• Let’s Talk Food Security! From The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance

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    This is a FREE online event from the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance (HDFFA). April 8th, 6pm – 7pm.

    Why are farmers and farm workers struggling to put food on the table? How can our community collaborate to increase food access across Central Oregon? Join High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) this April 8th and 29th as they welcome Jillian Hishaw and Orlando Gómez to the (virtual) stage to discuss an issue faced across North America and one that is prevalent in our own community: lack of access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food.

    This two part speaker series is a FREE event, but ticket quantities are limited. Donations are encouraged with all proceeds benefiting our…

  • Horse Butte 10 Miler Saturday April 3rd

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    This weekend should be a great time to be outside in Central Oregon. If you are looking for a great event to run in a fantastic setting the Horse Butte 10 Miler will be held this Saturday April 3, 2021. MORE INFO HERE.

    Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Superfit Productions

    What do you have to look forward to? Horse Butte is an awesome trail loop that features beautiful Cascade Mountain views, smooth single-track, unique finisher prizes, and DENIM. Yes, there is a special category for this race if you wish to run in denim or your favorite western wear!

    I’ve put many COVID-19 safety measures in place to ensure everyone will run a fun, safe in-person race.

  • FREE Drive-Thru COVID 19 Testing in Bend Wednesday March 31st

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    Deschutes County and Oregon Health Authority are hosting a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event in Downtown Bend on Wednesday, March 31. All are welcome, no insurance is required. Register and select your appointment time online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Please register for each person that plans to attend. Participants will self-administer a nasal swab.  MORE INFO HERE.

    Where: Bend La Pine Schools – 520 NW Wall St Bend OR, 97703
    When: Wednesday, March 31st 9:00am– 2:00pm
    Register: www.doineedacovid19test.com

  • Wilderness Permits FAQ

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    After a delay of one year, the US Forest Service will implement wilderness permits for some trail heads in the Deschutes and Willamette National Forest systems starting this summer.

    Learn about what this means for your day hike or overnight adventure into these specified areas at this event. The reservation system opens on April 6th and permits are required starting May 28th, 2021.

    Tuesday March 30th 6pm – 7pm, Free Online Event. MORE INFO HERE. 

    The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests are implementing a permit system to better manage high-use trails and preserve wilderness areas for future generations.

    Join us to learn more about the story behind the permit system, how it will be managed and how you can get…

  • COCC Scholarship Fundraiser

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    Its venue might be virtual this year, but the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Foundation’s annual scholarship fundraising event — now in its 43rd year — is as committed as ever to removing financial barriers to education for students across the region. Fondly and widely known in the community as “Meal of the Year,” the event was reimagined this year due to the pandemic.

    Now through March 31, or until items are sold out, the Menu of the Year (renamed for this year’s event) is creatively raising funds for scholarships and community members can visit menuoftheyear.org to learn more. Items include gourmet meal kits paired with a COCC chef-led virtual cooking demonstration, wine-tasting packages and wine “grabs” from a 100-bottle…

  • High Desert Speaker Series: The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers

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    The Oregon Natural Desert Association Host the High Desert Speaker Series. This is a FREE online event.

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5:30pm. MORE INFO HERE.

    The second event in ONDA’s 2021 High Desert Speaker Series, featuring geomorphologist Elizabeth Safran, explores the course of Oregon’s wild rivers as they journey through the lively geology of the high desert. Hear how the geological history of eastern Oregon – from landslides to lava flows – has interacted with and influenced beloved desert waterways like the Owyhee river.

    PLEASE NOTE: Registration is free and required, and must be completed through ONDA’s website linked above (not Facebook!). Registrants will be entered into a prize package giveaway. Only one person per household should register.…

  • High Desert Stampede March 25 - 27, 2021. The Roping Events.

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    This weekend kicks off the rodeo season with the High Desert Stampede and we will be with the T-MobileKSJJ Rodeo Road Tour to bring you live action from the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center on Thursday night at 7pm with another BYB Live On Location.

    This video should help get you fired up for rodeo. We met up with Haley Bridwell to learn about some of the origins of rodeo and the deep history Central Oregon has in the sport.

    RL & Sabrina from 102.9 KSJJ will host our coverage of this sold out event. Join us for a look into some interesting back stories and live coverage.

    When: Thursday March 25, 7pm.  Where: BYB…

  • Desert Bighorn Sheep - FREE Online Event

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    Monday March 22 at 6pm hosted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

    Describing characteristics of the Big Horn Sheep, what they eat, breeding season, habitat, and the ranges they live in. People from all over the world, travel to Nevada to see the majesty of the Desert Big Horn Sheep.  Join this event to experience these animals virtually!

    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_kuAoSTuzSB24t_NAn7jXBQ

  • BYB Live On Location at The High Desert Stampede March 25th

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    We will be Live On Location from the High Desert Stampede on Thursday March 25th at 7pm. This live stream will be broadcast on the BYB website and Mobile app. RL and Sabrina from 102.9 KSJJ will be on location at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center for the first night of performances and we’ll get up close with some local rodeo competitors, some bareback and other events.

    Tune in for an exciting look at rodeo happening right here in our backyard. This event is made possible by the High Desert Stampede, Northwest Community Credit Union, T-Mobile, KSJJ, and the Cowboy Channel.

  • Isle Royale National Park Is as Wild as it Gets

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    Are you starting to plan for summer travel? We are guessing it will be busy in many places as pent up demand to explore is unleashed. Outside is featuring all 62 national parks and this is the one you may want to visit if you don’t want to see very many other people. It is the least visited national park in the lower 48.

    From Outside by Emily Pennington

    Size: 571,790 acres

    Location: Northwestern Michigan

    Created In: 1940 (national park)

    Best For: Backpacking, hiking, boating, fishing, stargazing

    When to Go: Isle Royale is one of the few parks that is fully closed in the winter (November 1 to April 15). Ferries typically start running in early May. While summer (46…

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