Gas Prices Stable

Gas prices are stable or slipping in most states this week, including Oregon, as the cost of crude oil falls and U.S. demand for gas ticks lower. However, pump prices still remain near record highs.  For the week, the national average for regular falls a nickel to $4.97 a gallon. The Oregon average slips one-and-a-half cents to $5.53.

“The elevated gas prices may have led to a small drop in demand for gas in the U.S. as fewer drivers filled up their tanks last week. The dip in demand and falling crude oil prices have taken some steam out of skyrocketing pump prices,” says Marie Dodds, public affairs director for AAA Oregon/Idaho. “The slight reduction in demand is happening right before drivers fill up for what AAA forecasts will be an extremely busy 4th of July holiday weekend.”

Find all the details about Independence Day travel in the AAA 4th of July travel news release.

Free Fee Days From the National Forest Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 17 President’s Day: Feb. 21 National Get Outdoors Day: June 11 National Public Lands Day: Sept. 24 Veterans Day: Nov. 11 The fee waiver applies to most Forest Service day-use recreation

2022 Balloons Over Bend

2022 Balloons Over Bend Fri, July 22, 4-11 p.m. $7-$10 Balloons Over Bend is back this summer. The balloons launch in the morning and is free to attend and watch. Tickets are required for the Night Glow

Bend’s First Bike-Protected Roundabout Opens

The Wilson Avenue and Ninth Street roundabout – Bend’s first-ever bicycle-protected roundabout – opened Thursday night. Completing the roundabout is a first milestone in the Wilson Avenue Corridor Project, which will provide a cycle-friendly corridor including protected bike

Shooting Death Investigation Underway

Local authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man on BLM property east of Bend. According to a news release from the DCSO: Just after 2:00 pm Thursday, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded