• Deschutes County Search and Rescue Assist Injured Mountain Biker on Tiddlywinks Trail

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    A couple of weeks ago we featured the Deschutes County Search and Rescue (DCSAR) in a profile of local nonprofits in our community. This incident from yesterday, is an example of the work they do for all of us. The released statement of the rescue gives you a good idea of what it takes for DCSAR to respond, and this was for a location close to Bend. Thank you DCSAR!!! More INFO ON DCSAR HERE.

    Released By: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

    Occurred: August 6, 2020 / 10:59 am

    Location: Tiddlywinks Trail near FS 4130

    Rescued: Corina Davis, 40 yrs, Seattle, WA

    On August 6, 2020 at approximately 10:59 AM, Deschutes County 911 received a call regarding an…

  • BYB Live On Location Aug 5th 10am from Mt. Bachelor Zip Tour

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    We are soooo stoked for this and just wanted to put it out there again to tune in tomorrow for our Live On Location – Live Stream of the Mt. Bachelor Zip Tour with Power 94’s Tracee Tuesday. Take a break from your day and experience the Zip Tour with Tracee. You’ll get her POV of the experience. It’s sure to be a good time.

    You can watch at the Live On Location page on our website or the BYB APP.

  • Central Oregon Wildfire Update

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    Wildfire season is here. You can get updates on wildfires in our region on the BYB weather/conditions pages. Look for the Central Oregon Fire Information link.  Stay informed and know where current fires are.  Lighting moved through Central Oregon a few days ago and several incidents have popped up.

    Firefighters responded to 10 lightning caused fires yesterday that came out of this week’s lightning storm. Of the 10 most were kept to a quarter of an acre or less. The 2 largest fires, grew to 40 and 30 acres respectively. The 40-acre day basin fire was 7 miles southwest of Dayville and was being worked on as a bulldozer was able to get a line around it and ground…


    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Weather conditions are an important element when planning outdoor adventures and we think our ‘Weather Conditions’ pages are pretty cool. We have locations from around the state to choose from. If you are an avid adventurer like us you want to evaluate several sources of weather information to make your own decision on a specific location as you plan your mission outside.

    That’s why we have curated multiple links, webcams and resources in one simple page to help you evaluate the weather yourself. BYB Conditions.

    Several NOAA resources are available, including the GOES WEST satellite. If you haven’t checked out this satellite you should. It is NASA and NOAA’s satellite image and video loop in real time. You can…

  • Bend Photo Tours - Perseid Meteor Shower Photo Workshop

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    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 8 PM – 11 PM

    This summer’s celestial show of comet Neowise has been an amazing event peaking an interest in night sky photography (astrophotography). The images locals have captured have been amazing. Photos are still showing up in the BYB Gallery.

    As comet Neowise fades out of view the annual Perseid Meteor shower will kick off for another opportunity to gaze at the night sky. BTW, Central Oregon offers some of the darkest night skies for viewers. Get a few miles out of the city centers and you’ll see the Milky Way in all its splendor.

    On August 11 you can join Bend Photo Tours Perseid Meteor Photo Workshop and let professional photographer Toni…

  • Deschutes County Search and Rescue Foundation

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    Local Non-Profit Profile – Deschutes County Search and Rescue (DCSAR).

    We don’t often think about what happens if our outdoor adventure encounters problems. DCSAR is most often the people who are there to help everyone in any situation. DCSAR is made up of caring volunteers who give countless hours of training and responding to incidents each year. Did ya know that DCSAR will respond to over 130 missions each year. This organization is vital to our outdoor community. Check out the DCSAR website to see the complex teams and expertise that is waiting to respond to all of us. DCSAR WEBSITE.

    DCSAR is made up of 120 or so volunteers who will wake…

  • Did Ya Know? New Elevational Campfire Ban in Central Cascades Wilderness

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    If you are heading to the high country wilderness areas be aware of a new campfire ban. This is to protect the high alpine ecosystems that are sensitive to human impacts. Below is the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests notification on this policy. You can find MORE INFO HERE.

    Contact us if you have some interesting information to share with the community and have a great weekend out there in Backyard Bend! Photo Credit: Erik Lira of Bend.

    From the Deschutes National Forest: 

    After much consideration, the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests will delay the implementation of the Central Cascades Wilderness limited entry permit system until May 2021. One aspect of the Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies decision, which…

  • Citing Coronavirus, Bend Asks Tourists To Stay Away

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    From OPB by Meerah Powell

    The city of Bend Friday issued an administrative order looking to discourage tourist travel throughout the summer amid an increasing number of coronavirus cases in Oregon.

    The order, issued by City Manager Eric King by direction of the Bend City Council, strongly discourages recreational travel to Bend until Sept. 7. It also requests operators of hotels and other lodging facilities to refrain from booking any new tourism or vacation-related reservations.

    “We are very concerned and need to take care of our population first and keep our businesses open, and part of that means slowing down and moving back the number of cases of this very contagious virus in our community,” Bend Mayor Sally Russell told OPB.

  • Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Our Gold Rush Past and Seismic Future

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    JULY 21, 2020 | Virtual Edition | 6:30-8:30PM | $5 suggested donation (www.omsi.edu/donate)

    How the Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Enabled Us to Divine our Seismic Future with Ross S. Stein, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder Temblor, Inc., Redwood City, California

    Almost everything we love about the San Francisco Bay area is brought to us by the faults. Absent the San Andreas and Hayward faults, there would be no San Francisco Bay, the only deep protected harbor on the California coast, and so the wellspring of the Gold Rush. The Hayward fault lifts up the Berkeley and Oakland Hills, with their magnificent sunset views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The San…

  • How to See Comet NEOWISE

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    We are so stoked to see the local photos coming in for Neowise. If you have been looking at the BYB photo gallery on the APP and website homepage you have seen the amazing images from Central Oregonians. We put a few together in this image.  This event will continue for another week of spectacular display in the night sky. Below is the official NASA website with how to view it. Binoculars will improve your viewing tremendously.

    Check out local photographers post in the BYB gallery, some will give you tips on how to photograph the comet. Don’t be intimidated by night photography.  It’s not that hard really. You’ll need a tripod and a camera that will take longer exposures…