Redmond Airport Declared a No-Fly Zone

That’s right-the Redmond Municipal Airport is officially a no-fly zone for the next 3 weeks while it undergoes runway reconstruction.

You’ll need to drive down from Portland if you’re coming here from out of state. But, hey–beautiful views abound on that road trip!

Redmond-Airport-No-Fly-Zone-signAlso known as RDM, the airport will be closing the airfield to all fixed wing aircraft.

This includes commercial passenger airlines from May 2- May 22, 2016.

Having met the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) runway pavement life span of twenty years, it’s time for an overhaul to meet modern and current FAA design standards.

Parking Relief is Coming

Back in October Deschutes County took away 97 overflow parking spots on the west side of Crooked River Drive. They cited both safety concerns and road damage from cars straddling the edge of the road and the shoulder.

The spots have been sorely missed, with parking filling up sometimes as early as 10:00 AM, with some having to hike up to 2 miles to get INTO the park.

We told you back then that a group of engineers, park management, and designers were working on a temporary solution to be in place summer. Well, it’s going to be more like August.

Patagonia Worn Wear Repair Team Returns to Smith Rock

Patagonia Worn Wear Fix It SignPatagonia believes that “Repair is a Radical Act.”

It flies in the face of our throw-away culture.

Fashion and technology advancements have displaced longevity as a value.

Their Worn Wear program aims to change that view.

As the Worn Wear mobile repair team tours the country repairing Patagonia gear for free, they collect fascinating stories behind those beloved garments as they go.

They’ll be here at Smith Rock State Park Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

Patagonia Worn Wear Tour Truck Uncle Rico at Smith Rock State Park

You can’t miss them–they’ll be hanging out just past the Welcome Center yurt.

Mom’s Weekend Run Fun at Smith Rock

Thanks much to guest blogger Renee Seker of for filling us in on all the running events they have organized here at Smith Rock for May 7 and 8.

From ultrarunners to kids just getting into running, there’s something for everyone, whether you prefer dirt or pavement. AND the proceeds go to help two great causes. Read on.

A Weekend of Running
by Renee Seker
Trail runners along the Crooked River photo
courtesy of Paul Nelson Film and Photography

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