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Living on Lava

It’s no secret Central Oregon sits on and near volcanoes—but is having them erupt in our lifetime an actual threat?

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The Remarkable Gary Arbaugh

Gary Arbaugh has led a remarkable life. He has become a recognizable face around town to business owners, charities, runners and many others.

Read More: Boise Weekly

The Economic Beat of Warm Springs

Innovation promises security on the reservation.

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Apocalypse When?

Emergency management officials are planning for the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake — in Redmond, Oregon.

Bend Source Weekly

Getting North To South Via East

The extension of 27th Street will allow for an east side pass-through — but it could come with some big cuts for one local club.

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Head Games: Idaho’s New Rules Aim to Prevent Concussions

“My son got two concussions in the 8th grade. He finished the season and hasn’t played since.”

Boise Weekly

The Other Six Days

How local farms prepare for the Capital City Public Market.

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Waiting For a Dial Tone

Idaho’s suicide hot line can’t be plugged back in soon enough.

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New Rooms At The Inn

Bethlehem Inn moves into its new building and even joins the Tour of Homes to show off its new spaces for displaced people.

Read More: Bend Source Weekly

Travel

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An Interview with Samantha Brown

The television host talks about the value of travel, owning her own show, and visits to Asia.

Read More: Boise Weekly

9 Things to do in Boise, Idaho (for a first-time visitor)

There is so much to do when visiting Boise, Idaho for the first time. The capital of Idaho is full of history, outdoor activities, breweries, and more. Here are our favorite things to do in Boise, Idaho for a first-time visitor.

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8 Bend, Oregon waterfalls you can easily hike (or drive) to

Central Oregon is full of plenty of beautiful hikes, and a surprising amount of those hikes have a waterfall at the end (or at the beginning!) Here are our favorite Bend, Oregon waterfalls that you can hike or drive to.

Read More: JaclyTravel

We stayed at the Big Idaho Potato Hotel outside of Boise, Idaho [VIDEO]

The Big Idaho Potato Hotel is only a few years old, and came from the Idaho Potato Commission’s Idaho Potato Truck that travels the country.

Read More: Dear Boise

Ernest Hemingway in Idaho: Visit all the Sun Valley locations

Ernest Hemingway led an amazing life. He spent time in Paris and Cuba, and perhaps less known, he also had a home in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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12 things to know before visiting Iceland

Visiting Iceland can be one of the most amazing trips of your life. But there are some important things to know before visiting Iceland.

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Grand Teton, Yellowstone visitor numbers shows growth of outdoor travel

Grand Teton Park in Wyoming has already surpassed their past visitor records in 2021, in the first nine months of the year. The park, as well as nearby Yellowstone, have shown an increase in visitors as people look to get outdoors.

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1 week in Italy itinerary: Planning your trip

Italy is a large country full of thousands of years of history. If you are planning a visit, it would be hard to see everything in less than a week, but I would recommend a few weeks at least. Here is my itinerary for one week in Italy.

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Visiting Pompeii and hiking Mount Vesuvius

If you are traveling to Italy, visiting the city of Pompeii and hiking Mount Vesuvius are must-see locations. There are so many Italian cities with amazing history, but none have been preserved the way Pompeii has.

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Arts & Entertainment

State Of The Arts

The City of Bend cut its Arts, Beautification Culture Commission this year. Where does that leave support for the arts in the City?

Read More: Bend Source Weekly

Punks on a Play Date

The Frontman of the Bouncing Souls Makes a Kids Album.

Read More: Boise Weekly

All Grown Up

Jimmy Eat World has been around for nearly 30 years, and they’re still rocking stages.

Read More: Bend Source Weekly

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