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  • Subaru WinterFest Mt. Bachelor Friday-Sunday

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    March 15-17 at Mt. Bachelor and in downtown Bend.

    Love Winter? Join the Party! At Subaru, our passion for the outdoors never hibernates. That’s why we created Subaru WinterFest, a one-of-a-kind concert and mountain lifestyle tour where skiers, snowboarders, friends and families come together to share their love for all things winter. More INFO and SCHEDULE HERE!

    Harman Kardon® brings you live Americana, bluegrass and indie music by national artists. Enjoy daily giveaways and test the latest gear from Nordica®, Lib Tech®, Thule® and more. Relax and enjoy free s’mores, snacks and hot beverages and jam out to SiriusXM®. Klean Kanteen®, Terracycle® and Leave No Trace™ will be there to support #DontFeedTheLandfills and share environmental practices.…

  • World Snow Roundup and North American Weekly Weather Outlook

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    Have you been to our weather pages? We think they are a great single source for all the links and cams you need to evaluate the weather for your outings. Snow-forecast.com is a great resource for Mt. Bachelor and other ski resorts with snowfall forecast, temps, freezing levels, snow maps and more. 

    In this post we have provided their North American Weather Outlook HERE. This is an overview of the coming week weather outlook and can help if you’re chasing pow.  It’s looking pretty good for Central Oregon!!! You can also see their  WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP HERE.

    So grab your coffee and hit up the weather page each morning to know before you go. 

  • Ochoco Trail Strategy Group - Community Meeting

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    Hosted By: Discover Your Forest, Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA), the Prineville Chamber, and Oregon Equestrian Trails (OET). September 20th 6pm-8pm. More INFO HERE!

    The Ochoco Trails Strategy Group has been developing the first draft of a trails plan for the Ochoco National Forest and wants your input. This meeting will be at the Prineville Library from 6 to 8 pm. It will be an open house so you can come and go as you like.

    The Ochoco Trails Strategy group is an ad hoc group convened by the Prineville Chamber of Commerce and the Ochoco
    National Forest. It includes representatives of COTA, Oregon Equestrian Trails, Back Country Horsemen, hikers, ranchers & the business community. The group aims…
  • Back To School and Bend Traffic

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    Bend traffic, school zones, being nice. It’s really pretty easy. Check It Out.

  • Wildfire Smoke Links

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    Dealing with the wildfire smoke is not fun for the entire west coast right now and there are some great resources to help understand where and how bad the smoke is. Our weather pages have links to the Central Oregon Fire Information and the National Fire Incident Information System.  Here are some additional resources to help assess current smoke levels and plan any outdoor adventures in the region. Photo courtesy of Brian Becker Photography.

    Wildfire & Air Quality Maps

    http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/p/air-quality-forecasting.html

    https://tools.airfire.org/airtools/v1/pnw-smoke.html?lat=44.0&lng=-118.2&zoom=6

    https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_state

  • Central Oregon Fire Update 7-23-18

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    Some smoky skies in Central Oregon today and RL Garrigus gives us a wildfire update with where it’s coming from. Great wildfire links on the weather pages at www.backyardbend.com.

    It’s hot and dry out there so PLEASE be careful.

  • Central Oregon Fire Update

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    Wildfire Update: Two wildfires continue to burn in the Central Oregon District; the Substation and Cemetery fires. You can get complete details at the links on our weather pages and HERE!

    Cemetery Fire Announcement 7/19/18

    Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8 (Team 8), Incident Commander, Doug Johnson, assumed management of the Cemetery Fire this morning at 6:00 am.  The incident command post (ICP) is located at the Paulina School and fire camp is located at the Rodeo Grounds in Paulina, Oregon. The Cemetery Fire was started by early morning lightning storms on July 16th and is burning on Ochoco National Forest, Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry protected private lands, and Post-Paulina Rangeland Fire Protection…

  • The Biggest Little Show In The World

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    The 78th annual Sisters Rodeo June 6th and 8th-10th. The tradition continues at this great Central Oregon event. If you’ve never seen rodeo, this might the year to give it a try. It’s a great time and fun atmosphere. Here’s a little teaser from last year’s event. More Info HERE!

  • Pine Nursery Dog Park

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    Did Ya Know???

    Pine Nursery dog park is 18 acres, is clean, is fun and is right in our #backyardbend. Check it out!!!

  • Win 2 Mt. Bachelor Spring Passes!

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    If you haven’t checked out our current giveaway on the “Share and Win” page and you want 2 months of spring skiing at Mt. Bachelor, then you should make sure to “Share” so you are eligible to “Win”.

    Using the #backyardbend is all you have to do in your Instagram or Twitter post. You must Geo-Locate your post too, so it appears in the media gallery and hashtag map on the homepage.  Don’t want to give up the exact location, no problem, a generic location is fine. Your post appears automatically in the gallery and map. See what the local community is “Inspired” by.  No ads, no algorithms, just chronological postings from people enjoying, sharing and protecting our backyard. #backyardbend,…

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