Mt. Bachelor President-General Manager John McLeod departs for ‘other opportunities’; interim GM named
John McLeod is leaving his post as President/GM at Mt. Bachelor. Learn more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — John McLeod, president and general manager of Mt. Bachelor for nearly seven years, is leaving the ski and snowboard resort “to pursue other opportunities,” parent Powder Corp. announced Friday.
Here’s the full statement provided to NewsChannel 21 by Stacey Hutchinson, vice president of communications and government affairs for the Park City, Utah company. She confirmed that McLeod, who took the GM position in May 2016, is leaving Powdr.
“John McLeod is leaving Mt. Bachelor to pursue other opportunities and will no longer serve as President and General Manager. We thank John for his contributions to Mt. Bachelor and the Central Oregon…
Hayden Homes Amphitheater taking applications for food carts
Hayden Homes Amphitheater is accepting applications for food cart trucks. Learn more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Hayden Homes Amphitheater is looking for a few good food trucks.
The application window is now open for vendors looking to partner with Oregon’s largest outdoor music venue. The Hayden Homes Amphitheater hosted 52 concerts in 2022, including sold out shows by Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, ODESZA, The Chicks, and more.
“We work long, hard and often hot hours, but we have a blast doing it,” says Kris Ann Palacios, the amphitheater’s food & beverage manager. “We’re hoping to find business partners who love food and music as much as we do.”
Palacios has as many as eight food cart openings…
Avelo Airlines launches twice-a-week nonstop flights between Redmond and Palm Springs
Avelo Airlines will offer a twice-weekly nonstop service to Palm Springs via RDM. Learn more here.
See the original article by Barney Lerten of KTVZ here.
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Avelo Airlines on Friday began offering twice-a-week seasonal nonstop service to Palm Springs, California from Central Oregon’s Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM).
Avelo said it is the only airline at RDM offering nonstop service to Palm Springs. Very low, one-way fares between RDM and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) starting at $39* are available at AveloAir.com.
Here’s the rest of the airline’s news release giving the details of the previously announced flights:
The new route will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft…
Founder of Patagonia Has Given Away His $3 Billion Company
The founder of Patagonia is giving away the company to help combat climate change and protect lands around the world. Learn more here.
Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, has announced that his family is giving away the wildly profitable apparel company. In lieu of selling the $3 Billion company, the family is donating it to a specially designed set of trusts and nonprofit organizations.
The trust and nonprofits will ensure that the company’s profits of around $100 million a year will be used to combat climate change and protect undeveloped lands around the world.
Patagonia will continue to operate as a private, for-profit corporation from its headquarters in Ventura, CA.
You can read all about how Yvon built…
Ski Bowl to reopen, manage Kah-Nee-Ta Village; Warm Springs OKs funding
Kah-Nee-Ta has plans to reopen! Find out all the details here.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs will partner with Ski Bowl to reopen Kah-Nee-Ta Village, which closed in 2018.
According to a press release, Tribal Council “approved $4.58 million to bring back the popular “fun in the sun” experience for visitors, while greatly expanding the authentic hot springs soaking experiences in the recreational pool areas and Motel, Teepee, and RV lodging areas.”
An additional $1.5 million was approved for to repair the wastewater system that serves Kah-Nee-Ta and local community.
The resort is expected to reopen in 2023.
The rest of the press release is below:
The Tribe is funding the project with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.…
T-Mobile & BackyardBend Welcome Jackaroo Pies as the $10,000 Grant Winner!
T-Mobile for Business teamed up with BackyardBend to help give a big boost to a small, local business. All of us would like to congratulate Jackaroo Pies as the big winner of the $10,000radio advertising grant to advertise Jackaroo Pies on our four Central Oregon radio stations.
BackyardBend would like to thank T-Mobile for Business for helping local businesses like Jackaroo Pies, the winner of the $10,000 radio advertising grant. Head down to Jackaroo Pies at the Box Factory in Bend today or visit them online at jackroopies.com.
Two long-time downtown Bend businesses on the move
Two long-standing Bend businesses will be moving to new locations.. Find out more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Wall St. Bar and the Taj Palace, which have been in Bend’s downtown for 20 years, will be moving to a new location soon.
The move is because of a lease dispute, according to the bar’s owner, Dolly Miller.
Wall St. Bar has been in the historic building at 917 NW Wall Street for nearly 25 years. The Taj Palace, which shares the space with the bar, has been there for about 20 years.
“It’s a lot of history here,” bartender Chris Warlick said Tuesday.
Warlick has been a patron and occasional bartender of the bar for 15 years.