Enjoy, Protect, Respect Project Launches

The Enjoy Protect Respect committee strives to increase community engagement to enhance 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...

Shared Future Coalition Broadens Its Focus

The Shared Future Coalition has expanded its focus to prevent the abuse of alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, and any use of tobacco. Now funded by multiple grants, the Coalition has retooled its structure, and increased its membership to enable better stewardship and alignment of these four primary substances.

“What Were You Thinking?!”

By Barbara Stoefen, Meth Action Coalition This is the quintessential utterance of every parent, to every teenager that has ever lived. It’s behavior that mystifies, that defies all the elements of common sense. What were you thinking when you jumped off the roof into...

Mixed Age Parties: Plan for Success

By Officer Lee Gilbert, Redmond Police Department High school graduation comes in June, along with many other opportunities for us to celebrate the accomplishments of our youth. Throwing a party for your kids is a great way to show how proud you are, and reward them...

Curb the Supply of Alcohol to Teens

By Sue Meyer, Cascade Security and Investigations, Inc. Prom, graduation, end of the school year...each is a part of growing up, and each is deserving of a celebration. Unfortunately, each of these rites of passage also brings temptations for risky behaviors,...

Alcohol and Holiday Behavior

By Officer Lee Gilbert, Redmond Police Department Winter time in Central Oregon brings cold weather, shorter days, and the holiday season. Families throughout the High Desert join together to celebrate the holidays, usher in the new-year, and reflect on the past. Most...

Tips for Hosting Legal and Safe Parties

By Sue Meyer, Cascade Security and Investigations The holidays are here and Central Oregon is a wonderful place to celebrate! Did you know that in addition to the 22 holidays most Americans celebrate, Central Oregonians host more than 300 events every year? Bottom...

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