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  • Nate Wyeth - Featured Artist

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Our current “Featured Artist”, Nate Wyeth has some stunning photography of Central Oregon and other places around the world.  He has worked for major outdoor brands providing photography, design, and videography for their marketing campaigns. In addition, he’s an all around straight up good guy who cares about our community and the natural landscapes of #backyardbend.

    It’s the height of summer and milky way season so we leave you with this night image from Nate of Mt. Bachelor from Todd Lake. Check out his website www.natewyeth.com

  • Summer Meltdown Music Festival…92/9 fm’s Festival Road Trip Connection is giving away FREE PASSES!

    Posted on in category Music

    929 FM is Giving Away 2 passes to the Summer Meltdown Festival Aug 2-5 in Darrington WA. Go to the facebook page to enter. 929FM GIVEAWAY.

    Summer Meltdown Festival Featuring: Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, Beats Antique, Trevor Hall, Papadosio, MarchFourth, Fruition and so many more! Full lineup at https://summermeltdownfest.com/lineup/

  • 6th Annual Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival

    Posted on in category Music

    Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Maybe get out of Bend and see the Newberry area? How about seeing some live music at a great festival? The 6th Annual Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival is July 27-29 and there are still multi-day and single-day tickets available. Check it out. More INFO HERE!

    Here’s some info from the event facebook page.

    Newberry Country is coming alive with its 6th Annual Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, July 27-29! This grassroots boutique event has gained a name for itself and this year’s lineup is sure to wow any festival goer. With Saturday headliner… Lettuce! Say, What the Funk!
    �This legendary East Coast Indie funk jam band,…

  • FREE TICKETS to SOLD OUT Shakey Graves Concert with 92/9FM at the Herb Center

    Posted on in category Music

    Join 92/9 FM next Tuesday 7/31 from 4-6pm at the Herb Center as they will be giving away FREE TICKETS to the SOLD OUT Shakey Graves Concert on 8/7 at the Oregon Spirit Distillers as part of the Herb Center’s Summer Concert Series!

  • 92/9 & the Summer Meltdown Music Festival

    Posted on in categories Music , Travel & Adventure
    92/9 FM’s Music Festival Connection has got your FREE TICKETS to the famous Summer Meltdown Music Festival in Darrington Washington on August 2-5.

    Listen for your chance to win!

    Summer Meltdown Music Festival is where The Music meets The Mountain August 2-5, 2018! Summer Meltdown is a music, camping, and adventure festival in Darrington, WA – an hour and a half into the Cascade mountains from Seattle and Bellingham.

    Summer Meltdown is known for it’s vibrant community that is open to all ages – from the kids zone, to the late night tent, to lounging in the beer garden – this festival offers fantastic experiences for everyone.

    Summer Meltdown Lineup

  • Central Oregon Fire Update 7-23-18

    Posted on in category Uncategorized

    Some smoky skies in Central Oregon today and RL Garrigus gives us a wildfire update with where it’s coming from. Great wildfire links on the weather pages at www.backyardbend.com.

    It’s hot and dry out there so PLEASE be careful.

  • Dirt Divas Women’s MTB Ride Monday July 23

    Posted on in category Biking

    Ride to the trails from Pine Mountain Sports with the Dirt Divas Ambassadors on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The Dirt Divas Women’s MTB Rides leave you with no excuses! Meet and ride with other women mountain bikers in a fun, low-pressure setting. Beginners are welcome! Increase your comfort level on the bike while getting familiar with our trail system. We divide into groups based on skill and speed and nobody is left behind. Each group will have a ride leader and a designated sweep.  More Info HERE!

    No Bike? No problem! Trek, Juliana, and Santa Cruz mountain demo bikes are free for the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to demo a…

  • Central Oregon Fire Update

    Posted on in category Uncategorized

    Wildfire Update: Two wildfires continue to burn in the Central Oregon District; the Substation and Cemetery fires. You can get complete details at the links on our weather pages and HERE!

    Cemetery Fire Announcement 7/19/18

    Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8 (Team 8), Incident Commander, Doug Johnson, assumed management of the Cemetery Fire this morning at 6:00 am.  The incident command post (ICP) is located at the Paulina School and fire camp is located at the Rodeo Grounds in Paulina, Oregon. The Cemetery Fire was started by early morning lightning storms on July 16th and is burning on Ochoco National Forest, Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry protected private lands, and Post-Paulina Rangeland Fire Protection…

  • Central Oregon Fishing Report 7 19 18

    Posted on in category Fishing

    If you are heading out for some fishing this weekend you’ll need the Central Oregon Fishing Report. Kyle from Fly & Field Outfitters gives us the low down for this week. For more info check out the full report at Fly & Field Fishing Reports. Have a great weekend out there in #backyardbend.

  • C. O. Nordic Club Trail Work Party Sat July 21

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    The volunteers of the Central Oregon Nordic Club (CONC) are preparing our ski and snowshoe trails for winter and need your help!

    The Sat July 21 work party at Edison Sno-Park will involve brushing ski and a snowshoe trails, installing more trail markers as needed, and restaining the AC/DC Shelter. Pine Mountain Sports is in need of about 16 folks for this work and CONC will furnish at least 4 crew leaders.

    Meet at Pine Mountain Sports at 9:15A and we’ll carpool up to Edison, leaving the store by 9:30A. If you are leaving your car in town, please park in the neighborhood behind the store on 15th, or across the street in the old Ray’s parking lot…

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