Offbeat Oregon: Helicopter crash had huge impact on Portland journalism

A few days before Christmas in 1947, a young ex-Navy flier, looking to kill a … Read more

Anniversary: Patricia and Michael Porter

Porter Michael and Patricia (Wardwell) Porter, of Bend, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The … Read more

Flashback: Wing-Dingers wowed crowd 75 years ago

100 years ago Feb. 7, 1918 — The report of the first Central Oregon Cow … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: State government was decapitated by 1947 plane crash

On the afternoon of Oct. 28, 1947, a brand-new airplane lined up and took off … Read more

Better Business Bureau: Protect your tax return by safeguarding sensitive information

It’s one of the most common scams reported to Better Business Bureau Northwest & Pacific. … Read more

Ridgeview to perform “The Sound of Music”

The hills of Redmond are expected to be alive with the Ridgeview High Performing Arts … Read more

New space presents new opportunities for High Desert Stone Works & Design Annex

High Desert Stone Works & Design Annex moved late last year

At High Desert Stone Works & Design Annex, husband and wife Chris and Denise Smith … Read more

Flashback: Residents wished for warmer days in 1943

100 years ago Jan. 31, 1918 — Three Canadian officers, who have seen service in … Read more

Ponderings: You’re never too old to bring out your inner cupid

That same old love holiday is just around the corner, and whether you are waiting … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Two fatal airliner crashes made 1933 a rough year for Oregon aviators

Commercial air travel has become so safe and so banal — especially for the poor … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: State’s worst plane crash is also its most mysterious

When a commercial airliner crashes, it’s very rare to have absolutely no idea what happened. … Read more

Flashback: Spokesman publisher presided over conference 75 years ago

100 years ago Jan. 24, 1918 — Through the efforts of Fred N. Wallace, County … Read more

Animal shelter adds employees, board members

Redmond’s BrightSide Animal Center is adding new employees, as well as two members to its … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Lessons from 1978 Portland plane crash are still saving lives today

It was well after dark — 6:15 p.m. on a Thursday night, three days after … Read more

Chamber director named First Citizen 25 years ago

100 years ago Jan. 17, 1918 — The murder of four men and the badly … Read more

Bookshelf: The library can help you keep those resolutions

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Is it starting to flag? We often start … Read more

Redmond auto detailer hoping to work on Air Force One

Shane Mayfield took week-long class from presidential detailer

If it has wheels, Shane Mayfield can make it shine. Mayfield owns Perfection Plus Auto … Read more

Flashback: USO center considered 75 years ago

100 years ago November 29, 1917 — It was machinery which won the great stroke … Read more

Flashback: Redmond shut off the Christmas lights 75 years ago

100 years ago December 13, 1917 — Jerusalem, the chief city of Palestine, is now … Read more

Flashback: New high school considered 50 years ago

100 years ago December 6, 1917 — A future McCauley or Carlyle, in writing of … Read more

Flashback: County gets report on sweet clover 100 years ago

The Spokesman welcomes event information for its community calendar; submissions are limited to nonprofit, free … Read more

Flashback: 350 children visit with Santa in 1942

100 years ago December 27, 1917 — As shown by the annual report of the … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Klamath Falls airport had an unusual run of bad luck

One plane that crashed was based in Redmond

The Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport in Klamath Falls has a lot going for it. As … Read more

Hutchins: Enjoying a Mexican “cool spell”

Just as I thought I was geetin’ used to the really warm weather down here … Read more

Ponderings: Many year-end expressions

Now more so than other years, I noticed some people seem to insist on saying … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Hawaii-bound flight out of PDX ditched in open sea

At around 11 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, March 26, 1955, Florence Hollister was … Read more

Favorite reads of 2017

December is one of my favorite months because it’s when the “best of” book lists … Read more

It was a big year for business news

Redmond saw another busy year of commercial development in 2017, with a mixture of projects … Read more

The Spokesman’s 2017 Letters to Santa

Before the jolly elf and his reindeer arrive in Central Oregon, they need to know … Read more

Be nice and have a slice

Jersey Boys offers pizza, beer, wine — and little bit of hope for local charities

If you’re on the fence about whether to have another, know that if you have … Read more

Parks department’s aggressiveness almost cost Yachats its beach access

The Oregon State Parks Department is not usually known for taking public access away from … Read more

Little-known resort was packed with stars

For people like Bing Crosby, Lily Pons and Clark Gable, success in show business came … Read more

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