For the first time in 22 years, the annual Sisters Folk Festival has been canceled, due to the smoke from the wildfires. The event would have taken place this weekend, September 8 through 10, and word went out yesterday about the cancellation. Here’s the full statement: It is with profound regret that the Board of… Read More Sisters Folk Festival canceled
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
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
I have to admit, I was lost at first, reading this press release—then it dawned on me that "Beyond the Flames" is a fire prevention magazine. And since we’re nearing the start of fire season, it’s pretty topical. The 2009 issue of Beyond the Flames will include two new contests – a kids’ coloring contest… Read More Press Release: Beyond the Flames New Contests
There’s currently a fire on Awbrey Butte… looks like it might have started on a construction site and spread… at one point we could see pretty good sized flames the length of it. Update, 2pm: Fire looks mostly out now, there’s still a little bit of smoke but it’s much subsided.