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$1,495,000 | 5 BD | 3.5 BA | 2,662 SF Rare & stunning location in Black Butte Mountains, meadow & creek views Great room w/ fireplace & large windows All bedrooms open to outdoor decks Separate casita with 2 bedrooms & 1 bath Phil Arends | Broker | 541.420.9997 phil.arends@cascadesir.com


$1,495,000 | 3 BD | 2.5 BA | 4,484 SF Stunning NW style, golf & Cascade views Great room plan, master & office on main Bonus room, plus 2 bedrooms upstairs 3-car garage plus separate shop bay Beautiful & unique outdoor living

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Incredible lake views make this gated community property spectacular for a vacation or full-time home with two levels. 2,146 square feet, 3 bed, 2 bath, wrap around deck, separate 24X40 pole barn and solar system updated in 2020. Full basement with kitchenette, full bath, and great room. Main floor offers an open concept with laundry room, dining room, kitchen, and entertaining areas inside and out. Community amenties include a private airstrip, marina, sand beach with swim area, boat ramps and rec hall.

Beautiful craftsmanship throughout this home! Home was taken down to the studs and completely remodeled in 2010 with concrete and granite counters, beautiful wood accents, central vac. State of the art solar system with back-up 15 KW generators, 24 solar panels, new wood/oil burning forced air furnace, 1,000 gallon diesel tank and 1,000 gallon propane tank. Two car garage has an additional shop area and loft. Incredible private setting with a seasonal creek and pond, garden area, chicken coop, and tree house.

The Lamb Ranch offers an opportunity to operate a productive cattle/livestock operation. Ranch is 7,813 deeded acres, 19,624 +/- acres leased grazing, 512+/- acres of irrigation water rights from Stinkingwater Creek with a stocked reservoir, meadows and springs. Abundant wildlife including elk, antelope, deer, and game birds call the ranch home. The updated Ranch home is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wood-burning fireplace, off grid with solar, water turbine and generator power sources. Located about 30 miles east of Burns. www.lambranch-drewseyoregon.com

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Anything big going on this week? I kid. As I write this, it’s Tuesday afternoon and myself and the rest of America are looking to Wednesday, when a new president will be inaugurated and another one will fly away without attending the festivities. In Salem, members of the National Guard are on hand to boost security at Oregon’s capitol building, due to the threat of protests at all 50 state capitols on Inauguration Day. Today, in what was supposed to be the Oregon Legislative Assembly’s first day of the session, lawmakers are barred from entering the building, a cautionary measure in light of the protests. As the Oregon Capital Insider’s Dick Hughes pointed out, ironically, one of the meetings canceled due to this is the Senate Committee on Human Services, Mental Health and Recovery. I share his sentiments about Oregon needing plenty of mental health and recovery right now. It is my sincere hope that Inauguration Day remains peaceful in Oregon, in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. This is one time when this journalist is hoping NOT to have to report big news.


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y now voters in Oregon’s Congressional District 2 are becoming increasingly concerned that for the next two years they’re going to be represented by a partisan politician. In the wake of the mess that was the siege at the U.S. Capitol, our new Congressman, Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario), voted against certifying Pennsylvania’s electoral votes, and then doubled down and voted against impeaching the current president. In a statement, Bentz wrote, “the current rush-to-judgment impeachment proceedings have only succeeded in dividing our country even more.” Contrary to Bentz’s feeling, Republican support for impeachment was not unprecedented or universal in the region. Rep. Jaime Herrera Buetler, a Republican from Washington, was among those who voted in favor of impeaching Trump. It’s disappointing that in a time when more federal action is needed— in the form of stimulus funds for desperately struggling businesses and individuals, and the need for a swift plan to roll out vaccines—we seem to increasingly have a representative who’s willing to hitch his horse to an ousted president. If this past year has taught us anything, it is that the issues that most need addressing do not pertain to the politics of “the base.” The issues that all of us face now involve basic needs: Food. Shelter. Safety. Health. Gainful employment. These are not partisan issues. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 Community Survey, the population of the 2nd District was over 840,000. Nearly 200,000 of them live in Deschutes County—a county that saw a marked “blue wave” in this last election. Inside the 2nd District, as of 2019, were over 68,000 people without health insurance. There were over

119,000 people of Hispanic or Latino origins—with over 105,000 of Mexican descent. There were over 44,000 who worked in retail trade, and over 36,000 working in accommodation and food service. And while the most recent figures showed the 2nd District trending Republican by 11 points, it is shrinking. If conservatives, and Bentz himself, truly want to stop “dividing our country,” as he stated last week, then the first step is to stop worrying about a confused base that has been deluded by falsehoods, and to truly accept that the recent violence in the U.S. Capitol is the party’s nadir and it is time for change. No amount of spin is going to improve that. For us here in Deschutes County and in Bend, almost a quarter of the population of Bentz’s district, Bentz has some explaining to do. Already an outsider here, his recent votes have only alienated this part of the district and left one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation wondering, “how do we get this guy to pay attention to us?” It shouldn’t be that hard. It’s too late for Bentz to take back his votes on the electoral college and impeachment. But it is not too late for Bentz to take a deep breath and look around at the incredible opportunity he was given in winning this district. It is a diverse district and one that is craving change—and more importantly, balanced representation. What Bentz can do, in the spirit of being a better representative, is to step out of the whitehot spotlight and do the hard work of fact finding what this district needs. We guarantee it does not lie over the cliff he seems hell bent on flinging himself. We simply are asking for reasonable leadership to help lead us out of the ongoing medical, social and economic hardships that currently plague us all. Cliff Bentz, we’re counting on you. 



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What is the purpose of the bottle recycling law? The purpose has been lost in the massive program. Citizens are forced to (1) pay tax on bottles, then (2) collect those bottles, then (3) take them to a nasty stinking facility, then (4) wait in a line before actually spending precious time feeding the machines while standing in puddles of beer and soda. And oh yes, the facility is a hangout for bums and troublemakers. It’s not worth it. My bottles are going in the trash. —James Scott


Through lack of participation in OUR democracy we have allowed the Constitution to be battered and bruised, misinterpreted, corrupted, diluted and misused by any narcissist with a political agenda. The Fairness Doctrine of the Federal Communication Commission,

introduced in 1949, required broadcasters to present information to the public in an honest, equitable and balanced manner. This doctrine was eliminated in 1987, paving the way for the distribution of misinformation, half-truths and lies shamelessly hucked to the masses by a few loudmouth hucksters, (Rush Limbaugh I am looking at you!). Misinformation has increased exponentially with the arrival of Social Media platforms. It’s not the fault of Social Media or Media in general. It’s our fault for how we use them. It’s worth noting that being able to hide behind anonymity pushes the tendency to lie and deceive further than it has a right to go. It’s also worth noting that 8kun, with its notorious, anonymous Q Anon has done great damage to the already weakened foundations of Democracy with its particular brand of vile falsehoods and toxic hate. So speak up! And remember to LISTEN too. But Civil Society demands civil behavior. Democracy demands citizen participation. If I can take a moment out of my busy life and speak up for what is noble and just then so can you. I tip my hat to Woody Peasas who wrote in last week encouraging us all to participate in OUR democracy. —Michael Ingram

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declining to the point that some residential wells are going dry. GUEST OPINION: DESCHUTES RIVER HABITAT The merits of canal piping and CONSERVATION PLAN on-farm efficiency are undeniable, but Local irrigation districts and the city they are expensive and will take decades of Prineville all withdraw water from the to provide marginal benefit to the upper Deschutes River and are seeking a legal Deschutes, Wychus Creek, and the shield from the Endangered Species Act. Crooked River, and no real benefit to the In the Deschutes Basin, Oregon Middle Deschutes.   Spotted Frog, Bull Trout, and Mid-CoOregon water laws were written over lumbia Summer Steelhead are all cov- 100 years ago at a time when the state ered by the Endangered Species Act.  was being settled.  Are these laws still The Act requires that a recovery plan be appropriate?  What is the most beneput in place and that activities that will ficial use of the public’s water today?  kill (“take”) these species be covered by Clearly, agriculture plays a critical role, an “Incidental Take Permit” (ITP).  In but should it get 90% of water use?  How other words, it’s OK to kill endangered can we shift the discussion to making species, but only “incidentally.” equitable, fundamental changes rather After 12 years the irrigation districts than merely quibbling about which tacand City of Prineville have delivered a tic is best for spending massive amounts Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that of taxpayer dollars to achieve minor has been deemed at least partly accept- benefit over decades? able by the US government (the deciCurrently, it seems we are simply sion on steelhead has not been made). rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The latest version of the HCP has —George Wuerthner is an ecologist and improved significantly from its truly has published 38 books on environmenlaughable beginnings.  The applicants tal and natural history topics. He is a for(irrigators and the City of Prineville) mer river ranger with the Bureau of Land have put significant effort into crafting Management who has advocated for rivers a plan that would result in the issuance for decades. He is currently ED of Restore of an ITP.  The HCP now has some mer- Our Deschutes and also on the board of the it, but there are good reasons to believe Montana Rivers Action Network. that this plan will not lead to recovery. The problem is that species need more water than planned, and they need SCHOOL REOPENING The reopening of the schools in Febit much more quickly.   In addition, other problems with the ruary teaches the children of Central plan are the outrageous cost of canal pip- Oregon an important lesson before they ing (overwhelmingly funded by taxpayers), set foot back in a classroom: It’s OK the omittance of the Middle Deschutes in to ignore good advice, unless someone any meaningful manner, and the complete actually forces you to follow it. As soon lack of consideration for water quality.  as Governor Brown announced that Our rivers need more water, but it can’t be common sense rules to stem the spread severely polluted like it is in the Crooked of a deadly pandemic are “advisory” River and Lake Billy Chinook, home to bull rather than “mandatory,” the district reacted. To restate Brown’s advisory: “It trout and steelhead. There is a bigger picture that is has become clear that when communiignored. Our climate is clearly heating.  ty spread is reduced and schools follow Wickiup Reservoir will not fill again required health and safety protocols, this winter, in fact it will likely start there is low risk of transmission and illnext irrigation season at its lowest lev- ness when students resume in-person el ever.  Central Oregon has been in a instruction.” This advice is in the form of state of drought for most of the past 20+ an if-then statement, but the Bend-LaPyears, ranging from “abnormally dry” to ine district has jumped straight to the “extreme.”  At the same time our popu- “then” portion without dwelling on lation is booming and our aquifers are the “if” premise. If community spread


Teachers, School Staff to Get Vaccines Starting Jan. 25

Due to COVID-19 vaccine shortage, Oregon prioritizes teachers over seniors in next vaccination group By Ashley Moreno




shortage of vaccines in the federal supply is leading to further delays in vaccinating seniors, according to a press briefing from the office of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Jan. 15. Under the previous vaccination priority framework, teachers and other school staff were prioritized alongside all seniors 65 and older. However, delivering on that goal depended on receiving additional vaccine supply from the federal stockpile, Brown said. Teachers, school staff and those working in early education and child care who were not otherwise eligible for vaccination under “Priority Group 1A” will still be eligible for vaccination starting Jan. 25. Seniors will see a two-week delay. The confusion on vaccine allotment started with a Jan. 12 announcement from U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II that the federal government would release the COVID-19 vaccine doses it held in reserve. Health officials in Oregon hoped to use the extra vaccines to quickly expand vaccination to more people, including those 65 and older, and scheduled to start vaccinating educators and seniors at the same time. But by the end of the week, it became apparent that no such doses were available.

