Final Prescribed Burn Of Season

Fuel specialists with the Deschutes National Forest conducted a prescribed burn northeast of La Pine yesterday to allow for firefighter training. This is the final prescribed burn for this spring on the Deschutes National Forest. Crews burned approximately 20-50 acres along Forest Service Road (FSR) 21, northeast of La Pine and east of U.S. Highway (Hwy) 97. The primary objective was to provide training to incoming firefighters within a controlled environment, but the burn will also help meet ecosystem objectives.

Smoke and residual burning may be visible for up to a week post ignition, but smoke impacts are expected to be minimal to nearby communities.

The public can find an interactive map of prescribed burns as well as air quality information at this link:  If the public wants to sign up for text alerts about prescribed fires and wildfires they should text COFIRE to 888-777.

Annual Deschutes River Cleanup

Join the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for our largest annual day of stewardship, the Deschutes River Cleanup, on Saturday, July 29th! River and riparian cleanup activities will take place along the riparian areas of the Deschutes River

Munch & Music at Drake Park

Join for the 32nd season of the Munch & Music FREE concert series in Drake Park, presented by Summit Health, The Source Weekly, and Hayden Homes! This highly anticipated weekly event is a favorite among Central Oregonians.

Wildland Firefighter Foundation Fundraiser

Auction & ‘Rip-N-Lips Invitational’ Fishing Tournament June 3rd at The Old Resort Prineville Reservoir, the 13th Annual ‘Rip-N-Lips Invitational’ auction and bass fishing tournament to benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF) is taking place! A family-friendly event

Weatherman Bob Shaw Retiring

On Friday, July 28, meteorologist Bob Shaw will deliver his final weather forecast after almost 24 years at NewsChannel 21 – making him the longest-tenured chief meteorologist in the station’s 45-year history.  Shaw has forecast the weather