KTVZ has a surprising news story today: Another sign of Bend’s growth came “in the mail” Monday, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service – a new, third ZIP Code, starting this summer. “In order to provide efficient and cost-effective mail delivery now and for the future, the U.S. Postal Service is creating a new ZIP… Read More Bend’s new westside zip code
Remember a few months back when the Google Maps Streetview car was driving all over Bend? (It was all over Twitter.) Well Google has now integrated those updates into Bend’s Streetview and you can now view most of Bend’s streets and roads in Google. And maybe even find you or your car in it! It… Read More Google Streetview is now all over Bend
This is fun… probably most everyone has seen the famous "Earth’s City Lights" picture NASA had published a number of years ago: a composite of satellite imagery showing the amount of light being given off at night across the world. Very cool (makes a great screensaver, too). Yesterday a user sent me a link to… Read More Bend city lights at night
No, I’m not kidding. This came through in my email today: County Seeks New Name for Forest Service Road 40/45 Name Suggestions Due by Monday, December 31st Following the recent reconstruction of Forest Service Road 40/45, (also known as the Sunriver to Mt. Bachelor road), Deschutes County Commissioners are asking the public for ideas on… Read More Wanna possibly name a road?
It occurred to me as I’m writing this whole “Eastside Rocks” series that I’ve never defined what the east-west dividing line for Bend is exactly. For the record, the boundary is the Parkway (the old Division Street); everything east of the Parkway (including Third Street) is the “Eastside,” and that’s what I’m basing my criteria… Read More The east-west dividing line