Category Archives: Community

BendBroadband presents donation in memory of Safeway shooting victims

BendBroadband presents donation in memory of Safeway shooting victims

BendBroadband presented a donation of money and goods to the Central Oregon Veterans Outreach Center (COVO) in memory of the victims of the Aug. 28 Safeway store shooting, and the company is encouraging others looking for ways to help to give back to their community.

BendBroadband associates visited COVO on Sept. 8 to present a monetary donation as well as canned goods, water, and other necessary supplies.

“BendBroadband wants to take back the day and demonstrate just how strong our community is. We encourage others to donate or volunteer in your own way to help make our community a better place and show we are truly Bend Strong,” said Kim Wilson, BendBroadband Manager of Central Marketing.

Central Oregon Veterans Outreach provides basic necessities to homeless veterans and others in need. BendBroadband is reaching out to its business and community partners and asking them to join in by donating time, money, or other items to COVO and/or other nonprofit organizations.

According to media reports, an attack may have been originally planned for Sept. 8. “A wave of community service would be an excellent way to show the loving and compassionate community that Bend really is,” Wilson said.

Stay safe during the heat

Stay safe during the heat

As summer rolls on, Central Oregon residents should take care to avoid the risks of extreme heat. Extreme heat conditions pose a higher risk for children, people age 65 and older, those with chronic health conditions, and athletes and outdoor workers. Heat-related illnesses can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Oregon Public Health… Continue Reading

Free National Parks Day coming up

Free National Parks Day coming up

The National Park Service has five entrance fee-free days this year and the next one is Thursday, Aug. 4, the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act. The free admission days are designed to encourage discovery and visitation of the country’s variety of national parks. With at least one in every state, national parks are accessible places to… Continue Reading

Central Oregon has plenty to offer this 4th of July weekend

Central Oregon has plenty to offer this 4th of July weekend

What better place to celebrate Independence Day Weekend than Central Oregon? Whether you’re local to the area or looking for a little getaway, our region has plenty to offer over 4th of July weekend throughout the communities BendBroadband serves. The biggest celebration happening in Bend is the annual July 4 Fireworks Spectacular. While the fireworks… Continue Reading

5 great hikes to waterfalls in Central Oregon

While hiking through the forest is great, nothing beats a trail that leads to a waterfall. Fortunately for those in BendBroadband communities, waterfalls are abundant. To explore turquoise pools, jagged cliffs, and lofty forests, check out these five waterfall hikes in Central Oregon. Tumalo Falls – This 6.5-mile loop hike, located just west of Bend,… Continue Reading

BendBroadband supports The Giving Plate

BendBroadband supports The Giving Plate

BendBroadband has donated $10,000 to The Giving Plate’s Capital Campaign, a fundraising effort for a new facility to fight hunger in Central Oregon. Jim Butman, CEO of TDS Telecommunications LLC (which includes BendBroadband), visited The Giving Plate on April 12 to present a check and see The Giving Plate’s future space. “As Central Oregon’s largest… Continue Reading

BendBroadband sponsoring Oregon WinterFest

Ready to beat the winter blues? BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of this year’s Oregon WinterFest, set for Feb. 18-20 at the Deschutes County Expo Center. The festival offers three days of live music, local food and drink, and family-friendly activities. Events include ice carving, the Central Oregon Light Art Exhibit, freestyling snowboarders and skiers,… Continue Reading