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

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

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