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									                             World renowned                                                                                      The Sunriver Fire Dept.
                             wildlife and nature                                                                                   compares Sunriver to
                             photographer Bill                                                                                     South Lake Tahoe and
                             Curtsinger will be the                                                                               examines the potential
                             speaker at the Gray                                                                                    for a similar wildfire
                             Tie gala in October.                                                                                      in our community.
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                                              S U N R I V E R
                                              S C E N E
                                                                                                                                                                August • 2007

Fire danger prompts                                                                                                                      Sunriver prepares
fire restrictions                                                                                                                        for JELD-WEN
throughout the state                                                                                                                     Tradition golf
  Extreme fire danger in Central Oregon
has prompted fire officials to restrict
certain activities on public lands of the                                                                                                  Sunriver has hosted several high profile
Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests,                                                                                                   golf tournaments over the years but they
Prineville District Bureau of Land Man-                                                                                                  pale in comparison to the JELD-WEN
agement (BLM), and Crooked River                                                                                                         Tradition, coming August 13-19 to the
National Grassland.                                                                                                                      Crosswater Golf Club. The Tradition is
  Effective July 19, open fires were per-                                                                                                one five major events on the Champions
mitted only in certain designated camp-                                                                                                  Tour featuring some of the best known
grounds on the Ochoco and Deschutes
National Forests. These are improved
                                                      Roundabout landscape taking shape                                                  professional golfers over the age of 50 – a
                                                                                                                                         so-called seniors event.
areas posted for public use. No campfires         While the paving is complete at Sunriver’s new entry roundabout at South                 Age not withstanding, there is big
will be allowed on Prineville BLM lands.        Century Drive and Abbot Drive, the hard work of creating an attractive land-             money at stake. The winner of the
Portable cooking stoves using liquefied         scape from the pavement level up continues into early August. For those involved         JELD-WEN Tradition earns 720 points,
or bottled fuel may be used in all areas        in the planning and construction, the first week of August has been the target           which will be a huge boost toward the
on Prineville BLM and Deschutes and             date for completion, with an absolute drop dead date of August 12, the day               $1 million winner’s purse awarded at the
Ochoco National Forest lands. Users             before the JELD-WEN Tradition kicks off with the Pro/Am tournament.                      conclusion of this year’s Charles Schwab
are asked to clear an area 10 feet in di-         The landscape plan was approved by SROA and Sunriver Resort in late May,               Cup events. The top 10 finishers will
ameter for stove use. These restrictions        but the specifications of the sign, which includes updated versions of the original      divvy up $2.1 million. The JELD-WEN
currently do not apply to wildernesses          sunburst logo and Sunriver logotype, were still being “tweaked” by SignTech              Tradition is the 21st of 29 events, so the
administered by the Deschutes National          of Everett, Wash., in the third week of July. Happily, fabrication of the sign is        competition is heating up.
Forest. They do apply to wildernesses           not nearly as complicated as say, carving Mt. Rushmore or casting a life-size              Among the 78 professional golfers
administered by the Ochoco National             bronze horse. But the 12-foot tall monolith will certainly have presence and             who have committed to participate in
Forest.                                         anyone coming to Sunriver for the first time will know they’ve arrived when              this year’s Tradition at Crosswater are
  “We cannot emphasize enough to                they enter the circle from Highway 97.                                                   Hale Irwin, Peter Jacobsen, Craig Stadler,
the recreating public to take extreme             If you don’t have the opportunity to be in Sunriver in August, look for a photo        Loren Roberts and defending champion
                                                of the completed roundabout in the September issue of the Scene.                         Eduardo Romero. Nick Faldo, Seve
                    Turn to Fire, page 2                                                                                                                    Turn to Jeld-Wen, page 2

Tour of duty in Iraq up close and personal for Sunriver’s Dr. Daniel Skotte
by Jonathan Kahnoski                                                                                                                     Assad is a 200-acre oasis called Abraham’s
   In all the debate raging over the war in                                                                                              Well. Local tradition says that the grand
                                                                                                          Dr. Daniel Skotte
Iraq, we rarely hear from anyone who has                                                                  and a wounded Iraqi            patriarch of the Jewish faith, Abraham,
been there – what is it like for our people                                                               policeman he treated           stopped there during his journey from
over there, military and civilian? What do                                                                during his recent 45-          Ur to Israel.
they eat? Where do they sleep? What is                                                                    day tour of duty in Iraq.         Deploying from Sunriver to Iraq hap-
a day like?                                                                                               Skotte is a colonel and        pens in stages. Skotte joined his unit at
   Sunriver’s Dr. Daniel Skotte recently                                                                  Air Force flight surgeon       Gowen Field, southeast of Boise, Idaho
returned from a 45-day tour in Iraq.                                                                      with the Idaho Air             From there, they flew by chartered com-
Colonel Skotte is an Air Force flight sur-                                                                National Guard.                mercial airliner to Shannon, Ireland, and
geon and commander of the 190 Wing’s                                                                                                     then on to a staging base in Kuwait where
Medical Group, Idaho Air National                                                                           Currently, Al Assad is       they were issued “in-theater” equipment
Guard. When the Wing’s 190th Fighter                                                                     used by the Marine Corps        (like chemical warfare protective suits),
Squadron (flying Air Force A-10 ground                                                                   as an operations base for       before flying out on a C-17 to Al Assad.
attack aircraft) was ordered to Al Assad      the Yugoslavs in the late 1980s, it was                    their F/A-18s and Har-             In the medical clinic, Skotte worked
air base, Iraq, the Medical Group went        the showplace facility for the Iraqi Air    riers. The base, which covers about 25         with three U.S. Navy Lieutenants (O-3s,
along to provide support.                     Force under Saddam Hussein. Most of         square miles, is home to 9,000 Marines         equal to an Army or Air Force captain)
   Al Assad is in Anbar province, about       the buildings and maintenance facilities    and 500 Air Force personnel. It also has       who also were flight surgeons. A typical
75 miles west of Baghdad and about six        survived the war. Ironically, the 190th     about 500 Army medical troops operating        duty day consisted of: morning sick call
kilometers from the Euphrates River.          Fighter Squadron bombed the base’s          a Combat Area Support Hospital.                (akin to walk-in office hours) from 8
Designed by the Soviets and built by          runways at the outbreak of the war.            One historical note of interest: near Al                           Turn to Iraq, page 3

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SUNRIVER OWNERS ASSN.                                                                                                                                              U.S. POSTAGE
VOLUME XXXIII • NUMBER 8                                                                                                                                                PAID
P.O. BOX 3278                                                                                                                                                        BEND, OR
SUNRIVER, OR 97707                                                                                                                                                PERMIT NO. 213
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Ballesteros and Mark O’Meara
are the rookies at this year’s
Tradition. Jack Nicklaus won
the tournament four times in
the 1990s.
  “We’re thrilled to play the
JELD-WEN Tradition at Cross-
water Golf Club this year,” said
Mike Lee, tournament director.
“Golf fans can look forward to
watching the pros up close as
they take on this challenging
course. Plus, Central Oregon
provides a perfect backdrop
for the entire family to enjoy a
week-long vacation.”
  Galleries of thousands of
spectators are anticipated for
the four days of competition,
though practice rounds and pre-
tournament activities beginning
August 12 will attract crowds for
an entire week. Admission tick-      Returning champion Eduardo Romero hopes to win at
ets range from $20 for a day pass    Crosswater during the JELD-WEN Tradition tournament.
to $75 for a tournament badge.       and Friday, Aug. 17 – will be         At Caldera Springs across the
Package deals that include access
                                     covered by the Golf Channel.          street from Crosswater, the de-
to a private hospitality suite are
                                     NBC will carry live coverage of       veloper has a cabin unit available
also available. Tickets can be
                                     the final two rounds, August 18       for tours and approximately 60
purchased at many Umpqua
Bank branches, and via the           and August 19, including aerial       home sites for sale.
Tradition’s Web site (www.jeld-      photography by a blimp. Sun-             Core amenities of the new re-                    river has never had this much         sort including an owners’ lodge,
  Another way to witness the         television exposure for any pre-      pool and recreation complex,
Tradition in person is to vol-       vious golf tournament, let alone      and a new 9-hole golf course
unteer. Contact Josie Whisnant       live national coverage on a major     (plus three pratice holes), are
at or         broadcast network.                    essentially complete.
(541) 280-1874 for more in-             Several major construction            The Tradition has generated
formation. For an $80 donation       projects in the Sunriver area
                                                                           nearly $1.5 million in donations
and a four-day commitment,           are rushing to be complete by
                                                                           the past four years, benefiting
volunteers receive uniforms,         the time the cameras roll at the
                                                                           more than a dozen organiza-
meals and golf discounts which       beginning of the tournament. At
                                                                           tions such as the Boys & Girls
tournament officials value at        the entrance to Sunriver, a con-
more than $450.                      tractor is installing landscaping     Club of Central Oregon and Big
  The first two rounds of the        complete with a waterfall in the      Brothers/Big Sisters of Central
Tradition – Thursday, Aug. 16        middle of the new roundabout.         Oregon.

                                                                                                                egon Department of Forestry in         some areas. However, the burning
             Fire                                                                                               Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson         restrictions on public lands near
continued from page 1                                                                                           counties have restrictions as          Sunriver and in the high lakes
care when visiting public lands                                                                                 well. There are Regulated Use          area were expected to be enacted
this time of year,” said Craig                                                                                  Restrictions currently in place.       with the return of normal dry, hot
Letz, Deputy Interagency Fire                                                                                   All open burning is prohibited.        summer weather patterns.
Management Officer for Cen-                                                                                     This includes debris burning,
tral Oregon Fire Management                                                                                     campfires, charcoal fires, cook-
Services. This includes being                                                                                   ing fires and warming fires, ex-
aware of where to park your                                                                                     cept at designated locations. For
                                                                                                                more information on current
vehicle. Avoid parking where
                                                                                                                private land restrictions, please
dry vegetation may easily be
                                                                                                                call (541) 447-5658.
ignited, and carry tools in case
                                                                                                                   “Your cooperation during this
a fire does start.
                                                                                                                period of extreme fire danger is
   Vehicle use will be limited to    of vegetation and carry an axe,       roads, except within the Rosland     necessary,” said Letz
developed roads that are con-        shovel and one gallon of water.       and Millican/ODOT OHV Pit               Fire restrictions remain in
structed for automotive use and        Smoking is restricted to an         Play and Trail Areas, which will     place for portions of the Lower
are free and clear of flammable      enclosed vehicle or building,         remain open to Class I and III       Crooked River, Deschutes River,
debris and vegetation. Ochoco        in boats on lakes, designated         ATVs. For site maps and direc-       White River, Lake Billy Chi-
and Deschutes National Forest        campgrounds, or while stopped         tions, please visit Central Or-      nook, and John Day River. Visi-
visitors are restricted to 2- and    in an area at least three feet in     egon Combined Off-Highway            tors are encouraged to call the
4-digit roads and other roads        diameter that is clear of all flam-   Vehicle Operations Web site at:      24-hour fire precautions phone
that are paved, gravel or cinder     mable material.                   number at (800) 523-4737,
and free of vegetation, with a few     Motors on watercraft and the        recreation/cohvops/developed.        and visit local wildland agency
minor exceptions. There is a risk    use of generators in designated       shtml.                               Web sites before visiting their
of hot catalytic converters com-     campgrounds are permitted.               Welding and operating an          favorite area.
ing into contact with the dry        Operating any motorized ve-           acetylene or other torch or             Editor’s note: As the Scene
grass and brush in the middle of     hicle on trails is prohibited on      open flame is also prohibited.       was going to press, the Deschutes
roads and starting fires. Drivers    Deschutes and Ochoco National         In addition, using an explosive      National Forest delayed imple-
of vehicles traveling in BLM         Forest lands. On BLM areas, it is     or operating a chainsaw is pro-      mentation of the public use fire
areas will be required to stay on    prohibited to operate any type of     hibited.                             restrictions due to a rainstorm that
developed roads that are free        motorized vehicle off developed          Lands protected by the Or-        dropped up to .75 inches of rain in
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             Iraq                                                                                                                                          SUNRIVER
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a.m. to 1 p.m.; three visits to
the squadron during the day and                                                                                                                                  AUGUST 2007
                                                                                                                                                              Volume XXXIII, No. 8
evening; evening sick call from 6
to 8:30 p.m.; and whatever op-                                                                                                                                   P.O. Box 3278
portunities to fly later that night.                                                                                                                           Sunriver, OR 97707
Skotte flew 21 combat missions                                                                                                                               Phone: (541) 593-6068
aboard Marine Corps C-130s                                                                                                                                    fax: (541) 593-7517
that refueled combat aircraft al-                                                                                                                          E-mail:
lowing them to stay on station                                                                                                                                The SUNRIVER SCENE is the
for longer time periods.                                                                                                                                  official publication of the Sunriver
   Skotte and his Navy colleagues                                                                                                                         Owners Association, a non-profit
treated a wide variety of medical                                                                                                                         Oregon corporation dedicated to
conditions including sports inju-                                                                                                                          providing for the maintenance,
                                                                                                                                                           protection and enhancement of
ries, upper respiratory problems
                                                                                                                                                           property values, and the quality
(from the dust and sand), and                                                                                                                                       of life in Sunriver.
industrial accidents (cuts and
bruises) typical when working                                                                                                                             The SCENE is mailed monthly to
around heavy equipment. Skotte                                                                                                                            more than 4,000 owners and is
                                       Sandstorms are a regular occurance in Iraq.
                                                                                                                                                          available free at selected locations
said they treated very few heat-                                                                                                                          in Sunriver and Bend. Call for
related injuries, indicating ev-       can call home via satellite tele-    They speak English because it is       and then, depending upon the
                                                                                                                                                          subscription information.
eryone was well acclimated and         phones. They receive packages of     their nation’s official language,      interrogations, released or sent
careful about consuming enough         goodies from the United States,      but revert to their native Ganda,      to higher headquarters. Each           OWNER:
water. They assisted the Army          both from family and friends         Luganda or Swahili amongst             interrogation session is filmed,       Sunriver Owners Association
with one mass-casualty opera-          and from total strangers. The        themselves. Whenever he asked          without sound, and the detain-         PUBlIShER:
tion when helicopters delivered        care packages usually contain        them what they thought of their        ees are photographed before and        Scott hartung, President
                                       cookies, gum and snacks; baby        presence in Iraq, Skotte said they     after each session to show the de-     Sunriver Owners Association
12 wounded. They were able                                                                                                                      
to save nine, but lost three: one      wipes (used extensively when         would smile and reply, “This is        tainees have not been abused.
American and two Iraqis.               getting a shower is difficult);      life.”                                    If released, a detainee is given
                                                                                                                                                          Brooke Snavely
   Certain personnel – such            and greeting cards from school          One does not talk about Iraq        $6, US, for each day they spent
as pilots who flew on station          children. One patient of Skotte’s    without mentioning the heat and        in detention. Approximately            PROdUCTION MANAGER:
for hours in cramped cockpits          practice in Sunriver sent a box of   the sand. During May and June,         10 percent of the detainees get        Marti Croal
– took advantage of Skotte being       50 expensive cigars for him to       the temperatures ranged from           themselves arrested just for the

a licensed doctor of osteopathy.       enjoy and share.                     100 to 118 degrees. Humidity           food and money.                        AdVERTISING MANAGER:
As a DO, his training in ma-             All military personnel were        was very low. In six weeks, Skotte        Under the prior regime, the         Susan lawson
nipulative therapy enabled him                                                                  witnessed          main hospital at Al Assad was a
to relieve pilots’ sore neck and                                                                f i ve m a j o r   place of healing above ground,         PRINTER:
shoulder muscles.                                                                               sandstorms         and a place of suffering below         The Bulletin, Bend, OR

   Living quarters were “cans”                                                                  – winds of 50      ground. The hospital’s basement
                                                                                                                                                          Publication of advertising copy or
– seven-foot by 12-foot prefab-                                                                 to 70 miles        was designed and equipped as a         individuals’ opinions in the
ricated aluminum boxes housing                                                                  per hour, tem-     torture chamber. The Americans         SUNRIVER SCENE does not
two people. (Colonels and above                                                                 perature of        have remodeled the basement,           constitute endorsement by the
were not required to share a can.)                                                              115 degrees,       removed all implements of tor-         newspaper, the Sunriver Own-

