The Bend Fire Department today issued a PSA on dealing with and protecting yourself from all the wildfire smoke we have floating through Bend right now. Good, common sense stuff that’s always a helpful reminder: Smoke from wildland fires across Oregon has created unhealthy air quality in Bend over the last few days, and we… Read More Dealing with the smoke – PSA from the Fire Department
If you have a Christmas tree that you will need to dispose of, consider the Boy Scouts Christmas tree recycling program if you don’t do that already. For a modest donation of $5 to $8 they will come to your house to pick up your tree (that you’ve left outside) on one of the two… Read More Christmas Tree recycling with the Boy Scouts
We’ve all heard it, the oft-repeated “statistic” that Bend and Central Oregon have 300 days of sunshine a year, so much so that it shows up in travel guides and promotional materials and just about anything else you read about the region. This came to mind to me again recently when a friend visiting from Portland asked… Read More So where did “300 days of sunshine” come from, anyway?
Things have been pretty quiet ’round this site lately. Chalk it up to a couple of the Hack Bend contributors (namely, myself and Jon) keeping busy getting lots of fun events planned for Central Oregon Beer Week, May 20-27. In the meantime… Fire Season is Right Around the Corner. I just got this timely reminder from… Read More Free yard debris disposal events
The 2012 COMGA Bulb Sale ended September 7th. However, if you missed the sale, you still have a chance to purchase some of these beautiful bulbs. We will have a limited supply of bulbs to sell on October 6, 2012, in Bend and in Redmond. You can buy bulbs at the Redmond Extension Office from… Read More Bulbs
On Saturday, August 18 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. you can bring used appliances to Knott Landfill to be recycled. Items that will be accepted are: stoves, dishwashers, freezers, ovens, water heaters, furnaces, washers, refrigerators, heat pumps, dryers, air conditioners, and trash compactors. Please no microwaves, small kitchen items, businesses or commercial appliances. For more info, contact… Read More Appliance recycle event
This Saturday, March 17th, Knott Landfill is having a free tire collection (and disposal) event all day from 7 to 4:30. No, it’s not the most exciting thing to be doing on a weekend but it’s free and really, the alternative sucks—many of us have out hiking or mountain biking or just tooling around and… Read More Free tire disposal, 3/17