As wildfires roared through Santa Rosa and other parts of California’s wine country last week, a Bend woman could only watch on television as the flames threatened neighborhoods close to her brother and sister. Fortunately, they are okay, but Mandy Faulkner decided she wanted to do something to help those who were not as fortunate.
As Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan reports, Mandy’s desire to help the fire victims turned into a truckload of love from Central Oregon.
Mandy and her family would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for donating and helping them to deliver supplies to those in Santa Rosa:
Jefferson County Tourism Group
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Fair Feed and Supply
Oregon Feed and Pet
Western Heavy Haul/SMAF Construction/Environmental
Big Foot Beverages
Kenny & Ardis Faulkner
Central Oregon Pole Buildings
People have been trying to “Keep Portland Weird” long before the hit show Portlandia came about six years ago, but the satirical series that points out just how weird the Rose City can be has also drawn tourists from all over the world to visit Portland.
In this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Mackenzie Wilson takes us to The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum, a sci-fi museum in Northwest Portland, that is capitalizing on Portland’s famous flair for weirdness.
The newest arrival at Equine Outreach Horse Rescue, a horse rescue operation outside of Bend, could be a sign of things to come.
Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson looks at why a harsh winter could end up creating a difficult summer for horses in Central Oregon.
A group of Bend freeskiers needs your vote and they only have a couple more days to get it.
ALERT FROM REDMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT
M.A. Lynch Elementary closed today, Jan 12, 2017
As a safety precaution, based on snow accumulation, the Redmond School District decided this morning to close M.A. Lynch Elementary for continued snow load assessment.
The district notified parents this morning to pick up students affected by the closure, and school staff was on site to assist in that process.
We will notify parents later today about district plans for that site and its students. It is our belief based on current assessments that the remainder of Redmond school buildings will continue on a regular schedule.
Because of this morning’s roof collapse at a building in the neighboring Bend-LaPine School District, we believe this closure is the prudent decision. As always, our concern for student and staff safety remains paramount, and we will continue to monitor our school structures and assess snow conditions.
As we have more information we will make it available.
Thank you for your continued support,
Redmond School District