Each can has two beds and two                                                                   almost zero        ture, cleaned out the cells and        ers Association or any of its

lockers, electrical power and air                                                               visibility, and    repainted everything. When a           members. Each advertiser bears
                                                                                                hail falling.                                             responsibility for claims made
conditioning adequate to lower                                                                                     service member dies in Iraq,
                                       Living quarters were prefab aluminum ‘cans.’             As the storm       the journey home now begins            on their behalf.
the temperature inside maybe 20
degrees from the outside.                                                                       approached,        with a memorial service in that
   Forty-eight cans arranged           required to carry a sidearm or he could see the wall of blowing             basement.                             senior non-commissioned of-
in six rows of eight make up a         rifle and two loaded magazines sand just like in the movies. The               Skotte said his most moving        ficer is assigned to accompany
“block” surrounded by high con-        at all times. In addition, they had sand is very fine and gets blown        experiences in Iraq were the two      the remains for each leg of the
crete walls, and 10 blocks make        to be able to reach and put on into every nook and cranny.                  “Angel Flights” he participated       trip. That fallen soldier, sailor,
up a “city,” each named after          their chemical warfare protective When Marine Corps C-130s                  in. An Angel is a fallen service      Marine or airman never travels
a famous battle from Marine            suits within five minutes of the are returned to the United States          person; an Angel Flight is the        alone.
Corps history. In addition to the      first warning.                       after four months in Iraq, they        flight that brings the remains           At Kuwait City, the remains
480 cans, a city has eight “cadil-        Whenever someone ap- are power washed from nose to                       out of Iraq to Kuwait and then        are transferred to an aircraft
lacs” – two cans combined as a         proached a facility where others tail. It is not unusual to wash out        on home to the United States.         for the next leg of the journey.
kind of public washroom. One           gather (gymnasium, dining fa- 1,000 to 2,400 pounds of sand                 Unlike during prior wars, an          Again, two ranks are formed
can contains toilets and urinals       cility, chapel, theater, etc.), they from one aircraft.                     Angel Flight is dedicated to          and each casket is unloaded and
and the other contains sinks           pass through a checkpoint where         Al Assad also has a detention       one purpose and one purpose           passes between two ranks stand-
and showers. Showers lasted            they are required to unload their center for holding suspected              only – carrying the remains of        ing at attention and saluting.
three minutes (honor system)           weapons (remove and pocket the insurgents. The center’s detainee            the fallen. No service member’s       These loading and unloading
and used non-potable water             magazines and clear any rounds population averages 70 to 120                remains come home stacked             ceremonies are repeated every
piped from the Euphrates River.        from the chambers) before enter- at any given time. Upon arrival            with other cargo. The flight may      time the remains are loaded
Everyone uses bottled water for        ing. Note: everyone is still armed each detainee is fingerprinted,          carry several caskets, or just one.   and unloaded until they reach
drinking.                              and still has ammunition; this the irises of his eyes are scanned,          But it carries nothing else.          home.
   Meals are served four times a       strictly was to prevent a weapon and his face is photographed                  Every Angel Flight is a sol-
                                       discharging by accident. When from five different views. Intel-
                                                                                                                                                            Skotte is now home, and back
day, and the dining facility seats                                                                                 emn experience. An American           to being Dr. Skotte and treating
about 200. Typically, people           he attended a Toby Keith con- ligence experts know within 30                flag is hung at the forward end
                                       cert (held in the soccer stadium minutes if this detainee has been                                                patients. Looking back on his
mingled freely with officers,                                                                                      of the aircraft’s cargo bay. At       experience in Iraq, he said he
non-commissioned officers and          where Saddam’s son, Udai, had captured before, where and what               a minimum, the flight crew
                                       the entire Iraqi national soccer name he used. During initial                                                     hated the sandstorms, learned
enlisted personnel from all the                                                                                    of five personnel, but more           a great deal from working with
branches of service. Skotte said       team hung for failing to qualify processing, the detainee is given          often with members from the
                                       for the Olympics), Skotte noted an orange jumpsuit, a copy of                                                     the Army medical personnel
his experience talking to all sorts                                                                                deceased’s unit (for one flight,      during the mass casualty opera-
of military personnel was that         this was the first concert in his The Koran, a mat and a prayer
                                                                                                                   Skotte said 200 came to see           tion and took great satisfaction
morale was high and everyone           experience where everyone was rug, and three bottles of water.
                                                                                                                   their fallen comrade off), form       using his training and experi-
felt they were accomplishing the       armed but no one had been They are fed specially “blessed”
                                                                                                                   two ranks at the loading ramp of      ence to take care of American
missions they were sent to do.         drinking or using.                   MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat)
                                                                                                                   the aircraft. As each flag-draped     service members and personnel
   All personnel have regular ac-         The checkpoints around the three times a day.
                                                                                                                   casket passes slowly between the      from the armed forces of Iraq
cess to the Internet for sending       inside of the base were manned          Detainees typically are held
                                       by 400 soldiers from Uganda. and interrogated over two weeks                two ranks and into the aircraft,      and our allies there.
and receiving e-mail. They also                                                                                    everyone salutes. An officer or
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                     newsy notables
    4Wednesdays-Saturdays in August. Don't miss live music in
                                                                                                                  Current Sunriver weather conditions:

                                                                                              upgrades and conceptual plans of

                                                                                                                                                    S U N R I V E R
     the courtyard at Village Bar & Grill from 7-10 p.m.                                      the Sunriver Stables, Marina and                      SCENE
    4August . Help fight the battle against noxious weeds in                                 Welcome Center. All are welcome to                   Phone: 593-6068 Fax: 593-7517
     Sunriver during the annual War on Weeds pulling event. Meet                              attend.
                                                                                                                                                      Scene deadlines
       at the Sunriver Nature Center at 8 a.m. for your weeding                             4September 1. Put on your aloha                            12th of month for all
                                                                                                                                                       stories & advertising
       assignment, then enjoy a free barbecue lunch at Mary McCal-                            wear and join the Sunriver Resort for
       lum Park. Bring your own gloves and digging tools. For more                            a family luau on the patio at the Mer-
       information, call 593-1522.                                                            chant Trader from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be music
    4August . Sunriver Resort will host a youth triathlon for ages                           by Bill Keale and a performance by the Hokulea Dancers
     7-15. Race day registration is 7:30-8 a.m. at the Homestead.                             as well as activities for children, grill and drink specials
     Awards will be given in four different age groups. All par-                              and more. Call 593-4609 for pricing.
     ticipants receive a T-shirt. Bring your own bike and helmet.                           4September 15. The Friends of the Sunriver Library hosts its
     $35 registration fee by August 3 or $40 on race day. Info:                               annual book sale on September 15, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in
     593-4609 or visit to register.                                   building 9 at the Village at Sunriver. Donations of books
    4August 10. A neighborhood meeting will be held at the Heri-                              may be dropped off at the library during regular hours.
       tage Room in the Great Hall at 10 a.m. to discuss the proposed                         Free admission. Info: 593-6408.

                                     Shrubs that thrive in Sunriver’s microclimates
                          sunriver gardener
by Mary Woolley                                                                                                                                  The honeysuckles (twinberry
   Believe it or not, many variet-                                                                                                               and purple) require regular
ies of shrubs thrive in the Sun-                                                                                                                 irrigation as they are riparian
river area. Your specific planting                                                                                                               plants. The two native varieties
environments determine which                                                                                                                     of salvia shrubs are relatively fast
plants are suitable. Most yards                                                                                                                  growing in a hot dry location.
have several distinct microcli-                                                                                                                     Please note that newly plant-
mates. Areas protected from                                                                                                                      ed shrubs will require additional
deer, rabbits, rodents, or where                                                                                                                 water until they have adequate
you apply the various repellants,                                                                                                                roots out into the soil which
provide the greatest possible                                                                                                                    usually takes about two years
plant diversity opportunities.                                                                                              Mary Woolley Photo
                                                                                                                                                 in Sunriver.
The other environmental fac-                                                                                  Plant native snowberry in a
                                                                                                              partly sunny location.                Mary Woolley owns and oper-
tors such as sun, light, wind,
                                                                                                                                                 ates Pine Cone Landscape Design.
soil, temperature, moisture,                                                                                  Gem”).                             (541) 408-7474.
elevation changes (slopes in-                                                                                    Shrubby penstemon (penste-
cluding berms and swales), and                                                         Mary Woolley Photo     mon fruticosus) is semi ever-
maintenance all contribute to        Although common in Sunriver, potentilla provides bright summer           green and unlike its herbaceous
each shrub’s ability to thrive.      color and combines well with natural landscape elements.
   The plants recommended                                                                                     cousins, has a woody structure.
here are critter resistant unless                                                                             Provide a sunny area with grav-
                                     folium) provides spring flowers,    return producing plants from         elly soil and excellent drainage
noted, or survive browsing well,     berries for the birds, and is a     underground stems.
and are available locally. Few                                                                                for summer purple flowers.
                                     broadleaf evergreen. Creeping          Currants (ribes spp.), another
plants, however, will survive                                                                                    Viburnum species number
                                     Oregon grape (mahonia repens)       deer browse plant, generally
without adequate moisture for                                                                                 in the hundreds. I haven’t tried
                                     reaches only about two feet in      thrive after about three years
their specific needs, occasional     height with evergreen leaves that   of looking rather shorn. Alpine      them all, but nannyberry (v.
maintenance, and appropriate         turn purplish in the winter.        and golden currants, the easiest     lentago) and wayfaringtree (v.
planting location.                      Ninebark (physocarpus malva-     ones to find in nurseries, survive   lantana) do well in part sun
   Easy to grow shrubs include       ceus) is a deer browse plant but    better than the red currants.        areas with irrigation.
the following:                       recovers well. The many very           Willows are natural deer             Red twig dogwood (cornus
   Fringed sage (artemisia frigi-    beautiful and hardy non-native      browse plants, but once estab-       sericea) provides great winter
da), a small gray leafed shrub, is   species do not appear to survive    lished respond well to the deer      interest with its red stems but
great for hot dry areas.             deer as well.                       “pruning.”                           will be heavily browsed by deer.
   Siberian pea shrub (caragana         Mugho pine (pinus mugo)             Native and hybridized spireas     Rock daphne (daphne cneo-
arborescens) provides screening      may grow much larger than the       provide a variety of foliage and     rum) provides bright fragrant
and produces attractive summer       plant tag suggests.                 flower color.                        pink spring flowers on a low
yellow flowers.                         Potentilla (potentilla spp.)        Snowberry (symphoricarpos         growing semi-evergreen plant.
   Green and gray rabbitbrush        produce summer yellow flowers       albus) grows well even in part       Filtered afternoon sun is best.
both grow native locally. Green      in sunny locations. The hardiest    shade and actually looks better         For those who would like
rabbitbrush (chrysothamnus           species is p. gold finger.          with deer browse.                    to try something different and
viscidiflorus) is more compact          Woods and Nootka roses              My favorite dwarf spruces         beautiful, consider the native
and has an attractive greener leaf   (rosa woodsii and r. nutkana) are   include dwarf Norway spruce          shrubby varieties of honey-
than the gray rabbitbrush.           browsed heavily the first year or   (picea abies “pumila”) and “bird’s   suckle, elderberry and salvia.
   Oregon grape (mahonia aqui-       two but are so tough that they      nest” spruce (picea abies “Little
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                         Presentation by famous photographer planned for Gray Tie event
                          sunriver nature center & observatory                                                                                   A Nonprofit Educational Organization

  Bill Curtsinger, an award-
winning photographer whose
                                    realm without guidance and
                                    help of someone who had been                                                                                   Join observatory
work has appeared in Time,
Smithsonian, Audubon, News-
                                    there before me. That is what
                                    extreme nature is all about;                                                                                   staff at the
week, Outside, Paris Match and
33 times in National Geographic,
                                    taking readers to the edge of
                                    our worlds with photographs of                                                                                 Mt. Bachelor
will present a program benefit-
ing Sunriver Nature Center &
                                    underwater creatures that might
                                    be new to them in an artful and
                                                                                                                                                   Star Party
Observatory, October 12, at the     unique way.”                                                                                                  by Bob Grossfeld,
Great Hall.                           “We’re delighted to have a                                                                                  Observatory Manager
  Curtsinger specializes in un-     speaker of the caliber of Bill                                                                                  Wow, summer has been fly-
derwater, natural history and       Curtsinger to highlight our                                                                                   ing by with lots of programs
marine archeology photogra-         third annual special fund raising    speaker, John Gray,                                                      keeping us all busy. We send
phy, and his work has been the      program,” said Kathy Pazera,         the original developer                                                   a big “Thank you” to all of
centerpiece of six acclaimed        executive director of SNCO.          of Sunriver.”                                                            the people who attended as-
books, including Wake of the        “In keeping with the tradition          Final details on                                                      tronomy week and took part
Whale which “helped launch an       established with our first event,    menu selection, ticket                                                   in the great programs.
international interest in whales,   the evening will offer a delicious   price and raffle/auc-                                                      This year’s Mt. Bachelor Star
seals and dolphins and their        dinner as well as a spectacular      tion items will be                                                       Party will take place August 9-
plight,” according to David         presentation.”                       announced in next                  member of the elite Navy Photo        12. Our last Dinner under the
Bower of Friends of the Earth.        Pazera also explained the          month’s Scene. Curtsinger will     Unit, Atlantic Fleet Combat           Stars will be September 1, so
  In the introduction to his        thinking behind calling the          also be offering a photography     Camera Group based at the             be sure to get your reservation
most recent book, Extreme           festivities “Gray Tie Gala III.”     workshop, and exhibiting his                                             in early.
                                                                                                            Naval Air Station in Norfolk,
Nature, Images from the World’s       “Many major fundraisers call       work at Sunriver Resort’s Betty                                            We are continuing our fund-
                                                                         Gray Gallery during his stay       Virginia.
Edge, Curstinger explains, “there   for black tie/formal attire, and                                           He won several awards for his      raising for a new 90-millimeter
are pictures and there are pho-     that certainly doesn’t fit in with   here in October.                                                         Coronado Solar Telescope. The
                                                                            Prior to becoming a noted na-   coverage of carrier flight opera-
tographs. You take pictures,        our image. Instead we wanted                                                                                  Great Sun Jester fundraiser is
but you make photographs.”          to emphasize that dress should       ture photographer, Curtsinger      tions, and qualified to fly in F-4
                                                                                                                                                  doing well, with some nice do-
About his experience he writes,     be much more casual, plus we         won recognition for his mili-      Phantom and A-6 Intruder jets
                                                                                                                                                  nations already in hand. With
“I have entered the underworld      wanted to remember our first         tary camera exploits. He was a     to carry out his assignments.         sufficient additional donations,
                                                                                                                                                  we will try to order the scope
Good Terns                                                                                                  or transported. Now that’s
                                                                                                            conspicuous conservation!
                                                                                                                                                  by the end of the year. This
                                                                                                                                                  telescope will change the way
Conspicuous conservation, part two                                                                            You can get in on the whole         we observe the sun, adding
  Smart shoppers have discov-       to get in on the act. If you                                            thing. Just drop by the Second        much to our already fantastic
ered they can improve their         were to check out the brands                                            Tern on Spring River Road any         solar programs. The Coronado
fashionable wardrobes without       on the items they’re sporting,                                          Friday or Saturday between 10         scope will also dramatically
depleting their assets or the       you’d find Kenney’s shirt is by                                         a.m. and 3 p.m. And if you have       improve our school outreach
environment, as illustrated by      Facconable, shorts by Nautica,                                          any good used clothing, furni-        programs.
the photo accompanying this         sandals by Ecco, cap by Teva.                                           ture, sporting goods, games,            August is a great month
story.                              Cheryl’s blouse is by Ralph                                             or what have you, bring them          to view the night skies. The
  Kenney and Cheryl Griffiths       Lauren, shorts by Royal Rob-                                            by for donation. All proceeds         weather usually allows for us
are two of the newest volunteer     bins, shoes by Sloggers, hat                                            from sales benefit the Sunriver       to be outside without a jacket
workers at the Second Tern          by Stetson. We couldn’t find a       in January.                        Nature Center. Acceptable ap-         under clear skies. Jupiter will
Thrift Store. After watching        brand for the new winter coat          Since these clothes are all      pliances are washers, dryers,         remain the prize among plan-
top brand clothing names flow       sported by their pal Teddy, but      recycled, no new fabrics had       refrigerators, freezers, and TVs      ets, but there is much more
through the shop, they decided      he’s going to be glad to have it     to be made, dyed, assembled,       with a remote. They should            to see.
                                                                                                            be in good working order. A             August is when we look to
                                                                                                            $10 disposal fee for large ap-        the southern sky, right into the
                             Rucker’s Phenology                                                             pliances and $5 for televisions
                                                                                                            will be requested; if an item
                                                                                                                                                  heart of our Milky Way galaxy.
                                                                                                                                                  You don’t even need a telescope
     Sunrise: August 1, 5:54 a.m. PDT; August 30, 6:28 a.m PDT.                                             doesn’t sell, it’s very expensive     to see some rich views, as you
     Sunset: August 1, 8:29 p.m. PDT; August 30, 7:42 p.m. PDT.                                             to dispose of.                        can use your binoculars to
     New Moon: August 12, Full Moon, August 28.                                                               Info: 593-3367.                     enjoy the southern part of the
     Long-term averages: High-82.6, Low-42.1, Precipitation-0.75 inches, snowfall-0.                                                              Milky Way. You will find a
     August records: High –103 (1990), Low – 24 (1978/92).                                                                                        dense concentration of bright
     Average days sunny or partly sunny – 27, cloudy – 3.                                                     Special August                      nebulae and star clusters lying
     August temperatures are, on average, a fraction of a degree cooler than July, but Sunriver’s             activities at the Nature            just above the teapot pattern
  all-time record high temperature was recorded this month. Precipitation remains extremely                   Center                              of Sagittarius in the southern
  low. The average of .75 inches largely is influenced by those wet years when several big rains                Nature Center open daily,         sky. Among the chief splendors
  or thundershowers raise the average.                                                                        9 a.m. to 5 p.m.                    are the Lagoon Nebula, Trifid
     By early this month, the Beldings ground squirrels, so common in the meadow earlier,                       Observatory open Tues-            Nebula and the Messier objects:
  have mostly retreated underground to begin the long dormancy and hibernation that will last                 day- Sunday, 9-11 p.m.              M8, M20, M24 and an awe-
  until next March. A few squirrels may be seen around the golf course in the early part of the                                                   some globular cluster M22. If
  month.                                                                                                         • Mt Bachelor Star Party:
                                                                                                              August 8-12                         you come by the observatory,
     Most of the wildflowers in the Great Meadow will have gone to seed, although the wild iris,                                                  some of the telescopes will give
                                                                                                                 Information: www.mbsp.
  buttercups, and yarrow may still be in bloom. Along the road shoulders and dry edges of the                                                     you some great views of these
                                                                                                              org or call (541)598-4406
  meadow, the yellow blossoms of rabbit brush begin to emerge, the sure signal that summer is                    • Lecture Series: Parasites      objects and others.
  beginning to wane.                                                                                          of Oregon Spotted Frogs:              August is also the month for
     Baby tree frogs, spotted frogs, and Western toads change from tadpole to adult form in July              Friday, August 3, 7 p.m.            the “Old Faithful” of meteor
  and August. Garter snakes, Sunriver’s only native snake species, gorge on these juvenile frogs              Photos and live specimens           showers – the Perseids on the
  to pack away fat for the coming winter.                                                                     of frogs and the things that        12th and 13th. The show goes
     Adolescent kestrels, bluebirds and blackbirds work the Great Meadow, learning to forage                  live on them. Come see what         on throughout the night, but
  while food is abundant. In the forest at night, young great horned owls make “ayeep” cries for              makes Oregon Spotted Frogs          for the serious watcher, meteor
  food from parents who are anxious to have the youngsters learn to feed themselves.                          special. Free                       activity increases sharply in the
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                                                                       V i s i t w w w. s u n r i v e r e v e n t s . i n f o f o r C a l e n da r
                                                                                 of Major events within sunriver

