Offbeat Oregon: Abigail Scott Duniway thought she’d be remembered primarily for her novels, but ...

Abigail Scott Duniway is a name that’s very familiar to most Oregon history buffs. She … Read more

Flashback: New draft ages set at 18 to 45 years 100 years ago.

100 years ago Aug. 8, 1918 — New draft ages set at 18 to 45 … Read more

Hutchins: Starting new traditions in a news country

While you in Central Oregon are enjoying the summer weather, we are experiencing the vagaries … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: When the White Eagle Saloon was America’s most notorious nest of anarchists

The White Eagle Saloon on Russell Street in east Portland has its share of colorful … Read more

Flashback: Russian intervention is a big undertaking 100 years ago.

100 years ago July 25, 1918 — Plans for the rehabilitation of Russia are proceeding … Read more

BBB: Small businesses beware of credit card deals

As if small business owners don’t have enough to worry about, the Federal Trade Commission … Read more

Flashback: American forces send the Germans packing on the western front 100 years ago.

100 years ago July 18, 1918 — The much heralded and expected great drive by … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: University of Oregon founding father was once its number-one opponent

A few years ago, students at the University of Oregon launched a campaign to get … Read more

For good health, get yourself to the floor

How many of you would never dream of getting down to the floor in an … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: “Traitorous, disloyal” librarian’s crime: Failure to lend money to government

On April 12, 1918, Oregonians opened their newspapers to learn that there was a traitor … Read more

Flashback: Redmond Marine declines promotion 100 years ago.

100 years ago July 11, 1918 — REDMOND MARINE DECLINES PROMOTION. A letter received by … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Baker County’s frontier Romeo and Juliet story — with a “hypno-twist”

Minnie Ensminger, the schoolmistress at Muddy Creek School, was young, smart and pretty, and nearly … Read more

Hutchins: Mixed bag when the snowbirds head north

Spring time in Central Oregon. Ah, yes, we remember it well. Long anticipated, well rewarded … Read more

Flashback: Redmond man attends naval training school 75 years ago

100 years ago July 4, 1918 — SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND ILLITERATES OF DRAFT AGE. It … Read more

June 25- July 1 weather data

WEATHER

Last week HIGH LOW PRECIP Monday, June 25 79 50 0 Tuesday, June 26 80 39 0 Wednesday, June 27 85 43 T Thursday, … Read more

Offbeat Oregon; Deadwood Dick’s Oregon Adventures or Making Up Dime-Novel Hokum

Between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the 20th Century, the … Read more

Letter: Veteran “sickened” by anti-Walden ad

I recently heard an ad via an internet news link that is grossly inaccurate. “News” … Read more

June 27-July 3 calendar

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

Photos: Redmond Streets Alive

Hundreds of people attended the June 23 Redmond Streets Alive event downtown. The event combined … Read more

Ponderings: Saying farewell to a beloved home

We’ve all heard that phrase “the end of an era,” though I think we experience … Read more

Flashback: Rodeo star seriously injured 75 years ago

100 years ago June 20, 1918 — The McKenzie Pass road is open and in … Read more

June 20-26 calendar

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

Health hub: Walking not as simple as it seems

A few months ago, we talked about walking and improvements in health. Walking is one … Read more

June 13-19 calendar

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

Offbeat Oregon: Schooner sailed 120 miles through a hurricane, full of water

From the mid-1800s through the runup to the Second World War, lumber schooners were a … Read more

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

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