COCC Nursing Program Offers Discovery Sessions

Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) nursing program is holding four discovery sessions in May via Zoom: on May 5, 17, 19 and 26. Nursing discovery sessions are designed for students interested in COCC’s associate degree in nursing. To receive the Zoom link, please email selectiveadmissions@cocc.edu and include full name, phone number and the specific session date.
Discovery sessions cover minimum requirements to apply to the program, how applicants are selected, deadlines and more. The formal presentation usually runs 45 minutes with plenty of time for questions during and after. Prospective nursing students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Lava Lands Visitor Center Opens Thursday

Newberry National Volcanic Monument will open many of its sites for limited capacity due to COVID-19 for summer visitors next week. Beginning on Thursday, Lava River Cave will open with daily operations thru Sunday August 22, 2021.  The

Ridgeview High Wins Safety Media Contest

Teams of students at Parkrose, Ridgeview, Pendleton, and Sutherlin high schools have earned top prizes in a media contest designed to increase awareness about workplace safety for young workers. High school students across Oregon were invited to

No Change To St. Charles Mask Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing masks and physically distancing in certain places, with exceptions that include health care facilities. This means there will be no

Knott Landfill Installs New Web Cams

The Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste has installed new webcams at Knott Landfill that allow customers to view inbound and outbound traffic queues. “Customers can now check online to see how busy we are before they

Crooked River Near Record Low Levels

The Bureau of Reclamation says the public should expect lower than normal water levels in Crooked River this spring and summer. Flows will be lowest near Prineville, Ore., and Smith Rocks State Park, and could potentially impact