Pet of the Week: Roxy

Meet Roxy, a 13-year old cattle dog looking for a wonderful retirement home. Roxy is … Read more


Bus service Two fixed-route bus companies provide daily service to Portland and Salem. Central Oregon … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Old-time loggers and millworkers were tough, stoic characters

Nearly everyone whose family has been in Western Oregon for more than one or two … Read more

Bookshelf: Time to catch up on the latest in some YA book series

Are you an avid fantasy or science fiction fan? If so, one of the biggest … Read more

Pet of the Week: Estrella

Meet Estrella, an endearing bull terrier waiting for a home. She is affectionate and loves … Read more

Flashback: Toll-free calling between Redmond and Bend begins, 25 years ago

100 years ago Sept. 4, 1919 — Do Not Waste Water F.S. Bramwell, vice president … Read more

Flashback: Plans in place for first county fair, 100 years ago

100 years ago Aug. 28, 1919 — Potato show and fair plans are perfected At … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Oregon tried to regulate crimping by granting one shanghaier a monopoly

Things were looking a bit grim for former boxing Welterweight Champion of the World William … Read more

Pet of the Week: Cas

Meet Cas, a young and handsome cat available for adoption. At only 6 months old, … Read more

Health Hub: Plant-based diet rewarding for many

Are you done hearing about inflammation? I thought I was, because I was tired of … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: World champion boxer by day, shanghaier by night

In 1903, shanghaier Larry Sullivan was at the height of his power in Portland. Hard-fisted … Read more

Flashback: Redmond gets American Legion post, 100 years ago

100 years ago Aug. 21, 1919 — Redmond to have post of the American Legion … Read more

Pet of the Week: Elmo

Meet Elmo, an adventurous cat full of personality. He’s active, social and busy. He is … Read more

Anniversary: Mike and Mary Benz

Mike and Mary (Bronson) Benz, of Redmond, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last June. The … Read more

1969: City of Redmond faces a trash reckoning

100 years ago Aug. 14, 1919 — World Conference Called by Wilson President Wilson has … Read more

BBB: Beware of travel site impostors while booking your vacation

Hang up the phone! If you’re trying to call a travel company’s customer service number … Read more

Pet of the Week: Viking

Meet Viking, a 6-year old German Shepherd mix looking for a person to call his … Read more

Flashback: Careless drivers blamed for fires, 75 years ago

100 years ago Aug. 7, 1919 — Was Taylor Murdered? The coroner’s jury investigating the … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: “Diamond Bill” Barrett of Hillsboro was “The Heiress Whisperer”

Every now and then, one runs across a man who can sweet-talk absolutely anyone into … Read more

Activities in Mexico similar, yet different, from Oregon

Greetings once again from Mexico. Lots of things going on here, as there are in … Read more

Pet of the Week: Chickadee

Meet Chickadee, an older female cat who arrived at BrightSide as a stray. Chickadee is … Read more

Flashback: Man claims to be working on gasless car engine, 100 years ago

Also — the show “McKenna,” which featured a pre-”Party of Five” Jennifer Love Hewitt, films at Smith Rock.

100 years ago July 31, 1919 — The Gasless Motor Noticing the Spokesman’s suggestion that, … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Lifesaving station keeper’s cowardice cost 11 sailors their lives

Tales of the heroism of U.S. Lifesaving Service rescue boat crews (and their successors in … Read more

Pet of the Week: Monroe

Meet Monroe, a quiet and shy cat about 3 years old. Monroe can usually be … Read more

Flashback: Redmond prepares for 50th anniversary fair, 50 years ago

100 years ago July 24, 1919 — Dairy Cattle in Central Oregon Ira P. Whitney, … Read more

Bookshelf: Check out these summer reads

Summer is on us in full force. If you haven’t settled into a nice lake … Read more

Pets of the Week: Winnie and Tessa

Siblings Winnie and Tessa are roughly year-old dogs, who came to BrightSide Animal Center as … Read more

Old trail blazer visits Redmond, 100 years ago

100 years ago July 17, 1919 — Old Trail Blazer Here Old and grizzled, but … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Lava Lake murders are still officially unsolved, but …

Editor’s note: This is part two in a two-part series. By the time the ice … Read more

Health Hub: Weightlifting a key to better health

Unless you have a weight set or a machine at home, visiting a gym is … Read more

Pet of the Week: Pants the dog

Pants, a 3-year-old dog who got his name because his markings make it look like … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Trappers’ disappearance had relatives suspecting foul play

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series.

As the first day of … Read more

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