• Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)

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    The goal of the Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is to provide sufficient, reliable water for residents and farmers while conserving fish, wildlife, and water resources.

    We just dropped a new ‘Featured Video’ on this important plan. Check it out and learn about what you can do to help restore and keep the Deschutes River healthy and vital for future generations.

    Below is some information from the US Fish and Wildlife Service announcing this monumental agreement.

    We are excited to announce the approval of the Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).  This plan has been a major collaboration among a large group of stakeholders, with substantial public input. 

    The Deschutes River Basin HCP is a large-scale,…

  • $1,000 Mother's Day Shopping Spree in The Old Mill District

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    Are you getting to the Share & Win page to see all the different GIVEAWAYS we have going on? It’s changing all the time so be sure to stay up to date for your chance to WIN great stuff. The Mother’s Day Shopping Spree will make Mom happy. CLICK HERE TO ENTER. 

    We want to hook you up with a $1,000 Shopping Spree in the Old Mill District just in time for Mother’s Day Sunday May 10!

    Listen all week to any of the 4 streaming radio stations on our stream/cast page for your chance to get entered…just for getting entered we will hook you up with a $15 Old Mill District Gift Card to help you get started with your Mother’s…

  • HDFFA Seeks Participants for Food Trail Development Workshops May 13 & 17

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    There’s a new tourism experience coming to Central Oregon! The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is partnering with Travel Oregon and community leaders throughout the region to form a new food and farm trail to help locals and visitors alike find and enjoy the best local food and agritourism experiences the region has to offer. The food and farm trail will highlight farms offering agritourism opportunities and food businesses featuring locally-grown and raised ingredients.

    HDFFA is now seeking farmers, ranchers, food producers, community leaders, public agencies, industry associations, tourism entrepreneurs, lodging property owners, craft beverage producers, restaurateurs and anyone with an interest in strengthening the local culinary & agritourism economy to participate in the two-part Development Workshop series…

  • Tough as Nails Trail Race Saturday May 8th

    Posted on in categories Event , Running

    Tough as Nails Trail Race happening in person, Saturday May 8th, 2021! Race details, along with covid protocols listed in the link below! As an additional option to in person race on Saturday a virtual race is happening Friday May 7th. MORE INFO HERE.


    ***Safety Protocols for Runners***

    1) Please be aware before you register for the race, that we will have volunteers on the course assisting runners with directions, however we will not have any aid stations on course, so please plan accordingly.

    2) Our event will be CUPLESS! So please plan on bringing a hand held or own water bottle to use for the event.

    3) As part of our COVID-19 safety guidelines, we ask…

  • Living with Wildfires Series

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    Wildfire is a part of life in Oregon and especially in Central Oregon. With population growth we are seeing communities edging closer to to the Cascade foothills and this brings wildfire closer to homes and communities. Find out how you can be prepared for wildfire and reduce the risk of catastrophic loss.

    Sunday May 2 at 2pm. MORE INFO HERE. 

    Event Hosted by 350Deschutes

    Manage Risks to your Life, Health and Home. This two part series will help you prepare, evacuate, and stay engaged with a present or future threat. FREE…

  • Deschutes and Crook Counties Move to 'Extreme Risk' for COVID Starting Friday April 30

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    Deschutes and Crook counties will join Jefferson county in the COVID Extreme Risk category starting Friday April 30th. State metrics for case counts were reached this week and with the change the counties will see new restrictions. The new classifications come with revised outdoor capacity limits for bars and restaurants in the state, which will be increased in “Extreme Risk” counties from 50 to 120 patrons.

    Guidance on activities can be found HERE.

    Below is specific guidelines for Bars, Restaurants, Breweries & Wineries. Indoor dining allowed Takeout highly recommended Indoor capacity: not to exceed 25% maximum occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller Outdoor dining allowed Outdoor capacity: 120 people maximum, including individual dining pods. Individual dining pods allowed…
  • Giant Loop Garage Sale Saturday May 1st

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    Local adventure pack and accessory maker, Giant Loop (rugged soft luggage and motorcycle gear for those who love to ride lighter, faster and farther), is holding a “garage sale” this Saturday May 1st. This event also supports the Family Access Network. So bring stop in to see what’s going on. MORE INFO HERE.

    Enjoy great deals on used gear – some of it in need of repairs, but not ready for the landfill! We share the love and give back to our local community with some functional tools for exploration. Please bring cash. Also, accepting cash donations for Family Access Network.

  • KSJJ Rodeo Road Tour Sponsored by T-Mobile - OHSRA Rodeo, Prineville Sat May 1st

    Posted on in category Event

    The Oregon High School Rodeo Association is coming to the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville April 30-May 2.  Show your support for the rodeo stars of tomorrow TODAY!  The Rodeo Road Tour crew will be there Saturday May 1 from 11am – 1pm. Stop by the booth for your chance to win great prizes including FREE concert tickets! Thanks to T-Mobile, Boot Barn, and High Desert Aggregate & Paving. More INFO HERE. 

    The ksjj 1029 rodeo road tour presented by T-Mobile riding all season long…for everything rodeo visit ksjj1029.com

    Check out our current featured video of Adriene Steffen and you’ll get a good idea of the level of rodeo talent Oregon produces.

  • Central Oregon Book Project Now Accepting Submissions through May 31, 2021

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Central Oregon Book Project, an anthology of stories about Central Oregon, is now accepting submissions to be considered for publication.

    More information can be found at www.centraloregonbookproject.com. Submission guidelines are included below. Please email centraloregonbookproject@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview.

    Submission guidelines:

    – Pieces may be prose, poetry, or other forms of writing.

    – Maximum of 250 words for each submission.

    – Please include (not part of word count):

    – Title

    – Name and contact information

    – Descriptive phrase about yourself and/or your piece

    – Category in which you are submitting

    – Submissions are to be true (i.e., recalled from memory, factual, or from your own truthful perspective.) Do not include…

  • KPOV (Local Public Radio) Membership Drive

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    We are proud to support KPOV and local independent radio. You can stream KPOV along with other local radio from our Stream/Cast Page.  Consider contributing to KPOV and keeping local public radio strong in Central Oregon. A message from KPOV station manager is below.

    Dear KPOV Family,

    Our world offers rich metaphors for Emerge, KPOV’s spring theme. We have the classics – butterfly from cocoon, bear from long slumber, flowers blooming. This past year, of course, it is virus and walls.

    We have the cliché: Thinking outside the box is actually a nudge to emerge by expanding our thoughts beyond the tops and sides we did not know were there.

    We humans are complex and mysterious beasts, with our folded-up brains…