(Photo, Pexels) Noted Western Historian and Author Patty Limerick to Serve as Guest Judge The Waterston Desert Writing Prize 2019 is now open for submissions. Applicants must submit online via Submittable through April 1. The Prize honors creative nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy, with the desert as both subject…

Revolutions and nesting dolls, vodka and iconography—we’re going to Russia in January at Deschutes Public Library. Examine the country’s history of leaders and power, hear classic Russian fairytales, learn about Russian culture and more. All programs are free and open to the public; registration required for programs marked with an asterisk(*). Exploring Russian Cuisine* From…

15 years of winter celebration with Winter Wildlands Alliance Join Discover Your Forest, the local non-profit partner of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grasslands for the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. Produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, Backcountry Film Festival is a renowned production featuring professional and grassroots filmmakers…

(Photo courtesy of Kim Chavez) Kim Chavez is a bronze artist whose career began over 30 years ago. This Oregon artist is inspired by nature. Her sculptures reflect a fascination with the high desert, wildlife and a sensitivity to the environment. She has traveled extensively through the Northwest and Southwest researching native wildlife and culture….