                          meetings & gatherings
                                 Au g u s t
SROA Committees                      1    Wednesday      Prelude in the Park featuring Misty River --------- Fort Rock Park, 5 p.m. Free                             Weekly Gatherings
These committees meet monthly,                                                                                                                                         These groups meet every
same time at SROA admin bldg.                            Neighborhood Meeting - Cell Tower-------------- Admin. Bldg., 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     week, same time, same place:
 SROA Board                          3    Friday         War on Weeds pulling event ------------------------- SR Nature Center, 8 a.m., 593-1522
 August 4, 1 p.m.                    4    Saturday       Wings & Wheels Pancake Breakfast--------------- Sunriver Airport, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                          	 ondays
 Info: 593-2411                                          SROA Annual Meeting---------------------------------- Homestead/SR Resort, 10 a.m.                          Ladies Lunch and Bridge
 Communications                                          SROA Board Meeting ----------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 1 p.m., 593-2411                       The Meadows, 11:30 a.m.
 Meets as needed                     7    Tuesday        Magistrate --------------------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 8:15 a.m.                      Sign up at the Marketplace
 Info: 598-8377                                                                                                                                                      Boy Scout Troop #82
                                                         Citizen Patrol ----------------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 4 p.m.
 Covenants                                                                                                                                                           The old arcade at Sunriver
                                     9    Thursday       Sunriver Service District Board Meeting ---------- Admin. Bldg., 4 p.m.
 Meets as needed                                                                                                                                                     Village, 7 p.m. Info: 593-4532
 Info: 593-6021                                          Duplicate Bridge ------------------------------------------ Fire Station, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     Alcoholics Anonymous
                                     10   Friday         SR Stables/Marina Neighborhood Meeting ---- Heritage Rm/SR Resort, 10 a.m.                                  Pozzi Bldg, Sunriver Nature
 1st & 3rd Friday of the             11   Saturday       Sunriver Quilt Show --------------------------------------- Village at Sunriver, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.           Center, 7:30 p.m.
 month. 8 a.m. work session;                             Community Service Awareness Day -------------- Village at Sunriver, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 9 a.m. general meeting
                                                         Kids Fest ------------------------------------------------------ Village at Sunriver, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Info: 593-6645                                                                                                                                                      Spanish Table
                                     15   Wednesday      Quilters -------------------------------------------------------- Fire Station, 12 p.m., 408-4953
                                                                                                                                                                     Cafe Sintra, 9-10 a.m.
 Election                                                AARP Safe Driving ---------------------------------------- Fire Station, 4:30 p.m., 317-0610                Info: 593-5105
 Meets as needed
                                     16   Thursday       AARP Safe Driving ---------------------------------------- Fire Station, 4:30 p.m., 317-0610                Weight Watchers
 Info: 593-1756
                                     23   Thursday       Sunriver Chamber of Commerce ------------------ Fire Station, 8:15 a.m.                                     Holy Trinity Church, 6 p.m.,
                                     28   Tuesday        Mtn. Meadow Quilters ---------------------------------- Fire Station, 12 p.m., 408-4953                     (5:30 weigh-in)
 4th Monday, 9 a.m.
 Info: 593-2123                                                                                                                                                      Couples Bridge
 Finance                         sEPtEMBER                                                                                                                           Fire Station, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     Sign up at the Marketplace
 4th Friday, 9 a.m.              	   3	   Monday	        Labor	Day	-	SROA	Offices	Closed
                                                                                                                                                                     Info: 593-2745
 Info: 593-2411                                          Sunriver Flotilla --------------------------------------------- Launch at Harper Bridge, 9:30 a.m.
 Long-range Planning                 4    Tuesday        Magistrate --------------------------------------------------- Admin. Bldg., 8:15 a.m.                      Wednesdays
 1st Monday, 9:30 a.m.               10   Monday         Long-range Planning Committee ------------------ Admin. Bldg., 9:30 a.m.                                    Sunriver Rotary
 Info: 593-2040                                                                                                                                                      The Lodge, Hearth Room
 Nominating                                                                                                                                                          7:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     Info: 593-7381

                                      War on Weeds
 Meets as needed
 Info: 593-2171                                                                                                                                                      Sunriver Yoga Club
 Recreation                                                                                                                                                          Fire Station, 8:45 a.m.
 3rd Tuesday, 3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                 All levels welcome.
 Info: 593-2367                                                                                                                                                      Info: 593-9305
                                          Join us to help get rid of these invasive species
 Public Affairs                                                                                                                                                      Thursdays
                                                   The annual
 4th Thursday, 3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                Le Cercle Francais
 Info: 593-2052 or 593-2583                                                                                                                                          Café Sintra, 8:30 a.m.
 Public Safety
 2nd Tuesday, 4 p.m.                        SROA WAR ON WeedS                                                                                                        Info: 593-9305

 Info: 593-5962
                                                pulling event is                                                                                                     ChurChes
 Public Works

                                           Friday, August 3 at 8 a.m.
 3rd Thursday, 3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                 Catholic
 Info: 593-1497                                                                                                                                                       Holy Trinity
                                                                                                                                                                      Mass: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.;
 Sunriver~                                 Meet at the Sunriver Nature Center for pulling assignment                                                                  Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. & Sundays,
                                                 Weed pulling followed by a victory barbecue                                                                          8 a.m. Located on Cottonwood
 Too beautiful to litter.                            at 11:30 a.m. at Mary McCallum Park                                                                              Rd. across from the Marketplace.
 Help us keep it clean.                                                                                                                                               Father James Radloff 593-5990,
              ~Thank you                                                                                                                                              Community Bible
                                                                                                                                                                      Church at Sunriver
                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                                                      Bible Fellowship Hour, 11 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                      Vacation Bible School July 23-27,
                                                                                                                                                                      9 a.m.-noon, ages 4 through 6th
                                                                                                                                                                      grade. Awana Kids & Teens, Wed.
                                                                                                                                                                      6:15 p.m. Call for info on adults
                                                                                                                                                                      & home bible studies. At Beaver
                                                                                                                                                                      and Theater Drives. Pastor: Glen
                                          Bull Thistle                                Knapweed                                     Toadflax                           Schaumloeffel 593-8341 www.
  When you fire up
  that BBQ - make
                                      If Y Spot It, Pull It!!                                                                                                         Sunriver Christian
  sure it’s powered
    by propane...
                                          Let’s work together to stop the spread                                                                                      Sundays, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity
                                                                                                                                                                      Church, Cottonwood Road.

 Charcoal grills                           of noxious weeds in our community                                                                                          Episcopal & Lutheran traditions.
                                                                                                                                                                      Church School; infants through
 are not allowed                                                                                                                                                      6th grade, 10 a.m. Pastor: Nancy
                                                  For more information about noxious weeds,                                                                           Green 593-1183 www.sunriver
   in Sunriver!                            contact the SROA Environmental Department at 593-1522                                                            

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Sunriver Lodge art gallery exhibit features a dusk to dawn theme
by Billye Turner                      abstracted studies of horizons at                                         of the high desert. The artist       art and technique during the
  The Sunriver Lodge Betty            sunset. She then progresses to ex-                                        moved to Bend in 1998 find-          August 4 reception at which
Gray Art Gallery presents an ex-      pressionistic, darkened twilight                                          ing the scenery and light “un-       complimentary light hors
hibition of oil paintings by not-     skies profuse with star points of                                         equalled” and often works plein      d’oeuvres and wine will be
ed Northwest artist Ann Ruttan        light over wide expanses of the                                           air, feeling that working out-       served. The public is invited to
opening on August 1. Ruttan           Cascade Mountains, followed                                               doors is essential to observe “the   the reception and exhibition
will be present at a reception in     by magnitude amplification of                                             amount of color one sees and
                                                                                                                the sensations of the light.”        that continues through August
her honor on Saturday, Aug. 4         scale to visit scenes such as the
from 4-6 p.m. Kathleen Keliher,       Horsehead Nebula and other           Cosmic Winds by Ann Ruttan.            Keliher’s images reflect this      26 during lodge hours.
who simultaneously presents a         cosmic phenomena.                                                         broad palette ranging from the          The 2007 shows mark the
                                                                           Bank, Nordstrom and others.          vivid hues of red and yellow on      10th anniversary of exhibi-
feature of her pastels, will also        The artist continues to paint
                                                                           Her work appeared on several         fall foliage and canyon walls        tions curated by Billye Turner,
be present at the reception.          in the intensely hued and widely     occasions as the featured artist
  In an exhibition entitled           varied palette for which she                                              to the more subdued shades           art consultant, for the resort.
                                                                           of the Lake Oswego Festival of
“Dusk to Dawn – Central Or-           is noted while her traditional                                            of olive, sage and gold of area      Ruttan holds the distinction
                                                                           the Arts and also of the Oregon
egon,” Ruttan presents bold,          impressionistic style increasingly   Public Television “Art Beat”         scenery. The texture present in      as the first artist displayed by
new imagery in her colorful oil       yields to looser, more integrated    series.                              the images varies according to       Turner in the gallery and both
paintings. She explores the ter-      brushstrokes and abstracted             The Sunriver Lodge gallery        the selected paper and related       Ruttan’s and Keliher’s art ap-
rain and skies of Central Oregon      fields of color. Darker values       also presents a feature of pastel    technique and also reflects the      pear in frequent Sunriver Lodge
while experiencing the progres-       enter the palette to depict the      landscapes by local artist Kath-     influence of recent work in oil.     exhibitions.
sion of night from a continu-         night skies of her arresting and     leen Keliher during the period.      A member of the Northwest               The September schedule
ously expanding viewpoint.            engaging new imagery.                Keliher is the featured artist of    Pastel Society, her art appears in
  Ruttan’s paintings commence            Ruttan is widely collected in                                                                               will feature work by oil painter
                                                                           the Sunriver Music Festival for      numerous collections. Bend-La
with an intimate reference point      the Northwest and throughout                                                                                   Joyce Clark, another popular
                                                                           this 30th anniversary celebra-       Pine Hospice also saluted Keli-
of sagebrush and other flora at       the U.S. with works appearing                                                                                  exhibition participant. For ad-
                                                                           tion poster.                         her on two recent occasions as
dusk continuing to a broader          in collections including the City       Keliher also shows a fascina-     their poster artist.                 ditional information, call (541)
perspective of brilliantly colored,   of Salem, Wells Fargo and US         tion with light in her paintings                                          382-9398.
                                                                                                                  The artists will discuss their

Sunriver owner to describe global Plaque honoring McCallum returns to Sunriver Lodge
circulation of her children’s book Callum, the honoring Don Mc- which registrationon a wall next deserved,”Don, that was OK
                                    A plaque
                                               co-founder and first to the
                                                                           now hangs
                                                                                     desk. Inman, “But for
                                                                                                           Bowerman recalled.

   Deschutes Public Library           edition from a mainland pub-         president of Sunriver, was put       Sunriver’s oldest resident at age    – what mattered to him was the
welcomes author Alice                        lisher. New editions are      back on display in the Sunriver      94, said the plaque originally       outcome not the credit. Don
McLerran for a presen-                       currently in preparation      Lodge during a brief ceremony        hung on a wall leading into the      envisioned a new kind of com-
tation titled, “A Myth-                      with publishers in South      on July 10.                          Meadows Restaurant and was           munity, but he also recognized
ic Bird Takes Wing,”                         Africa and Tanzania, and         “We’re gathered here to re-       taken down during a remodel of       that he couldn’t do this by him-
highlighting the global                      translations soon will be     member Don and his role in           the lodge in the early 1990s.        self and he took the idea to others
journey of her children’s                    available in a number of      the creation of this resort and        The plaque reads: Donald V.        who had the needed experience
book, The Mountain that                      the languages of Africa.      community we know as Sun-            McCallum, 1913-1987, Co-             and resources, as always fitting
Loved a Bird. McLerran’s                        Her increasing focus on    river,” said Jay Bowerman of the     Founder and first President of       important pieces together in the
presentation takes place                     international publication     Sunriver Nature Center. “Things      Sunriver.                            puzzle.”
on August 15, 6:30 p.m. at the        is a natural outgrowth of the        have grown and changed physi-          Sunriver Resort served cham-          McCallum co-founded Sun-
Sunriver Area Public Library.         shape of her life. Her travels       cally since his vision started to    pagne to toast the occasion and      river Resort with John Gray, the
This program is free and open         outside the U.S. began dur-          take shape, but the legacy Don       presented flowers to Molly Mc-       developer of Salishan. Bowerman
to the public and is appropri-        ing her childhood as an Army         left to us is what matters now       Callum.                              credited McCallum with the idea
ate for adults and young adults       brat. As an adult, she initially     — that we maintain a sense of          “Don had that rare gift for        for Sunriver, which he apparently
interesting in writing.               taught anthropology; and did         community and commitment             recognizing and accomplishing        realized while on a fishing trip
   Since 1985, McLerran has           her research in South America.       to protecting what we were           important things in such quiet       to the Great Meadow in 1964.
found her vocation in writing         Her present career is totally        given.”                              ways that others around him          Development began in 1966
for children. Her stories include     portable, permitting her to ac-         Molly McCallum, Don’s             often were unaware that he           and Sunriver officially opened
The Mountain that Loved a             company her physicist husband        daughter, and Cece Inman, one        was involved – a strength and        in 1968.
Bird, Roxaboxen, The Ghost            as he works with colleagues          of McCallum’s closest friends,       a liability, for oftentimes, Don
Dance and Dragonfly, and have         abroad.                              together unveiled the plaque         didn’t receive the recognition he
been widely shared in transla-           You can learn more about
tion – not just in Europe, but        McLerran at www.AliceMcLer
in Asia and the Middle East.
The Mountain that Loved a Bird           Information: (541) 312-1032
appeared this year in a Chinese       or visit

Area road projects update                                                  section of the road won’t begin
                                                                           until August 10. The paving of
                                                                                                                through August, followed by
                                                                                                                striping in September. Motorists
                                                                                                                                                     dian barrier will be placed from
                                                                                                                                                     south of the Bend Parkway to
   South Century traffic circle:      zone out there right now,” said      the just under two-mile stretch      can expect a three-day closure       Baker Road and left hand turns
The circle is complete except         Brent Redenius, Federal High-        of roadway should take a week.       of South Century to Highway          on and off Highway 97 will be
for landscaping. A new Sunriver       way Administration project           In the meantime, a base rock         97 in mid-September. Traffic         removed to eliminate crossover
entrance sign is being created        engineer. “We’re behind but on       layer and fog coat of oil has been   will be diverted to Vandevert or     traffic accidents. All four lanes
and should be installed in early      schedule before the ski season       applied to inhibit dust.             Cottonwood roads to reach the        will be repaved between Lava
August.                               begins. I’m confident we’re go-         Highway 97/South Century          highway during the closure. If       Butte and Village Way and
   Road 45 to Mt. Bachelor:           ing to get it done, but there are    Interchange: This project con-       all goes well, the interchange       minor work will be done on the
This road remains closed until        those unknowns.” Completion          tinues to be ahead of schedule,      will be done (except for some        Baker Road interchange. Work
September 28. Work has slowed         is expected in October. For the      with a target completion date in     landscaping) nine to 10 months       is scheduled in the evening to
a bit due to large boulders that      latest information, visit www.       October for north and south-         earlier than originally planned.     reduce impact to motorists.
needed to be removed and the       bound lanes to be fully open.           Highway 97 from Lava Butte        Completion is expected by the
need for extra fill dirt. “We hit     river                                Paving of the southbound high-       to Village Way: A concrete me-       end of November.
a lot of rock where there wasn’t         Road 40 to Road 45: Due to        way lanes and eastern portion
supposed to be rock – it’s a war      contractor delays, paving of this    of South Century will continue

