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Prineville author Rick Steber claims High Desert Museum ‘banned’ his books; museum says they weren’t selling

Prolific Western author Rick Steber of Prineville claims Bend’s High Desert Museum has banned his books because they are going in a different, more progressive direction, sparking an outcry on social media. But the museum, which just turned 40, claims it’s not about politics or censorship, only that his books simply didn’t sell. The post Prineville author Rick Steber claims High Desert Museum ‘banned’ his books; museum says they weren’t selling appeared first on KTVZ.
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Oregon is for Lovers at this Lake Creek Lodge Wedding

Andrea and Lisa fell in love with the lush forest and serene vibe of Lake Creek Lodge and chose a beautiful summer day to solidify their commitment there. This warm August day was the perfect day to celebrate and dance the night away under the tree tops in Camp Sherman. Andrea and Lisa wanted to bring their friends and family together for a carefree and fun-filled weekend, complete with yoga, bingo with Poison Waters, and creating the ultimate dance party with Blue Wave Band! Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Julia Duke Photo. The Indigo Bride planned every detail, and Summer Robbins Flowers created all of the amazing florals for this this incredible day at Lake Creek Lodge. You can see all the images in the full gallery here, so be sure to check them out!
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KWSO News for Fri., Jul. 1, 2022

In Warm Springs, the CTWS Tribal Council has approved the Willamette Falls eel resolution. It’s expected the falls will be in fishable conditions the week of July 10th and the regulations are: Tribal Members wishing to take eels for ceremonial and subsistence purposes must carry tribal enrollment cards to fish under claim of treaty rights, Harvest is allowed through August 15th 2022, is allowed at Willamette falls by hand or with hand powered tools. Harvest is open 7 days per week of each month unless limited for conservation measures with fishing hours of sunrise to sunset. This is a subsistence fishery as defined by Tribal Code 340.100. Branch of Natural Resources personnel shall monitor and enforce the fishery with regard to Warm Springs members participating in the 2022 fishing season at Willamette Falls. Harvesters will allow Warm Springs Branch of Natural Resources personnel to creel lamprey catch and will offer creel data collected to the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife at the end of the harvest season. Incidental harvest of salmon, steelhead or trout may be kept for ceremonial or subsistence use. Any questions you can call 541-553-2042.

City of Redmond planned road closures and delays: July 3-16

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is the city of Redmond's planned road closures and delays for July 3-16. City of Redmond road closures can be viewed on the Redmond Area Street Closures, Events and Delays Map and ODOT TripCheck. **NEW CLOSURES:. NW 6th St/NW Canal Blvd from NW Jackpine Ave...

KWSO Calendar for Sat., Jul. 2, 2022

The Hunter Noack IN A LANDSCAPE concert scheduled for today here in Warm Springs has been postponed. They will reschedule but don’t have a date for that yet. Madras Saturday Market is today at Sahalee Park from 9am – 1pm. Warm Springs Sanitation will be doing a holiday...

▶️ Only American flags and U.S. military symbols in Redmond 4th of July parade

After a controversial display of a Confederate flag in last year’s Redmond 4th of July parade, organizers are focusing on making this year’s parade a non-political event. “We’ve clarified some of the rules,” said Sean Neary, president of Redmond Chamber Board of Directors. “In years past it was ‘stay on topic and no profanity.’ We wanted to clarify that this is not a political event. This is family-friendly, inclusive event that’s for the entire community regardless of belief, background. We want to make sure we can all support this. It’s supporting America’s birthday.”

Hwy. 97 Fatal, Jefferson Co., June 30

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at approximately 2:23 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 361 and Hwy 97. The area of the crash was approximately 1 mile south of Culver. Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound blue Ford Thunderbird on Hwy 361, operated by Mario Villagomez (31) of Prineville, failed stop entering Hwy 97 and collided with a red Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, operated by Martin Fox (65) of Manson, WA, that was northbound. Martin Fox sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. A passenger, Susan Fox (62) of Manson, WA, was critically injured and transported via air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend. Villagomez was transported with injuries to a local hospital. Hwy 97 and Hwy 361 were affected for approximately 3 hours. OSP was assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Fire & EMS, and ODOT.

Redmond Fire & Rescue hiring 8-11 firefighter paramedics

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Redmond Fire & Rescue said Friday it is currently accepting applications for the immediate hiring of 8 -11 entry-level or lateral firefighter paramedics. The deadline for application submission is Friday, August 12 at noon. Details on the position and the application can be found at Redmond...

KWSO Calendar for Fri., Jul. 1, 2022

There will be no senior meal today as they move back into their building. The Senior Center will be open again next Tuesday. In observance of the July 4th federal holiday – the Warm Springs IHS Clinic will close at noon today. They will reopen Tuesday July 5th at 8am. Check your prescriptions in case you need any refills that you can get today or tomorrow morning.

Mount Bachelor Kennel Club dog show in Redmond is free this weekend

Looking for something free to do this 4th of July Weekend? If you’re a dog lover, you’re going to love this. The Mount Bachelor Kennel Club is holding its 40th annual AKC All Breed Dog Show at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond Friday-Sunday. The...

Sisters community haiku project issues call for submissions

SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture, The Roundhouse Foundation and Portland based-artist Alisha Sullivan invite Sisters community members of all ages to submit haiku poetry through July 31. Selections will be displayed in lights during the weekend of the Sisters Folk Festival, September 30...

Called threat of suspicious objects prompts evacuations at COCC’s Bend, Redmond campuses; nothing was found

Buildings on the Central Oregon Community College Bend and Redmond campuses were evacuated as a precaution Thursday afternoon due to a 911 call that threated suspicious objects at both locations. The call brought out police and the Oregon State Police bomb squad, but no such objects were found, authorities said. The post Called threat of suspicious objects prompts evacuations at COCC’s Bend, Redmond campuses; nothing was found appeared first on KTVZ.

Mad about youth: Madtown Fitness lifts up kids with free classes

Madtown Fitness, a local gym in the heart of downtown Madras, has been opening its doors to local youth in the community. When one thinks of kids having summer fun, the first images that might pop up involve sunshine and open air. However, one local business is providing the fun to Jefferson County youth while keeping them inside — at least for an hour, anyway. For the past six weeks, Joe Robbins, the owner of Madtown Fitness, has been holding free classes for a group of local youths at his downtown Madras gym. The goal is not just to give...

19 car shops come together to surprise young autistic photographer from Redmond with his dream car

At the Royal Tint and Dip in Bend, hundreds of people came out Wednesday night to share a special surprise. That surprise was a car, and not just any car -- but the dream car for Nicholas Linn. He's a 20-year-old autistic photographer from Redmond who loves to share his craft. His dream car is the 2005 Nissan 350-Z. 19 car shops got together to donate a car to him. He gets rides from his parents to come to car shops in Bend to take pictures of them. But, now Linn has a car all of his own.