(Rodney A. Cook) A Message of Compassion & Understanding from our Director of Financial Planning, Rodney Cook Dear fellow Central Oregonians,  As racial tensions have escalated over the tragic murders of Black Americans such as Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and George Floyd, I feel the need to open an honest dialogue. I have struggled for a few weeks, at a loss…

The Deschutes Public Library Board has approved finalizing the purchase of land for a future Central Library, taking another important step forward in the library’s capital plan to expand and enhance library buildings and services across Deschutes County.  The 12.75-acre parcel is being purchased for $1,350,000 and is located west of Highway 20 near Robal…

(Photo by Sue Dougherty) Red Chair Gallery is delighted to announce that wildlife photographer Sue Dougherty has won The 2020 Audubon Photography Award in the Professional Category. She snapped her prize-winning photograph of a Magnificent Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The giant bird, with a wingspan up to eight feet, is a male shown…

(Bend’s Morri Stewart has published Faltofar, a young adult fantasy novel | Photos courtesy of Morri Stewart) Morri Stewart has published her first book, the Young Adult fantasy novel, Faltofar. After having worked on Faltofar for a number of years, Morri decided to hire an editor to fine-tune her book. Her web search led her…

When travel is not an option, film is a great way to transport yourself to another place, immerse yourself in a new culture and learn that people around the world are more similar than they are different.  Scalehouse is proud to collaborate with BendFilm Festival and OSU-Cascades Arts, Media and Technology to present the 2020…