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BendBroadband welcomes Crestview and its communities

BendBroadband welcomes Crestview and its communities

BendBroadband is thrilled to welcome the team of Crestview Communications. Located in Oregon, Crestview has offices in Madras, La Pine, and Prineville. To introduce you to our new area of the state BendBroadband is serving, here are some of the attractions near these beautiful areas.

Erickson Aircraft Collection
This World War II hangar houses a collection of 20 rare aircraft, many of which are still in flying condition. The museum takes you back in time and lets you get up close to vintage warbirds. Here’s a tour of the museum that Zolo Media produced.

Lake Billy Chinook
LakeBillyChinookOregonresizedWhether you choose to enjoy it on land or by boat, Lake Billy Chinook offers breathtaking views from all angles. It resulted from the Round Butte Dam and lies in a canyon where the Crooked, Deschutes, and Metolius Rivers meet. Here people enjoy water sports and fishing, and it is one of the few places in the U.S. where bull trout can be legally fished.  The Cove Palisades State Park is situated among towering cliffs that surround beautiful Lake Billy Chinook.

Richardson’s Rock Ranch
A family-owned cattle ranch, Richardson’s Rock Ranch offers rock digging for thundereggs, moss agate, jasper, jasp-agate, Oregon sunset, and more. They provide you all of the necessary tools and a short lesson and then send you out to do your own rock hounding. It’s great fun, and thundereggs make for awesome and unique souvenirs.

La Pine State Park
Home to “Big Red,” Oregon’s largest ponderosa pine, La Pine State Park is a sanctuary of amazing wilderness and great camping no matter the season. The park lies next to the Deschutes River, making it an excellent spot for trout or fly fishing.

Painted Hills
Painted HillsOregonresizedPictures alone are enough to make you want to book your ticket to Prineville and the Painted Hills. A rolling display of Earth’s natural history, the Painted Hills appear to change with each visit due to light exposure and the amount of moisture in the air.

Prineville Reservoir State Park
This is the place for year-round camping and fishing. It borders Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Area, where a variety of animals such as bald eagles, golden eagles, mule deer, and osprey reside.

Wildland Firefighters Monument in Prineville
This monument located in Ochoco Creek Park in Prineville honors all wildland firefighters and those who support them. It was created by The Wildland Firefighter Foundation after 14 firefighters lost their lives to the 1994 South Canyon Fire in Colorado. Nine of the fatalities were from the Prineville Hot Shots. Now, the monument is located on a one-acre natural landscape with sculptures, a waterfall, and granite inscriptions throughout.

The Crestview offices are located in areas with amazing natural beauty and plenty of unique things to do and see. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to check them out!

Written by: Mary Mulcahy, BendBroadband intern

Winter break ideas for kids

Winter break is great for spending time with your family, but it’s not long before kids start getting restless with the lack of a routine. Once you’ve exhausted board games and trips to local museums and zoos, try some of these creative ideas to spend time with your kids and keep them entertained. Hot cocoa… Continue Reading

Don’t let a data breach happen to you

Don’t let a data breach happen to you

Unfortunately, in today’s world, data breaches happen. Companies and websites get hacked, or scammers trick people—maybe even you—into revealing important information. If you think your data has been stolen, your first step shouldn’t be to panic. Instead, take a deep breath and follow these steps so you can regain control over your information and minimize… Continue Reading

BendBroadband designates $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County

BendBroadband is designating $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County for 2016-17. This is in addition to what employees pledge to their local chapters. Each employee is also encouraged to volunteer up to 16 hours a year while still being paid. “One of our shared missions is to be good citizens,” said Dave Wittwer, CEO… Continue Reading

BendBroadband designates $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County

Venmo? What is it and how does it work?

While many college students are out spending away on game day, one college student made money in what may have been the easiest and most clever way possible. Sam Crowder, otherwise known as Venmo user SamC227C, held up a sign at a football game last month asking for money. That sign appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay and Sam has received… Continue Reading

Venmo? What is it and how does it work?

Here comes the sun… outages.

You’ve heard the song, no doubt. “Here comes the sun, doot-doot-do-doo Here comes the sun, and I say it’s alright.” Surely it’s stuck in your head now. You’re welcome. But while we’re on the topic, here comes the sun, indeed. The sun outages. Just like this time last year, another round of sun outages is… Continue Reading

Here comes the sun… outages.

What’s up with my Wi-Fi?

What’s up with my Wi-Fi?

Wireless internet lets you watch or browse from anywhere…as long as your Wi-Fi network works well. Because Wi-Fi depends on radio waves from your wireless modem, anything that or blocks or interferes with those waves could mean trouble for your connection. We’ve gathered some common causes for wireless network struggles and what you can do… Continue Reading

Attention: Email Scam Alert

Attention: Email Scam Alert

We have reports of an email scam hitting our customers to warn you about. Please be aware of any email from: “Bend Broadband Customer Service” TDGearhart@wildblue.net — this is a scam account. The request references YOUR MONTHLY BILL and says your payment was declined and that you need to update your information online by following… Continue Reading