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additional seniors vaccinated in three waves, Allen said, starting with those 80 and older, then 75 and older followed by everyone 70 and then 65 and older. OHA officials did not say when those under 80 would begin receiving vaccines. However, Allen did point out that there’s cross-over between the most vulnerable seniors 65 and older and those already prioritized in “Priority Group 1A,” like seniors living in long-term care and assisted-living facilities. The plan to vaccinate local teachers Bend-La Pine Schools will work with St. Charles Health System to provide vaccination to the district’s approximately 2,200 teachers and staff. Staff register through an app already in use by the district, Julianne Repman, director of communication and safety for BLPS, said via email. The district started using the tool to register teachers who already qualified under “Priority Group 1A,” like those who work with students in life skills and special education classrooms and those who provide critical medical care to students and staff. “The tool is very intuitive, provides a menu of available vaccine openings, sends a confirmation reminder and even

“If all goes well, we anticipate the vaccine being offered to all current employees during a mass vaccine event over three to five days.” — Julianne Repman Brown said in her press conference that she learned there were no additional doses on Jan. 14. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said he attempted to contact Azar about the issue in a letter dated Jan. 14 and later posted by The New York Times and NBC News. As of Friday’s press conference, Allen had not received a response. “Let me be very clear, this is deception on a national scale,” Brown said during the press conference. “I am shocked and appalled that the federal government would set an expectation with the American people, on which they knew they could not deliver, with such grave consequences.” She expressed similar sentiments on Twitter. With the supply of vaccines remaining flat, reprioritization had to occur, according to Brown and Allen. Instead of offering the vaccine simultaneously to both school staff and seniors 65 and older, school staff will be eligible for vaccination starting Jan. 25, with a few counties starting earlier. Seniors 80 and older who do not otherwise qualify under “Priority Group 1A,” will be eligible for vaccination Feb. 8, with

sends a reminder for your second vaccine appointment,” Repman said. “All current employees who would like the vaccine will have an opportunity to complete the series,” Repman said. “If all goes well, we anticipate the vaccine being offered to all current employees during a mass vaccine event over three to five days. Once a person gets a first dose then the second is all but assured three to four weeks afterwards—Pfizer in three [weeks] and Moderna in four [weeks].” “If the vaccine supply holds, we would like to work with our partners to make the second and final dose available in February,” she said. This echoes sentiments from OHA’s Allen, who said OHA hopes to see most of Oregon’s 100,000 educators, school staff and child care providers vaccinated in about two weeks, with a focus on “high-throughput” events. “We need to prioritize our allocation of vaccine doses to high-volume, high-throughput sites,” Allen said—referencing Salem Health’s recent vaccine clinic at the state fairgrounds. “In coming weeks, we’re coordinating with hospitals and local public health partners to

Pine Ridge Elementary School Life Skills Education Assistant Joey Kansky was the first educator in Deschutes County to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

drive doses to similar large-scale vaccination clinics throughout the state.” Public Information Officer for the Redmond School District, Sheila Miller, said the Redmond district employs about 940 educators and staff. Parents and students in Redmond can expect similar processes and timelines as those in Bend. “All districts in the county are working together with the county health department to arrange this process,” Miller said via email. Vaccinations through both BLPS and RSD will be voluntary, according to Repman and Miller. Repman said they expect 75% or more teachers to choose to receive the vaccine based on a recent survey. For privacy reasons, students and parents in both districts will not know if educators are vaccinated unless an educator choses to share the information. Potential challenges to making seniors wait Not everyone favors prioritizing teachers over seniors. People at the OHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee meeting on Jan. 14 expressed concern during the public comment period that older adults have the highest rates of mortality from COVID-19. Additionally, Oregon State University recently held a Vaccine Expert Media Forum during which Dr. Courtney Campbell, Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture, fielded questions about the ethics of prioritizing teachers over the elderly and other high-risk individuals. “Oregon is in a fairly unique standing throughout the nation in saying that teachers will be part of the Phase 1 rollout,” Campbell said. He says he’s “not privy” to the OHA Vaccine Advisory Committee’s ongoing discussions on

how to prioritize vaccinations, but that health equity seems to be a “fairly significant” principle the committee uses to decide how to prioritize vaccination. “There is no disagreement among the state of Oregon and other national bodies—whether it’d be the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] or the National Academies—guidelines on this,” he said. “It’s a matter of what other principles go into the discussion about vaccine allocation. “If you’re going only with health equity, then it seems to me that it’s hard to justify prioritizing K-12 teachers and school staff personnel.” He said he would like to see the OHA better communicate how other principles affect their prioritization decisions—principles like trying to save the most lives, trying to treat people equally regardless of social role and fairness and transparency. “Those kinds of principles would help articulate, or at least give some grounds for prioritizing teachers and school staff,” Campbell said. “And no one disputes that it’s important to get the schools open as reasonably quickly as possible. But putting that ahead of individuals that actually are in need because they are in higher-risk categories? Again, we need some principle articulation from the Vaccine Advisory Committee for OHA.” Want to know when you’re eligible for vaccination? People living in Deschutes County can sign up online to receive an email when eligible based on age, occupation and potential high-risk factors. For more information on COVID-19 vaccination efforts throughout Oregon, visit the OHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon web page. 


Noticias en Español Debido a la escasez de vacunas, Oregon da la prioridad a los profesores en vez de las personas de la tercera edad en la siguiente ronda de vacunación Por Ashley Moreno Traducido por Jéssica Sánchez-Millar Azar II de los Estados Unidos, en el que indico que el gobierno federal iba a dispensar las dosis de la vacuna contra COVID-19 que tenía en reserva. Los funcionarios de salud en Oregon tenían la esperanza de usar las vacunas extra para expandir la vacunación rápida a más personas, incluyendo aquellas de 65 años o más y que estaban programadas para empezar a vacunar a los educadores y personas de la tercera edad al mismo tiempo. Pero para finales de semana, fue evidente que tales dosis no estaban disponibles. “Permítanme ser bien clara, esta es una decepción a nivel nacional’’, dijo Brown durante la conferencia de prensa. “Estoy sorprendida y consternada que el gobierno federal estableciera una expectativa al pueblo estadounidense, en la cual sabían que no podrían suministrar, teniendo así consecuencias graves.  En vez de ofrecer la vacuna simultáneamente tanto al personal de la escuela como a las personas de la tercera edad de 65 años o más, el personal de

la escuela será admisibles para la vacunación a partir del 25 de enero, contando con que algunos condados que comenzaran más pronto. Las personas de la tercera edad de 80 años o más, quienes de otra forma no clasifican bajo el “Grupo de Prioridad 1 A”, serán elegibles para la vacunación el 8 de febrero, las demás personas de la tercera edad serán vacunadas en tres rondas, comentó Allen, empezando con aquellos de 80 años o mas, luego los de 75 años o más, seguido por todos los de 65 años o más. Las fechas de elegibilidad de vacunación para las personas de la tercera edad menores de 80 años no fueron proporcionadas. El plan para vacunar a los profesores locales Las escuelas de Bend-La Pine (BLPS por sus siglas en inglés) trabajarán junto con St. Charles Health System para proporcionar la vacunación de aproximadamente 2,200 profesores



e acuerdo al informe de prensa del 15 de enero de la gobernadora Kate Brown, la escasez de vacunas en el abasto federal está causando más atrasos en la vacunación de las personas de la tercera edad. Bajo el marco previo de prioridad de vacunación, profesores y otro personal de la escuela fueron priorizados junto con todas las personas de la tercera edad de 65 años o más. Sin embargo, lograr esa meta estaría sujeto al abastecimiento adicional de vacunas recibido del almacén federal, comentó Brown. Los profesores, el personal de la escuela y aquellos que trabajan en la educación temprana y el cuidado infantil que no eran elegibles para la vacunación bajo el “Grupo de Prioridad 1A” continúan siendo elegibles para la vacunación a partir del 25 de enero. Las personas de la tercera edad verán un atraso de dos semanas.  La confusión sobre la distribución de la vacuna comenzó con el anuncio del martes 12 de enero del Secretarío de Salud y Servicios Humanos Alex M.

y personal del distrito escolar. El personal se registra a través de un app que ya usa el distrito, dijo vía correo electrónico, Julianne Repman, directora de comunicaciones y seguridad de BLPS. El distrito escolar comenzó a usar esta herramienta para registrar a los profesores que ya cualificaban bajo el “Grupo de Prioridad 1A,” como aquellos que trabajan con estudiantes en clases de “life skills” y en los salones de educación especial, y para aquellos que proveen cuidado médico esencial a los estudiantes y al personal.   Sheila Miller, Dirigente de Información Pública para el distrito escolar de las escuelas de Redmond (RSD por sus siglas en inglés), dijo que el distrito escolar de Redmond da empleo a cerca de 940 educadores y personal escolar. Los padres y estudiantes en Redmond pueden esperar un proceso y fechas similares a las de Bend.  De acuerdo a Repman y Millar, la administración de vacunas tanto en BLPS y RSD será voluntaria. Basados en una encuesta reciente, Repman dijo que esperan que el 75% o más de los profesores elijan recibir la vacuna. Por razones de privacidad, los alumnos y padres en ambos distritos escolares no sabrán si los educadores están vacunados a menos que el educador elija compartir la información. 



