A paddler makes his way down the Deschutes River in a kayak adorned with a smiling garden gnome.

Pole Pedal Paddle 2017

The U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle has consistently been the largest multi-sport event in Bend for 41 years – and counting. On May 20, 2017, the community came together from Mt. Bachelor to the Les Schwab Amphitheater to support those racing the six leg race all throughout Central Oregon. The race can be done individually, […]

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Culinary team, from left: Kiana Rodriguez, Damon Press, Dustin Christean, Moises Becerra, George Vassaur and Andrea Ramos-Pyne

COCC culinary team plates up silver award at national competition

(Culinary team, from left: Kiana Rodriguez, Damon Press, Dustin Christean, Moises Becerra, George Vassaur and Andrea Ramos-Pyne)   The Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI) at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) competed in the American Culinary Federation’s Western regional competition at Joliet Junior College in Illinois, Feb. 3-5, and brought home a silver award for their edible […]

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