• BYB Live On Location at The 10 Barrel Brewing Boulder Brawl

    Posted on in categories Climbing , Event , Music , Travel & Adventure

    BackyardBend will be Live On Location from the 10 Barrel Boulder Brawl on Sunday September 26th at 6 pm. This live stream will be broadcast on the BackyardBend website and Mobile App. Watch as Olympian Chris Cosser, two-time World Cup Gold Medalist Alex Johnson, two-time Canadian National Champion Allison Vest and more of the world’s best compete for 20k in climbing cash!

    Witness as each of the 12 world class athletes compete to solve and navigate each route and get as high up the climb as they can. The goal is to get to the top of the climb with the least amount of tries as possible in the 4 minutes of allocated time. The climber that ends up…

  • Join KSJJ 102.9's RL & Sabrina at the CO Ranch Supply Roundup & Trade Show

    Posted on in categories Event , Music , Travel & Adventure
    Join us for the 20th Anniversary Round Up & Trade Show happening in Powell Butte, September 24-25th! KSJJ 102.9 will be on site Friday 9/24 from Noon – 2 pm and Saturday 9/25 9 – 11 am. Stop by the booth and say hello while getting yourself in to win FREE TICKETS to see Eric Church! The Trade Show will have all the best deals that cant be beat. FREE steak dinner Friday night, FREE steak lunch Saturday… Giveaways including 2 Expense Paid Trips to the NFR, Traeger & Blackstone Grills, a Smarty Roping Dummy, 2 ProLine Bumpers, $2000 in HiHog Equipment, Cabelas Gift Cards, Guided Fishing Trips, Handmade Pendleton Tote, Jackets, Ropes, Gift Baskets, and much much more. Also…
  • Featured Artist Marshall Holloway

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Introducing Marshall Holloway, our current ‘Featured Artist’. Marshall has a keen eye for the beauty of Oregon and we are stoked to feature his photography. See a full gallery of his photos on the featured artist page. A little bit about him in his own words are below.

    My name is Marshall Holloway. I am originally from Evergreen, Colorado and before moving to Bend I had lived in Colorado my entire life. I have now been in Bend for about four years. I have always had an interest in photography and capturing the beautiful moments that I experience. Only until recently did I start taking it more seriously when I got my first DSLR camera.

    Photography correlates well with…

  • Weather Resource - Purple Air

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Wildfires have affected our air quality this summer and today is an example of unhealthy smoke levels to take into consideration with your outdoor activity. Central Oregon is running over 300 on the index this Saturday morning and that is significant.

    We’ve added Purple Air to our list of resources on our weather pages to help you quickly access real time air quality index. Purple Air is unique because it offers many local sensors to let you see air quality within small geographic areas.

    Check it out and keep it safe out there in #backyardbend this holiday weekend. BEND/BACHELOR WEATHER

  • Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund Reauthorized, Opportunity to Apply for Grants Opens Aug. 30

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Governor Kate Brown has signed House Bill 2171, an omnibus recreation bill, which means that the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) will continue to support fish and wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation throughout the state.

    “The Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund has been a great opportunity to broaden the base of support for implementing the Oregon Conservation Strategy. The Department is grateful that the program will continue,” said Curt Melcher, Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    The Oregon Legislature removed the program’s 2021 sunset and allocated just over $2.5 million to OCRF for projects designed to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy and connect people to the outdoors.

    Total new funding for OCRF includes $545,000 from…

  • Central Oregon Smoke Outlook

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    We start the day with smoky skies again, but there has been relief recently that gives us hope for those  bluebird September skies in Central Oregon. Planning your adventures during wildfire smoke is something you can do by using the Central Oregon Fire link from the weather locations page. Here you can connect through to smoke forecast for the region and see the air quality index, along with a full list of weather resources to help you plan. Start your next outing with BYB Weather.

    Below is the current report for Bend and Central Oregon.

    The Middle Fork Complex is now at 18,506 acres and is 12% contained. The Fire Weather Forecast for today is very warm temperatures…

  • Wildfire Closures and Restrictions Updates

    Posted on in categories Fishing , Hiking , Travel & Adventure

    Access for fishing and big game scouting is getting tricky.

    The ODFW has resources links to stay updated on outdoor recreation.

    When wildfire risks are high, it pays to check on access and fire restrictions before you go. Bookmark this page– it includes links to closure and restriction updates on both public and private land.

    Buy your big game tags before the hunt begins

    If you’re hunting deer or elk during the general archery season, the last day to by your tag is Aug. 27. If you bought a Sports Pac, don’t forget to redeem your voucher for the actual tag you’ll need to hunt.

    Best bets for weekend fishing

    Both fish and the people who chase them will…

  • Heat Advisory

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    A heat advisory is in effect today through Saturday for Central Oregon and most of the Pacific Northwest. Temps will approach 100 degrees and nighttime lows will minimize overnight cooling. Check in on neighbors and friends without A/C and manage your outdoor activity during the heat of the day.

    With wildfires still raging across Oregon, California, Washington, and Idaho this is a time to be extra vigilant when recreating. ALL campfires are prohibited on all public lands.

    This has been a really hot summer in the PNW.  The seasonal change is almost here and in the next few weeks we should start to see the heat subside. Reflecting on these conditions and looking at the 10 year trends, we must…

  • Weather Alert - Chance of Thunderstorms

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    A heads up for possible thunderstorm activity over the next couple of days. Take note as you head out for #backyardbend adventures. This also brings the risk of new wildfire activity and it is really really dry out there. Check our Bend/Bachelor Weather page for a full list of weather resource links, including Central Oregon Fire.

    Please note fire bans on all public lands right now. The fire danger level is at Extreme in all of our area.  If you see any new fire activity report it to the local fire department of the area and they will contact wildfire agencies. This link to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center (COIDC) has a huge list of resource links for…

  • Young Bend Author Publishes Book to Kickstart Your Summer

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    We are always stoked to support local people who stretch themselves to create something unique. Meet Zoe Falk, a young Bend author doing just that. You can learn more about Zoe HERE.

    On June 21st, 24-year-old Zoe Falk, launched her first book, “The Adventure Guide to Living a Kickass Life.” She is not your average 24-year-old and has had enough life experience to share her guidance through this hybrid, memoir and self-help book.

    This book is largely targeted toward young adult readers, from late teens to late 20s, but is still useful for all ages and backgrounds. Falk was a star athlete for Sisters High School and went on to run competitively at the D1 level at Northern Arizona…

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