A look inside the mind of a pro runner during COVID-19 By Isaac Biehl



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Live to run; run to live. Local running experts continue to put in the work to prepare for certain races.


or most people, the closure of gyms meant that we’d need to find exercise elsewhere—either at home, or seeking refuge in the outdoors of Central Oregon, hiking and running like there’s no tomorrow. But what if running was more than a hobby? We checked in with Collier Lawrence, a member of the Bend-based elite-running club Littlewing Athletics, to see what it’s been like the past year for her and her teammates and what she expects to come in 2021. On the Littlewing web-

all were forced to adjust your training schedules after the Olympic Trials in Eugene were pushed back. What did that change for you and are you looking forward to that date this year? Collier Lawrence: Last year I had started a transition to longer trail races so the Olympic Trials were not on my radar. A lot of my races were canceled or were in places that, given travel logistics and restrictions, made it difficult to justify participating. In

“We’ve approached the reality of competitive opportunities being canceled or postponed with the mentality that nothing is guaranteed. Our expectations for success come with the understanding that the work is required, even though the fruit of the work is not.” — Collier Lawrence site, Lawrence shared that alpine skiing was her first love—but that running has her heart. After placing 2nd place in both the 2019 U.S. Trail Marathon Championships and the 2019 U.S. Trail Half Marathon Championships, it’s safe to say she has her heart in the right place. Read the rest of our Q&A with Lawrence below. Source Weekly: Last year when I did a check-in with the Littlewing team, you

addition to being an athlete on Littlewing, I operate as a member of our coaching staff. Each athlete on this team has had a different journey within their buildup to the Olympic year. From a coaching perspective, we were given the gift of time. At every point in an Olympic cycle you have what you have and need to make it work. No buildup is perfect and the delay has allowed each woman to be a little more finely tuned. Although I will be there in a coaching capacity, I am

very excited for the Trials. Having been in that environment as an athlete and coach, I’d say the coaching role is more nerve-wracking. SW: Has it been harder to train for particular events when you know that the possibility of them being canceled or postponed looms? CL: Yes and no. Racing gives us the feedback that what choices we make day to day are worth it and that feedback is hard to get any other way than putting on a bib number and running hard. Part of our job is investing fully in the unknown. You could be in the best shape of your life up and roll your ankle during the warm up. We’ve approached the reality of competitive opportunities being canceled or postponed with the mentality that nothing is guaranteed. Our expectations for success come with the understanding that the work is required, even though the fruit of the work is not. SW: Did you notice your relationship with running change at all during the pandemic? And were you able to appreciate it in different ways than you have before? CL:. I wouldn’t say my relationship with running changed but I was able to nourish a part that doesn’t get fed very often. We were all able to do some big runs and long days in the mountains that in normal training cycles would have taken a back seat or wouldn’t have

been a spur-of-the-moment adventure—which only adds to the fun. SW: How do you see the landscape of running competitions panning out this year? CL: It’s really hard to say. We’re really lucky that the Pacific Northwest has a strong collection of professional training groups and high-level runners. Last year a handful of fantastic meets were set up in and around Portland and those same people are organizing upcoming racing opportunities. The landscape for races is constantly changing but the team is planning on staying close to home. Some opportunities may arise requiring more travel but we’ll assess the risks of those as they come up. The Olympic Trials will be the most interesting because it is such a spectacle. We’re used to these huge crowds and loads of athletes in close quarters. I’m confident they’ll establish a protocol which will allow athletes to compete but I expect the biggest logistical hurdle to be with spectators. SW: Other than the Olympic Trials, are there other competitions or races you have your eyes set on for this year? CL: I am planning to race Broken Arrow in Squaw Valley, Pike Peak Ascent, and the U.S. Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Championships, given appropriate safety protocols. The rest of the team will initially be racing at meets regionally, within reasonable driving distance.


SEASONED SNOWSHOER? NEW TO CENTRAL OREGON SNO-PARKS? WE GOT YOU. Pro tips on the best snowshoeing this season By Ashley Moreno 9 VOLUME 25  ISSUE 03  /  JANUARY 21, 2021  /  THE SOURCE WEEKLY Ashley Moreno

Vista Butte Sno-park offers great views of Mt. Bachelor, South Sister, Tumalo and Broken Top.


ome outdoor winter staples look decidedly different this year, and others were just canceled. Not so for self-guided snowshoeing. It’s pretty easy to socially distance on snowshoe trails, and they’re often less crowded than skiing trails. To help everyone make the most of the trails this year, we reached out to local snowshoer and Snowshoe Trail Coordinator for the Central Oregon Nordic Club, Bob Timmer, to get tips for newbies and seasoned snowshoe enthusiasts alike. Timmer has seen a lot of what Central Oregon snowshoeing has to offer. Since the CONC has a volunteer service agreement with the Forest Service, he’s coordinated snowshoe trail maintenance at trails including Edison Butte Sno-Park and the sno-parks off Century Drive since 2013. “I enjoy Edison—the short loop on Edison because of the lava flows,” Timmer said. “And then I enjoy the views from the Peak View trail that we implemented in 2018.” Peak View is the area‘s newest snowshoe addition, located at Upper Three Creek Sno-Park, established in partnership with the Sisters Trail Alliance and Deschutes National Forest Trail Crew. It’s a 1.75-mile trail that connects Upper Three Creek and Jeff View Shelter, providing great views of the Cascades.

Trails Recs for Experienced Snowshoers Timmer says snowshoers looking to venture into “unspoiled snow” for the first time should consider venturing inside a loop trail—like the Long Loop at Swampy Lakes Sno-Park. “That way one always can get back to the trail easily if they get turned around because they’re inside a loop,” Timmer said. “Then they can experience breaking snow and breaking a new trail and the energy level required to do so.” For those looking for longer options or trails further away from Bend, Timmer recommends Ray Benson Sno-Park on Santiam Pass, which has several Nordic trails. He also recommends heading toward the Newberry National Monument and the 10 Mile Sno-Park. “At the 10 Mile Sno-Park there is a Nordic trail that’s a dual use trail between the 10 Mile Sno-Park and Paulina Lake,” Timmer said. “That is a 3-mile trek up along Paulina Creek. You can stop at Paulina Falls and see the falls, commonly iced over—and that’s really pretty—and then have the rest of the day up to Paulina Lake.” For some classic views of Mt. Bachelor, consider following alongside (but staying off) the marked Nordic ski trail at Vista Butte Sno-Park. Parking there can be tight. If the lot’s full, park at Kapka Sno-Park, and then follow the snowmobile trail under Cascade Lakes Highway to Vista Butte.

Trail Recs for New Snowshoers For new snowshoers, Timmer recommends the sno-parks off Century Drive, with the easiest trails at Swampy Lakes and Meissner Sno-Park. “The short loop at Swampy is a good beginner’s trail,” he said. “As is the short loop at Meissner. The next in difficulty would be the trail out to the Meissner shel-

For example, there’s a short snowshoe trail at Wanoga Snow Play Area Sno-Park, maintained by DogPAC, Timmer said. “Trails on the north side of Century Drive, dogs are not permitted in the wintertime. So that would be Meissner, Swampy and Dutchman [Flat SnoPark],” Timmer said. “The snowshoe trails and sno-parks on the south side

“At the 10 Mile Sno-Park there is a Nordic trail that’s a dual use trail between the 10 Mile SnoPark and Paulina Lake. That is a 3-mile trek up along Paulina Creek. You can stop at Paulina Falls and see the falls, commonly iced over—and that’s really pretty—and then have the rest of the day up to Paulina Lake.” —Bob Timmer ter, and the Porcupine Trail at Swampy, heading out clockwise on the trail to the Swampy shelter area.” Of course, Timmer mentioned that due to COVID-19, consider staying outside the shelters once arriving. Trail Recs for Four-legged Snowshoers Timmer says snowshoers who want to bring their pups along should check out the areas maintained by DogPAC, an organization that works to provide more off-leash recreation in Central Oregon.

of Century Drive are dog-friendly—so Wanoga and Edison.” Before heading out, check out the individual sno-park pages on the U.S. Forest Service’s website. Each park’s page says whether they’re open. Due to COVID-19, some amenities aren’t available. For example, all front-country shelters are currently closed. For information about trail conditions and snow, check out the Forest Service’s Winter Trail Highlights web page. 



As some fitness centers conduct business outdoors or make other adaptations, others stay open in defiance By Nicole Vulcan



Courtesy Orange Theory

Forced to close most of its operation and offer virtual classes, Orangetheory in the Old Mill is adapting by offering a running club for members—and non-members—three days a week.


ummer was a fairly easy time for gym owners and managers to adapt their operations to meet health and safety guidelines around COVID-19. Between putting equipment outdoors or simply taking clients out to a park or nature spot for their workouts, adapting to the situation required just a bit of creativity and a solid set of muscles to lug 70-pound weights or rowers outdoors. Now though, with Gov. Kate Brown’s current Risk and Protection Framework forcing gyms, restaurants and some other businesses in a majority of Oregon counties to conduct their business outdoors or not at all, creative adaptation is not always enough. For some gyms, it’s meant retaining a fraction of the clients they once had. For others, it’s meant openly defying the governor’s orders and opening anyway. At one local exercise studio, its team calls the changes “drastically different, and very challenging.” “We had a member base of about 1,200+ members before COVID hit, and right now we have 300 to 400 paying members—so financially quite a drastic difference,” said Stephanie Brown, head trainer for Orangetheory Fitness, a training studio in Bend’s Old Mill that offers circuit-based, high-intensity interval training using rowers, weight equipment and more. Heart rate monitors help trainers keep tabs on clients’ fitness intensity. “We ran a lot of outside classes, a lot during the summer, which was fairly easy. We’ve done Zoom classes, and Orangetheory corporate just came out with an online platform….where people can work out from their home or for people who don’t feel comfortable coming into the studio. Once we get open, we’ll

still continue to do that,” Brown told the Source. “It would probably take us a good 45 minutes as a staff to get everything out and set up, and then also another 45 to break it all down and bring it all back in the studio,” Brown said. Nowadays, the studio has also begun allowing clients to take equipment home. While the online option allows clients to get feedback from coaches, a lot is still lost, said Brown and the studio’s manager, Jacqueline McGrew. “We’ve always had such a strong community, and the community side, I think, is what keeps people coming back,” McGrew said. Brown and McGrew said they’re considering getting a tent to set up in their parking lot to continue doing workouts, but another adaptation is offering a “run club” three days a week. Open to anyone—even those who are not clients—the trainers head out to the trails and sidewalks near the Old Mill for a one-hour workout that’s part running, part strength training. Throughout this past year, both women talked about the creativity and

adaptability needed to get through this time and maintain their own personal fitness goals. At the same time, experiencing this disruption has allowed them to get more rest and check in with their own fitness goals in a way they didn’t when they were in the day-to-day grind of running the studio, McGrew said. Being able to check in personally with clients via telephone to help them keep on track has been another positive adaptation to the current situation, Brown said—but for some clients, those oneon-one phone calls and other adaptations have not made them stick around. “Another big challenge for us is just, a lot of gyms just went ahead and opened up anyway and are operating as normal. Even some gyms in town were going as far as not making people wear masks in the studio. We’ve been losing a lot of members because of that,” Brown said. “We live by another set of rules, too, beyond what the State of Oregon has. We’re a locally owned franchisee but we live under the umbrella of Orangetheory corporate as well, and having to follow Courtesy Orange Theory

Earlier in the pandemic, Orange Theory moved its rowers outdoors.

their rules. It’s hard to compete with people that aren’t following the rules.” Brown said the studio’s corporate offices add in other rules, too, including strict cleaning protocols and a requirement to keep a supply of cleaning supplies—such as sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer on hand. Defying the rules On Jan. 16, a group of protesters holding signs that included “We Will Not Comply!” and “Open Our Businesses!” gathered in Prineville, in front of Norm’s Xtreme Fitness Center, a gym that offers “a complete range of fitness opportunities including elliptical trainers, free weights, recumbent bicycles, resistance circuit, rowing machine, sauna, senior resistance classes, stair steppers, stationary bicycles, and treadmills,” according to the business’ website. Those gathered were there to advocate for the reopening of businesses, including gyms, entertainment venues and restaurants, which have been ordered to remain closed or to conduct business outdoors. “It’s not fair for one business to be open and another to be closed,” gym owner Norman Smith told KTVZ. Under the current risk framework, counties including Deschutes, Jefferson and Prineville’s Crook County are ordered to keep gyms closed until COVID case numbers and test positivity rates go down. According to correspondence on its Facebook page, Norm’s continued to be open as of two weeks ago.  Tue., Thu., Sun., 11:30am Orangetheory Fitness


