ODOT Public Meeting: The state Department of Transportation is recommending safety improvements for the nine-mile corridor of Highway 97 between Redmond and Bend and is holding a public meeting 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Three Sisters School, 21155 Tumalo Rd, between Bend and Redmond, to present the proposed safety improvements and receive feedback from the public. For more information and to submit comments online, visit

Transit Open House planned: Cascades East Transit will hold an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Room 208 at Redmond City Hall to collect input from residents regarding the transit group’s 25-year master plan that is in development. Light refreshments and activities for children will be provided. Public comments can also be submitted online through Feb. 3 on the project website at Michelle Rhoads, CET/COIC Transportation Manager, said “community feedback is essential for the planning process and CET’s open house events will provide an opportunity to have a transformational vision for the future of public transportation.” To request materials in an alternate format or different language (with five days notice) or for more information, contact Rachel Zakem at 541-504-3310 or .

Roadkill Salvage Permits Available: As of Jan. 1, deer and elk struck by vehicles can be legally salvaged in Oregon using a free online permit, which must be submitted within 24 hours of salvaging a deer or elk. Only deer and elk accidentally struck by a vehicle may be salvaged and for human consumption of the meat only. Intentionally hitting a deer or elk remains illegal. For full regulations or to submit a permit visit

NeighborImpact Grant: NeighborImpact gave $5,000 in grant funds to Lutheran Community Services in Prineville to benefit their resource center’s daytime shelter facilities and utilities. The resource center offers computer services, a food pantry and clothing to homeless adults and those in need.


Mentor Training Class: Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth is offering a free six-hour class Saturday to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent. After training and background checks, volunteers are matched with a child in Redmond, Bend, Sisters or La Pine who shares similar interests and commit to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit, call 541-388-6651 or email .

Doc Ryan and The Wychus Creek Band: American roots bands Doc Ryan and The Whychus Creek Band will play at Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr. in Terrebonne, 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 and are available at Entry is free for children.

COCC SCHOLARSHIP DAY: COCC will host an event to help current and prospective students learn about financial aid options for the 2019-2020 academic year from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 23 in Building 1, Room 128 of the Redmond Campus, 2030 Southeast College Loop. For more information call 541-383-7260 or email

OSU Extension Master Food Preserver Program: The Oregon State University Extension office is accepting applications for Master Food Preserver volunteer training for 2019. Training in food safety and preservation will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesdays April 3-May 22 at the Deschutes County Extension Office at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. The cost is $75. Volunteers are expected to give 48 hours of local service in food safety and preservation after training, including running workshops, staffing exhibit booths and other opportunities. The deadline to apply is Feb. 14 and program information and applications are available at For more information, call 541-548-6088 or email


Kiwanis Club Continues See’s Candy Sale: The Redmond Kiwanis Club is selling the remaining See’s Candy from their Christmas sale at a 25 percent discount at SELCO Community Credit Union, 825 SW 17th St., Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 P.M. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth projects.


Miller named to dean’s list at Idaho school: Former Ridgeview volleyball star Josye M. Miller, of Redmond, has been named to the 2018 fall semester dean’s list at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. The achievement requires a grade-point-average of between 3.25 and 3.75 for students taking at least 12 graded credits.

Former Ridgeview Soccer Player on Concordia Honor Roll: Aspen Jeter was named to the 2018 fall term honor roll at Concordia University, in Portland. Jeter, a freshman, was a starter on Concordia’s soccer team that reached the NCAA Division 2 tournament. The Concordia women’s soccer team had an overall GPA of 3.44. Jeter was a four-time team most valuable player and a two-time team captain for the Ridgeview High School Ravens soccer team.