Offbeat Oregon: Shyster lawyer planned to steal man’s land by shanghaiing him

In the late 1880s, in the wilds of southwest Washington near the mouth of the … Read more

Health Hub: Report details need for exercise

If you have ever been sick or injured (who hasn’t?), you know if you get … Read more

Pet of the week: Jesse

Meet Jesse, a goofy, happy and sensitive 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix looking for a … Read more

Hutchins: Settling in well

It seems a bit strange writing to Central Oregonians from Central Mexico. But life goes … Read more

Flashback: Tuck wins state for Redmond track all by himself, 100 years ago

100 years ago May 15, 1919 — Tuck Brings Home Medals from Interscholastic Meet Arthur … Read more

Pet of the week: Chip

Meet Chip, an 8-year-old mixed breed gentle giant. Chip was surrendered to BrightSide because his … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Old-time country doctors led colorful and interesting lives

One of the most colorful and rewarding occupations in human history was that of a … Read more

Flashback: Redmond Union High gym destroyed by fire, 75 years ago

100 years ago May 1, 1919 — New Victory Flag Floats in Redmond To towns … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Portland’s “Temperance Crusade” collapsed when leaders got too preachy

This column is the fourth and final part of a four-part series on the Portland … Read more

Guest column: Crypto and its effect on calves and humans

There are many obstacles in the path of ranchers on a daily basis and keeping … Read more

Pet of the week: Snooki

Meet Snooki, a 7-year-old female domestic short hair in need of a new home. Snooki … Read more

Flashback: Man injured when horse team runs off, 100 years ago

100 years ago April 24, 1919 — Injured in Runaway F. A. Hayes, who lives … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Riot at Portland saloon led to charges … but not against rioters

Note: This column is part three in a four-part series on the Portland temperance riots … Read more

Health Hub: Getting better posture

There is one “exercise” you can do that doesn’t require a gym, piece or equipment … Read more

Pet of the week: Gernsey

Meet Gernsey, an older mixed-breed puppy who arrived at BrightSide under-socialized and fearful of humans. … Read more

Flashback: Civilian Conservation Corps 50 years ago

100 years ago April 17, 1919 — Bend Opposes Rail Extension to Klamath At the … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Stubborn saloonkeeper refused to play nice with temperance crusaders

This column is part two in a four-part series on the Portland temperance riots of … Read more

Hutchins: A tour of Lakeside, Mexico

From Jocotepec to Mezcala — a quick trip from our lakeside hideaway. With a goodly … Read more

Pet of the week: Boris

Meet Boris, a shy but sweet black and white cat about 5 years old. Boris … Read more

From the archives: ‘Hometown feel’ at Honey and Pine

Note: This story ran in the Spokesman Aug. 23, 2017. We are posting it online … Read more

Central Christian School presents musical Annie Jr.

It may feel like “a hard knock life,” but Central Christian School’s cast of Annie … Read more

Flashback: Oregon reaches 75,000 cars, 100 years ago

100 years ago April 10, 1919 — Autos in Oregon will number 75,000 From the … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Portland’s “Temperance War of 1874”: The backstory

Note: This column is part one in a four-part series on the Portland temperance riots … Read more

Pet of the week: Manning

Meet Manning, an affectionate and endearing 6-year-old Siberian Husky mix looking for his perfect home. … Read more

Flashback: “Ladies’ night at the gym,” 100 years ago

100 years ago April 3, 1919 — Ladies’ night at the gym Ladies’ night at … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Plain-talking preacher was too blunt for Legislature’s comfort

Back in 1859, when the pioneer lawmakers of the very first Oregon State Legislature extended … Read more

Health Hub: The key to good taste

Taste is the strongest predictor of the food we choose to eat. There are many … Read more

Pet of the week: Bravo

Meet Bravo, a charming mixed-breed dog about 8 years old. He was surrendered to BrightSide … Read more

Profiles: Longtime fair director hanging it up before historic anniversary

Longtime fair director hanging it up before historic anniversary

The long-awaited 100th edition of the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo is scheduled to kick … Read more

Profiles: Shop serves growing skateboard community

When Rick Castro moved to Redmond, he noticed the popularity of the community skate park … Read more

Flashback: Serious accident to Mrs. Cunningham, 100 years ago

100 years ago March 27, 1919 — Serious accident to Mrs. Cunningham An accident of … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: “Uncle Joab” Powell was West’s most famous pioneer preacher

(Part 1 of a 2-part series on pioneer preacher Uncle Joab Powell) About halfway between … Read more

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