Category Archives: Community

Scout Spotlight: Deschutes River

Scout Spotlight: Deschutes River

BendBroadband created the Scout Spotlight to thank those who help our community to grow and thrive. This month’s Scout Spotlight is The Deschutes River Committee — Enjoy. Protect. Respect.

The Deschutes River Committee seeks to raise public awareness to encourage locals and visitors to practice river stewardship, enjoy the river safely, and protect the habitat of the Deschutes River.

Here is our Scout Spotlight video on The Deschutes River Committee.

In addition, the Enjoy Protect Respect campaign strives to increase community involvement in enhancing the overall health and usability of the Deschutes River. The Enjoy Protect Respect team believes that active engagement in river stewardship and respectful floating behavior are at the core of long-term river conservation and protection.

Every summer boaters, stand-up paddlers, floaters, and swimmers flock to the river for activities. About 250,000 floaters pass through Bend each summer. As a result, hundreds of pounds of garbage and unsecured personal belongings made their way into the river.

The Enjoy Protect Respect movement is calling on all river-goers to do their part. Let’s work together to promote a safe, responsible, and fun river experience that our community can enjoy for many years to come

How Can You Help?

  • Enjoy the river safely by wearing a life jacket and securing all of your gear properly
  • Protect the river by picking up your trash and belongings
  • Respect the river by only entering and exiting in specified approved access points

Learn more at www.enjoyprotectrespectdeschutes.org

 

High school graduations on COTV 11

Local television station COTV 11 — channels 11 and 611 (HD) in Central Oregon — will air several area high schools’ graduation ceremonies live over the next few days. The schedule looks like this: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 — Ridgeview High School 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 — Madras high School 7 p.m. Friday,… Continue Reading

BendFilm submissions due April 25

BendFilm submissions due April 25

BendFilm is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services.  We hope you enjoy learning more about BendFilm, an organization that makes Central Oregon a better place. BendBroadband is a Premier Partner sponsor of BendFilm. One of the events, many Central Oregon residents look forward to each… Continue Reading

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber Music is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services.  High Desert Chamber Music is in the midst of its 11th season. Founder and executive director Isabelle LaForet Senger said the mission of High Desert Chamber Music is to bring world-class chamber music and… Continue Reading

HSCO Thrift Store: Great deals, cause

HSCO Thrift Store: Great deals, cause

Humane Society of Central Oregon Thrift Store is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central… Continue Reading

Preparing children for school

Preparing children for school

Healthy Beginnings is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better place.… Continue Reading