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SNAP Benefits Continue in June

Need to know Most Oregonians who receive SNAP benefits will receive increased emergency benefits in June Find resources to meet your basic needs: Dial 2-1-1, or text your zip code to 898-21, www.211info.org Support and resources from the Oregon Department of Human Read More

Holiday Weekend Brings Fire Risk

The first holiday getaway of the season is finally here as families and friends look forward to Oregon’s great outdoors. AAA reports that about 485,000 Oregonians plan to travel over the Memorial Day weekend, a big increase from 2020.vAlso up will be fire danger. As Read More

Fake Contractor Jailed For Fraud

A 29 year old California man was arrested for allegedly duping several Central Oregonians for home construction services. Jacob I.C. Quesada from Lodi was charged with theft by deception or fraud. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office started receiving calls last Read More

Volunteers Needed To Beautify Bend

The City of Bend’s Beautification Program is seeking volunteers to help support the Pollinator Pathway Project, a new initiative that aims to create a continuous corridor of native pollinator gardens between residences, businesses, parks and open spaces throughout Read More

Busy Holiday Travel Weekend Expected

As more people get vaccinated and pandemic restrictions ease, more travelers are anticipated to hit Oregon roads this Memorial Day weekend and over the summer. Travelers need to plan ahead, add travel time, and pack their patience for expected congestion and delays. Plan Read More

Rent Assistance Available

Qualified renters may submit applications to the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) for funding to pay rent, rent arrears, future rent and certain home utility costs. NeighborImpact is the regional community action agency partnering with OHCS to administer Read More

Award Honors Volunteer During Pandemic

The call is out for Oregonians who are making a difference in their communities through volunteering. AARP has opened nominations for the 2021 Andrus Award for Community Service, which recognizes individuals or couples who are helping out their fellow Oregonians. Sarah Read More

Keep Your Recreation Away From Mowers

Heavy equipment will be mowing national forest lands located west of Bend and south of Century Drive now and into much of the summer unless fire safety concerns arise.  The project will mow approximately 740 acres of land located east of Forest Service Road 41 from Read More