Officers and Bend K9s team up to save and protect lives You’ll have to forgive Bend Police Officer James Kinsella if his uniform isn’t perfectly tidy. He spends 24/7 with Haras, a 60-pound Belgian Malinois police dog whose furry coat has a particular affinity for...

Encouraging kids to take outdoor fun to the next level For children, summer is about riding bikes, exploring neighborhoods and climbing trees. With plenty of free time and good weather, summer is also the perfect time to encourage kids to take that neighborhood stroll or...

Deschutes Dash sports festival   Go down to the Deschutes River on any given summer afternoon, and you’ll be treated to a spectacle of paddleboarders, aspiring rafters and sun-loving Bendites. What you won’t see every day is a group of over 450 people competing in everything from...

Shakespeare in the Park What light from yonder window breaks? ‘Tis Shakespeare in the Park performed by the Northwest Classical Theatre Company. The Portland-based thespian troupe will fill the Central Oregon air with three performances of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors this summer. The 5th annual cultural event...

An insider's view of the outdoors I have a confession to make. Though I have lived in Bend for almost five years now, I’m more of an inside gal. I’m not what you would call “outdoorsy.” In my limited experience, outdoorsy types actually enjoy being in the...

 Oregon hikes for history buffs Oregon’s world-class hiking trails are one reason many of us hang our hats here. The state also lays claim to an abundance of intriguing and significant chapters in human and natural history. These events leave their mark on both the landscape...