Conscious Ink's quest to spread positive messaging with tattoos Shannon Claywell is fighting cancer, but she’s not doing it alone. Her girlfriends are surrounding her with love, both figuratively and literally. Claywell’s band of friends all got “love” tattoos to remind her of their friendship and...

The ultimate fall season bike ride Lake time doesn’t have to end once summer is over. September and October are the best months for mountain biking, and the Waldo Lake Trail is a perfect destination. By then, the ferocious summer mosquitos have subsided and the trail...

The lasting legacy of one man’s rock revolution If you’ve lived in Central Oregon long, you’ve probably seen the giant green signs between Bend and Redmond directing you towards a place called “Petersen Rock Garden.” The roadside attraction of eclectic novelty architecture has been attracting visitors...

Children teaching children about difficult life events When John Armour died suddenly this past February, his widow, Shelley Ransom of Bend, sought grief counseling within days of her husband’s funeral for her daughters, Josie, 10, and Zoe, 8. The counselor suggested the children watch a...