Man seriously injured in car crash near Smith Rock: A man suffered serious injuries in a May 4 collision east of Smith Rock State Park, according to a Crook County Sheriff’s Office news release. Richard Moller Jr. was driving a 1997 Ford F-350 pickup east on NW Smith Rock Way at the intersection with NW Lambert Road when, for unknown reasons, the pickup left the road and rolled, landing on its wheels, officials said. Deputies found the roof of the pickup collapsed with Moller unconscious and trapped inside, officials said. Redmond Fire and Rescue workers used the jaws of life to remove Moller from the pickup before he was flown to a hospital, officials said. Moller was wearing a seatbelt, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, officials said. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call 541-447-6398 and reference case 18-0510.


Early Learning Center to have registration: Redmond Early Learning Center will play host to a kindergarten registration event from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. May 16 at 2105 W. Antler Ave. Parents and children will receive a tour of the facility and information on the school, where all in-town Redmond kindergärtners in the Redmond School District have attended since 2016. Among the programs discussed are before and after school programs and pre-kindergarten options. Community partners Family Access Network, Mosaic Medical, Champions and Reach before and after school programs, Deschutes County Public Library and the school district’s Transportation and Nutrition Services will be there to provide information. Parents looking to register their child for the 2018-19 school year are asked to bring a birth certificate, immunization records and proof of address. Incoming kindergärtners must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. For more information, contact Jodie Greener at 541-923-8900 or .

COCC plays host to open house: Central Oregon Community College’s Redmond campus, 2030 SE College Loop, is playing host to an open house for potential students from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. The event will feature interactive course demonstrations, self-guided tours, food and prizes and an opportunity to ask questions of admissions staff. For more information, call 541-504-2900 or email

Library to have DACA rights discussion: Attorneys from the Bend Immigration Group will be on hand from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday for a bilingual presentation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave. The event includes a presentation, as well as consultations with immigration attorneys. More than 11,000 Oregon DACA recipients, who were allowed to work, have driver’s licenses and pursue education and jobs, have faced an uncertain future since President Donald Trump announced a plan to phase out the program last year, according to a news release.