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New welcome center, stables and marina improvements proposed                                                                                                 Chamber
  Sunriver Resort is proposing            At a July 2 public meeting          for a new recreation welcome nicer facilities. Our objective
constructing a new recreation           held at Sunriver Lodge, Craig         center building proposed on a is maintaining and upgrading                    Sponsored
welcome center on the grounds           Peterson, Sunriver Resort direc-      portion of the existing parking resort facilities to give users
of the Sunriver Stables, as well        tor of engineering, presented         lot at the stables. Officials said improved experiences.”                       Events
as improving the stables them-          samples of materials that were        the concept was to                                  The resort is ex-
                                                                                                                                                           Thursday, Aug 2, 9 a.m.
selves and the marina complex           being considered for use in           bring the registra-       NEIGHBORHOOD            pected to submit              Location: Sunriver
on the Deschutes River. The             construction of a new horse           tion center closer             MEETING            an application to          Chamber office
conceptual plans detailing these        barn/boarding facility. Peterson      to River Road, thus August 10, 10 a.m. the SROA Design                          Coffee With ODOT
projects will be presented for          said the resort was consider-         reducing the dis-         Heritage Room at        Committee after            (free & open to the pub-
public review and comment               ing replacing the existing 30         tance visitors to the        the Great Hall.      conducting the Aug.        lic)
at a neighborhood meeting on            plus-year old wood barn with a        stables would have         All are welcome.       10 neighborhood               Construction updates on
Friday, Aug. 10 in the Heritage         modular steel framed building         to walk. Another                                  meeting. After an          area road projects.
Room in the Great Hall.                 designed by Castlebrook Barns         advantage would                                   application is sub-
                                        ( of         be restricting public access to mitted, the design committee                 Tuesday, Aug 14, 9 a.m.,
  Free music in                         Fontana, Calif.
                                          Peterson said the new barn
                                                                              the rest of the stable facilities.    will hold preliminary and final
                                                                                 Local horseman Jerry Brown reviews. Public comment is
                                                                                                                                                              Location: Outdoors at
                                                                                                                                                           The Village at Sunriver
  the Owl’s Nest                        would be approximately the
                                        same size as the existing barn,
                                                                              described unregulated access to welcome at those meetings.
                                                                              the barn and corrals as a series Interested persons can watch
                                                                                                                                                              Community Forum (free
                                                                                                                                                           & open to the public)
  Aug. 3 & 4: Ruckus                                                                                                                                          Update on the redevelop-
                                        but safer for horses and horse        of accidents waiting to hap- for the items to appear on the
  Aug. 10 & 11: Substitutes             owners. He said the new barn          pen. “The public goes in there design committee’s agendas by                 ment of The Village at Sun-
  Aug. 17 & 18: J.P. and                would feature a continuous            because nobody stops them, using the meeting agendas link                    river by John Goodman of
  The Soul Searchers                    metal roof to meet snow load          and they throw cigarette butts at the bottom of the SROA                     SilverStar
  Aug. 24 & 25: Reputations             requirements. It would feature        around and interact with horses Web site homepage at www.
  Aug. 31 & Sept. 1: Star               interlocking wood siding that         when they don’t know anything                             Tuesday, Aug 21, 5-7 p.m.
  Production                            can easily be replaced if dam-        about them.” Brown said he has                                                  Location: AmeriTitle,
                                                                                                                      The project will also be pro-        Building #7 in the Village
  Sept. 7 & 8 Substitutes               aged.                                 seen visitors put small children cessed through the Deschutes
  Sept. 14 & 15 J.P. and                  “I think it will be really nice     in stables with horses in order County Planning Department                      Chamber After Hours
                                        for the public that brings hors-      to pose pictures.                                                            (free & open to the pub-
  The Soul Searchers                                                                                                prior to final consideration by
                                        es,” said Jackie Russell, Sunriver       No details about specific the SROA Design Committee,                      lic)
  Sept. 21 & 22 J.P. and                                                                                                                                      Learn about title and
  The Souls Searchers                   Stables manager. Visitors can         improvements to the marina effectively giving the public at
                                                                                                                                                           escrow insurance from the
  Sept. 28 & 29 Reputations             board horses at the Sunriver          were presented or discussed at least three formal opportunities
                                                                                                                                                           industry leaders.
  Oct. 5 & 6 Ruckus                     Stables (593-6995) on daily,          the July 2 meeting, though of- to comment.
                                                                                                                                                              Refreshments will be
                                        weekly or monthly rates. Russell      ficials said plans would soon be
  Oct. 12 & 13 Substitutes                                                                                            Information: Craig Peterson,         served.
                                        said the boarding barn receives a     available.                                                                      Information: Sunriver
  Bands play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
                                                                                                                    Sunriver Resort director of
                                        great deal of use during summer          “Everything is being up-                                                  Chamber, 593-8149
  Admission is free. Minors are                                                                                     engineering at (541) 593-7855
                                        months.                               graded,” said Rob McGowan,
  welcome to dine with their families                                                                               or by e-mail to cpeterson@
  until 8:30 p.m. The Owl’s Nest is       One document at the July            Sunriver Resort recreation di-
  located inside the Sunriver Lodge.    2 meeting showed a footprint          rector. “They will all be much

                                                        “Laughter is life’s loveliest music.”
                                                                              – Anonymous
                                                                                                     sunriver women’s club
   July was a busy month. We            come Tea on Friday, September           If you don’t need any weeds         ible membership costs are $20 for   Laverne Torchio for the annual
hope all of you shared laughter as      7. We will gather at the beautiful    pulled but would like to help pull    an active membership or $30 for     Welcome Tea – watch for your
you enjoyed the July 4 Firemen’s        home of Laverne Torchio to enjoy      them contact the above e-mail to      an inactive membership. Informa-    personal invitation in the mail.
Picnic. Thanks to all of you who        a gorgeous September afternoon.       volunteer.                            tion: Judy Stedman, membership      We recommend you plan ahead
helped with this most worthwhile        This is our most popular event.                                             chair, or call      and plan to carpool as parking is
fundraiser.                             More of you attend this event         WOW (War On Weeds)                    593-0594.                           limited. For information contact
   The SRWC/Homeowner’s                 than any other throughout the           In Sunriver, the first Friday in                                        Mary Johnson, mdonjohnson@
Picnic was another rousing suc-         year. New and renewing mem-           August is officially WOW Day.       Hearty Soles Hike            or Harriet Yandt, maxn
cess. Smiles and laughter (We           bers will receive the red carpet      This year that is August 3. Vol-       Carolyn Waissman and Betty
do love to laugh, don’t we?) were       treatment!                            unteers are invited to pull noxious Vincent will co-lead the Paradise
definitely the order of the day as         We will have a “get involved”      weeds around Sunriver. Weed         Campground to Belknap Springs
we enjoyed our beautiful park,          table and we hope you will do just    pullers will meet at the Nature     hike on Thursday, Aug. 9. Since       Get involved and put on your
had a fabulous meal, chuckled           that as our year begins.              Center at 8 a.m. with gardening     this is a bit of a drive, we will     dancing shoes
at the white elephants (what is            Have a happy!                      gloves and digging tools. At noon,  carpool at Holy Trinity Church           Our annual winter dance fund-
that?) and shared a table with                               Co-Presidents,   weeders are treated to a barbecue   at 8 a.m. This is an approximately    raiser, The Snow Ball is scheduled
friends, old and new. Thanks to                           Margaret Angell     lunch. To get involved or for       4.5 mile round trip hike along the    for Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Great
all SRWC members, spouses and                               Anita Lohman      more information, call Nancy        McKenzie River trail. We park         Hall. Sign up sheets to help the art
friends who made the day go so          Going after noxious weeds             Henrichsen at 593-3924 or at        our cars at Paradise Campground       committee decorate gingerbread
smoothly. We want to give a big            Have you received a courtesy                 and walk toward Belknap Springs       centerpieces will be at the Wel-
“thank you” to Doris and Mike           letter from the Sunriver Owners                                           where we will eat lunch and then      come Tea. This is a fun way to get
Brannan for chairing the event.         Association indicating you have       Now is the time to make sure        return to the Paradise Camp-          involved. Decorating groups will
   Summer heats up (after our           noxious weeds on your Sunriver        your membership is current!         ground. Bring water, lunch, $3
                                                                                                                                                        be small and have an instructor.
torrid July, is that possible?) and     property? The SRWC Weeders               Most of you have already re- for carpool, camera, bug spray, bar
cools off this month. Guests from       are continuing to pull noxious        newed your membership for the of soap, etc. Call Betty Vincent,           Committees have been busily
all over the U.S. and the world         weeds on owner properties. Calls      2007-08 year, and we thank you 593-2873 or Carolyn Waissman,              working since last winter to fill
begin to make their way back            to (541) 593-7477 or e-mails          very much for your continued 593-3945 if you have any ques-               the raffle baskets and find donors
home. Another beautiful Sunriver        to sunnyval@sunrivertelecom.          support! We have also had almost tions.                                   for our silent auction items. There
experience was had by all.              com can get the job done. This        20 new members join us so far. A                                          are still jobs to be filled on the
   Our committees have been             SRWC program is a win-win for         special welcome to those ladies Welcome Tea                               day and night of the event, so if
busy while enjoying our fabulous        the community since all monies        – we know you have lots of fun         Get out your favorite hat and      you want to volunteer call Anita
summer. September begins a new          raised ultimately are distributed     times ahead. For those who still save the date of Friday, Sept. 7.        Lohman 593-2171 and she will
year of SRWC activities. You’ll         to local nonprofits helping nearby    need to renew (or anyone inter- The Sunriver Women’s Club will            find a spot for you.
soon hear more about our Wel-           families.                             ested in joining), your tax-deduct- gather at the beautiful home of
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   ‘Wheels & Wings’ event returns to Sunriver airport                                                           Exercise can benefit those
    The Sunriver Resort Airport will host the           return engagement. The Madras Skydivers also            with painful fibromyalgia
  16th annual “Wheels and Wings Pancake                 will parachute into the event.                          by Tom Watson,                            The study authors noted that
  Breakfast and Fly-In” on Saturday, Aug. 4. The          Several raffles will be held for airplane and         PT DPT DAAPM                           the improvements in the 6-min-
  event has been expanded and will run from 8           glider rides. Helicopter, glider and open cock-            Do you hurt all over? Do            ute walk distances were most
  a.m. to 4 p.m., and will include lunch.               pit biplane rides will be available, not only           you always feel tired? Do you          likely because the participants
    Antique and hot                                                                   during the fly-in,        constantly feel depressed or that      continued with exercise pro-
  rod cars have been                                                                  but through most          you can’t go on? You may have          grams. After all, most gains made
  invited, as well as                                                                 of the summer as          fibromyalgia.                          from cardiovascular fitness are lost
  some of the fin-                                                                    well.                        There is evidence that exercise     within four weeks if the activity is
  est examples of                                                                        The cost is $6         can improve both the mood and          stopped. In this study, 50% of the
  new, antique and                                                                    for breakfast, $6         physical function of sufferers         participants were still exercising
  experimental air-                                                                   for lunch, or $9          of fibromyalgia. However, few          more than 90 minutes a week at
  craft. Prizes will be                                                               for both. The             researchers have studied the con-      the 12-month follow-up.
  awarded for the best                                                                Sunriver Airport          tinued effects of physical activity       The relationship between ex-
  cars and planes.                                                                    is located on River       beyond the conclusion of the trial     ercise and mood was not as clear.
    Military participation will be featured in the      Road in Sunriver.                                       periods. Now, according to an          Although mood improvements
  form of helicopter demos and static displays, as        Proceeds from the event will benefit                  article published in Arthritis and     at both the six and 12-month
                                                                                                                Rheumatism, there are indications      follow-ups were similar, only the
  well as former military warbirds, some of which       REALMS, a public charter middle school
                                                                                                                that significant improvements can      six month follow-ups could be
  will perform fly-bys. Displays by several aircraft    and will help fund the school’s expeditionary
                                                                                                                be seen in patients for at least one   related to the duration of exercise.
  manufacturers also are planned.                       learning program.                                       year after a controlled exercise       The researchers say it is possible
    The famous “Flying Lawnmower,” a big hit              Information: Brian Lansburgh, (541) 593-              program has ended.                     that ongoing exercise might not
  from last year’s event, has been invited for a        4603.                                                      The study began with a ran-         be necessary to maintain the
                                                                                                                domized controlled trial of the        increase in positive moods. One
                                                                                                                effects of aerobic exercise dur-       reason might be that after partici-
SilverStar Destinations names vice president of development                                                     ing a 23-week period. Thirty-          pants became less depressed, they
                                                                                                                seven participants took part in        resumed other social activities
   SilverStar Destinations LLC,       design, construction and opera-      look forward to the opportunity      30-minute exercise classes held        that kept their moods elevated.
the developer of Sunriver’s pro-      tions processes there.               to complement the community          three times a week. Once the              Continued exercise not only
posed town center village, has           Before Pronghorn, Smuland         with new retail spaces, a variety    classes ended, researchers had no      improves physical strength, en-
hired Mark Smuland as Vice            was employed with Interwest          of new residential opportunities     contact with the subjects, except      durance and function, but may
President of Development.             Corporation at Keystone Resort       and attractions that will add        for follow-up testing conducted        also play a role in elevating de-
   “I’m excited to have Mark join     in Colorado, in a partnership        new life and excitement to the       six and 12 months later. Both          pression because endorphin levels
our team and bring his talents        with Vail Resorts. Intrawest is      area. The opportunity to come        six-minute walk tests and Beck         are increased with consistent
and experience to our project,”       the largest developer of high-end,   in and contribute and shape a        Depression Inventory scores were       exercise.
said John Goodman, managing           mixed-use resort villages, includ-   great project at an early stage,     significantly improved at the end         Watson is a diplomate of the
director of SilverStar. “Our goal     ing notable developments such        particularly in my own backyard,     of the 23-week class. More sur-        American Academy of Pain Man-
is to build a world-class resort      as Whistler in British Columbia      is very exciting.”                   prisingly, the improvements were       agement and has dealt with fibro-
village in Sunriver, and to do        and The Village at Mammoth              Smuland said most big-name        also seen at the six and 12-month      myalgia for more then 28 years.
that, we need the kind of world-      Mountain and The Village at          resorts in the West have already     follow-ups.                            (541) 598-7103.
class talent and experience Mark      Squaw Valley in California.          seen similar medium-density
brings.”                                 Smuland lives in Bend with his    mixed-use projects. “It’s unusual
   Smuland joined SilverStar on       wife, Karen, and their 10-year-      to find a resort community with
a full-time basis in June, after      old twins. A former architect,       such a strong history and brand
spending two years consulting         Smuland has dedicated his career     name where this type of project
for developers of mixed-use re-       to creating high-quality built       hasn’t already been introduced.
sort villages, including SilverStar   environments that are appro-         Sunriver is probably the ‘last
and developments at Durango           priate to their region and their     best place’ to do this and the new
Mountain Resort and Steamboat         individual sites.                    Village will make Sunriver an
Resort in Colorado, as well as           “The Village at Sunriver is       even more attractive and exciting
Kirkwood Mountain Resort in           going to be a great project,”        destination in the future.”
California. Prior to these con-       Smuland said. “I’ve been around         Those interested in receiving
sulting assignments, Smuland          mixed use villages for years, and    Village updates and participating
was the director of development       this project is going to be as       in market and retail surveys can
at Pronghorn Resort, and was          good as any of them. Sunriver        to e-mail their contact info to
instrumental in the entitlement,      has so much to offer and we

SUNRIVER SCENE • AUGUST 007                                                                                                                      Page 
The man behind the baton                                                  guest conductor of the Phoenix
                                                                          Symphony, and began teaching
                                                                                                                                                       during a trying rehearsal,” said
                                                                                                                                                       concertmaster Phillip Ruder. “A
by Sybil Gibson                        While at Mannes, Smith stud-       in California. In 1973, Smith                                                number of years ago, the strings
  Lawrence Leighton Smith,          ied with Leonard Shure whom           started his seven years as music                                             of the SRMF orchestra were
conductor and artistic director     he regards as the most important      director for the Oregon Sym-                                                 doing Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge,
of the Sunriver Music Festival,     musical influence on his life.        phony.                                                                       a rigorous and hyper piece of
was raised with music in Port-         “Shure was one of the greatest        When he was approached                                                    music. It became so combative
land. His mother was a pianist.     pianists of his time. He taught       about becoming the Artistic                                                  that Larry referred to it as the
During World War II, she was        me the way to play, the way to        Director and Conductor of the                                                musical version of a ‘Three
a single mom as his father was      think, and instilled in me fidel-     first Sunriver Music Festival, his                                           Stooges’ routine, complete with
in New Guinea. She found a          ity to the printed page, which        initial cautionary “no” was not
                                                                                                                                                       blows to the head, slaps to the
music school for young children     is playing as the composer in-        firm. As he puts it, Jim Reeves is
                                                                          “a very persuasive person.”                                                  face, etc. Somehow relating a
run by Frances North. Smith         tended,” Smith said.
                                                                             Smith was impressed by the                                                Beethoven masterpiece to Hol-
remembers playing rhythm               Smith was a freelance pianist
                                    and he followed his interest in       festival’s organizational efforts,                                           lywood slapstick was the perfect
instruments and receiving ear
training.                           new music. In 1961, he was            strong local support, and excel-     Considered one of America’s             way to humanize the difficult
  At age five, Smith started tak-   guest soloist with the Baltimore      lence of the musicians com-          leading conductors, maestro             and often tedious task of prepar-
ing piano lessons with North,       Symphony and the National             mitted to play. He considered        Lawrence L. Smith has served            ing the Grosse Fuge.”
                                    Orchestra of Mexico. The next         them to be the best group            at the artistic director and               Mary McGillen, violinist
“a fabulous grandmotherly
                                                                          assembled in Oregon. These           conductor of the Sunriver               and librarian with the Sunriver
teacher,” he recalls. But it took   year he made his debut in New
                                                                          factors, combined with Reeve’s       Music Festival for more than            festival described Smith as “one
more than osmosis to make           York. He served as assisting artist                                        18 seasons.
him a musician. His father said     for many soloists including Jen-      persuasive efforts, tipped the                                               of those conductors who really
Smith worked hard from the          nie Tourel, Renata Tibaldi and        scale and Smith signed on with                                               knows his score. He knows the
very first time he touched the      Pinchas Zukerman.                     the Sunriver Music Festival in       Japan, Italy, England, Korea,           background and all of the stories
ivory keys.                            He spent a number of sum-          1978. He remained the maestro        Russia and Israel. He thrives on        behind the music, which makes
  At 12 he became a student         mers at festivals in Aspen, Tan-      for five years then returned for     these experiences and quotes            it more enjoyable to play.
of Ariel Rubstein who was           glewood, Orkney Springs, Va.,         the 1994 season and happily has      Mark Twain, “if your vocation              “One of the unwritten jobs
“absolutely intimidating,” in       and Marlboro, Vt. At Tangle-          been here ever since.                is your vacation, you don’t have        of the librarian is check the
his insistence upon excellence,     wood, Smith became a musical             Between times with the fes-       to work for a living.”                  conductor out before he goes on
and his difficult to understand     assistant to Eric Leinsdorf. At       tival, Smith spent 11 years             Pianist, conductor of sym-           stage – check his handkerchief,
thick Russian accent. Rubstein      Marlboro he studied chamber           with the Louisville Orchestra,       phony and opera, music festival         tie and fly (to make sure it is
was from Kiev and had studied       music with Claude Frank and           which has a notable reputation       artistic director and teacher – all
                                                                          for performing the music of                                                  closed). One time in Louisville
alongside Vladimir Horowitz.        Rudolf Serkin.                                                             seems like a very full life. But        I had to sew the lining of his
This association was the start         Someone discouraged Smith          contemporary American com-           Smith has added yet another
                                                                          posers. In 1994, he moved to                                                 tux coat so that it wouldn’t hang
of Smith’s fondness for Russian     from pursuing his interest in                                              dimension, that of composer. In
                                                                          New Haven, Conn., to become                                                  down,” McGillen recalled.
piano literature.                   conducting. In response, he en-                                            2001 he wrote “Sunriver Varia-
                                    tered conductor contests and in       professor of conducting at Yale                                                 Ezra Laderman, dean of
  During middle school, Smith                                                                                  tions” which was performed by
played clarinet. Later, he was      1962 was one of 10 chosen for         University.                                                                  music at Yale, is a composer
                                                                                                               the festival orchestra in its 25th      and long-time friend. One of
asked to take on a more difficult   the Ford Foundation Fellowship           In 2002, he became music
                                                                          director of the Colorado Springs     season. In 2002 came three              Laderman’s compositions will
instrument, the oboe.               Program for Young Conductors.                                              piano pieces, then a flute sonata,
  Smith earned two baccalau-        He spent six weeks studying           Philharmonic Orchestra. Play-                                                be performed at the festival this
                                                                          ing second flute was Leslie          and in 2005 a quintet for strings       summer. “Over the years Smith
reate degrees with distinction:     with six conductors including
                                                                          Small. In 2003, they were mar-       and piano.                              has premiered, recorded, and
mathematics from Portland           George Szell.
                                       From 1963-1966, Smith was          ried and blended their families         Smith tells audiences “we            performed a number of my most
State University and music from
                                    one of the assistant conductors       – seven children and five grand-     are offering you music of the
Mannes College in New York                                                                                                                             important scores. He has done it
                                    for the Metropolitan Opera.           children.”                           highest quality, with one of the
City. He has added honorary                                                                                                                            all in masterly fashion. We have
doctorate of music degrees          In 1968 he became the first              Over the years, Smith kept up     best orchestras west of the Mis-
                                                                                                                                                       also played many sets of tennis,
from Indiana University and the     American conductor to record          a challenging pace in traveling      sissippi.”
                                                                                                                                                       and he has also beaten me in
University of Louisville. He also   with the Moscow Philharmonic          to most of the major orchestras         “One of the joys of working
                                                                                                               with Larry is his willingness to        masterly fashion. However, we
received an honorary doctorate      Orchestra. By 1972 he became          in the United States as a guest                                              did play chess once and guess
of humane letters from Indiana      the music director for the Aus-       conductor. He also has conduct-      utilize humor during rehearsals.
                                                                                                               It helps to relieve the intense ‘air’   who won?”
State University.                   tin Symphony, the principal           ed orchestras in Spain, Mexico,

