Offbeat Oregon: Oregon’s “Miner 29ers” beat the Great Depression with a gold pan

It was, most historians agree, the nadir of the Great Depression. The entire country had … Read more

BBB: As Holiday Shopping Revs Up, So Do Scammers

While you might feel like Halloween just closed its haunted doors and it’s too early … Read more

Late again

100 years ago Nov. 13, 1919 — Late again After strenuous labor under difficulties, the … Read more

Pet of the week: Pip

Meet Pip, a playful and curious medium-haired adult cat. He found his way to the … Read more

Flashback: Redmond Union fire drill takes only 53 seconds

100 years ago Nov. 6, 1919 — A Rare Phenomenon The editor of the Spokesman … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Mining law answered plan to seize gold mines with military force

In the years that followed the American Civil War, the American federal government was gasping … Read more

Pet of the week: Pluto

Meet Pluto, a fun dog about 2 years old. He’s a big boy that would … Read more

100 years ago: Potatoes for Toppenish

100 years ago Oct. 30, 1919 — Potatoes for Toppenish S.D. Mustard, the potato king … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Chasing a golden rumor, prospectors turned their backs on a fortune — twice

It was the spring of 1862, and prospector William C. Aldred had been in the … Read more

Health Hub: The importance of hormonal health

In a perfect world, we want to be active and independent as we age and … Read more

Pet of the Week: Jinx

Meet Jinx, a cat who likes things calm and quiet. She enjoys climbing on laps … Read more

Hutchins: Fall arrives in Chapala, but without the snow

Fall arrived in Chapala, but without the snow as in Central Oregon, and especially not … Read more

Pet of the Week: Chloe

Meet Chloe, a loving, silly, and loyal mixed-breed dog about 2 years old. She can … Read more

Flashback: Bend looks to take county fair from Redmond, 100 years ago

100 years ago Oct. 26, 1919 — Would Hog It All Speaking of the county … Read more

Dallas String Quartet brings energy to Ridgeview

Dallas String Quartet brought energy and international flair to Redmond on Sunday when they opened … Read more

Flashback: New vulcanization plant to open in former Spokesman building, 100 years ago

100 years ago Oct. 16, 1919 — New vulcanizing plant — to open in Redmond … Read more

Signing up for Redmond’s new choir

It began when I saw the announcement in the summer class schedule of Central Oregon … Read more

Pet of the Week: Augie

Meet Augie, a 7 year old German Shepherd-Great Dane mix. She would love to find … Read more

Flashback: Redmond Union starts school newspaper, 75 years ago

100 years ago Oct. 9, 1919 — Oregon is great in manufactures: State is rapidly … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Was the Bridge of the Gods a real thing? Almost certainly, yes

The opening scene of The Warlord of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ third “John Carter of … Read more

BBB: Small businesses should prepare for cybersecurity attacks

Cybersecurity attacks are a scammer’s way of trying to steal money or data from your … Read more

Pet of the Week: Bo

Meet Bo, a 5-year-old hound mix. He’s smart, affectionate and people-oriented. Bo has to be … Read more

Flashback: Anti-cigarette bill proposed 100 years ago

100 years ago Oct. 9, 1919 — Would Ban Cigarettes An anti-cigarette bill has been … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: How a humble banana peel changed the course of Oregon history

ON YOUR NEXT VISIT to the beach, you might want to bring along a banana. … Read more

Bookshelf: Explore Female English Spies in Two Historical Fiction Novels

Historical fiction books set in World War I and World War II seem to be … Read more

Pet of the Week: Benny

Meet Benny, a senior cat. He is about 14 years old, but looks great for … Read more

Flashback: Soldier with Redmond ties wounded in France, 75 years ago

100 years ago Sept. 25, 1919 — H.C.L. Hits Huckleberries C.H. Irvin and family, Miss … Read more

Health hub: Time to prepare for winter sports

Wow, we are still growing veggies and sweating on the farm, but it is time … Read more

Pet of the Week: Casey

Meet Casey, a 7 year old cat who arrived at BrightSide very overweight. He’s a … Read more

Sept. 25-Oct. 1 calendar

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

Flashback: Redmond Union High Shows Good Growth, 100 years ago

100 years ago Sept. 18, 1919 — Redmond Union High Shows Good Growth The Redmond … Read more

Hutchins: Arts alive and well in Mexico

So, here’s a surprise for you. Da Vinci in Ajijic. Father and son violin and … Read more

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