• New Hikes in Eastern Oregon

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    Monday September 21st, 5:30 PM – 7 PM Online Event Hosted by Oregon Natural Desert Association

    Join Oregon hiking expert Bill Sullivan for a VIRTUAL slideshow tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching the third edition of his book, “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.”

    Discover a colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a new wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day, and a viewpoint hike to a ranch at the east end of the Columbia Gorge. We’ll even explore half a dozen little-known hot springs. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with the geology, wildlife and history of the land.

    This event is free and registration is required at

  • Little Woody Walkabout In Bend Sept 18 & 19

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    The Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer & Cider Festival celebrates barrel-aged libations from across the Northwest

    Sept 18 -19, 2020. TICKETS and INFORMATION HERE.

    Due to the restrictions regarding large gatherings, we have partnered with downtown businesses for a fabulous walking tour that will allow you to imbibe your favorite wood-cask ales, ciders and whiskeys all the while social distancing. The elixirs you have come to know and love will all be here, you’ll just need to tie up your walking shoes to find them. Starting at the original home of the Little Woody – The Deschutes Historical Museum Parking lot – participants will receive a traditional tasting glass, a punch card and a…

  • BYB Live On Location at The Cascade Chute Out Rodeo

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    Join us for our next Live Streaming Event from the Cascade Chute Out Rodeo Thursday September 17 at 8pm.

    RL and Sabrina from KSJJ 102.9 will host live on location to talk with folks and watch some of Thursday night’s bull riding. The Cascade Chute Out is one of the only chances to see rodeo this year in Central Oregon. Slack events run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 9am. Thursday, PRCA Pro Rodeo Bull Riding starts at 7:00 PM. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7pm. Tickets and information HERE.

    Big Thanks to Northwest Community Credit Union, Central Oregon Ranch Supply, SCP Hotel Redmond and RL and Sabrina from KSJJ 102.9 for helping make…

  • HempStory VII - Online Event

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    Hemp has become a large part of the Central Oregon agriculture industry. Learn more about this “Growing” industry on

    Thursday September 17th from 1pm – 330pm. MORE INFO HERE.

    Founded by Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. in 2014, the event will be online Thursday, September 17 to focus the Oregon Hemp Industry on the most important harvest-season issues arising in 2020.

    OIFHA President Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. will speak on the upcoming USDA Interim Final Rules 2020 – challenges, opportunities and how to get involved NOW to effect change.

    Sunny Summers of the ODA will update us on the transition from the 2018 Farm Bill and what that means for farmers and businesses right now.
    OIFHA member Matt Ochoa…

  • Back to the Night: The Case for Dark Skies

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    Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM. Hosted by Science on Tap – Oregon & Washington

    For billions of years, night on this planet was lit only by the moon and stars, and life evolved under regular cycles of bright days and dark nights. All that has changed in the last 130 years, and night on Earth is now liberally colonized with artificial light. The overabundance of light at night has dire ecological consequences for plants, birds, fish, amphibians and other wildlife, as well as for human health, safety and culture. MORE INFO HERE. 

    At this Science on Tap we will delve into the importance of darkness for nocturnal wildlife as well…

  • Sisters Stampede 2020 Mountain Bike Race

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    Sunday Sept 6, 2020. Get MORE INFO HERE. 

    There have not been very many bike events this summer, but this one is happening. It’s a chance to race or ride recreationally with like minded folks who love mountain bike racing. Spots are still available. GET TICKETS HERE.

    One amazing MTB race for all levels of fitness on Labor Day Weekend! Choose a great 13 or 28 mile loop with a Horse lead out for the longer loop for the Men and Women’s fastest fields! Bring your family to Sisters Oregon and Giddy up with Five Pine Lodge, Three Creeks Brewing and Blazin Saddles.

     

  • ProRodeo on the High Desert in 2020 After All! 'The Cascade Chute Out'

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    Pro Rodeo returns to Central Oregon. The Cascade Chute Out. Sept 15-19 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.

    Bridwell Pro Rodeos, Four Star Rodeo and Corey and Lange deliver a week’s worth of Professional Rodeo this September 15-19, 2020 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo’s Juniper Arena.  Each performance will feature top quality livestock animal athletes in the heart of Central Oregon.  At least 15 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo animals compete in a team challenge that puts both stock contractors and the Central Oregon Pro Rodeos they serve into a head-to-head competition.

    Tickets and Information HERE. 

    The High Desert Stampede, Sisters Rodeo and Crooked River Roundup committees have joined Bridwell Pro Rodeos and the…

  • Little Woody Walkabout In Bend Sept 18 & 19

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    The Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer & Cider Festival celebrates barrel-aged libations from across the Northwest

    Sept 18 -19, 2020. TICKETS and INFORMATION HERE.

    Due to the restrictions regarding large gatherings, we have partnered with downtown businesses for a fabulous walking tour that will allow you to imbibe your favorite wood-cask ales, ciders and whiskeys all the while social distancing. The elixirs you have come to know and love will all be here, you’ll just need to tie up your walking shoes to find them. Starting at the original home of the Little Woody – The Deschutes Historical Museum Parking lot – participants will receive a traditional tasting glass, a punch card and a…

  • Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Geology of the National Parks of the PNW

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    Tuesday Sep 1st, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Online Event

    How to watch the event: Visit https://www.facebook.com/omsi.museum/live/ or join us on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/omsimuseum

    SEPT 1, 2020 | Virtual Edition | 6:30-8:30PM | $5 suggested donation (www.omsi.edu/donate)

    National Parks of the Pacific Northwest – Incredible Treasures of Geology with Scott Burns, PhD, Professor of Geology at Portland State University

    We have six incredible, exciting national parks here in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Burns, who has been teaching a course at Portland State University on the national parks for 28 years, is a specialist in the geological history of these parks: Rainier, Crater Lake,…

  • Virtual Science Pub: Hanford Hazards: Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste

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    Aug 25, 2020 | Virtual Edition | 6:30-8:30PM | $5 suggested donation (www.omsi.edu/donate) More INFO HERE.

    Hosted by Oregon Department of Energy and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

    Hear about the most recent efforts to clean-up the Hanford Nuclear Site. Hanford is home to the world’s largest environmental cleanup and work is ongoing to reduce risks at the site. Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, Hanford produced plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program for 45 years. That process created enormous amounts of radioactive and chemically hazardous wastes and impacted the Columbia River at times. Since cleanup began in…

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