BBB: Reboot routers to protect from cyber threat

It’s a device many of us use daily. It’s usually out of sight, maybe a … Read more

June 6-12 calendar

Wednesday Ridgeview High School Graduation: Celebrate the Raven Class of 2018, ceremony begins at 7 … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Murderers picked the wrong landlady to steal from

It was after 10 p.m. on a Thursday night, and Multnomah County District Attorney George … Read more

Somewhat, luckily lost in the land of many surprises

Last time I wrote, I left us at a 10,300 feet elevation, breathing OK. But … Read more

May 30 calendar

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

Offbeat Oregon: Getting shipwrecked and nearly killed was luckiest break of man’s life

March 19, 1896, was probably the best, luckiest, and all-around most wonderful day of William … Read more

Ponderings: Spring brings quickly changing weather to Central Oregon

You know it is spring in Central Oregon when one day it is 55 degrees … Read more

Flashback: Redmond residents climb Mt. Hood 50 years ago

100 years ago May 23, 1918 — In the year 1855 or 1856 two men, … Read more

Murderers wandered the McKenzie Valley

Offbeat Oregon: Murderers wandered McKenzie Valley begging friends to perjure themselves

In Charles Maturin’s classic 1820 Gothic horror novel “Melmoth the Wanderer,” a sinister scholar named … Read more

Think fat’s the enemy? You may not be right

The answer to this may just be somewhere in between. Fat, that has classically been … Read more

Flashback: Nixon’s daughters arrive in Redmond in 1968

100 years ago May 16, 1918 — Oregon home canners with a sugar allowance of … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Mayor Baker’s theatre defined Portland culture for decades

Most modern Oregonians interested in Portland history don’t quite know what to make of George … Read more

Flashback: Women join the forest service in 1943

100 years ago May 9, 1918 — The call for 250,000 men during May goes … Read more

May 9 calendar

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

Music on the Green performers announced

The performers for Music on the Green, Redmond’s annual free concert series at Sam Johnson … Read more

Bookshelf: The librAIry has some artificial intelligence suggestions

Artificial intelligence is all over the media these days. We just passed the 50th anniversary … Read more

Flashback: 50 years ago Redmond residents take flight

100 years ago May 2, 1918 — Last week a troop of Boy Scouts, thirteen … Read more

May 15 primary letters

The following letters are recommendations from the public for the May 15 primary elections. The … Read more

May 2-8 calendar

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

Offbeat Oregon: Anarchist newspaper editors jailed for publishing “naughty” articles

The editors and writers of Anarchist-Communist newspaper The Firebrand, published in Portland and distributed nationwide … Read more

A rewarding climb for butterflies

Well now, pilgrim, ridin’ a horse at 10,000 feet can be a real challenge, I … Read more

Deschutes County Fair announces rock, country shows

America, Big & Rich, Grand Funk and Gary Allan head to Redmond

Whether you’re a “Horse of a Different Color” or “A Horse With No Name,” the … Read more

Flashback: Librarians join together in 1943

100 years ago April 25, 1918 — That the Redmond Woman’s Club Auxiliary to the … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Albany man’s determination to “ruin” his ex-girlfriend ended badly for him

On November 4, 1885, a 27-year-old man was strolling down an Albany street with a … Read more

Ponderings: Taking a long walk down memory lane

About a month ago, I took a trip. I didn’t know where I was going, … Read more

April 18-24 calendar

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

Flashback: Thieves blow up Redmond passenger depot safe in 1918

100 years ago April 18, 1918 — Monday night, one or more of the gentlemen … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Convicted murderer faked a coma for nearly two years to avoid gallows

Charles Fiester really, really didn’t want to die. Fair enough, most of us don’t. His … Read more

Flashback: Automatic car wash comes to Redmond 50 years ago

100 years ago April 11, 1918 — The United States, in the year we have … Read more

BBB: Beware of home improvement scams

Spring is in the air, and many homeowners will be looking to tackle that big … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Was the legendary gold-and-turquoise city of Quivira on the Oregon Coast?

In the late 1530s, Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza of the Spanish colony of Mexico started … Read more

Flashback: Redmond Red Cross exceeds expectations 75 years ago

100 years ago April 4, 1918 — A very impressive service was held at Terrebonne … Read more

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