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Must-know resources for winter health & safety By K.M. Collins 13 VOLUME 25  ISSUE 03  /  JANUARY 21, 2021  /  THE SOURCE WEEKLY K.M. Collins

Assistance is out there to help you avoid winter driving drama and other potential problems.


raying for snow or worrying about your New Year’s diet is all unicorns and rainbows— until you consider that some high desert households are dealing with other extreme adulting needs this season. Think Maslow’s Hierarchy. From paying the bills and managing mental well-being to dealing with inclement weather, present societal circumstances—and the usual seasonal affective disorder—are making things extra tough this year. In honor of our Winter Health issue, here’s a list of resources to help keep people in defrost mode.

coaching on homebuying and emergency shelter, NeighborImpact is also the go-to resource. Other options for those experiencing homelessness are Grandma’s House, a shelter for pregnant and parenting young mothers, and The Bethlehem Inn, a safe place for adults and children to stay. Mental Health Feeling down? Anxious? Out of sorts? Deschutes County Behavioral Health can help. Another option, from the comfort of home via Zoom, is to reach out to the counselors in

Present societal circumstances—and the usual seasonal affective disorder—are making things extra tough this year. Energy Assistance NeighborImpact shepherds the Energy Assistance Program. For those having difficulty paying for electricity, natural gas, propane, oil, wood or pellets, this program can help. Requirements are found on NeighborImpact’s “Get Help” page at neighborimpact.org/get-help. Rent Assistance/Housing Help For foreclosure prevention, COVID mortgage & rent assistance,

training at the Oregon State University-Cascades Campus Counseling Clinic. It’s free, timely and participation helps students complete their practicum. The Center for Compassionate Living is a third option, where staff members teach non-violent communication and offer classes such as Changing Self Talk into Self Care, Citizen Empathy and Conversation, Communicating for Life and Can we Talk—A Class for Couples.

Health Care For those who’ve been laid off from a job which previously provided health care, there are several options. Some will qualify for Oregon Health Plan, but if not, the federal government’s Health Insurance Marketplace has plans offered at a reduced rate based on income. Open enrollment has passed for the current year, but those who have altered “life events,” such as a layoff, may still be able to enroll. For children, check out the Oregon State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families. The program is meant to help supplement food budgets for families with low income, maintain good health and allow them to spend more of their money on other essential living expenses. The Oregon Department of Human Services determines the eligibility of applicants based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The primary goals of the program are to alleviate hunger and malnutrition and to improve nutrition and health in eligible households. Other food resources include Bend/La Pine

Schools’ grab-and-go meals and free/ reduced cost meals, available to children age 0 to 18, Monday to Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at various school locations in the district. Unemployment From extended benefits to federal aid, all manner of help is available. Although benefits are available, many have had difficulty getting a hold of those who facilitate access. Two tips that may help: First, try faxing the unemployment office in Salem over calling a local office. Second, if faxing doesn’t work, contact your state representatives and senators. It’s worked for others in the community. Driving For tips on driving in all conditions and outfitting your vehicle, Les Schwab Tires has hoards of information on its website. In the event an accident does occur, or to check road conditions, the Oregon Department of Transportation has a wealth of information. Trip Check 24/7 road conditions and winter travel information are other links jam packed with helpful information. Here’s to hoping we can all stay warm and show each other compassion to get through the remainder of winter. Best of luck crossing the passes and driving into the mountains— may the force be with you. 






Bend musician Brian Craig releases new memoir about days gone by in the local music scene By Isaac Biehl










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ot everything in life starts off flawlessly, even if we’d like to imagine it works that way. For Brian Craig, his journey as a musician started off rocky. But sometimes those moments of difficulty are what make stories beautiful— and in Craig’s new memoir, “Local Dad Rocker: A Memoir of Self-Discovery from Songwriting,” we see firsthand the joy in the struggle as he shares his experience of trying to become a working musician in Bend as the community grows around him. Craig­—who is also a Source Weekly alum—tells me he hopes the book can encourage others to keep trying their hand at music. “I wouldn’t have guessed that I’d be writing a book about my time in music, but it felt right and a perfect use of my energy during the time of COVID-19. It was a fun and liberating experience peering into the caverns of my own memories, with a lot of ‘oh yeah, that’s right’ moments and reconnections with old band mates,” says Craig. “The writing journey also reminded me where my passion in performing live music began, and the rough ride of starting as an older musician. I think by reliving the story of some of my music successes, failures and remembering good and bad lessons, I’ve encouraged myself that I can restart playing live music when this is all over.” Craig’s first time playing live on stage was at the Evil Sister in 1997, a since-closed venue on Greenwood Avenue in Bend that served as a hub for punk rock. The show was a live audition for a band that Craig had just linked up with, and by the third song in their set the drummer said “he’d seen enough.” Craig was out. His next band audition—one he found through Craigslist, shared a similar fate as the first. This time though, he didn’t stop. And he also made a friend and collaborator in the aftermath. “There is something about performing live music that feeds my spirit and joy. I’m sure all my fellow musicians will agree that there is nothing better than enjoying the camaraderie of preparing for a future performance and then later enjoying the rewarding and refreshing feeling of finishing up a perfect show,” he says. “I think holding onto the dream of being a musician enables me to enjoy a side of life that keeps everything happy and interesting to me.” Other than a story of perseverance and music, Craig’s book also is a little time capsule of the music scene in Bend. It covers old venues, new ones

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being built and other ins and outs of a scene that wasn’t near what it is today. “It was so amazing to watch the Bend, Oregon, music scene develop and grow to where it was and where it will be again. I write about how I worked with a fellow student at COCC [Central Oregon Community College] in a play in the late ‘90s—which was one of the only places you could watch professional music, thanks to a budding promoter named Cameron Clark who brought in music to the campus auditoriums. That student showed me that there was indeed a local music scene hidden in the town, with real local players. He ended up moving and kicked off a career as a professional musician named Matisyahu,” recalls Craig. “Of course, since then Bend has developed into a pristine area to enjoy and perform as live local music and professional music at Les Schwab Amphitheater became much more of a cultural fixture.” Those interested in reading Craig’s memoir can find it for sale at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe. There’s also an audiobook version, which Craig narrated himself. He tells me it was pretty hard, and would recommend to get a professional if you don’t have the patience to do it yourself. “I locked myself up into my closet and spent hours and hours and more hours reading and re-reading. For every hour there was at least three to four additional hours of editing the audio files. When it was all done I uploaded the files only to get rejected, twice, for technical issues like room tone or sound levels. Just like recording a song, it’s a labor of love and I’m glad the story is finished and is in audiobook form.” 



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A collaboration blood drive with 10Barrel Brewing, ThermoFisher, Trampoline Zone and Combined Communications. All donors will receive a voucher for a free pint of your choice at 10Barrel. Schedule an appointment ahead of time by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter the code, “ThermoFisherBend.” Thu., Jan. 21. Trampoline Zone, 63040 NE 18th St., Bend.



A new monthly happy hour chat and lecture series from Think Wild. Dr. Debra Merskin, PhD, and Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation Pauline Baker will present on a new topic each month, diving into the history, media and more. First up, bobcats! Thu., Jan. 21, 5pm. thinkwildco.org/events. Free.



Calling all bookworms and literary lovers! Now is your chance to test and prove your know-how with a virtual trivia night from the library. Be prepared for the obscure, the absurd and the obvious! Tue., Jan. 26, 6-7pm. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/ event/61145. Free.

Get to know Central Oregon with an in-depth discussion from the editors of “PLACED.” The encyclopedia includes writings based on place and phenomena unique to this area. Sat., Jan. 23, 2-3pm. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/61167. Free.

Plastic pollution is not always obvious. Tiny plastic particles impact our water and land, even if we can’t see them without a microscope. Deschutes Land Trust and Dr. Susanne Brander of Oregon State University explore the lasting changes we can make to reduce our microplastic waste. Wed., Jan. 27, 7pm. deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events. Free.




Saturdays are made for live music. Join in at the Yard with original bluegrass tunes from local musician Bill Powers! Bring the whole family, including your furry friend and stay warm under heated igloos. Sat., Jan. 23, 5-7pm. Bunk + Brew Historic Lucas House, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave., Bend. Free.



Kim Moreland with Oregon Black Pioneers sorts through the history of race in Central Oregon. Learn more about the importance of Oregon’s historic places. Mon., Jan. 25, 5-6pm. deschuteslibrary.org/ calendar/event/61035. Free.



A community discussion on how we can all improve access to safe and green transportation in Central Oregon. Public comments from this meeting will be sent to ODOT, so make sure your voice is heard! Tue., Jan. 26, 3-4:30pm. 350deschutes.org. Free.

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra “Stage and Screen Spectacular”



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A virtual performance full of soul. Karyn Ann Partridge is a Portland-based singer and songwriter sharing her original indie-soul pieces with a folk twist. Wed., Jan. 27, 5-6pm. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/61065. Free.


Take advantage of sunny Central Oregon and enjoy some outdoor music this week! Enjoy live music from a local band, while staying warm with a fire pit and brew in hand. Seating is limited. Wed., Jan. 20, 5-7pm. River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. No cover.





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25 Monday

Cabin 22 Locals’ Wednesdays Trivia at Cabin 22

Gift card prizes! It’s free to play! Mask up, maintain safe distance and bundle up. 6-8pm. Free.

Midtown Yacht Club BINGO! At Midtown Yacht Club Join us for $1 and $2 games of Bingo! Winner splits the cash pot with SDH. 6-8pm. $1.

River’s Place Toast & Jam at River’s Place Come out for an outside socially distanced night of music. We are so excited to be playing for you. Get there early as seating is limited. 5-7pm. No cover.

21 Thursday Bridge 99 Brewery Thursday Trivia Night at

Bridge 99 Bundle up and join us for trivia outdoors at Bridge 99. Fire pits, heaters, food trucks and brews are on the ready. Win gift cards. 6-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon

We are excited to welcome back our hosts and guests for exciting categories, great prizes, and good times. Trivia will be held on our socially distanced patio. 7-9pm.

Sisters Virtual Americana Song Share A song

share virtual gathering for high school students on Thursday evenings - Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, from 6:30-8 pm. $50.

23 Saturday Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House

Bunk+Brew Presents: Saturdays in the Yard with Bill Powers Live music - bluegrass originals by singer-songwriter Bill Powers! 5-7pm.

Sisters Fundamentals of Bluegrass Guitar: SixWeek Virtual Class An online six-week virtual class via Zoom on Monday evenings 6:30 pm-8:00 pm starting Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1. $150.

