Flashback: Redmond teacher takes part in China trip, 25 years ago

100 years ago Nov. 7, 1918 — Redmond celebrated In line with other cities, Redmond … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Rumrunners rescued shipwreck victims, went to prison anyway

Even after, they still went to jail

Captain Robert Pamphlet and his crew were sailing south in a heavy sea when they … Read more

Pet of the week: Pilot

Pilot is an energetic 9-month-old puppy ready for a bright future with a new family. … Read more

From the archives: Odem Theater revamped into movie house

The historic Odem Theater building in downtown Redmond is slowly starting to resemble a movie … Read more

Flashback: Four infantrymen die crossing swollen Deschutes River, 75 years ago

100 years ago Oct. 31, 1918 — Need to save food greater than ever now … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Watching bugs in a stump led to invention of modern chainsaw

Sometime shortly after the end of the Second World War, a logger named Joseph Buford … Read more

Pet of the week: Silver

Meet Silver, a 9-year old Siamese mix. She is a large cat full of love … Read more

Deschutes County restaurant inspections

Highest scoring Bend Preserve Restaurant (Thousand Trails) — 100 Dairy Queen (Empire) — 100 New … Read more

Hutchins: Pittsburgh shooting brings people together in Mexico

Today was a day of unity in our small community of Riberas del Pilar. People … Read more

Teeth restoration turns out to be a shining success in 1968

100 years ago Oct. 24, 1918 — An auto accident An accident which was miraculous, … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: First truly portable chainsaw was invented in Oregon

For most people not intimately familiar with the logging industry, it’s easy to forget how … Read more

Pet of the week: Rio

Rio is a 3-year-old Weimaraner in search of a special home with an owner able … Read more

Redmond High to present “Charlie Brown” musical

Redmond High School will perform the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7 … Read more

Letters: Riggs for council, “Yes” on fire levy

Riggs for council Voting for Josefina Riggs for Redmond City Council means a vote for … Read more

Ponderings: It’s the little things that matter most

Over the summer, I happened to repeatedly hear the unique sound of a hummingbird in … Read more

Fiddle club seeks instruments

A new fiddle club at Ridgeview High School is looking for used violins or fiddles … Read more

Redmond parents’ message of compassion reaching millions

In nearly a year since their son’s suicide, a Redmond couple have helped raise thousands … Read more

Pet of the week for Oct. 10

Four-year-old Jameson is a sweet, dopey gentle giant. He appears to be an American Staffordshire … Read more

Deschutes County drops to 13,535 voters 50 years ago

Flashback: Deschutes County drops to 13,535 voters, 50 years ago

100 years ago Oct. 3, 1918 — The town’s water It appears that the city … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Rumrunners’ luck ran out in Whale Cove, but for locals it was “Whiskey Galore”

In the pitchy darkness after midnight on a blustery February morning just off the Oregon … Read more

BBB: Beware of those warning you of identity theft

It’s scary enough to think you might be a victim of identity theft. What could … Read more

Oct. 3-9 calendar

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

Offbeat Oregon: “Temporary insanity” didn’t save bereaved woman from murder rap

In the late 1800s, the standard courtroom defense of murderers who wanted to claim the … Read more

Flashback: Many stores sign to close at six Saturday nights 75 years ago

100 years ago Sept, 26, 1918 — War relic train The special train carrying war … Read more

Health Hub: Conditions for women to look out for

When I first started my personal training business in 1998, I had many women gravitating … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Little-known activist stopped state plan for forced sterilizations

In 1913, the Oregon state legislature passed a eugenic-sterilization law that had been written for … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Audacious midnight jailbreak by bootleggers’ buddies failed, but could have been worse

Around 10 p.m. on the night of Saturday, March 19, 1932 — just a few … Read more

Flashback: Gov. McCall praises Redmond for school vote 50 years ago

100 years ago Sept. 22, 1918 — Saw mill closes down Just as they were … Read more

Photo: First catch!

Xander Barton, 5, son of Tim and Sue Hand, is excited after catching his first … Read more

Bookshelf: Some reading for the “dog days”

I don’t even know what the phrase “dog days of summer” actually refers to, but … Read more

Flashback: Bend-Burns road very dangerous 75 years ago

100 years ago Sept, 12, 1918 — Today is registration day This is registration day … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Teen girl ended brewing family feud with a shotgun

From around 1875 to about 1915, the riverfront part of Clatsop County (outside Astoria) was … Read more

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