(Devon Raney | Photos courtesy of Patagonia Books) Vision-impaired snowboarder Devon Raney will discuss his forthcoming book Still Sideways: Riding the Edge Again After Losing My Sight (published by Patagonia, hardcover) on Friday night, December 13 at 7pm in the Bend Patagonia store, 1000 NW Wall Street. The event coincides with Mt. Bachelor’s Dirksen Derby (December 13-14),…

Central Oregon has experienced immense growth in the first 20 years of the 21st century. It’s estimated the county will swell to nearly 215,000 people in 2020, which reflects a nearly 85 percent increase in the population from 2000. Ensuring that county residents have continued access to the robust selection of materials and resources they’ve…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) The convenience and adaptability of e-books continues to make them a favorite format among some readers. Pew Research found that 28 percent of Americans read an e-book in 2016, and that statistic mirrors usage at Deschutes Public Library, where digital materials such as e-books offer essential accessibility to…

(Left: Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Right: Blue Flamez | Photos courtesy of COCC) November holds many events through Central Oregon Community College (COCC) including NPR host to speak, the Annual Turkey Trot, WWII Code Talker film, Native Flute concerts and Warm Springs Rapper performance. NPR HOST TO DISCUSS GLOBAL PERCEPTIONS OF U.S. IN COCC SCHOLAR TALK Lulu…

(Artwork | Courtesy of Sunriver Stars) Nutcracker… it takes a village! When a director decides to put on a show, he or she can’t do it alone. It takes a village, and in the case of the Sunriver Stars’ upcoming production of Nutcracker, the play, it is “villagers” from the Sunriver, La Pine and Bend…