26 Tuesday Deschutes Public Library Online

Trivia Trivia with the Librarians Test your literary and 2020 knowledge! Grab a pen and paper, a quarantine buddy, and a device with internet access. We’ll go through a couple rounds of questions to see how well you know books. 6-7pm. Free. Think Wild Online Trivia Think Wild Trivia

Nights January Theme: Wild Winter Wonderland Each month, we will feature a guest speaker from a different organization and give away local prizes. 7pm. Free.

Initiative Brewing Tuesday Night Trivia in Redmond It’s UKB Trivia outdoors on the partially sheltered patio with gas fire pits. It’s free to play with prize cards to win! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

27 Wednesday Cabin 22 Locals’ Wednesdays Trivia at Cabin 22 Locals Wednesday Trivia, outside on the patio. Specials all day! Gift card prizes! It’s free to play! 6-8pm. Free.

MUSIC Back by Popular Demand! - Writing the Songs Only You Can Write An online six-

week songwriting class via Zoom held on Tuesdays, Jan. 26, 7pm. $150.

24 Sunday River’s Place Trivia Yummy new brunch options from the food trucks and of course Mimosas from the tap house. Free to play and prizes to win! 12-1:30pm.

Karyn Ann Patridge Performs Indie-Soul/Folk Listen to original in-

die-soul/folk tunes by Portland-based singer-songwriter Karyn Ann Patridge. Jan. 27, 5-6pm. Contact: 541-312-1029. laurelw@ deschuteslibrary.org. Free.

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The Ultimate Oldies Show A locally-pro-

duced, syndicated, weekly, thematic two-hour radio show highlighting the music, artists, producers, musicians and cultural touchstones of the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Fridays, 6-8pm. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: mikeficher@gmail.com. Free.

FILM EVENTS Bunk+Brew Presents: Ski Films in The Yard A night of ski films that will have you ready to

get up for first chair this weekend! Fridays. Through Feb. 26. Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave, Bend. Contact: 458-202-1090. info@bunkandbrew.com.

Thursday Night Vintage Ski Film Join us outside in the alley for a fun evening of vintage ski films! Serving up beer, wine, hot cider, cocoa, tea, fresh hot theater popcorn! Thursdays, 6:30pm. Through Jan. 28. Tin Pan Alley, Off Minnesota, between Thump and the Wine Shop, Bend. $15-$30.

ARTS & CRAFTS Call to Artists The award winning Red Chair Gallery is looking for an artist who makes wearable art or accessories in fiber or leather. If interested, pick up an application at the gallery. Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-410-6813. thewayweart229@gmail.com.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Art at the Oxford Featuring Joren Traveller Joren Traveller is a sculptor-painter

and Ellen Santasiero discuss PLACED: a composition of writings based on place and phenomena unique to Central Oregon. Jan. 23, 2-3pm. Contact: 541-312-1063. paigef@deschuteslibrary.org. Free.

Mystery Book Club We will discuss The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi. Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. Jan. 20, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-306-6564. sara@roundaboutbookshop.com. Free. Rediscovered Reads Book Club We will dis-

cuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. Jan. 27, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-306-6564. sara@roundaboutbookshop.com. Free.

ETC. Preventative Walk-In Pet Wellness Clinic The Bend Spay and Neuter Project offers

vaccinations, deworming and microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. Saturdays, 9am-2pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10-$30.

VOLUNTEER Ask An HOA Attorney - Kickoff Event Join CORC CAI via Zoom while we learn from HOA Attorneys! This event is free to CORC CAI Members! Just $5 for non members. Jan. 21, 4:30-5:30pm. Contact: 541-719-8224. corc@caicentraloregon.org. $5.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Lunch & Learn

Grab your lunch and learn what it means to ignite, empower and defend the potential in local youth through the power of mentoring. Jan. 20, Noon1pm. Contact: 541-312-6047. balbert@bbbsco.org.

Fangs, Feathers, & Fur: All About Bobcats Each month, Dr. Merskin will lead a

Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots!

High Desert Museum Virtual Tips and Strategies for Effective Charitable Giving Join local experts Erin MacDonald, trusts and

CASA Training to Be A Voice for Kids in Foster Care Court Appointed Special Advocates

discussion about different Central Oregon wildlife, how they are presented in the media, and how that affects public perception. The animal for January is bobcats! Jan. 21, 5pm. Free.

estates attorney for Karnopp Petersen LLP, and Julie Gregory, senior philanthropic advisor for Oregon Community Foundation, online to learn about innovative ways to structure your philanthropic giving to support the Museum and other charities. Jan. 27, 5:30-6:30pm. Contact: 541-382-4754. bburda@highdesertmuseum.org. Free.

African Americans in Oregon, with Kim Moreland of Oregon Black Pioneers. deschuteslibrary.org/ calendar/event/61035 Jan. 25, 5-6pm. Contact: 541-312-1029. laurelw@deschuteslibrary.org. Free.

Nature Nights: A Closer Look at Microplastics Join Deschutes Land Trust to ex-

plore the tiny world of microplastics, including their potential effects on the natural world. Dr. Brander will also offer ideas about what we can do to stem the plastic tide. Jan. 27, 7pm. Free.

Scalehouse Gallery Presents Shabazz Larkin: Fragile Black Man The exhibition

Know Place: PLACED - An Encyclopedia of Central Oregon Editors Irene Cooper

specializing in bronze and ceramic sculptures of birds and animals as well as commissioned animal portraits in graphite. Jan. 1-31. 10 Below - Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend.

Know Place - Oregon’s African American History Delve into the history of

Sharpen your songwriting and music skills with virtual class sessions starting this week from Sisters Folk Festival, featuring Bluegrass Guitar with Pete Kartsounes and more.


is open through January 30, 2021. We will follow updated State guidelines and allow six people in the gallery at a time for the health and safety of our community, volunteers and gallerists. Dec. 4-Jan. 30. Scalehouse Gallery, 550 NW Franklin Ave, Bend.

Friendly people needed to help socialize birds to ready for adoption, make toys, clean cages and make some new feathered friends! Located past Cascade Lakes Distillery, call for hours and location. Contact: 916-956-2153.

are trained and committed volunteers who provide a voice for and ensure that each child’s individual needs remain a priority in foster care. Tuesdays, Noon-3pm. Through Feb. 23. Contact: 541-3891618. mjohnson@casaofcentraloregon.org.

Volunteer Opportunity There’s everything from small engine, fencing, troubleshooting in a barn/rescue facility that require TLC repairs. Please call and leave a message. Mondays-Sundays, 9am-6pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. volunteer@MustangstotheRescue.org. Volunteer with Salvation Army We have an emergency food pantry, we visit residents of assisted living centers and we make up gifts for veterans and the homeless. Ongoing. Contact: 541-389-8888.

GROUPS & MEETUPS 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Jan. 20, 11am-12:30pm. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

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All Jewelry Show Showing local central

Oregon jewelers. Come by and see them Mondays-Sundays, 11am-4pm. Through Feb. 22. Hood Avenue Art, 357 W Hood Ave., Sisters.

City Club Forum: Nonprofits as an Economic Driver in Central Oregon The fact

ConnectW: Julie Harrelson will share some stories of her journey as an entrepreneur and discuss key elements for success in any venture whether it’s life, family, work or a new venture. Jan. 20, 7-8pm. Contact: info@connectw.org. $10-$20. Dementia Conversations This program pro-

vides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss. Jan. 22, 1-2:30pm. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Equitable, Safe & Green Transportation Webinar A discussion about public transit

in central Oregon and how we can make it more equitable, safe, and eco-friendly. Sign up through 350deschutes.org Jan. 26, 3-4:30pm. Free.

First Responder Families Open House Let

us say thank you to you, our first responders and our local heroes, with a free, fun evening at the barn for you and your family! Jan. 22, 4:30-6:30pm. Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, P.O. Box 5593, Bend. Contact: 541-382-9410. Jessl@healingreins.org. Free.

Give a Pint - Get a Pint - Blood

Drive All presenting donors will receive a voucher

for a pint of your favorite beverage redeemable at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: ThermoFisherBend Jan. 21. Trampoline Zone, 63040 NE 18th, Bend.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Jan. 26, 3:30-5pm. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

FAMILY & KIDS Around the Camp Fire New year, new goals:

Join Camp Fire for a free, interactive discussion about the practice of goal-setting and its power to shape youth. Jan. 21, Noon-1pm. Contact: 541-3824682. info@campfireco.org. Free.

Baby Ninja + Me Cuties (10 months-24

months) plus adult will bond and have a blast during this unique yoga and ninja warrior class! Wednesdays, 11-11:45am. Through June 2. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per Child.

Equipo de Robótica Bilingüe ¡Únete al Equipo de Robótica LEGO y aprende a construir y programar con robots LEGO! *Bilingüe English/Spanish programa Mondays-Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Through Feb. 10. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $80/month. How “The Talk” Can Keep Your Kids Safer Online with Amy Lang, MA In this class

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internet!) are their go-to birds and the bees expert! Jan. 21, 5-6:15pm. Free.

Kids Ninja Warrior Class Kids (age 6-10) will gain amazing abilities through obstacle course training, climbing and fitness conditioning, and team motivation. Tue., 3:30-4:30pm, Wed., 6:157:15pm and Thu., 5-6pm. Through May 27. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per child.


Kids Ninja Warrior Half-Day Camp Dropoff the kids (age 6 - 12) to get their energy out and their exercise in! Wed., 1:30-4:30pm. Through May 26. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per child.

LEGO Robotics This club is all about problem solving, getting creative, exploring new ideas, and having fun! Mondays-Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Through Feb. 10. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $80/month.

Join Camp Fire for community conversations held throughout the year, focusing on topics around youth development. This month’s focus is on goal setting. Join in on Thu., Jan. 21 from Noon-1pm.

Nano-Ninja Class Kids (age 4-5) will love making ninja warrior buddies as they develop fundamental coordination skills through obstacle-based gymnastics and climbing challenges in this 6-week series. Wed., 5-5:50pm and Thu., 3:30-4:20pm. Through May 27. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per child.

Travel to France with The Good Drop Wine Shoppe Join The Good Drop June 10-17th,

Bend Pilates Bend Pilates is now offering a full


Capoeira: A Perfect Adventure The Brazilian art form of Capoeira presents opportunities to develop personal insights, strength, balance, flexibility, musicality, voice, rhythm, and language.Text 541-678-3460 for location and times. Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 6pm. $30 intro month.

2021 on a cruise of the Rhone River. Embark on a seven-night river cruise from Avignon to Lyon. Please call us at 541-410-1470 or email beckie@ gooddropwineshop.com for inquires and bookings.

Ninja Elite Class Kids (age 8 - 12) come

Bend Area Running Fraternity The group will

increase your athletic performance through the exciting sport of Ninja Warrior! Tue., 5-6pm. Through May 25. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per child.

run, maintaining social distance, along the Deschutes River and then receive discounted drinks from the cidery after the run! Mondays, 5pm. AVID Cider Co. Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: bendarearunningfraternity@gmail.com. Free.

