Not Dump Garbage!
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