Flashback: Farm repair school starts, 75 years ago

100 years ago Jan. 9, 1919 — Small farms wanted I have some inquiries from … Read more

Bookshelf: My favorite books of 2018

It’s been a great year for reading! If one of your goals for the New … Read more

Pet of the week: Dixie

Dixie is a 3-year-old hound mix searching for a perfect home. She is a sweet … Read more

Travel Time: Exploring Northern California’s secluded and splendid Lost Coast

For me, there’s no better time to visit the coast than in winter. The low … Read more

Soroptimists support local women in 1994

100 years ago Jan. 2, 1919 — Map of Europe will undergo many changes The … Read more

Pet of the week: Boomer

Boomer is a sweet and social 10-year-old cat. Although he doesn’t have any kitten antics … Read more

Flashback: Bank opens at Redmond High, 25 years ago

100 years ago Dec. 26, 1918 — Christmas in Redmond Christmas cheer in Redmond was … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Central Oregon’s Lost Crystal Cave: Is it real, or is it folklore?

Author’s note: This article is a rewriting and re-researching of a shorter column first published … Read more

Pet of the week: Becca

Becca is a one year old, playful, exuberant and happy mixed breed dog. She seems … Read more

Flashback: Redmond Cinemas add two new theaters

100 years ago Dec. 19, 1918 — Jesse D. Butler dead It was a shock … Read more

2018 letters to Santa

Each year, the Spokesman asks Redmond-area elementary schools to submit student letters to Santa. In … Read more

Central Christian students share Christmas wishlist

At Central Christian School, there is a different focus on Christmas than Santa. Mrs. Dillard’s … Read more

Flashback: Concept plan for Sam Johnson Park completed, 25 years ago

100 years ago Dec. 12, 1918 — Men from Oregon official held nation’s cleanest Only … Read more

Letter: Rheumatoid Arthritis plan criticized

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group of Central Oregon (RASGCO) helps patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) … Read more

Health Hub: Dealing with age-related changes

Age related slowing — some days I feel more like a 100-year-old tortoise than the … Read more

Pet of the week: Devlin

Devlin is a 2-year old Siamese mix who was surrendered when her owner became homeless. … Read more

Bookshelf: Cookbooks for holiday meals and gifts

We are headed straight for it, full speed ahead! It’s food and celebration season. Don’t … Read more

Flashback: Redmond man can’t evade seatbelt law on religious grounds, 25 years ago

100 years ago Dec. 5, 1918 — Land eliminated from Deschutes Forest On November 27 … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Serial medico-swindler stole Oregon doctor’s identity after his death

It was sometime in the late summer of 1912 that Dr. Jean Barber first heard … Read more

Pet of the week: Jackson

Jackson is a playful 3-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix, full of love and affection for … Read more

Hutchins: First-hand look at the caravan

The caravan from Honduras has been in the news in the U.S., as well as … Read more

Flashback: City considers four-lane Highway 97, 50 years ago

100 years ago Nov. 28, 1918 — Caught in a snow storm While trying to … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: For Linn County, 1895 holiday murder season started early, ended late

Residents of Linn County probably had a bit of an edgy time over Thanksgiving in … Read more

From the archives: Elder Bush looks back

Note: When he was a reporter at the Odessa (Texas) American, the Spokesman’s Geoff Folsom … Read more

BBB: Take simple steps to protect digital data

Malware. Ransomware. Data breaches and hack attacks. These may have all been foreign terms just … Read more

VFW makes donation to assist homeless and low-income veterans

Redmond Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4108 representative Don DeLand presents a $1,000 check to … Read more

Cities get help with postwar plans, 75 years ago

100 years ago Nov. 21, 1918 — Wireless telephone helped win the war One of … Read more

Health hub: Benefits of controlling eating times

Recently, my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have hounded him for years … Read more

Pet of the week: Sven

Sven is a friendly and affectionate dog that wants to be with people. He likes … Read more

Letter: School district “arrogance” partly to blame for bond failure

Why did Redmond School District’s bond fail? I believe the district’s arrogance is part of … Read more

Flashback: Dry Canyon bike path approved 25 years ago

100 years ago Nov. 14, 1918 — Deschutes county fills quota Oregon has filled her … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Thanks to notorious murder case, jury verdicts need not be unanimous

It’s ironic that Norman Rockwell’s famous painting “The Holdout” appeared on the front cover of … Read more

Bookshelf: Library provides movie and TV streaming options

Most people know that Deschutes Public Library provides books, CDs and DVDs freely to anyone … Read more

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