Retreat to the Ranch- Stay for Four, Pay for Three Lodging Offer Make it a family

Planet Fitness Home Work-Ins Planet Fitness is offering free daily workouts via livestream! Visit the Planet Fitness Facebook page for more details. Ongoing. Free.

retreat and stay three or more nights in one of our vacation rentals and receive your 4th night free. Through Dec. 31. Black Butte Ranch, 13899 Bishops Cap, Sisters. Contact: 866-471-9611.

Redmond Running Group Run All levels


welcome. Find the Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook for weekly run details. Thursdays, 6:15pm. City of Redmond, Redmond, Or., Redmond. Contact: rundanorun1985@gmail.com.

Apres Ski Special at Zpizza Tap Room

Slice of premium pizza & beer- only $5! Show your Mt. B lift ticket, finish your epic day on your way down from the mountain with us. Thur., Fri., Sat., and Sun., 4-6pm. Zpizza Tap Room, 1082 SW Yates Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-382-2007. bendsales@peppertreeinns.com. $5.

Register Now: Virtual Boulder Mtn Tour Our Race, Your Backyard is the theme for the 2021 Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour. Entry fee includes participation in the race along with a variety of other goodies from our amazing sponsors. Jan. 6-31. Virginia Meissner SnoPark, Century Drive, Bend. $39.

Cross Cut Warming Hut: Locals’ Day!

Enjoy $1 off regular size draft beverages. Come by the Warming Hut and hang out by the fire. Tuesdays. Cross Cut Warming Hut No 5, 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend.


Growler Discount Night! Enjoy $2 off growler

accommodation and receive two Hoodoo Ski Lift tickets per day of your stay for free! Through Jan. 23. Black Butte Ranch, 13899 Bishops Cap, Sisters. Contact: 855-257-8435.

Ski and Stay Package Book any full-service

fills. Wednesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: 831-245-1922. holla@bevelbeer.com. Free.


Locals’ Night We offer $3 Pints of our core line up beers and $4 pours of our barrel aged beers all day. Mondays. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Locals’ Day $4 beers and cider and $1 off wine

60 Hour Yin Yoga Immersion Using the

all day. Outdoor dining is open now! Tuesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: holla@bevelbeer.com. Free.

Baptiste methodology, journey in stillness within the self-care practices of Yin Yoga, breath work, meditation, inquiry & energy medicines. January 24, 8am-4pm. Contact: 541-550-8550. namaspayoga@gmail.com. $125.

schedule of classes through Zoom! For more information visit bendpilates.net/classes/. $20.

Getting Started With Essential Oils Bend Join us for this free workshop to learn how

to get started safely. Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 10am. Through May 30. Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N. Highway 97, Bend. Free.

Livestream Pre + Postnatal Yoga Classes This class is designed to help pregnant

ladies and recently postpartum moms (6 weeks - 1 year) safely strengthen and stretch their bodies and improve postpartum recovery. Sun., 10:30am. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-797-3404. info@freespiritbend.com. $9.

Livestream Yoga Flow Classes This all levels livestream yoga flow class is built around sun salutations and creative sequencing to build heat, endurance, flexibility and strength. Tue., Thu. & Sat., 9:15-10:15am. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-797-3404. info@freespiritbend.com. $9. Livestreamed Meditation Class Free

online meditation classes led by Cathleen Hylton of Blissful Heart Wellness Center. Join class via zoom. us/j/596079985. Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free.

The Numa Breath Experience Breath-

work therapy is a transformational practice. Online via Zoom if studio closed. Jan. 23, 3-5pm. Namaspa Yoga, Redmond, 974 SW Veterans Way Suite 5, Redmond. Contact: 541-550-8550. namaspayoga@gmail.com. $50.

The Vance Stance/Structural Reprogramming Get to the root of why you are tight & suffering.

In this series of two-hour classes in posture and flexibility. Mondays-Thursdays, Noon-2pm and Mondays-Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through Feb. 11. EastSide Home Studio, 21173 Sunburst Ct., Bend. Contact: 541330-9070. vancebonner@juno.com. 12 classes/$180.

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new company is seeking to support the theatre community as it faces a new performance paradigm. “It started with ‘Songs for a New World,’” Ellipse Theatre Community Co-founder Angelina Anello-Dennee says about the genesis of the company. “I wanted to collaborate with Craig [ETC Co-founder Craig Brauner],” Anello-Dennee continues. “We did a drive-in event and one at Les Schwab Amphitheater, two never-befores. That’s what got us all together to start this journey.” Audiences who watched “Songs” from the parking lot at New Hope Church in Bend were able to tune in to the sound portion of the show on their car radios. At Les Schwab, a limited-number audience sat socially distanced apart to watch the show outdoors in August. Restrictions imposed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic mean theatre and other performance groups have to invent new ways of bringing their arts to the community. With ETC currently in its infancy, its founders are still in the process of defining specific goals and logistics. The four founders, which include Anello-Dennee, Brauner, Debbie Levin and Amy James, are looking for more board members, volunteers and ideas from the community about everything from organization to priorities to fundraising.


ETC founders, clockwise from top left: Craig Brauner, Angelina Anello-Dennee, Debbie Levin and Amy James

“We’re looking at collaborative productions, like cross-pollenating. Some people will go to see dance, but maybe not theatre—or to hear music, but not watch a dance production.”

“The traditional structure is all being flipped. We are a new entity, gathering the leadership we need to offer the best possible support to the arts community.” —Craig Brauner “We’re evolving,” Brauner explains. “We want to create something non-traditional,” says Anello-Dennee. “Performance, education, spoken word, visual arts. We also want to connect people not yet familiar with all the different arts. Maybe I’m not an art gallery person, but maybe I enjoyed a classical concert at Smith Rock.” “We don’t want to be defined by a particular venue anymore,” Levin continues.

James says the group also emphasizes expanding opportunities and diversity. “We want to be transparent and inclusive,” she says. “We’re looking for diverse, creative board members from across Central Oregon.” Marla Manning, founder and artistic director for Silent Echo Theater Company in Sisters, is watching the group with a sense of excited expectation.

“I love that they’re about collaborating, and willing to hear from the theatre community,” she said. Theatre folks in Central Oregon already share and collaborate, she explains, but without any kind of central hub. “All of us (lately) are feeling kind of rootless. “We need more small venues. I love their slogan, ‘One Stage at a Time.’ I also love the idea of having a single home venue— but until we can achieve that, we can spend some of our COVID relief money to rent a tent, say, for the clamshell at Drake Park, or behind the Artworks building. Even when the world gets normal again, will we all want a home space? I think only if it makes sense.” Manning also pointed out that the new venture won’t pose a competition for existing companies. “The saying goes, ‘a rising tide lifts all boats.’ Collaboration is actually one of the things I miss most about the theatre community,” she says. “It will be multi-layer,” says Brauner. “Core productions plus a collaborative

element. What’s key is, the traditional structure is all being flipped. We are a new entity, gathering the leadership we need to offer the best possible support to the arts community. How can we partner with an art gallery? Or give a spoken-word artist a platform?” Manning is hopeful that ETC will be a source of strength in the recovery process, instrumental in reviving Central Oregon’s theatre community. “These past months, we have a little less uncertainty,” she says. “I know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” “It’s an exciting time to dream,” adds James. “In that respect, it’s been a gift to have this break.” Anello-Dennee concurs. “COVID gave us a few gifts, like time. We would have been busy directing, in rehearsals, with no time to look around, evaluate... and dream about our future.” Find ETC on Facebook at: facebook. com/etcbend. 


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The Pantry: A new concept for the former Devore’s/ Humble Beet location Braden Donnelly puts the finishing touches on a Chicago Beef sandwich inside Elevation’s kitchen.

As the CCI website explains, “Elevation, CCI’s student operated restaurant, serves as the capstone course for students and an opportunity for community members to enjoy sustainable cuisine with a farm-to-table emphasis.” With COVID restrictions forcing all other restaurants in Extreme Risk-level counties—including Deschutes County, where Elevation is located—to open only for takeout or outdoor dining, it was only natural for the students to learn to adapt by offering a takeout-only menu this term. Like its in-house dining experience, Elevation meals come with a starter, a main dish and a dessert, all for $10. Current menu items include a Grilled Savoy Cabbage Caesar or Roasted Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup for appetizers, a Chicago Beef Sandwich and Felafal & Naan for entrees and a Chocolate Nicole Vulcan

In CCI’s Dining Operations class, students learn the intricacies of guest relations, serving one another meals for practice. Paying guests aren’t currently allowed inside, however, and can instead pick up takeout from the school’s food truck.

Nanaimo Bar for dessert, among other offerings. Unlike other restaurants, allowed to offer takeaway wine, beer or cocktails under the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s temporary rules, Elevation isn’t offering alcohol to go. Students began taking takeout phone orders Jan. 15, allowing patrons to pick up their meals from CCI’s food truck parked outside. “We take it slow in the very beginning,” La Duca said. “With the takeout we are doing from 11 to 12:30 with the first 10 phone calls. We’re going to try that—just to limit it, to see how we’re doing using that system.” With risk levels the way they currently are, it’s a similar experience to what students would have if they were working in other restaurants—learning about takeout materials and which ones are made from sustainable materials, for example, or how to work together as a team during a crisis situation, La Duca said. “It’s kind of nice, because they’re actually learning from a standpoint of a regular business,” La Duca told the Source. While it’s not yet decided whether— or when—students would begin serving guests in person when Deschutes County’s restaurants are once again allowed to do so, students in the classes seem to be taking it in stride and enjoying the expertise they’re absorbing from their instructors. As I was leaving the hustle and bustle that represented the end of class time for students in the Dining Operations class, one student shouted “La Duca is the best teacher!” as she walked out the door. Elevation is offering lunchtime takeout on Fridays on first-come first-serve basis through March 12. Face coverings are required when guests come to pick up their orders. 

A new mercantile-meets-coffee-shop is now open on Bend’s Newport Avenue. The Pantry, located in the former Devore’s and Humble Beet building, opened Jan. 8. The store’s bulk section stocks pantry items including nuts, seeds, flour and mixes such as pizza dough. “We got really excited about extending the pantry of our kitchen,” Co-owner Stephen Thompson told the Source. Meanwhile, The Pantry’s household bulk apothecary includes items used for cleaning, as well as base ingredients for people to make their own soaps and other household supplies. Owners Thompson and Emma Veader, both from culinary backgrounds, wanted to offer all-organic pantry and to-go food items with a focus on helping customers reduce their consumption of single-use plastic. “We are trying to model minimal waste—almost nothing in plastic containers, almost nothing that resembles plastic,” Thompson said. Thompson and Veader, a pastry chef and Ayurvedic practitioner, are currently baking up pastries and other treats, along with coffee drinks, and have plans to vastly expand The Pantry’s to-go offerings. The two took over the space in May, opening some eight months later. “We planned to roll out in three or four months, but we took our time and adapted our plans based on the state of everything, Thompson said. “Luckily the use of this space has been designated as a grocery, so it allows us to stay open.”  The Pantry

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levation, the restaurant at Central Oregon Community College’s Cascade Culinary Institute, has already been on foodies’ radars as a place to eat an elegant meal for a lower-than-usual price. It’s a place where budding chefs and hopeful hospitality professionals learn how to hone their skills and land a career in the industry. But when COVID-19 restrictions shut down the rest of the world back in March, Elevation, the public-facing portion of the school, was forced to shut down its public operations, too. Instead of meeting in person to learn the intricacies of making guests feel welcome while serving them food and wine, CCI’s students were relegated to Zoom, where instructors would lay out tables and quiz them on the placement of each knife, fork and spoon. But learning like that for the better part of a year definitely had its drawbacks. “They weren’t really learning the guest relations, or the interaction-withthe-guests part was missing, which made me sad,” said Samuel La Duca, assistant professor II of hospitality management at CCI. La Duca teaches the Dining Operations class, where students learn about building relationships with guests and other “real-world restaurant operations.” Inside Elevation’s kitchen, chef instructors teach Kitchen Operations, with the two courses operating in tandem to give students and guests alike the vibe of a commercial restaurant. Students began meeting again in person this school term. Under normal circumstances, the classes La Duca teaches involve inviting “real-world” guests into Elevation, first for lunchtime operations and later for evening meals.




