• Stay Healthy With Online Yoga

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    We all need to stay calm, grounded and healthy during this time. Practicing good healthy is one of the biggest ways we can individually contribute to the community effort and yoga is a great way to do this in your own home. Many yoga studios in Bend are offering online classes. Support your family’s health and support local businesses by practicing yoga online. Some studios are offering free classes or donations.

    The Yoga Lab studio is currently one studio offering online classes. Join for daily online streaming classes! Follow the link to their website for MORE INFORMATION or check out their Facebook page.

    Eat well, get plenty of rest, daily exercise and meditation are all ways to strengthen…

  • Mt. Bachelor Extends Suspension of Mountain Operations

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor released the following statement regarding its operations yesterday. Let’s stay positive and all do our part to stay healthy and think of the whole community. This includes thinking about limiting your exposure to injury during this time and not potentially adding any burden to the health care system. Recreate with this in mind.

    Operations to Resume Dependent on the Situation with COVID-19

    BEND, Ore., March 20, 2020 – As a result of the unfolding events surrounding the dynamic and unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis, Mt. Bachelor has decided to further suspend all resort operations with the plan to  resume operations, conditions permitting, as soon as the regulatory guidance allows and COVID-19 threat subsides. This decision to further suspend operations…

  • A Plea For PPE In Bend

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    From The Source Weekly

    As a global pandemic rages on, its myriad effects—beyond more cases of COVID-19—are being felt right here at home. One of those effects: The global shortage of personal protective equipment used by health care workers, first responders and more. Here in Central Oregon, it has the local hospital system very concerned.

    Thursday evening, St. Charles Health System put out a call, asking the public to donate certain types of personal protective equipment, often called PPE, they may have on hand. That includes preferably full, clean boxes of: FULL ARTICLE and DROP OFF LOCATIONS and DATES HERE. 

    -N95 masks
    -NIOSH-approved respirators, including: N95, N99, N100 P95, P99, P100 R95, R99, R10
    -Any type of…

  • Mt. Bachelor Announces Food Giveaway to Employees

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    Mt. Bachelor will be giving away surplus food to their employees today March 19 from 1-4pm due to their current suspension of operations. This is an awesome act of generosity and we salute the Mt. Bachelor team for helping their staff and our community.

  • KIDS Center Bend Request For Help

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    KIDS Center in Bend is dedicated to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse in our community. Because of the COVID 19 outbreak their annual fundraising event has been cancelled. They are replacing this event with an online fundraising effort. Please watch and help kids in our community if you can.

    KIDS Center website: https://kidscenter.org/


  • PNW Streaming Concert Calendar

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    From OPB

    Necessary social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have limited performance art and devastated the music communities and economies of the Pacific Northwest. But artists are a resilient bunch.

    During this time, many musicians are streaming performances online (with tip jars and donation options often available). You can also donate directly to the COVID-19 Oregon Musicians’ Relief Fund set up by the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.

    Here is an active listing of upcoming concerts in the region. If you would like your event added, email us at submissions@opb.org, contact us at Facebook, or tweet us at @opbmusic. Please include the date and time of the show and a link…

  • We Are In This Together

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    Dear community,

    As we all adjust to the current situation and prepare for the coming weeks of a much different daily life, we are reminded of the strength and resilience of our community. This is a time we will remember when we all came together with kindness, caring and love for one another.

    There is an opportunity to pause and reflect. We all love the beauty of this place we call home. It motivates us beyond possessions and money. It feeds our lives and souls and is the reason most of us live here.

    It is important we all maintain a positive mind set and sharing our experiences of this wonderful place is a way we can maintain a connection…

  • Mt. Bachelor Announces Suspension of Operations March 15 -22

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    March 14, 2020 9pm.

    Mt. Bachelor has announced it will suspend operations immediately. All operations will be suspended March 15 – 22 and will be reevaluated then. These sudden developments have evolved quickly over the last 24 hours as all ski areas adjust to the Coronavirus outbreak. See MT. BACHELOR’S NOTIFICATION HERE.

    While these developments are unprecedented, we understand the actions being taken are in the best interest to protect guests, staff and our community.

    In addition to POWDR’s action today, Vail and Alterra Mountain Company have also suspended all operations at their combined 49 resorts across North America.

    While we all love skiing and snowboarding and playing in the outdoors in backyard bend, we know the greater good…

  • Central Oregon Trail Party - Smith Rock

    Posted on in categories Climbing , Event , River

    Saturday March 14th at Smith Rock State Park. More INFO HERE.

    Join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we help maintain trails in one of Oregon’s most spectacular parks. We will be restoring native plants and doing maintenance on the popular River Trail.

    Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work using hand digging tools, loppers, and hand saws. We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience is necessary — you’ll be working with experienced crew leaders who will teach you all you need to know.

  • Preview the New Demo Day Hosted by Hoodoo Ski Area

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Saturday March 14th, 10am – 5pm at Hoodoo Ski Area. More INFO HERE.

    Preview The New is your exclusive chance to try out new gear on the mountain (demos are free, lift ticket required to ski and ride on the mountain). There will be several retailers on site to answer questions, give advice and help guests make decisions on the type of gear they want to test out on the slopes. This is your best chance to try out next year’s equipment before you buy!

    At Preview the New, you can chat with brand representatives about your needs and what the newest technology can do for you. Try out free on-site gear demos from your favorite brands.

    Thanks to…

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