Man Rescued at Smith Rock: Ian Rapp, 23, of Woodbury, Minn., was flown to St. Charles Bend Oct. 11 after being rescued at Smith Rock State Park, following a 150 foot fall from a climbing route, according to a press release from Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Rapp was seriously injured in the fall from a section of the Picnic Lunch Wall climbing area to an area of loose and unstable rock and was in a precarious position when he was found, according to the sheriff’s office. Rescuers from the sheriff’s department search and rescue reached Rapp from both below and by rappelling from a multi-pitch climbing route above and raised Rapp to the top of the rock formation, where he was transported by wheeled litter down Misery Ridge Trail to a waiting Life Flight helicopter. Two Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue deputies, along with 22 search and rescue volunteers, and three personnel from Redmond Fire and Rescue and Oregon State Parks took part in the rescue, which began just before 3:30 p.m. and ended at approximately midnight, according to the press release.
School superintendent forum: The Redmond School District board is holding a forum on finding a replacement for Superintendent Mike McIntosh, who is retiring at the end of the 2019-20 school year after 23 years with the district. The meeting, scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Redmond High School Auditorium, is designed to get feedback from parents and community members for the superintendent search, which starts this fall, according to a district news release. The board has contracted with Hank Harris of search firm Human Capital Enterprises to lead the process. The district will have a survey on the search from Oct. 24-Nov. 12 at redmondschools.org.
Redmond School District Budget Committee Seeks Members: The Redmond School District wants people to apply for the three vacant seats on its budget committee, which helps oversee the districts annual budget. The seats are for three-year terms, according to a Redmond School District press release. Applicants must live within the school district, which includes Redmond, Terrebonne, Tumalo and Crooked River Ranch. Applicants cannot be employees of the district. New members will be officially appointed at the Redmond School Board’s Dec. 18 meeting, the press release stated. The new committee members will begin with work on the 2020-21 school year budget. Those interested in a budget committee position can apply by 5 p.m. Nov. 8 online or in-person at the district office, 145 SE Salmon Drive. —The Bulletin
Redmond Teachers to Get Raises: A new contract for Redmond teachers provides a 3.25% raise this year and 4% raise for 2020-21 school year. These raises, along with other new benefits for Redmond teachers, were approved by the Redmond Education Association and the Redmond School District on Oct. 9. —The Bulletin
Obsidian Heights Apartments Public Hearing: The Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission will have a public hearing regarding the appeal of the Obsidian Heights Apartments site and design review approval during the planning commission meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Hall Council Chambers, 411 SW 9th St. For more information, contact 541-923-7724. The planned 192-unit complex has been controversial with neighbors because of issues including traffic and parking.
Latino Community Association receives $1,250 grant: Members of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors have donated $1,250 to the Latino Community Association to help Latino families improve their skills for the workforce including English classes and tutoring, computer training, help with resumes and applications, translation and interpretation, and referrals to employment and training, according to a press release. For more information about the Latino Community Association, visit: latinocommunityassociation.org.
OSU Dean’s List: The following students from Redmond were named to the summer 2019 deans list at Oregon State University: Rebecca R. Bressman, post baccalaureate, human development and family science; and Katherine M. Lepez, junior, psychology, both with a straight-A average; Brooklynn D. Bennett, senior, kinesiology; Tiffany A. Brown, non-degree undergraduate, non-degree liberal arts; Jessica Hofherr, senior, kinesiology; Cody W. Nance, junior, agricultural sciences; each with a grade point average of 3.5 or better.