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Fate placed him with a crew of bike racers. “I guess they were my first mentors, because they helped me to transform from a dirt-chasing desert rat to a Lycra-wearing bike racer,” he joked. That coffee-pulling bike crew showed Kelley how to train and race, which paid off while participating in a mountain bike race in 2005. His skills were noticed by a local racing team, and he was offered his first professional contract. “I was racing in the Single Speed category on a bike I had cobbled together from many sources, but I was racing hard and winning, so I guess I made an impression,” he said. After starting his own family, the Kelley clan looked to move to a locale that was closer to water, and having visited friends in Portland, they took the dive. “I was developing issues with my knees so decided to take a break from racing, but after moving to Portland I was exposed to cyclocross—its chill vibe and lifestyle,” Kelley said. He had been interested in cyclocross before, and since it was the main racing event around Portland, he pieced together a bike for the first season, doing well enough that his pro career continued to blossom, landing jobs and sponsorships from both Chris King Precision Components and Breadwinner Cycles. As his family grew, however, the yearning to live in a small community continued to grow, and he eventually found a home in Bend. “Bike racing is very selfish,” says Kelley. “Training and racing takes an enormous amount of time away from my family. Traveling is hard on the psyche and hard Josh Kelley

A combo of road, gravel and mountain biking—plus trail running, is one way to describe cyclocross.

While bikes are where he hangs his pro hat, getting more into skiing has been a benefit to living in Bend, Kelley says.

on my family, so racing more regionally is attractive.” After traveling to Japan in 2016 to race, he took a deep look into his motivations. “My daughter was only four months old. That was a tough trip,” he remembers. “Moving to Bend afforded more accessibility to activities (in which to) share with my family. We hike and camp and fish and canoe, and sharing that with my wife and daughter is magical.” A two-time winner of the Cyclocross Crusade race series, Kelley looked at the bright side of things when COVID-19 hit. “It was actually the break I needed to regroup, recenter and refocus,” he says. He could still train and maintain his fitness, but without the stressors of travel and race results. To keep mentally and physically fit, he’s skiing more and getting into the backcountry. “Moving fast in the mountains helps me maintain my fitness, and although it is not competitive, I can get my

heart rate up, maintain if for a long period of time, take a rest, then enjoy the beauty of fresh powder and tree skiing. It’s the best of both worlds really,” he says. Kelley plans on a full race schedule for 2021, the fire to compete burning as hot as ever. He’s setting his gunsights on a third win in the “Cross Crusade” series—a feat never accomplished before.  PRO FILE: Josh Kelley Age - 37 Zodiac Sign - Pisces Fav Cartoon - Jetsons Superpower - Def Flying


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yclocross is a unique form of bicycle racing that combines facets of road, gravel and mountain biking—and trail running. Although European in its roots, the Pacific Northwest is a haven for producing great cyclocross athletes. During the 30- to 60-minute event, participants may encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel or sand, as well as stairs, barriers, pits and arm-chair quarterbacks handing out both heckles and hand ups (which can include cash money, bacon or shots of whiskey). Many of the course features require the rider to dismount then remount the bike, making for exciting racing for both participants and spectators. Josh Kelley has competed at the professional level since 2005, first as a mountain biker, then moving to cyclocross. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Kelley spent his early childhood as an Air Force brat, following his fighter-pilot father to Alabama, Colorado, Texas and Arizona. He received his first bicycle while on that last stop, and quickly became fascinated with the freedom and excitement the bike could provide. “My friends and I were totally into jumps,” he recalls, building jumps out of whatever materials they could scrounge. As he grew older, he began to explore the open desert. “We could ride all day on trails or the open desert, finding natural jumps and crazy downhills to fill the day,” Kelley said. Eventually moving to Flagstaff, Kelley found himself working as a barista in a coffee shop while attending university.




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ASTROLOGY  By Rob Brezsny AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “My business is circumference,” wrote poet Emily Dickinson in a letter to her mentor. What did she mean by that? “Circumference” was an important word for her. It appeared in 17 of her poems. Critic Rochelle Cecil writes that for Dickinson, circumference referred to a sense of boundlessness radiating out from a center—a place where “one feels completely free, where one can express anything and everything.” According to critic Donna M. Campbell, circumference was Dickinson’s metaphor for ecstasy. When she said, “My business is circumference,” she meant that her calling was to be eternally in quest of awe and sublimity. I propose that you make good use of Dickinson’s circumference in the coming weeks, Aquarius. It’s time to get your mind and heart and soul thoroughly expanded and elevated.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Should I quote the wisdom of people who have engaged in behavior I consider unethical or immoral? Should I draw inspiration from teachers who at some times in their lives treated others badly? For instance, Pisces-born Ted Geisel, better known as beloved author Dr. Seuss, cheated on his wife while she was sick, ultimately leading to her suicide. Should I therefore banish him from my memory and never mention the good he did in the world? Or should I forgive him of his sins and continue to appreciate him? I don’t have a fixed set of rules about how to decide questions like these. How about you? The coming weeks will be a good time to redefine your relationship with complicated people.

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4, 2019, my Aries friend Leah woke up in a state of amazement. During the night, she felt she had miraculously become completely enlightened. Over the next 16 hours, she understood her life perfectly. Everything made sense to her. She was in love with every person and animal she knew. But by the next morning, the exalted serenity had faded, and she realized that her enlightenment had been temporary. She wasn’t mad or sad, however. The experience shook her up so delightfully that she vowed to forevermore seek to recreate the condition she had enjoyed. Recently she told me that on virtually every day since May 4, 2019, she has spent at least a few minutes, and sometimes much longer, exulting in the same ecstatic peace that visited her back then. That’s the Aries way: turning a surprise, spontaneous blessing into a permanent breakthrough. I trust you will do that soon.

to add even more entreaties. For example, you could say, “Be revelatory and educational with me, world,” or “Help me deepen my sense that life is meaningful, world,” or “Feed my soul with experiences that will make me smarter and wilder and kinder, world.” Can you think of other appeals and supplications you’d like to express to the world?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Throughout his many rough travels in the deserts of the Middle East, the Leo diplomat and army officer known as Lawrence of Arabia (1888–1935) didn’t give up his love of reading. While riding on the backs of camels, he managed to study numerous tomes, including the works of ancient Greek writers Aeschylus and Aristophanes. I’d love to see you perform comparable balancing acts in the coming weeks, Leo. The astrological omens suggest you’ll be skilled at coordinating seemingly uncoordinatable projects and tasks—and that you’ll thrive by doing so. (PS: Your efforts may be more metaphorical and less literal than Lawrence’s.) VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sculptor Stefan Saal testifies that one of his central questions as a creator of art is to know when a piece is done. “When making a thing I need to decide when is it thoroughly made, when is it dare-we-say ‘perfected.’” He has tried to become a master of knowing where and when to stop. I recommend this practice to you in the next two weeks, Virgo. You’ve been doing good work, and will continue to do good work, but it’s crucial that you don’t get overly fussy and fastidious as you refine and perhaps even finish your project.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’re entering the potentially most playful and frisky and whimsical phase of your astrological cycle. To honor and encourage a full invocation of gleeful fun, I offer you the following thoughts from Tumblr blogger Sparkledog. “I am so tired of being told that I am too old for the things I like. No cartoons. No toys. No fantasy animals. No bright colors. Are adults supposed to live monotonous, bleak lives ? I can be an adult and still love childish things. I can be intelligent and educated and informed and I can love stuffed animals and unicorns. Please stop making me feel bad for loving the things that make me happy.”

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): One morning, famous French army general Hubert Lyautey (1854–1934) instructed his gardener to spend the next day planting a row of saplings on his property. The gardener agreed, but advised Lyautey that this particular species of tree required 100 years to fully mature. “In that case,” Lyautey said, “plant them now.” I recommend that you, too, expedite your long-term plans, Taurus. Astrologically speaking, the time is ripe for you to take crisp action to fulfill your big dreams.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone asked poet E. E. Cummings what home was for him. He responded poetically, talking about his lover. Home was “the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside your ribcage.” What about you, Gemini? If you were asked to give a description of what makes you feel glad to be alive and helps give you the strength to be yourself, what would you say? Now would be a good time to identify and honor the influences that inspire you to create your inner sense of home. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Be sweet to me, world,” pleads Cancerian poet Stephen Dunn in one of his poems. In the coming weeks, I invite you to address the world in a similar way. And since I expect the world will be unusually receptive and responsive to your requests, I’ll encourage you

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Nature cannot be ordered about, except by obeying her,” wrote philosopher Francis Bacon (1561–1626). That paradoxical observation could prove to be highly useful for you in the coming weeks. Here are some other variants on the theme: Surrendering will lead to power. Expressing vulnerability will generate strength. A willingness to transform yourself will transform the world around you. The more you’re willing to acknowledge that you have a lot to learn, the smarter you’ll be. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In his book The Lover’s Dictionary, David Levithan advises lovers and would-be lovers to tell each other their very best stories. “Not the day’s petty injustices,” he writes. “Not the glimmer of a seven-eighths-forgotten moment from your past. Not something that somebody said to somebody, who then told it to you.” No, to foster the vibrant health of a love relationship—or any close alliance for that matter—you should consistently exchange your deepest, richest tales. This is always true, of course, but it’s especially true for you right now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): On October 18, 1867, the United States government completed its purchase of Alaska from Russia. How much did this 586,000-acre kingdom cost? Two cents per acre, which in today’s money would be about 37 cents. It was a tremendous bargain! I propose that we regard this transaction as a metaphor for what’s possible for you in 2021: the addition of a valuable resource at a reasonable price. (PS: American public opinion about the Alaskan purchase was mostly favorable back then, but a few influential newspapers described it as foolish. Don’t let naysayers like them dissuade you from your smart action.)

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By Brendan Emmett Quigley

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Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters exactly once.



