Redmond's Fireman's Lake has been closed until further notice. City officials are thinking unusually high algae blooms have caused large fish die-off but water tests are not concluded yet. The closure has caused postponement of the annual Fish Fair, a rite-of-passage for kids that kicks off the opening of fishing season.
The second Art/Walk/Explore event was held last weekend and the next is in the planning stages. Organizers are hoping to keep building the event and encourage more retailers to remain open late on the 'third Friday' of every month.
Central Oregon has its first glossy Spanish language publication, Oregon En Espanol. The Prineville-based magazine is distributed throughout the tri-county area every month.