Urgent – Schools closing rest of the week; avoid Newport Avenue

The Bend-La Pine School District issued an emergency school closure for the next two days (after kids were on their way to school) due to the gym roof collapsing at Kenwood (Highland) Elementary. And the City issued this urgent statement: Avoid the Newport Avenue area near Highland Elementary School. Newport, Nashville and Harmon Boulevard are… Read More Urgent – Schools closing rest of the week; avoid Newport Avenue

Snow day – Schools are CLOSED today (January 4)

The Bend-La Pine School District has closed all schools today due to inclement weather—the snow and cold—and the other Central Oregon school districts are closed as well. The winter storm warning for this storm remains in effect until 4pm today. As usual KTVZ should have the latest closures listed along with other agencies and events. Update:… Read More Snow day – Schools are CLOSED today (January 4)

High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest at McMenamins, January 14

Coming up in a scant week and a half is the fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest taking place at McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Saturday, January 14. It starts at 1pm and runs until 10, and features 10 different McMenamins breweries pouring their high-gravity (stronger, higher alcohol) beers—as well as 14 more Central Oregon… Read More High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest at McMenamins, January 14

2016 in News

KTVZ has an article rounding up the year in 2016 in local news which is worth a look. The Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation makes the top of their list but they have a good overall rundown. I haven’t really done a “year in review” type of post since forever but maybe I’ll work one up… Read More 2016 in News