The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote:

“I bought a new pair of pajamas with pockets, which is great, cause now I don’t have to ________ when I sleep.” —Demetri Martin


ACROSS 1. Knee part torn by some NFL players 4. Boo-boos in the playroom 9. Mononymous rapper with the label Konvict Muzik 13. Long, narrow inlet 14. Muse of comedy 16. Japanese-British singer/songwriter ___ Sawayama 17. What goes in these squares: Abbr. 18. Difficult spot 20. App development stage 22. You, in French 23. Israel city that is home to the Bahá’í World Centre 24. Kid’s post-detention cry 26. “Austin Powers” sexy villain 27. “Young Woman Bathing Her Feet” painter 31. ___ Tap 32. Ride to the shop 33. “How It Started vs. How It’s Going,” e.g. 36. ‘50s car failure 38. Alert sound 39. Toil and trouble 40. Capital that was originally called Bytown 42. “Hate to break the bad news, but ...” 49. Husband’s better half 50. Second note in a B-major chord 51. “Jesus, are you listening?” 52. Belly dancer’s muscles 54. Gas station in 40-Across 55. Fail to make progress, or this puzzle’s theme 58. Inspiration behind a fantasy sports team name 59. Dissenter 60. What a scout might search for 61. Cathedral city of England 62. TV auteur Rae 63. Covered with dirt 64. Hydroelectric holder

DOWN 1. Language read right to left 2. Field of stars 3. Spotify rival 4. Ballplayer who appeared on a 39¢ stamp 5. Minor story 6. “I hate the Moor” speaker 7. Education publishing div. 8. “Make yourself comfortable” 9. Speedy Gonzales cry of joy 10. Korean compact sedan model 11. Keeping the beat? 12. Edinburgh denial 15. Fire sign? 19. Parts of a motor 21. Spring up 25. Run the Jewels rapper 26. Juicy steak servings 28. Provides with financial backing 29. Elbows on the table? 30. Symbol of wisdom 33. Gaping hole 34. Times units 35. Places in a club where the hits are well received 37. Eddie Bauer rival 38. Soak in the tub 41. Lifter’s gear: Abbr. 43. Lifting injury 44. Computer that comes with Retina 5K 45. “Get a load of this” 46. Spoke scratchily 47. “The Little Mermaid” villain 48. Caesar salad or sandwich, e.g. 52. Freedom of speech defending org. 53. Required stitches 55. ___ choy (Chinese mustard) 56. Aaron Donald is one 57. Spot that’s tough to keep clean

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Hemp Symposium Ahead at OSU www.tokyostarfish.com


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Jay Noller, left, director and lead researcher of the Oregon State University Global Hemp Innovation Center, and Lloyd Nackley, a hemp researcher, when the center launched.


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n upcoming symposium will focus on the outlook of the hemp industry, and will bring together government officials, leaders in the industry and other corporate entities aiming to find new, sustainable uses for the versatile plant. On Feb. 9 and 10, Oregon State University will host the National Hemp Symposium, the first-ever event of its kind, according to OSU. Hosting the event will be staffers from OSU’s Global Hemp Innovation Center and the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, a unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. “This symposium will offer a deep dive into some of these most pressing challenges and opportunities facing the hemp industry as the future is truly limited only by our imagination,” wrote Jay Noller, director of the Global Hemp Innovation Center in a press release. “We seek a 2050 vision of the widespread incorporation of hemp across the U.S. economy.” Speakers for the online event will include Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, Ross McFarlane of the Sierra Club, Patrick Atagi of the National Industrial Hemp Council, Deanie Elsner of Charlotte’s Web and Don Davidson of 3M, among others. Speakers and panelists will discuss opportunities for hemp in various industries, including transportation, energy, construction and more. A watch-on-demand film festival will be available as part of the event as well.

The explosive growth of Oregon’s hemp industry is nothing short of astounding. Oregon has allowed farmers to grow hemp since 2009, but it wasn’t until 2015 that the state’s agriculture department approved its first hemp-growing license, according to OSU. In 2018, ahead of the federal changes that took hemp off of the list of Schedule 1 controlled substances, 7,808 acres of hemp were in cultivation in the state. In 2019, following that change at the federal level, the number of acres in cultivation shot up to 46,219 acres, according to OSU, with 20% of the state’s overall production acres registered for growing hemp. While those “seas of green” one might encounter in rural parts of the state—including right here in Deschutes County—might appear to be the psychotropic, THC-containing versions, they’re actually hemp, used for a variety of agricultural, medical and industrial purposes. Researchers see promise in hemp as a sustainable material that could support environmental resource-reduction goals. According to a description on the Symposium’s website, sustainable hemp products could be researched and developed to “displace unsustainable fossil fuel and water-intensive source materials currently in use.” National Hemp Symposium

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Tender Mercenaries

I’m a 30-year-old woman. My ex is an extremely wealthy and successful Wall Streeter I found to be a charming sociopath: lying, manipulative, and willing to do anything to win. I was curious about the woman he was with before me, so I Googled her. Like him, she’s in her 40s and very good-looking. She’s really accomplished: an Ivy grad and founder and CEO of a successful company. I was surprised to see she’s dating a guy who’s a construction manager. With all she has going for her, why would she move from my ex to this man? —Curious Amy Alkon Dating a sociopath lets you experience what it’s like to go temporarily insane. You scratch their back; they’ll stab yours and then somehow get you apologizing for how rude you were to leave those big blood stains all over their rug. It’s not surprising that you and this other woman were drawn to Darth Trader. Research finds that women (from the Amazon to the, uh, Amazon.com) are driven to try to land high-status, high-earning men. But evolutionary psychologist Norman Li observed that, in some studies, this priority sometimes ranked surprisingly low on research participants’ wish lists. Li attributed this to how a good deal of mating research gave participants “sky’s the limit” options that don’t reflect the real-world constraints on people’s choices; for example, the “trade-offs normally made when people select mates, whose traits come in bundles.” (“Good earner” is packaged with “looks vaguely Neanderthal.”) Context also matters, like whether a person’s own mate value, on a scale from 1 to 10, is “Little Engine That Could”-ing its way to 6. Research by sociologist Yue Qian, among others, does find that high-earning, highly educated women tend to go for higher-earning, more highly educated men. However, it’s possible that, for this woman, feeling burned by a “great on paper” guy who treats others as vending machines for his needs provided powerful “context,” motivating her subsequent choice of boyfriend. I see that women in their 30s and 40s who previously snubbed men who weren’t power brokers often start putting more weight on finding a loving man with good character. For this particular woman, a manly-man urban cowboy on a bucking earth mover might be just the change she needs -- even temporarily -- from a selfish, sociopathic Wall Street pretty boy. Ideally, if a woman describes the man she’s with as “amazing,” it shouldn’t be because he’s living proof that a human being can survive for decades without a heart.

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I’m a woman in my early 20s. My friends say I have “daddy issues,” because I tend to date men in their 30s. (I do have a decent relationship with my dad). I find men in their 20s generally immature, slobby, and inconsiderate, with limited communication skills (and no desire to improve them). I can’t see how being frustrated with that means there’s something wrong with me, but I hear “daddy issues” so much I’m starting to wonder. —Annoyed Live with a 20-something manchild and you get the idea that guppies are on to something in how they sometimes eat their young -- long before their gupp-ettes start spending their days smoking weed, playing Mortal Kombat 11, and waiting for the trash to grow legs, waddle out back, and throw itself in the dumpster. Your friends join countless people with zero background in the therapy game who are quick to “diagnose” others with various insulting psychological issues. Luckily, few have the medical hubris to give your forehead a squint across the hors d’oeuvres and announce, “Excuse me, but I think you have a small tumor named Max pressing on your frontal lobe.” Clinical psychologist Darren Fowler and his student, Sara Skentelbery, investigated the rather common belief that a woman who dates older men (by 10 or more years) has “daddy issues”: an unhealthy relationship with her father. Comparing elder-dating women with women dating more age-matched men, they found no support for the notion that they were using these men as psychological grout, a la, “I love how you fill the void from my pops never coming to my violin recitals.” Evolutionary psychology research on female mate preferences suggests you might not be drawn to older men, per se, but men who are more mature, more willing to commit, and more able to support any children you might have together. In a few years, as guys closer to your age meet these benchmarks better, you might start dating men just slightly older (as research finds women tend to do). This only changes when women hit their 70s, when many become willing to give (somewhat younger) young bucks a shot. At this point, their friends in assisted living probably tell them they have “cradle issues,” but probably just because they’re jealous from eavesdropping on them through the walls: “Shout dirty to me, Chad!”


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Cash Is King….

Why it is that cash offers usually win the sale? if the property the buyer is contracted to purchase does not appraise at or above the purchase price. This contingency, like the financing contingency, allows dissolution of the contract without monetary penalty to the buyer. As a seller, the fewer contingencies the better—hence why cash offers are so attractive; there are fewer opportunities for a transaction to go awry or to reopen the door to negotiations. In addition, cash offers typically involve quicker escrows. Generally speaking, cash transactions not only have faster closings, but they also alleviate the tensions and anxieties for a seller when not dealing with multiple contingencies. Another reason that cash offers are the preferred offer: these offers tend not to involve seller contributions/concessions. Some loan programs require a seller to contribute payment toward the buyer’s closing costs and fees. In other situations, a buyer may need seller contributions in order to complete the purchase. Cash offers all but eliminate the need for the seller to relinquish funds from their proceeds, since the ultimate goal is to close the sale with the highest return the market allows. Cash offers are generally seller preferred, as they know that a cash offer with the proof of funds is less likely to have stumbling blocks with contingencies, more likely to close and close faster. The longer the transaction, as is typically the case with financed purchases, the more opportunities for something to derail the sale. The general impetus when selling a property is to get market value, with the least number of hurdles in the shortest amount of time. And so goes the saying…Cash is King. 

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t is no secret, nor surprise, that Central Oregon has been experiencing considerable demand for housing for the last several years. In 2020 the demand soared while the inventory dwindled. The inventory shortage, coupled with an already competitive market, has made the current market equal to an Olympic-style competition. It’s become commonplace for buyers to now find themselves competing in multiple-offer situations. I’m willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that every reader of this column has heard at least once about someone selling their home for cash, buying property for cash or someone whose offer was not accepted because it wasn’t cash. We’ve all had that vision, when someone says “cash,” of the suitcase or duffel bag full of nice, neat, thick stacks of money. When it comes to real estate—and basically all legal transactions—that image does not apply. Cash, in terms of a real estate offer, is what it implies (sans the suitcase full of money): an all-cash purchase without the need for financing. Cash offers are incredibly attractive for a number of reasons, including no financing contingencies and no appraisal contingencies. A financing contingency is a contractual clause that expresses the purchase and sale of the property is contingent on the buyer obtaining a loan funding the purchase. It also acts as a safeguard for a buyer in the event that they’re unable to secure financing/a mortgage. It allows the buyer to terminate the transaction without monetary penalty or legal ramifications, unless otherwise contractually agreed. An appraisal contingency essentially allows a buyer to terminate a transaction


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