© Gregg Morris |


“Central Oregon Farming”

On any given summer’s day, farmers around the world the to their crops. Their sunburned bodies take a beating while they plant seeds, ensure proper watering, and harvest vegetables to be sold to restaurants, grocery stores, and patrons of local farmers markets.


“Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart”

It was a typical August day in Central Oregon.  A leisurely summer morning sipping tea and plotting the days activities.  Then it started.  Knifing pains traveled from the chest to the back and through the shoulder to the left arm.  More tell-tale signs began to appear; shortness of breath, dizziness, cold sweats and almost passing out.  A sense of urgency replaced the initial denial.  But, how could this happen to someone who follows all of the heart-healthy guidelines?


“Great Minds”

“Spelling is a more accurate way to identify dyslexia than reading,” explains Shelley Gray, M. Ed., who works with dyslexic students at her Bend-based learning Center Great Minds.


“High Desert Artistry”

Central Oregon is home to many talented artists. The breadth of our high desert landscape and wealth of adventure—from day hikes to backcountry treks—make it almost impossible to avoid divine influence in our surroundings.


“Local Hero – Search and Rescue Team”

Last November, a climber attempting The Wambat Route in Smith Rock State Park lost his hold and fell hard to a ledge below. Luckily for the climber, the Deschutes County Search and Rescue, Mountain Rescue Unit was training in Smith Rock that day. They swung into action and immediately initiated the rescue.


“Rick Steber”

Growing up on a ranch in Klamath County, Rick Steber never thought about becoming an writer.  “I read a lot,” exclaims Steber, “that’s for sure.”  But, it would take an Economics degree from Southern Oregon University and a short stint in Portland for Rick to realize his career could be forged through the creativity of his mind, and not the blistering hard work of his hands.


“Volunteering, With Muscle”

Have you ever been hiking in the wilderness and wondered how the trail came to be so well maintained? Have you ever thought about how the nordic trail is ready for you, even after it snows more than a foot overnight? Have you ever run into trouble while out backpacking miles from any road?