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Living Well With Chronic Conditions

The Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson County health departments are offering a six-week, online class to support people living with chronic health conditions. Learn from trained volunteer leaders with their own health conditions about how to: * manage symptoms and Read More

Medicare Open Enrollment Underway

Open enrollment begins today for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans. Open enrollment for the 2022 Medicare plan year is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2021. Medicare plans and coverage for prescription drugs change each year, so it is important for Oregonians Read More

Gas Prices Inch Up

“Skyrocketing crude prices are the major driver for the continued rise in gas prices this fall. Crude oil prices typically account for between 50% and 60% of the price at the pump,” says Marie Dodds, public affairs director for AAA Oregon/Idaho. Crude prices are Read More

Prescribed Burn Continues Near Fort Rock

If conditions remain favorable, fuels specialists on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District plan to conduct an 875-acre prescribed burn approximately 7 miles northwest of the Fort Rock community on National Forest lands on Thursday. Ignitions may last up to two days. Fuels Read More

Museum Book Signing Features Local Author

The Deschutes County Historical Society welcomes local author Valentyne with a meet and greet book signing of his new book Ghost King, book one in the Ghosts are Good series. The book signing takes place Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, from 4pm to 8pm at the Read More

OSU Study: Some Sunscreen Becomes Toxic

Sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, according to a collaboration that included Oregon State University scientists. The toxicity analysis involved Read More

The 20-Dollar Art Show Moves To Museum

In the fall of 2013, Bright Place Gallery in Bend debuted The 20-Dollar Art Show as a vehicle for artists to share their art with the public in a low-pressure setting where they could build confidence selling art. The Gallery did not take a commission. The artist kept Read More

State Kicker Credit Coming

The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) confirmed earlier this month a nearly $1.9 billion tax surplus, triggering a tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2021 tax year. Instead of kicker checks, the surplus will be returned to taxpayers through a credit on Read More