Joolz in downtown Bend has closed after 13 years. Find out more here.
A popular downtown Bend restaurant has closed its doors after more than 13 years. Owners were selling everything inside on Thursday.
Joolz served Middle Eastern and Lebanese-influenced food. It closed the location on Wall Street in June.
In 2023, there will be 17 people of color in Oregon Legislature! Learn more here. By Julia Shumway The Oregon Legislature will again have a Oregon Capital Chroniclerecord number of people of color next year after voters elected five Vietnamese-Americans and a second Indigenous woman.
In January 2021, there were 13 people of color in the Legislature. That number will rise to 17 next year, and lawmakers are celebrating the step toward greater diversity while acknowledging that there is more work to be done to make Oregon’s legislative body look more like the state it represents.
The Legislature will remain overwhelmingly…
The Summit Storm football team won the state championship! Find out more here. BY CENTRAL OREGON DAILY NEWS SOURCES
The Summit Storm football team is bringing home the hardware as state champions.
The Storm defeated Wilsonville 35-28 in Hillsboro Friday night to take the Oregon 5A high school football title.
It was a tight game throughout and the teams went back and forth in second half before Summit was able to pull away to a 35-21 lead with just over three minutes to play.
Wilsonville scored in just a few seconds to make it a one score game, but Summit was able to play keep away in the final minutes to secure the title.
Summit finishes 12-1 on the…
A Portland couple welcomes IVF twins from embryos frozen in 1992. Learn more here.
By Jen Christensen and Nadia Kounang, CNN
In April 1992, Vanessa Williams’ “Save the Best for Last” topped the Billboard 100, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was running for the White House, “Who’s the Boss?” aired its final episode, and the babies born to Rachel and Philip Ridgeway a couple of weeks ago were frozen as embryos.
Born on October 31, Lydia and Timothy Ridgeway were born from what may be the longest-frozen embryos to ever result in a live birth, according to the National Embryo Donation Center.
The previous known record holder was Molly Gibson, born in 2020 from an…
The Under the Snow exhibit at High Desert Museum opens Dec. 17. Learn more here!
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — In the depth of winter, a deep layer of snow quiets the High Desert’s forests. But under the surface, a secret world comes to life. A new High Desert Museum exhibit dives into the snow, where voles, shrews, insects and porcupines build a matrix of tunnels to survive the winter and hide from the predators that lurk just above the surface.
Under the Snow opens at the Museum on Saturday, Dec. 17. The original exhibit explores the “subnivium” environment, what scientists call this seasonal habitat. In the subnivium, the temperature stays a toasty 32-degrees Fahrenheit, which protects plants and animals from the winter’s frigid temperatures.…
The annual Turkey Trot has moved to Nov. 26. Learn more here.
Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is holding its 23nd annual Turkey Trot, a 5K fundraising run/walk, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Bend campus’s track.*Date Changed to Nov. 26 Due to Icy Conditions*
Free to students, the Turkey Trot event is $15 for preregistration entrants and includes a T-shirt, prizes and snacks. Day-of-race registration is $20 and will take place in the Mazama Gym at 9:30 a.m. Register at cocc.edu/departments/sports/races.aspx.
This year’s event introduces the free “Toddler Trot,” which starts at 10 a.m. and involves two race categories: for ages 3 years and younger and 5 years and younger (no online registration).…
Oregon’s commercial crab season has been delayed. Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The opening date for Oregon’s ocean commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed until Dec. 16, and possibly longer, after pre-season testing revealed high levels of domoic acid and underweight crabs.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the delay on Nov. 18, stating that it will prevent wasted crab meat and assure a high-quality product for consumers.“Pre-season testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield in some areas,” the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a press release. “Elevated domoic acid also was detected in some crab viscera [or] guts.”…
Bend is seeing recent growth in the partner dancing scene. Learn more about upcoming events here.
The Bend social partner dance scene is growing. With so many new dance lesson events coming through the Source Weekly calendar, we thought it would be nice to do a little roundup of options out there.
“There’s a lot of technique and connection that goes into social dances, because it’s about lead and follow. You learn about connection so that you can dance with everybody in the club,” said Victoria Tolonen from Bend Dance.
Tolonen has been teaching dance in Bend since 2001, and said she is excited to see the…
Avelo Airlines will offer a twice-weekly nonstop service to Palm Springs via RDM. Learn more 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…
Mt. Hood Meadows has announced a November 25th opening! Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Ski and snowboard lovers are rejoicing today. Mt. Hood Meadows have announced that they plan to open on November 25.
Thanks to an early season storm, Meadows received 17 inches of snow, bringing their base to 23 inches.
The resort says they will supplement the base area by taking the snow from the parking lot and adding it on top of the snow that fell this week.
Officials say more snow fell on the middle part of Mt. Hood, while the upper mountain took the full force of last week’s storm.
Winds were sustained above hurricane-force winds and saw gusts…