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SROA’s committee restructuring effort stumbles out of the gate
by Brooke Snavely                       members. Smaller committees              about things over and over again,”     on the committees,” said John
   Sunriver’s consolidated plan and     might work better.”                      said SROA board member Dennis          Holland, chair of the communi-
bylaws of the SROA require four            “A commons committee might            Wood.                                  cations committee. “How about
committees: design, election, judi-     eliminate the need for separate             “The policy of the board is         zeroing in on the board and figur-
cial and nominating. The finance        committees to haggle over details,”      to maintain pathways. For us to        ing out some standard operating
and covenants committees were           suggested John Salzer of the task        instruct staff on how to maintain      procedures. Remember, back in
added early in the association’s his-   force on committee structure. “Or        the pathways is a waste of time,”      December, we agreed that com-
tory and are now considered indis-      have a committee czar,” suggested        said SROA board member Mike            munications between the board
pensable. Seven standing commit-        Al Webb, also of the task force on       Bershaw. “This board has huge          and the committees was the prob-
tees: environmental, long-range         committee structure. “Have that          issues on its plate the next five      lem. Until the board gets on board
planning, parks and recreation,         czar work with committee chairs          years. Let’s make the decisions on     with that finding, nothing’s going
public affairs, public safety, com-     – their lone responsibility would be     what we want to do and let staff       to change. How about a task force
munications and public works,           managing the committees.”                do the work.”                          that studies standard operating
were created over time. “Based             “It’s a different time in Sunriver.      “I hate to lose talent. Lots of
on comments and investigation,          We can’t afford the time delays          committees feel they have a right to
these are the ones that create the                                                                                         “The board needs to be operat-
                                        and communications problems              exist,” said board member Kathie
most emotions and confusion,”           that have slowed us down in the          Thatcher.                              ing up here,” said Bershaw, gestur-
states a report by a task force on      past. We need to come up with               “I’ve been involved for 10 years    ing with hands above his head.
committees that reported to the         options now,” said SROA board            and 75% of the committees are          “We’ve got three or four really
SROA board on July 13.                  president Scott Hartung. “Are we         the same people,” said Hartung.        huge issues, the village redevelop-
   That task force – consisting of      going to keep things as they are,        “Some committee people agree           ment, capital improvements and
a past-SROA president, one long-        take a radical approach or a hybrid      that changing the committee struc-     public relations issues. Why do
active SROA committee member            approach?”                               ture could increase participation.     we have a communications com-
and one newcomer for a fresh               “We do believe there is some risk     The strategic plan action plan-        mittee if it isn’t communicating
perspective – recommended:              that committee elimination could         ning teams had 25% non-resident        for us?”
   • Elimination of five of SROA’s      reduce input to the board and            participation and that may have           “The system is collapsing,” Hol-
standing committees: commu-             participation by owners,” said Ron       been because they were, essentially,   land responded.
nications, environmental, public        Schmidt of the task force assigned       time-limited task forces. Those           “Give us a deadline, we’ll do
works, public safety, and recre-        to study committee structure.            folks who signed up knew that          it,” said Ed Graham, chair of the
ation.                                  “But, we felt that the board’s time      they would be done in a certain        environmental committee.
   • Assigning small task forces,       could be better utilized with task       period of time”                           “We’re not trying to punish
chaired by board members, instead       forces.”                                    “This is not a knock on the         committees,” said Ron Day, SROA
of committees to work on time-             “The proposed hybrid system           people on the committees. It’s         board member. “The current com-
sensitive projects.                     probably is one way to go,” said         more of a knock on the board. I        mittee structure is not the only or
   • Quarterly board discussions        board member Bill Starks. “My            look at it as ‘shame on the board.’    optimal way to accomplish our
to determine what it wants the          concern is there aren’t enough           The board needs to elevate itself      goals.”
remaining committees to do the          board members for the task force         to policy decisions and away from         The next day, the board voted
next quarter.                           approach when we get busy with           long committee reports that take       to:
   • Revamping the long-range           many tasks. Some task forces can         up three-quarters of our meetings.
                                                                                                                           • Retain all 13 of its standing
planning committee so it becomes        work independently with clear            Volunteers are great, but their
the planning and advisory group                                                                                         committees.
                                        guidelines. There’s a lot of talent      activities just don’t need to take
to the board.                           in this community. We need the           three-quarters of board meetings,”        • Revamp the Long-range Plan-
   “I think the committees bring        ability to continue tapping the          Bershaw said.                          ning Committee so it becomes the
a lot of fresh ideas and a lot of       resource. What about letting com-           “I challenge the notion of the      planning and advisory group to the
information to the board,” SROA         mittees pitch ideas and letting the      board desire to appoint a volunteer    SROA board.
board member Doris Brannan              board react and decide to pursue         coordinator. It seems to me the           • Improve the committee process
said. “There is no way I can sit on     the suggestions, and then assign         board has two accountabilities,        by requiring committee chairs to
the board and know about cracks         task forces?”                            policy and operational oversight,”     attend board meetings and provide
in the pathways, for example.              “Maybe the committees only            said John Lohman, chair of the         clear directions to the committees
But, the structure is cumbersome.       need to meet quarterly. They don’t       nominating committee.                  of what the board wants them to

There are too many committee            need to meet every month to talk            “It seems like we are picking       work on.

         ummer Fun in Sunri                                                                                                                                       ve
        S                                           Music
                                                    Live music at the Owl’s Nest
 Wings & Wheels
 16th annual awesome aircraft/cool
                                                    Every Friday & Saturday night
                                                    Live music in the Village Bar
                                                                                                      Just 4 Kids                                     JELD-WEN Tradition
 car show. Come out to the airport for              and Grill courtyard                               Kids Fest                                       Aug. 13-19. Oregon’s biggest golf
 breakfast or lunch and a great show!               See event Web site for details.                   August 11, at The Village at Sunriver.          event. Crosswater course will be
 August 4, 8am-4:30pm, Free                                                                           Sunriver Police and Fire departments            alive with golfers, PGA officials, staff,
                                                    Rhythm on the Range
 Info: 541.593.4603                                                                                   help kids learn about being safe. Live          volunteers and the media. Broadcast
                                                    Free concerts on the Resort’s Meadows
                                                                                                      demonstrations and more . Free.                 live on NBC!
 Sunriver Quilt Show                                Golf Course. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30.
 19th annual show will once again                   8/1 Little Fish                                                                                   USGA Senior Women’s Amateur
 drape the Village in colorful creations.           8/9 Carrie Clark and the                                                                          Sept. 1-6. The Meadows course hosts
 August 11, 9 - 4. Free.                                   Lonesome Lovers                                For information and                         this event for women golfers age 50
 Info: 541.593.0315                                 Sunriver Music Festival                                 links to events                           and over.
 Community Service                                  Celebrating 30 years of outstanding                   and activities go to:                       USTA League Mixed Doubles
 Awareness Day                                      classical music in Sunriver. Aug. 1-18.
 August 11, The Village at Sunriver,                Details:                         www.sunriver                               Sectionals, August 17-21
 Free. Presented by local public safety             Free “Prelude in the Park” concert                                           Sunriver Senior Championships,
 agencies.                                          August 1.                                                                                         August 23-26

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        Schedule of Events                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For the
                                                                                              ati g
    Wednesday, 1 August
    	           5:00	        	      	    Prelude	in	the	Park		-	Fort	Rock	Park
                                                                                        Ce ur h
                                                                                          o ason!                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Family
    Sunday, 5 August                                                                       Se                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday, August 12, 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sunriver Resort Great Hall
    	           5:00	        	      	    Festival	Faire	-	Homestead	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bring the kids to listen to classical music at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             historic Great Hall.
    Tuesday, 7 August                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The program will include highlights from Con-
    	           9:30	–	noon		       	    Rehearsal	-	Community	Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cert I and II and feature works by Beethoven, Mo-
    	           7	–	9:30	 	         	    Rehearsal	-	Community	Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        zart, Haydn, Schubert, Copland and Dvorak.
    	           	         	         	    	         	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A perfect opportunity to meet the musicians
    Wednesday, 8 August                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and learn about the different instruments.
    	           9:30	–	Noon	        	    Rehearsal	-	Community	Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FREE!
    	           1:00	–	4:00	        	    Vocal	Masterclass	-	Community	Church	

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lunch with
    	           7:00	–	9:30	        	    Rehearsal	-	Community	Church
    	           7:30	     	         	    Andre	Watts	Piano	Recital	-	Great	Hall

    Thursday, 9 August
                9:30	–	noon		
                                         Rehearsal	-	Great	Hall	       	        	
                                         Lunch	with	Andre	-	Heritage	Room,	Great	Hall
    	           5:30	–	6:30	        	    “Unleashed	“	Concert	Bella	Cucina	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday, August 9, 12:30 p.m.
    	           7:00	–	9:30	        	    Rehearsal	-	Great	Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Resort Great Hall Heritage Room
    	           	         	         	    	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrated pianist André Watts will be
    Friday, 10 August                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the guest of honor at a special luncheon

                                                                                             August 1-18
    	           9:30	–	noon	        	    Rehearsal	-	Great	Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     where guests will have an opportunity to
    	           12:30	–	1:30		      	    “Unleashed”	Concert	-	Café	Sintra	Dining	Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ask questions and chat with Watts.
    	           1:00	–	4:00	        	    Piano	Masterclass	-	André	Watts	-	Great	Hall                                                                                                        Artist	Kathleen	Keliher’s	artwork	“Sunriver	Water	Music”	was	                                                            The lunch will also be attended by the
    	           7:30	     	         	    CONCERT	I	-	Great	Hall                                                                                                                            selected	as	the	2007	Sunriver	Music	Festival	poster.	                                                                    festival artistic director and conductor,
    	           	         	         	    	                                                                                                                                                   Posters	 are	 available	 for	 $12.	 Signed	 posters	 are	 $17	 and	                                                    Lawrence Leighton Smith.
    Saturday, 11 August
    	             9:30	–	noon	      	    Rehearsal	-	Great	Hall
                                                                                             At locations in Sunriver & Bend                                                               framed	posters	are	$65.	
                                                                                                                                                                                             Pick	one	up	before	they’re	gone	at	the	Sunriver	Music	Festival	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dress up in your summer best (hats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    are encouraged). Tickets are limited and
                                         CONCERT	II	-	Great	Hall
                                                                                               For tickets or information,                                                                 office	or	at	other	Sunriver	area	merchants	including	The	Oregon	
                                                                                                                                                                                           Store,	 Sunriver	 Books	 &	 Music,	 The	 Paper	 Station,	 Sunriver	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    reservations are required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Watts also performs on August 8 and
    Sunday, 12 August
    	           10:00	–	11:00	      	    Unleashed	Concert	-	Meadows	Dining	Day
                                                                                                   call 593-9310 or visit                                                                  Chamber	of	Commerce	and	Sunriver	Floral	Design.	
                                                                                                                                                                                             The	original	artwork	by	Keliher	will	be	auctioned	off	at	the	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    August 11 (see schedule).

    	           1:00	     	         	    FAMILY	CONCERT	-	Great	Hall
                                                                                                                                                            Festival	Faire	fundraising	event	on	August	5.	

    Tuesday, 14 August
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Classical Musicians                                               Festival
    	           9:30	–	noon	        	    Pops	Rehearsal	–	Tower	Theatre
    	           7:30	     	         	    POPS	CONCERT	–	Tower	Theatre,	Bend
                                                                                                                                                                                                    on the Loose
    Wednesday, 15 August                                                                                                                                                                    Enjoy orchestra musicians and a great meal at a variety of area
                                                                                                                                                                                            restaurants. Dining Day is where the restaurant will generously
    	           9:30	–	noon	        	    Rehearsal	-	Community	Church	
                                                                                                                                                                                            donated 10% of their revenue to the Sunriver Music Festival.           Sunday, August 5,
    	           1:00	–	4:00	        	    String	Masterclass	-	Community	Church	                                                                                                                                                                   Bon appetit!     5 p.m.
    	           5:30	–	6:30	        	    Unleashed	Concert	-	Bella	Cucina	Dining	Day	
                                                                                                                                                                                             •	Thursday,	August	9	            Klezmer	concert                      Homestead at the
    	           7:00	–	9:30	        	    Rehearsal	-	Community	Church                                                                                                                        5:30	–	6:30	p.m.                 Bend	Senior	Center                   Sunriver Resort
                                                                                                                                                                                             “Flutes	Around	the	World”		       	
    Thursday, 16 August                                                                                                                                                                      Flute	duet                       •	Wednesday,	August	15	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Sunriver Music
    	           9:30	–	12:00	       	    Rehearsal	-	Community	Church                                                                                                                        Bella	Cucina	Italian	Café        5:30	–	6:30	p.m.                     Festival’s biggest fund-
    	           5:30	–	6:30	        	    Unleashed	Concert	-	Marcello’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              String	duet                          raiser is the “must attend”
                                                                                                                                                                                             •	Friday,	August	10              Dining	Day	at	Bella	Cucina	          event of the year.
    	           7:00	–	9:30	        	    Rehearsal	-	Great	Hall                            Chris Lawson                Thomas Wilson                       Amy Sue Hardy                     12:30	–	1:30	p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                             String	trio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Italian	Café                           Celebrating the festi-
    Friday, 17 August
                                                                                                                                                                                             Dining	Day	at	Café	Sintra        •	Thursday,	August	16	               val’s 30th year, the theme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   is Diamond Anniversary.
                7:45	–	8:45	
                9:30	–	noon		
                                         Unleashed	-	Café	Sintra
                                         Rehearsal	-	Great	Hall
                                                                                                               Pops Concert                                                                  •	Sunday,	August	12
                                                                                                                                                                                             10	–	11	a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5:30	–	6:30		p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Strolling	violin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Enjoy dinner and entertainment which includes costume and table decorating con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tests, silent and live auctions, raffles and Fund-A-Scholar program. New this year
                                                                                         Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.                                                                       Violin	and	piano	duet	
    	           1:00	     	         	    Cellist	Alisa	Weilerstein	-	Great	Hall	   	                                                                                                         Dining	Day	at	Meadows		                                               is a dessert auction offering a selection of delightful delectables.
    	           7:30	     	         	    CONCERT	III	-	Great	Hall                        Tower Theatre in Bend                                                                               Restaurant,	Sunriver	Resort      •	Friday,	August	17	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tickets are $50 a person ($10 is tax deductible).
                                                                                           Take a walk down memory lane with “100 years of Music that America Loves                                                           7:45	–	8:45	a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                             •	Tuesday,	August	14             String	quartet
    Saturday, 18 August                                                                  Best” concert featuring the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra, trumpet soloist Chris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Master Classes
                                                                                                                                                                                             1:30	–	2:30	p.m.                 Café	Sintra
    	           9:30	–	12:00		      	    Rehearsal	-	Great	Hall                          Lawson and vocalist Amy Sue Hardy.
    	           7:30	     	         	    CONCERT	IV	-	Great	Hall                           Thomas Wilson will conduct this lively concert, which will include nostalgic
    	           After	Concert	      	    CODA	Reception	-	Great	Hall	Tent                favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Old Black Magic” and “I’m Getting                                                                                                                              What is a Mas-    and absorb whether your skill level and instru-
   Rehearsals	are	free	an	open	to	all.	Tickets	are	required	for	Concerts	I-IV,	the	      Sentimental Over You.”                                                                                                                                                                                    ter Class?           ment are the same or different from the perform-
   Pops	Concert	in	Bend	and	Festival	Faire.	Call	593-9310	for	more	information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master teach-     ers, and you will leave with new knowledge about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ers bring an ex-     your own performing.
                                                                                                                   24-year-old Alisa                                                                                                                                                               citing experience      • Vocal class by Ellen Deffner
                                                                                                                   Weilerstein’s rising career                                                                                                                                                     to you and the         Wednesday, August 8, 1-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                   as a solo cellist keeps her in                                                                                                                                                  presenters. A few      Sunriver Community Church
                                                                                                                   hot demand throughout the                                                                                                                                                       presenters will        • Piano class by André Watts
                                                                                                                   United States. She will close                                                                                                                                                   perform on stage       Friday, August 10, 1-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                   the festival on August 18 at                                                                                                                                                    gaining new in-        Sunriver Resort Great Hall
                                                                                                                   the Great Hall. Join her at                                                                                                                                                     sights from a true     • Violin class by Paula Bird
                                                                                                                   1 p.m. for her free kid-friendly                                                                                                                                                expert who is re-      Wednesday, August 15, 1-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                   educational program.                       John Carroll                                                                                                                         spected and well       Sunriver Community Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   known in music         • Kid-friendly educational program by
                                                                                                                                       The festival’s principal trumpeter, John Carroll,                                                                             circles. The master teacher counsels, encour-        cellist Alisa Weilerstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ages, and coaches the performers while many          Friday, August 18, 1 p.m.
                                                                                          Alisa Weilerstein                             will perform the Haydn Concerto for trumpet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     guests and auditors have a ringside seat. Listen     Sunriver Resort Great Hall
                                                                                                                                       and orchestra during Concert I on August 10.        The Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra in the Great Hall.

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                           President’s message: Power to the people
                          sunriver owners association
   There is good news and bad        ers. We have made incredible       duty comes an obligation of          stand how SROA operates. To          themselves on the govern-
news this month. The good            progress on many vital issues.     the owners to educate them-          get involved halfway through         ing process and get the facts
news is that I have completed        (As you have read about in the     selves about the issues and the      the process and then give input      – attend committee meetings,
my term as president of the          State of Sunriver bulletin that    governing process.                   on how things should have            attend board meetings, volun-
SROA Board of Directors. The         was included in your ballots.)        It is critically important that   been done, or to demand im-          teer time on a task force, read
bad news is that I have com-         I am extremely proud of the        the owners know and under-           mediate action before all of the     the Scene, research documents
pleted my term as                                 work your board       stand the facts and information      research on a project is com-        available at the SROA office,
president of the                                  has done. So, to      about an issue before they ques-     plete and facts are recognized,      etc.
SROA Board of                                     relinquish that       tion SROA action. To attack          is inappropriate and counter           By the time that you read
Directors!                                        good feeling is       the board, committees or staff       productive.                          this message, a new board of
   A ll kidding                                   somewhat sad for      about an action or issue based         It is important to remem-          directors will be taking of-
aside, it has been                                me and that’s the     on emotional opinion and not         ber that the SROA board is           fice. Keep in mind that each
an eventful year for                              bad news.             facts, does a great disservice       obligated to represent all of        of them will be volunteering
me, the board, staff                                As we move for-     to the community. Spreading          Sunriver owners, not just the        countless hours of their time
and owners, in that                               ward with efforts     rumor as fact and making as-         most vocal contingent. Input         over the next year to assure that
there has been con-                               to keep Sunriver      sumptions only confuses an is-       from owner surveys, strategic        Sunriver is the best that it can
troversy, highs and                               a vibrant, healthy,   sue. The operation of Sunriver       planning action teams, com-          be for you, the owners, while
lows, conflict, and Scott Hartung                 premier residential   is a complicated, complex and        mittees, staff, task forces, along   demonstrating the spirit of
resolution. I have                                and resort com-       intense endeavor. When time,         with evaluation of fiduciary         Sunriver to all of our neighbors
spent a great deal of time on        munity, informed involvement       energy and finances are spent        responsibilities are all a part      and the community. Please
complex projects and put much        of all of the owners will be       unnecessarily correcting mis-        of the operations process that       give the new board members
of my personal life on hold,         needed – yes, power to the         information generated by emo-        gives direction to the board.        the respect they deserve while
as the board demanded my             people. Not us versus them,        tional opinions, we all lose.          So, as the community moves         they take on the enormous task
complete time and attention.         but we the people.                    Remember also that while          ahead and we take action on          of running Sunriver.
It feels good to be “done” and         As Sunriver owners, we have      efforts are expended dealing         major projects defining our            Stay informed. Stay involved.
be able to get my life back, so      every right to question the ac-    with opinions, half-truths and       future success, it is imperative     Power to the people!
that’s the good news.                tions of Sunriver governance,      misinformation, other pro-           that owners step up and exer-          It has been my distinct plea-
   As much as my term has            to raise concerns about issues     ductive projects are not being       cise their rights and duties to      sure to serve you this past year.
been interesting, to say the         and to provide differing per-      accomplished, and valuable op-       give input, but to do so know-       See you around the neighbor-
least, I have a great sense of       spectives on these issues and      portunities for the community        ing the obligation that comes        hood. Keep smiling! Keep
accomplishment in what the           actions. One could say it is       are lost.                            with those rights and duties.        waving!
board of directors has done on       the duty of the owners to do          It is also the responsibility       There are many ways in
behalf of the Sunriver own-          so. However, along with this       of owners to know and under-         which owners can educate               — Scott

                                                                        partment. The department               Parks & Recreation: The            agreement also provides for a
July board meeting highlights                                           also created a new Web site          committee is helping to recruit      $190,000 COVA match of lo-
                                                                                                                                                  cal funds and defines the terms
   The Sunriver Owners As-           munity.                            promoting major events within        more players and find sponsors
                                                                        Sunriver of interest to owners       for the annual golf tournament       under which SROA will com-
sociation (SROA) Board of              –Bob Foster asked board                                                                                    pensate COVA for marketing
Directors meeting was held           members for their observations     and guests, and is receiving a       on September 9. Tournament
                                                                        lot of positive feedback.            proceeds help fund SROA              campaign expenses.
Saturday, July 14, 2007.             during the five-month pe-                                                                                       –Approved amendment to
   Board members present:            riod of reduced police services.   Liaison Reports                      youth programs.
                                                                          Communications: There has            Public Affairs: Did not            the Sunriver Service District
Scott Hartung, Dennis Wood,          Board members thought that                                                                                   Ambulance Services agree-
Kathie Thatcher, Bill Starks,        the community handled it well      been a request from the Resort       meet.
                                                                        to host more neighborhood              Public Safety: The com-            ment. SROA and the Service
Karen Pitner, Wayne Thomas,          and didn’t notice an increase in                                                                             District removed ambulance
Doris Brannan, Ron Day,              traffic violations.                meetings prior to approving a        mittee discussed the proposed
                                                                        cell tower at Lake Penhollow.        Harper Bridge boat ramp              billing from the accounting
Mike Bershaw. Staff present:           –Dennis Ranta stated he was                                                                                services agreement by creating
Bill Chapman, Susan Law-             dead set against the Harper          Design: The committee had          project and committee restruc-
                                                                        several notable denials includ-      turing.                              a separate agreement to allow
son.                                 Bridge boat ramp project and                                                                                 the district to examine other
Treasurer’s Report:                  didn’t want it in his backyard.    ing a temporary tent for church        Public Works: The depart-
                                                                        services during a remodel,           ment is investigating hazardous      options that specialize in such
   As of May 31, 2007 (unau-           –Al Hornish urged the board                                                                                billings.
dited/estimated)                     to look at the committee pro-      a banner in the Village and          pathway cracks and potholes.
                                                                        the threat to a ponderosa for        Most potholes have been fixed           –Approved a Deed of Dedi-
Revenues ............ $1,808,645     cess and the need for better                                                                                 cation for a portion of Ab-
Expenses .............. 1,716,517    board feedback rather than         expansion of a home.                 while major crack repair will
                                                                          Environmental: The an-             wait until the busy tourist          bot Drive within the South
Income (loss) ............ 92,128    restructuring.                                                                                               Century roundabout project
Depreciation ........... 173,515     Association Operations             nual War on Weeds pulling            season is over.
                                                                        event takes place August 3.            Sunriver Service District:         to Deschutes County so the
Interfund transfers (258,058)          SROA General Manager Bill                                                                                  county can accept the road
Surplus (deficit) ...........7,585   Chapman reported that nine of      Volunteers are still welcome to      See minutes on page 34.
                                                                        participate in pulling noxious       Board Actions                        into the county road system.
Owners Forum                         the 17 goals and objectives to                                                                               This simplifies management
   –Frank Brocker voiced con-        be done by the organization in     weed species from commons              –Approved June 9, 2007
                                                                        throughout Sunriver. Inter-          SROA board minutes as writ-          and maintenance of the round-
cern over the issue of restruc-      2007 have been completed.                                                                                    about and allows the county to
turing SROA committees. He             SROA continues to work           ested volunteers should meet         ten.
                                                                        at the Sunriver Nature Center          –Approved moving $50,000           expend county road funds.
agreed the structure is often        closely with SilverStar Desti-                                                                                  –Tabled an action request
unwieldy and insufficient and        nations on the redevelopment       at 8 a.m. The production of          from operating contingency to
                                                                        an interpretive sign on West         legal expenses to cover rising       to August or September for
needs honing, but that we have       of the Village, which currently                                                                              a Deschutes County Services
to recognize what has been           includes zoning changes to cre-    Warbler is in progress and           costs relating to negotiations
                                                                        should be completed in the           with SilverStar Destinations’        Contract to allow SROA to
accomplished via committee,          ate a town center district and                                                                               perform winter maintenance
such as ladder fuel reduction        negotiations for a proposed        next couple months.                  redevelopment of the Village.
                                                                          Finance: The board approved          –Approved May 31, 2007             of snow removal and de-icing
and crosswalks.                      land sale between SROA and                                                                                   of the South Century round-
   –John Holland urged the           SilverStar.                        submission of two delinquent         financial statements.
                                                                        accounts to the attorney for           –Approved an agreement             about and pathway connec-
board to delay a decision on           SROA purchased a half-page                                                                                 tors.
committee structure until            advertisement promoting Sun-       collection.                          with the Central Oregon Visi-
                                                                          Long-range Planning: Dur-          tors Association (COVA) to              –Passed a series of motions
adequate public input has            river in the spectator guide for                                                                             based on recommendations
been obtained, pointing out          the upcoming JELD-WEN              ing its June meeting, the com-       have COVA develop, produce
                                                                        mittee briefly discussed the         and manage a collaborative           of the task force on committee
that SROA is not a typical           Tradition golf tournament in                                                                                 structure and input from com-
nonprofit and members have           August. The ad was designed        Harper Bridge boat ramp              marketing campaign for the
a financial interest in the com-     by the Communications De-          proposal.                            Sunriver community. The                Turn to Highlights, page 16

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                                                                                                                                                           The regular SROA
                  Sunriver Owners Asocciation Annual Meeting                                                                                               board meeting will
                                                                                                                                                          take place at 1 p.m.
          Saturday, August 4, 2007 • 10 a.m. • The Homestead • Sunriver Resort                                                                              August 4 in the
                                                                                                                                                           SROA admin bldg.
                                                                                                                                                     appointment and agreed to
                                                                                                                        Highlights                   discuss the procedures with the
                                                                                                                   continued from page 15            county commissioners after
                                                                                                                     mittee members. The mo-         pending recommendations
                                                                                                                   tions would restructure the       are made.
                                                                                                                   Long-range Planning Com-            –The board considered a
                                                                                                                   mittee, make the Parks &          request from the Commu-
                                                                                                                   Recreation Committee into         nity Bible Church at Sunriver
                                                                                                                   a Recreation Committee by         to use a temporary tent for
                                                                                                                   moving parks responsibilities     worship services while their
                                                                                                                   to the Public Works Commit-       sanctuary is being remodeled.
                                                                                                                   tee and require attendance of     The church has since found
                                                                                                                   committee chairs at monthly       other accommodations, but
                                                                                                                   SROA Board meetings in lieu       the board indicated that this
                                                                                                                   of using board liaisons for       was a matter for the Design
                                                                                                                   communication between the         Committee, not the SROA
                                                                                                                   board and committees. The         Board of Directors.
                                                                                                                   board also created a board          –A neighborhood meeting
                                                                                                                   subcommittee to review com-       will take place at 10 a.m. Au-
                                                                                                                   mittee charters to improve the    gust 10 at the Heritage Room
                                                                                                                   focus of committee work.          in the Great Hall to discuss
                                                                                            SuSan LawSon photo
                                                                                                                   Board Discussion                  the proposed Sunriver Stables,
A new banner above the recycle bin alerts those using the facilitiy that they are being video taped.                                                 Welcome Center and Marina
                                                                                                                     –Discussed the Annual
Big brother is watching the Sunriver recycling center                                                              Meeting agenda (scheduled
                                                                                                                   for August 4, 10 a.m. at the        The meeting adjourned at
   A surveillance camera at           Department, the Citizen Patrol         not just a matter of aesthetics.      Homestead at Sunriver Re-         11:20 a.m. The next regular
SROA’s recycling facility is the      raised money by providing their        Trash mixed in with the recycling     sort).                            meeting of the SROA board
latest step in an ongoing effort      services as security for events such   results in the entire load going        –Heard a report about the       will take place at 1 p.m. Satur-
to curb illegal dumping at the        as the Pacific Crest.                  to a landfill and none of it being    proposed rezoning from F1         day, August 4 in the SROA ad-
site. A banner hung above the            “We can donate to anything          recycled. Trash service in Sun-       to F2 of 617 acres adjacent to    ministration building, 57455
recycle bins states: “This area is    that supports the Sunriver Po-         river is provided by Sun Country      Caldera Springs.                  Abbot Drive, between circles
under 24 hour video surveillance.     lice,” said Scott Hall, Citizen        Disposal on a weekly, biweekly        Other Business                    3 and 4, next to the Sunriver
Violators of the posted rules will    Patrol volunteer. “One of our          (during the summer), or “on call”       –The board approved a pro-      Fire Department.
be prosecuted!!”                      members wondered if there was          basis for a nominal fee.              cedure for nominating Sunriv-       Approved minutes of board
   Purchased by SROA, the cam-        anything we can do rather than         What can be recycled:                 er Service District Managing      meetings are posted, as avail-
era was installed in April – cap-     lose our recycle center. One              • Yes to clean aluminum and        Board members to the District     able, on the SROA Web site at
turing the comings and goings         thing led to another, and in           tin cans and foil (rinse and re-      Governing Body (Board of
of recyclers.                         talking with John McKenzie, he         move labels). NO rusty cans,          County Commissioners) for
   The Public Works site is the       mentioned the camera/recording         paint or aerosol cans, or pie tins
only Deschutes County recycling       idea. The main purpose is to keep         • Yes to clean glass bottles and
drop-off facility available to Sun-   people from leaving trash which        jars (remove lids). NO ceramics,       Election committee seeks new members
river residents and those south of    is, in fact, against the law and       plates or cups, baking dishes,
Sunriver. The next closest facility   this can aid the Sunriver Police in    light bulbs, mirrors or window           The Sunriver Owner Association Election Committee is look-
is at the Southwest Transfer and      catching those perpetrators.”          glass.                                 ing for three new members to begin serving in September 2007.
Recycle Station on Highway 97,            Citizen Patrol members have           • Yes on corrugated cardboard       This committee is the best of all SROA volunteer committees
nine miles south of Sunriver.         also made patrolling the recycle       (must be flattened). NO pizza          – we work four half-days a year the last week in July counting
   Slowly but surely, the educa-      center part of their regular route,    boxes or wax-coated boxes.             ballots. The only requirements are that you must be a Sunriver
tional campaign appears to be         and assisting folks with what goes        • Yes for mixed paper such as       owner and can count to five, well, maybe 10. It just doesn’t get
making a difference.                  where.                                 junk mail, envelopes, computer         any easier than this!
   “We’ve only had one incident          “I really think the banner is       paper, newspapers, magazines             It’s true the election committee will take up the least amount
after the holiday weekend in          going to get people’s attention,”      and catalogs. NO confetti-style        of your time, but it does provide a necessary and important
January,” said John McKenzie,         said Hall.                             shredded paper                         function: ensuring Sunriver owners’ wishes are heard and
SROA Public Works Director.              McKenzie added that he would           • Yes to paperboard such as         recorded. Please call 593-1756, or e-mail Patty Smith (man
“But we still make daily rounds       pursue prosecuting any viola-          cereal and shoe boxes, soda/beer for additional information about the election
as cardboard debris can be blown      tors.                                  cartons, paper egg cartons and         committee.
out of the containers.”                  “We have posted that viola-         paper towel tubes. NO slick              Come join the short-lived, but big-on-fun SROA Election
   To assist in the battle, the       tions at the center can be pros-       coated cardboard.                      Committee!
Sunriver Citizen Patrol donated       ecuted under the Oregon Revised           • Yes on plastic bottles where
a video recorder to capture of-       Statutes for Theft of Services         the neck of the bottle is smaller
fenders in the act on tape. An        (164.125) and Offensive Litter-        than the bottom. NO butter,
organization formed for the           ing (164.805),” he said.               yogurt or sour cream type plastic
benefit of the Sunriver Police           The issue of trash dumping is       tubs.

SUNRIVER SCENE • AUGUST 2007                                                                                                                Page 15
Wildland/Urban Interface, woodpiles and wildfires
by Patti Gentiluomo, SROA
Environmental Director
   The community of Sunriver
is located within what is called
the Wildland/Urban Interface
(WUI). The WUI is defined
by the National Wildland/Ur-
ban Interface Fire Program as
“…any location where a fire
can spread from vegetation
(wildland fuels) to buildings
(urban fuels) resulting in mul-
tiple house fires…”
   When the Sunriver Owners                                                                                 Prelude in the Park
Association Environmental                                                                                   with Misty River
Services staff inspects proper-
ties for wildfire risk, we look                                                                             Wednesday, August 1, 5 p.m. @ Fort Rock Park in Sunriver
at both wildland fuels and                                                                                  FREE concert presented by the Sunriver Music Festival.
urban fuels. One of the most
common urban fuels here are                                                                                 Bring a blanket, low beach chairs and picnic basket.
woodpiles. They are all around
Sunriver. Though woodpiles
                                                                                                                                                All ages welcome!
are necessary for wood burning
stoves, they pose one of the
highest threats to structures in                                                                           Get your game on! Sign up
the case of wildfire.
   Research and experience                                                                                 for SROA’s golf tourney today
supports the theory that fire-                                                                                Golfers of any skill level are
brands (burning materials                                                                                  invited to play in the 12th          Other recreation news
transported by wind) are one                                                                               annual Sunriver Golf Tourna-            We still have an entire month
of the main causes of wildfire                                                                             ment, a four-person scramble         of summer to go so stop by the
home ignitions within a WUI,                                                                               at the Woodlands on Sunday,          pools for a cool down!
and that most structures burn                                                        SuSan LawSon photo    September 9.                            Please remember when visit-
down 24 to 48 hours after a         An example of a Sunriver woodpile positioned at least 20 feet             The event starts with a 1         ing the pools that all non-potty
wildfire goes through.              away from any structures, yet within the owner’s property.             p.m. shotgun start, and after        trained swimmers are required
   Why is this? One of the                                                                                 18 holes of good fun, winds          to wear a reusable swim diaper.
reasons is the transport and        formed by stacked wood and         structure or to your farthest       up with a delicious barbeque         These are not the “Huggies”
landing of firebrands onto a        then lead to combustion.           property line.                      dinner on the grounds of the         little swimmer type – as we
fuel/ignition source, such as a       What can you do to protect         Have a question? Call SROA        North Pool.                          have found that the disposable
woodpile. In the case of wood-      your home and the commu-           Environmental Services at              A fundraiser for SROA’s           swim diapers break down caus-
piles, the firebrands slowly        nity? Keep your woodpile at        593-1522. We’re here to help        youth programs, the tourney          ing pool closures. The reusable
smolder within the spaces           least 20 feet away from your       you.                                fee of $90 includes green fees,      diapers are for sale at each pool
                                                                                                           cart and dinner. Sunriver Resort     for $5. Please help us keep the
Project Wildfire – a partner with Sunriver                                                                 and Crosswater pass holders can
                                                                                                           play for only $50.
                                                                                                                                                pools open!
                                                                                                                                                   Did you know that we pro-
by Patti Gentiluomo, SROA           mation, and stay current with      which promotes defensible              As in past years, the SROA        vide Coast Guard approved
Environmental Director              upcoming issues. All members       space and allows residents of       Recreation Department is seek-       lifejackets at each pool? These
   Once a month, a Sunriver         work cooperatively with the        Deschutes and Jefferson coun-       ing additional support from          are the only flotation devices we
Owners Association (SROA)           same goal: to protect lives and    ties to drop off yard debris at     area businesses and retailers        allow in the big pools. Swim-
staff member attends an early       property. Project Wildfire staff   area landfills, transfer stations   through sponsorship of holes         suits with floatation sewn in
morning Project Wildfire            also helps with the procure-       and compost facilities at no        or by donating raffle items or       them and water wings are not
meeting at the Deschutes            ment of grants for ladder fuels    charge during free recycling        awards for the tournament.           permitted.
County building on NW Wall          reduction. Sunriver received a     days. More than 160,000 cu-            Pick up a registration form          Adventure Camp and swim
Street in Bend. The group is        National Fire Plan grant with      bic yards of ladder fuels have      at the SROA front desk, or call      programs will be offered
governed by a 27-member             their help.                        been recycled over the past 10      593-2411 or 888-284-6639 to          through August 24. Call 593-
steering committee comprised          The group and Sunriver           years. Reduction of area ladder     have one mailed to you. If you’d     2411 for more information and
of representatives from local,      both benefit from the sup-         fuels benefits all communities,     like more information, call          to sign up. Enjoy the remainder
state and federal fire agencies,    port of Deschutes County.          including Sunriver.                 either number or e-mail Leigh        of the summer season. Don’t
elected officials, homeowner/       Commissioner Dennis Luke              Project Wildfire works to        Anne Dennis at leighanned@           forget to wear sunscreen!
neighborhood associations,          sponsored an Economic De-          educate residents of Central
insurance companies, and
other representatives from the
                                    velopment Grant that helped
                                    pay for SROA staff to attend
                                                                       Oregon about the risk of wild-
                                                                       fire and develops community         10th annual book sale Sept. 15
private sector.                     and present, (with Project         wildfire prevention strategies.       The Friends of the Sunriver        a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are
   Why are these meetings           Wildfire), at the 4th Interna-     Have you seen Beyond the            Area Public Library will be          also needed on Sunday from 1
important? Project Wildfire         tional Wildland Fire Confer-       Flames – The Story of Wildfire      holding their 10th annual book       to 4 p.m., to box up any unsold
is unique in that it is the only    ence in Seville, Spain in May      in Central Oregon publication?      sale in the Village at Sunriver on   books which will be re-distrib-
group in the nation created by      of this year. This interna-        Pick up a free copy in the          Saturday, Sept. 15. With the co-     uted to the many organizations
county ordinance to reduce          tional conference provided         lobby of the SROA adminis-          operation of Ryan Smith of Sil-      that need books such as juvenile
wildfire risk and damage.           outstanding opportunities to       tration building.                   verStar Destinations, the Friends    centers, jails, etc. Volunteers will
   SROA has been a member           learn and share wildfire infor-       Project Wildfire clearly dem-    will be holding the sale in a new    also be needed on Monday and
of Project Wildfire for many        mation with representatives        onstrates how close partner-        space in building #9, the space      Tuesday to transport and redis-
years and has greatly benefited     from other countries and to        ships benefit both the public       formerly occupied by Pacific         tribute unsold books.
from this partnership. The          bring Sunriver into the global     and private sectors as we work      Crest Clothing Company.                 If you can help with any of
group provides a forum to           arena.                             together to make Sunriver, and        Volunteers are needed on Fri-      these tasks then please contact
discuss wildfire issues that face     Project Wildfire also con-       all of Central Oregon, safer        day, Sept. 14, the day preceding     Mary Lou Kreiss at 593-1496
our community, share infor-         ducts the FireFree program         from the threat of wildfires.       the sale date for transport of       or by e-mail at mlkreiss@cham
                                                                                                           tables, books and set up, begin- or Sara Farina at
                                                                                                           ning at 9 a.m. Clerks, cashiers      593-6030 or by e-mail at janey
                                                                                                           and helpers are needed for shifts
                                                                                                           throughout Saturday from 8
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  Calling all artists in ZIP 97707                                        business briefs
    Artists are invited to exhibit one piece of artwork as part of
  The ARTISTS OF 97707 exhibit at the Sunriver Library Sept.             New dining venues
  10-Nov. 3. This show accepts all artists residing or owning
  property in the 97707 area. A variety of media are welcome.            open in the Village
  Stop by the library to pick up the paperwork before August               Many Sunriverites have sam-
  10. Questions: Jan Tuckerman: 593-1635.                                pled the delicious and unique
                                                                         offerings of Barking Squirrel
                                                                         catering. Now you don’t need
Meet Oregon author Ron                                                   to throw a party to indulge in
                                                                         their cuisine. You can find their
Lovell at Sunriver Books &                                               “Meza meets the Mesa” fare on
                                                                         the menu any night at the Bark-
Music August 18 & 20                                                     ing Squirrel restaurant. Located
                                                                         in the spot formerly occupied
   Oregon author Ron Lovell         Reading Charles Frazier is like      by Sushimoto’s at the south end      The second floor “Mediterranean” room at Barking Squirrel.
will be at Sunriver Books &         a symphony in words; his rich,       of the Village at Sunriver, own-
                                                                         ers Juli and Ramsey Hamdan           or Shaniko beef burgers, the           Squirrel at 593-7366.
Music Saturday, August 18 at 5      beautiful prose makes him                                                 selections are flavorful and the         If a cool fruit smoothie is what
p.m. to give a read-                                 one of the most     have brought Mediterranean
                                                                         fare with a twist to this intimate   accompaniments unique.                 you’re seeking, stop by John and
ing from his new                                     talented authors                                            Opening just one new restau-        Nate’s new smoothie stand next
book Descent Into                                    of our time. His    establishment.
                                                                           Chef Ramsey grew up in             rant was apparently not enough         door to Easy Peasy. They will fix
Madness. Lovell will                                 first book, Cold                                         for this energetic couple. Across      you up with a tropical delight
return on Monday                                     Mountain, won       Lebanon. His mother was origi-
                                                                         nally from Grants Pass, so his       the courtyard they opened Easy         made with fresh fruit that is sure
Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.                                 the prestigious                                          Peasy Lemon Squeezy in Sunriver        to hit the spot.
to lead a mystery                                    National Book       culinary upbringing was a fusion
                                                                         of Western fare and traditional      Coffee Company’s former loca-            Also new to the Village at
book club discus-                                    Award. Thirteen                                          tion. Here you will find gourmet       Sunriver are the Village Arcade
sion of Searching For                                Moons, set in the   Lebanese dishes. After leaving
                                                                         Lebanon, he attended culinary        goodies, (including the amazing        – a game-filled emporium for
Murder.                                              Great Smoky                                              cupcakes and cookies baked by          those needing an electronic chal-
   Lovell lives on the                               Mountains, tells    school. The couple and their
                                                                         daughter came to Bend and            Juli’s mom, Willi Stonelake,           lenge – near Sunriver Books and
Oregon coast where                                   the story of Will                                        that many of you may already           Music and Cushman and Tebbs
                                                                         opened Jackalope Grill in 2001.
he sets the scene for                                Cooper. When                                             be addicted to), coffee drinks         Sotheby’s International Realty
                                                                         With the opening of Barking
many of his books. Lovell’s writ-   his mother dies, young Will is       Squirrel he is able to blend his     and grilled sausages to go – or to     office in the same building as
ing career has been long and        sold by his relatives as a “bound”   formal training with his back-       enjoy at an umbrella table right       Barking Squirrel. While the
varied, starting with his high      boy to manage a trading post         ground in Mediterranean cook-        outside. You can also purchase         Chrome Pony has long been a
school newspaper and from           at the edge of the Cherokee          ing to put truly original dishes     Oregon made gourmet food               Village merchant, it is now in
there into magazines and news-      Nation. At the tender age of         on the menu. From a meza plate       items you might be familiar with       a new location in building 13,
papers. In 1971 Lovell took         13 he must make his way west         of baba ghanouj or baked feta        if you visited Juli’s holiday basket   next door to the Sunriver Music
a position with Oregon State        alone through unfamiliar ter-        with herbed oven-dried toma-         shop in the Old Mill District last     Festival at the north end of the
University teaching journal-        ritory with only his horse for       toes to fresh seafood, kabobs or     Christmas. For take out orders or      Village.
ism where he would inspire his      company. He is frightened and        exceptional Imperial Stock lamb      dinner reservations, call Barking
students for 24 years. His time     lonely. Bear, a Native American
at OSU inspired him to author
several mystery novels featuring
                                    chief, sees something in Will
                                    and adopts him. Eventually they      Award will improve art exhibits at Sunriver library
Professor Thomas Martindale         will fight together to save their       The Friends of the Sunriver         Chair of the Friends’ Art            with exhibits, receptions and
who teaches at a school 55 miles    people from the Trail of Tears.      Area Public Library announced        Committee Jan Tuckerman                great ideas.”
inland from the Oregon coast.       This is a moving, epic, witty,       a very generous donation, from       stated, “We are certainly grate-         The Friends of the Sunriver
Hmmm, it seems Ron Lovell           wonderful book!                      the E.H. and M.E. Bowerman           ful for the monetary support           Area Public Library is a 501
should know his setting!               August 13, the non fiction        Advised Fund of The Oregon           and plan to purchase additional        (c) 3 organization and all do-
   Descent Into Madness has         book club will discuss Moyers on     Community Foundation. The            hardware for use in displaying         nations to the Friends are tax
Thomas Martindale racing to         America by Bill Moyers. Com-         donation will be used specifi-       the art. But we are even more          deductible as allowed by law.
clear his name when he is falsely   ing from a small town in Texas,      cally to acquire art exhibition      grateful for Teresa Bowerman’s           Information: (541) 593-
accused of murder. The trail to     Moyers is passionately invested      material for the Sunriver Area       hands-on support as a member           6030
trap the killer leads him into      in the future of his country.        Public Library.                      of the art committee, helping
the world of illegal immigrants,    He has been active in journal-
medical researchers, drug run-      ism for 50 years, starting at a
ners, and an odd assortment of      time when names like Morrow,
creatures.                          Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley
   Searching For Murder takes       brought a gravitas and integrity
place on a fictional campus very    to journalism that is sorely lack-
similar to OSU where the hunt       ing today. Moyers is concerned
for a new school president turns    that democracy may be on the
deadly. Meanwhile, Martindale       auction block, available to the
has a fetching new student          highest bidder. Concern for
who is causing his attention        ethics and the well being of
to wander. The mystery club         our fellow man may have been
should find plenty to discuss! It   supplanted by the need for the
is fun reading books set in our     highest possible profit. Have we
beautiful state. Recognizing the    changed from a progressive soci-
setting always adds a bit of zest   ety into a society subjugated to
to the story.                       the needs of corporate masters?
   Thirteen Moons by Charles        Read Moyer’s book and come
Frazier is the fiction book club    discuss your findings!
selection for Aug. 6 at 6:30.

SUNRIVER SCENE • AUGUST 2007                                                                                                                 Page 17
                                                 Sunriver Service District July board meeting highlights
                            public safety
  The regular meeting of the              -Approved the district’s per-       -Approved resolution R2007-        nor and, as per direction of the       stan. His military leave is for a
Sunriver Service District Man-         sonnel evaluation policy with       17 entering into an intergov-         service district board, officers are   minimum of six months.
aging board was held Thursday,         changes, including that the         ernmental agreement with the          back to making traffic stops.             -Graham Payer is consider-
July 12, 2007.                         chiefs report through their         city of Springfield, Ore., for           -The evacuation sirens and          ing a job offer in Medford.
  Board members present: Mike          board liaisons, a statement be      ambulance billing services.           Channel 4 emergency notifica-             -The implications of the two
Bershaw, Al Braemer, Doris             added about the chiefs’ self-          -Approved resolutions thank-       tion system were tested in June        staff openings include having
Brannan, Tom Gunn, Doug                evaluations and that each chief     ing Dennis Luke, Deschutes            and found to be in working             to hire a reserve firefighter
Seator. Staff present: Mike Ken-       will work with their liaison to     County Commissioner, Gene             order.
                                                                                                                                                        and hold another entry-level
nedy, Rod Bjorvik.                     establish four to six objectives.   Whisnant, Oregon House Rep-              -An evacuation exercise was
Public input:                             -Approved a procedure to         resentative for District 53, and      conducted on June 9. There             exam to add people to the list
  -There was no public input.          solicit nominations to serve on     Lelya Estes, Whisnant’s legisla-      were high levels of participa-         of qualified candidates. There
Treasurer’s Report:                    the district board with a recom-    tive assistant, for their help in     tion by police officers, bike pa-      could be overtime payroll costs
(As May 31, 2007)                      mendation that SROA establish       proposing, writing, sponsoring        trol officers and Citizen Patrol       until the positions are filled.
Resources:                             dates for the nominating proce-     and gaining passage of House          members.                                  -The department is wait-
Total Resources ....$4,140,135         dural steps to occur.               Bills 3442 and 3445 (definition          -The Bend Police Depart-            ing to review plans of the
Budget ...................3,825,097       -Reviewed status of board        of police officer and clarification   ment is considering hiring             Village redevelopment before
Variance ....................315,037   projects. Negotiation of a new      of police authority on Sunriver’s     Sunriver Police Officer Cory           determining what types of
Requirements:                          contract with the firefighters      roads).                               Buckley. If Buckley leaves, it         new firefighting equipment
Police wages &                         union was completed June 22.           -Discussed the status of the       will be the first turnover of          might be needed to provided
benefits ..................1,005,487   Implementation of a strategic       safety committee regarding            Sunriver Police Department             adequate structure protection
Police materials ........ 116,909      plan is under way. Decided to       SROA’s proposed reorgani-             personnel in two years.                and to discuss cost sharing of
Fire wages &                           advertise for a part-time board     zation of committees. If the          Fire:
                                                                                                                                                        the new purchases with the
benefits ..................1,143,390   administrative support position.    safety committee exists in the           -The Sunriver Fire Depart-
Fire materials.............205,931     The new hire would be located       future and it brings issues to        ment responded to 79 inci-             developer.
Bike Patrol ..................53,577   in the fire department and be       the service district board that       dents in the month of June                The meeting adjourned at
Non-departmental ....149,144           under the supervision of the        are beyond the service district       including 39 emergency medi-           5:44 p.m. The next regular
Board Actions:                         board chair/fire chief.             board’s purview, directors Bran-      cal service calls, three motor         meeting of the Sunriver Service
  -Approved the minutes of                -Approved purchase of a new      nan and Bershaw will shuttle          vehicle accidents (two with            District Managing Board will
June 14 regular and June 27            ambulance. Some contingency         the concerns back to the SROA         injuries), four brush fires, 19        be 4 p.m., Thursday, August 9
special meetings.                      funds will be required. The new     board.                                calls for public assistance and        at the SROA Board Meeting
  -Approved the financial re-          vehicle should arrive in about      Chiefs’ Reports:                      two smoke investigations. The          Room, 57455 Abbot Drive,
port for May (see above).              six months.                         Police:                               department provided mutual             Sunriver.
  -Approved payments of                   -Approved an amendment to           -Bike patrol officers com-         aid to neighboring agencies 17            Approved minutes of Sun-
$12,646 to SROA for adminis-           the ambulance billing services      pleted their training and have        times and received mutual aid          river Service District Managing
trative support services, $4,880       agreement with SROA request-        begun their full-time schedules       five times in June.                    Board meetings are posted, as
to Bruce Bishof for legal services     ing a waiver of the 120-day         for the summer.                          -Jeff Ruthardt was called to
                                                                                                                                                        available, at www.sunriversd.
and $1,049 to Bryant, Lovlien          notification of termination            -House Bills 3442 and 3445         active duty with U.S. Army and
and Jarvis for legal services.         requirement.                        have been signed by the gover-        will be deployed to Afghani-           org.

Lessons for Sunriver from South Lake Tahoe fire
by George Fox,                         there was devastated, but the       Conditions were not yet ready
Sunriver Fire Department               entire region’s economy is being    and fire crews responded quick-
   Sunriver and South Lake             affected.                           ly, but it can happen.
Tahoe both have some of the               Why is the entire Lake Tahoe        Sunriver has a system in place
most sought after recreational         economy impacted? News me-          for slowing the spread of wild-
attractions in a heavily forested      dia played up the devastation so    fire, but homeowners need to
community. Our economies               well that people are canceling      make it complete.
are based primarily on tour-           their vacations to the region          Through an agreement,
ists, and those who live in the        because they believe the entire     SROA common ground meets
area and/or develop businesses         area is lost.                       the State of Oregon’s recom-
based on these amenities. The             What do you suppose the ef-      mended criteria for ladder fuels
difference is Sunriver has a plan      fects would be to the Sunriver      reduction. The SROA Environ-
in place to potentially reduce         economy and the value of your       mental Department’s recom-
the spread of wildland fire.           homes, if even a small fire were    mendations are accepted by                                                         photo courteSy Steve DevrieS
   As you may be aware, South          to destroy a few homes – let        the state due to the continued
Lake Tahoe, Calif., had a dev-         alone a large devastating fire?     reduction, and improvement of         treetops, it is very difficult to      Department and, especially, the
astating fire that burned 3,100           Much is to be learned from       the ladder fuels program, up to       stop and poses tremendous risk         SROA Environmental Depart-
acres (Sunriver is 3,300 acres)        the Lake Tahoe incident. The        your property line. This is ac-       to homes and lives.                    ment, to determine what may
and destroyed 242 homes and            fire was in a region of forest      ceptable and works – only if the        Crown fires spread quickly           be reduced or removed in ac-
67 commercial structures. Not          that was never thinned for          owners of the private property        over a very large area. Even after     cordance with SROA rules.
only are the residents who lost        fear of polluting the lake. But     meet the criteria established         the fire front has passed, ignited       Information on SROA’s Lad-
homes attempting to cope with          by protecting one resource, a       by the SROA Environmental             trees can conduct fire down to         der Fuels Reduction Plan is in
the devastation, but the entire        hazard was created in another.      Department. The owners are            the ground where it can contin-        the foyer of the Sunriver Own-
Tahoe basin is struggling to           When the forest is dry, even        responsible to continue the           ue burning fuels. These ground         ers Association administration
revive its tourism economy.            the smallest of fires can cause     ground and mid-level lad-             ladder fuels, if too dense and         building at 57455 Abbot Drive
   The reality is that the Tahoe       catastrophic results. It is re-     der fuel reduction work from          too close together, burn hotter        next to the fire station. It’s also
basin is more than 21 miles long       ported that a campfire may have     their property lines up to their      and for longer periods than            available on the association
and seven miles wide along a           started this fire.                  homes.                                the crown fires. It amounts to         Web site (www.sunriverown
scenic 72-mile road around the            Remember last month’s ar-           Ladder fuels are the materials     a high-low double punch that 
lake. Less than a mile of the lake     ticle in which I mentioned          on and near the ground (pine          will cause homes to catch fire           There is no time to waste.
road and about one mile of the         a small campfire 100 yards          needles, dry bushes, low-limbs        and burn – even those designed         Fires are, and will continue, to
road entering into the southern        outside of Sunriver’s borders?      of trees) that will burn and          to be fire-resistant.                  pop up around the state. Get
end of the area was affected. A        Could this have been another        carry a fire into the tops of the       What can you do about it?            something done today!
small portion of a community           Tahoe event? We were lucky.         trees. Once a fire gets into the      Reduce the ladder fuels in your
                                                                                                                 yard! Contact the Sunriver Fire
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                  Service District and firefighter union agree on five-year contract
                                                                                                                                                     public safety
   The Sunriver Service District        Changes to the agreement in-      cent increase January 1, 2008.
and Sunriver Career Firefighter      clude the addition of a new class    Five-percent wage increases are                                                       S u n r i v e r
Association IAFF 4262 signed
a collective bargaining agree-
                                     of limited duration employee.
                                     Limited duration employees
                                                                          scheduled July 1, 2008 and July
                                                                          1, 2009. Wage increases based
                                                                                                                                                               Police log
ment on June 22 that will be         are included the bargaining          on the CPI-W of between 2.5%                                               Edited by the Sunriver Police Department
in effect until June 30, 2012.       unit but exempt from many            and 4.5% are guaranteed July 1,                                                      Following are selected entries from the
The five-year agreement is two       provisions of the agreement          2010 and July 1, 2011.                                                             Sunriver Police road log, June 1-30, 2007
years longer than the previous       effectively making them at-will         With the latest wage in-                                      6-1    During a follow-up interview with a possible suspect regarding a fire set
agreement, suggesting a good         employees who “may be termi-         creases, monthly wages for                                              near the railroad tracks, the suspect admitted to camping and leaving a
working relationship between         nated at any time” and “will be      Sunriver firefighters range from                                        smoldering campfire.
the entities.                        terminated prior to any layoff of    $3,492 to $4,423; engineers                                      6-3    An officer responded to a non-injury car accident. The drivers of each
   “The benefit to the com-          regular full time employees.”        earn $4,009 to $4,872 and                                               vehicle exchanged information.
munity is it’s a five-year agree-       Another change allows em-         captains are paid $4,543 to                                      6-7    A victim of identity theft filed a report. The case is under investigation.
ment, so we won’t have labor         ployees who believe they should      $5,522.                                                          6-7    Officers were dispatched to an unattended death investigation. Investi-
negotiations for five years,”        receive incentive pay for degrees       The new agreement contin-                                            gation results forwarded to the medical examiner and District Attorney’s
said Doug Seator, Chair of           not listed under the incentive       ues a policy of paying $100 a                                           office.
the Sunriver Service District        pay section of the agreement         month longevity payments to                                      6-7    Officers assisted Deschutes County deputies with a hit and run ac-
Managing Board. “We believe          to petition to the fire chief        employees after 60 months of                                            cident. The suspect and vehicle were located.
it was fair to both parties. There   and board. The petition must         continuous employment.                                           6-7    Received a report of a missing male. The subject was located at a
is continued good will between       “list all courses taken to earn         Wage adjustments for Sun-                                            restaurant and transported back to his home.
the fire department union per-       the degree and state why the         river police officers are frozen                                 6-9    Officers apprehended a suspect walking out of a business shoplifting
sonnel and the Sunriver Service      degree will be beneficial to the     while they petition for repre-                                          items that were concealed on his person.
District board.”                     department in performing the         sentation and decide whether                                     6-12   After receiving information about a driver who was possibly operating
   The agreement renews a no-        employee’s duties.”                  to join a union.                                                        a vehicle while intoxicated, officers located the vehicle matching the
                                                                                                                                                  description and conducted a traffic stop for failing to drive within lane.
strike clause by employees and          All bargaining unit employees                                                                             The driver consented to and failed standardized field sobriety tests.
a no-lockout policy by the dis-      received a three-percent wage                                                                                The suspect was arrested and transported to the Deschutes County
trict, both of which are required    increase effective July 1, and          Police                                                               jail for driving under the influence of intoxicants. The suspect’s vehicle
by state law.                        will be given another three-per-
                                                                           DePartment                                                      6-12
                                                                                                                                                  was impounded, as the driver was also uninsured.
                                                                                                                                                  Officers responded to information given on possible child abuse. All
                                                                                      S tat S                                                     subjects were interviewed and a report was forwarded to Department
                                                                                                                                                  of Human Services.
                                                                                        June 2007                                          6-12   Officers were dispatched to assist Deschutes County deputies with an
                                                                           Investigations .....................................122                uncooperative subject.
                                                                           Follow-Up .............................................27       6-14   A Sunriver guest was involved in a bike accident. Sunriver paramedics
                                                                           Cases #s ..............................................25              responded, evaluated the victim, and transported to St. Charles Medi-
                                                                                                                                                  cal Center. The accident was investigated and a report was taken.
                                                                           Custody ..................................................1     6-16   Officers assisted Sunriver paramedics with a medical call.
                                                                           Non-custody...........................................1         6-17   Officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile. Upon arriving on
                                                                                                                                                  scene, the missing juvenile was spotted a few houses away, walking
                                                                           Assists                                                                towards her home. She was reunited with her family.
                                                                           On property ........................................671
                                                                           Off property ..........................................49       6-18   Officers assisted Sunriver Fire Department with a smoldering fire near
                                                                                                                                                  a parking lot.
                                                                           Traffic                                                         6-18   Officers took a report of a missing juvenile on a bicycle. The missing
                                                                           Warning ................................................59             child was brought to our department, and reunited with his family.
                                                                           SROA .....................................................0
                                                                           UTC ........................................................8   6-19   Officers responded to a call of a man with a loaded firearm. The
                                                                                                                                                  individual had permission to control rodents on the golf course with his
The Sunriver Service District will be hosting its third annual             SROA R&R                                                               pellet gun.
Community Service Awareness Day August 11, from 10 a.m. to                 Incident.................................................98     6-20   A Sunriver guest was involved in a bike accident. Sunriver paramedics
5 p.m. in the Village at Sunriver. The day will be filled with displays    Warning ..............................................199              responded. The accident was investigated and a report was taken.
of police and fire equipment, exhibits, opportunities to meet with         Citations ...............................................02     6-22   Officers assisted Deschutes County deputies with a physical domestic
emergency personnel, have children’s bikes inspected for safety,                                                                                  outside of Sunriver property.
                                                                           Pathway Violations
and free bike helmets for children 16 and under (while supplies                                                                            6-22   Officers were dispatched to the Sunriver Fire Department for a call in-
                                                                           Warnings ......................................... 1382
last). Basic Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification            Citations .................................................0           volving a dog bite. The victim had been speaking to her friend through
classes will be taught at no charge And don’t miss your chance                                                                                    a car window when the friend’s dog lunged and bit her on her finger.
to dunk a police officer or firefighter. Information: 593-1014.                                                                            6-23   Officers responded to a report of juveniles throwing a coyote pup out of
                                                                                      CITIzENS                                                    a moving vehicle. Officers transported the uninured pup to and animal
                                                                                                                                                  rescue center in Bend, where it will be cared for until it is old enough to
                                                                                      PATROl                                               6-23
                                                                                                                                                  return to the wild.
                                                                                                                                                  Officers responded to a report of an elderly male who was missing
                                                                                           JUNE 2007                                              from his home. While all available units were out looking for the miss-
                                                                                                                                                  ing individual, he returned home.
                                                                          Houses checked                                    13             6-24   Officers responded to a call involving two juveniles who were overdue
                                                                          Traffic control                                    4                    in returning home. The girls were lost on the bike path and couldn’t
                                                                                                                                                  figure out how to get back home.
                                                                          Hazards Identified                                 1
                                                                                                                                           6-24   Officers were dispatched to a home after receiving numerous
                                                                          Animals Handled                                    0                    complaints about a strong odor of natural gas. Cascade Natural Gas
                                                                          Public assistance                                344                    arrived on scene and determined that there were no gas lines in that
                                                                                                                                                  area. The odor was an insecticide recently sprayed on the trees.
                                                                                                                                           6-24   A Sunriver guest was involved in a bike accident. Paramedics re-
                                                                                                                                                  sponded. The accident was investigated and a report was taken.
                                                                                                                                           6-25   Officers responded to a physical domestic dispute. A report will be for-
                                                                                                                                                  warded to the District Attorney’s office for review and possible charges.
                                                                                                                                           6-28   Officers responded to a call of juvenile’s who had lost their parent. The
                                                                                                                                                  parent was located and the family was reunited.
                                                                                                                                           6-29   Officers responded to a report of vandalism, involving a damaged
                                                                                                                                                  candy machine, items thrown around and defecation on the premises.
                                                                                                                                                  Further investigation continues.

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Summer reading programs                                                  La Pine fire district cuts positions, reduces services
at the Sunriver library                                                     La Pine Rural Fire Protection
                                                                         District cut two full time and
                                                                                                              The district’s maintenance/me-
                                                                                                              chanic person has given retire-
                                                                                                                                                    will continue to tax the staff
                                                                                                                                                    to the edge of their ability to
Story Web Story Times                through Aug. 14.                    one half time positions, and re-     ment notice, and his position         provide reliable services. Medi-
   Each branch at Deschutes             Baby Steps: Ages 0-24            duced services effective July 1.     will not be filled when he leaves     cal transports will continue to
Public Library offers programs       months, Tuesdays at 11:30              On June 14 the district’s         in September.                         create situations of understaffing
for young children and their         a.m., through Aug. 14               board of directors approved a           Two additional firefighter         on average of six to 12 hours
caregivers designed to promote       Daring Detectives Weekly            plan aimed at recovering from        positions were also planned           in a 24-hour period. Mutual
early literacy and match the         Summer Reading Program              funding challenges caused by         for layoff. Dollars normally          aid partnerships with adjoin-
interests and abilities of the          Each week a 45-minute pro-       defeat of the local option levy.     budgeted for running the fire         ing fire departments to backfill
different developmental stages       gram for ages 6-11 is presented     After repeated attempts to pass      district through materials and        responses will continue, which
from birth through age five.         at the Deschutes Public Library.    the levy to support staffing, the    services, facilities, apparatus       could cause increased response
And remember – listening to          A variety of activities are of-     loss of budget dollars prompted      and equipment needs will be           times and diminished levels of
stories at story time counts         fered to celebrate books with       the agency to reorganize, and        significantly reduced to keep         response normally provided by
toward filling out the coupon        imagination and creativity.         make changes in levels of service    these two positions. These cuts       La Pine Fire District. Sunriver
that earns your young child a        Daring Detectives is for ages 6-    and budget.                          were prompted to keep as many         and Crescent Fire Districts, the
free book!                           11, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.,          The proposed reorganiza-          personnel as possible to be able      closest providers of mutual aid
   Preschool Parade: Ages 2-5        Aug. 1 -15.                         tion – designed to place its         to respond to emergencies.            responses, will have at least a 20
years, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.,          Information: 312-1081.           primary emphasis on emer-               Desperate to salvage existing      minute response time to La Pine
                                                                         gency responses – will require       services, the plan calls for scrap-   if they are called upon.
Newberry Habitat golf tournament                                         cooperation from all fire district
                                                                         members and agencies border-
                                                                                                              ping or limiting services such as
                                                                                                              fire and health prevention, fire
                                                                                                                                                       The La Pine fire stations
                                                                                                                                                    located on Huntington Road
registration under way                                                   ing the fire district, and poses
                                                                         serious challenges to the entire
                                                                                                              inspections, educational school
                                                                                                              programs, rescue services, com-
                                                                                                                                                    in La Pine and South Century
                                                                                                                                                    Drive south of Sunriver will
  Registration for Newberry Habitat for Humanity’s golf tour-            organization.                        munity participation and re-          remain staffed. The station
nament has begun. The tournament will take place on Saturday,               On July 1, the district lost a    sponse to illegal open burning.       on Burgess Road will have no
Sept. 22 at Quail Run Golf course. Players may register by calling       battalion chief, prevention of-         Larger incidents and multiple      permanent staffing.
the Habitat office at 593-5005 or Kathy 593-6135. Fees are $100          ficer and half-time office clerk.    simultaneous emergency calls
per player, of which $57.50 is tax deductible.
  There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start and play will be a scramble
format. Money prizes for the two winning foursomes and Closest
to the Pin will be awarded. A car from Bob Thomas Car Company
and a set of Mizuno irons will be given as hole-in-one prizes.
  Entry includes a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf with of
a cart, lunch and prizes. An auction and raffle will follow play.

Golf groups hitting links hard                                           Katie Hall #17, Carol Woodruff
                                                                         #7, Neoma Woischke #8, Terry
                                                                                                              Weybright (9.5), Gwen Bailey
                                                                                                              andTerry Mandel (10), and
                                                                                                                                                    Birdie: Marlys Lysaker.
                                                                                                                                                       July 4 results: Low Gross:
Men’s Club                           Frantz and Eric Selberg; flight     Mandel #11 and Connie Coe            Mary Lou Kreiss and Doris             Linda Salzer, posting her best
   The winner of each flight of      2, John Polhemus, Joe Killian,      #6. Birdies: Nancy Nevin #4          Brannan (12.5). Chip-ins: Sal-        game ever. Low Net: Susan
the 2007 Match Play Champi-          Gary Brooks and John Lohman;        and #13 and Darlene Menden-          lie Hennessy, Nancy Nevin, Jan        Gilbreth. Longest Drive, Flight
onship was as follows: flight 1,     flight 3, Gary Kroeker, Tom         hall, #5.                            Bull, Maryann Phillips and Judy       A: Robyn Perry; Flight B: Bar-
Scott Brown; 2, Paul Dorwart;        Gleason, and John Simmons.             On July 4, the game was           Mundt. Birdies: Julie Sagalewicz,     bara Ball. Birdie: Robyn Perry
3, Tim Swezey; 4, Jim Coe;           Low gross was won by Dennis         T.O.E. and KP #4. Flight 1: low      Christi Alvarez, Denice Garde-        On July 10, the Awbrey Glen
5, Jim Kreiss; 6, Ryan King; and     Mayes, 76, and low net by Dan       gross, Ann Bershaw, 42; low net,     meyer and Nancy Nevin.                Country Club Visitation was a
flight 7, Frank Vulliet.             Wright, 59.                         Marianne Martin, 34. Flight 2:          The Sunriver Women’s team is       fun, western-themed event. The
   On June 27, the winners of the       New members are welcome to       low gross, Millie MacKenzie, 50;     still holding a strong 3rd place      afternoon scramble was followed
two net best ball flighted team      join the Men’s Club. For more       low net, Neoma Woischke, 32.         with half the matches already         by an appetizer reception. Front
event were: 1st flight, Dave Hill,   information, check srmensgolf.      KP’s: flight 1, Denice Garde-        played.                               9 Flight winners: 1st Place,
Stan Gonta, Dan Frantz, and          com, or call Brian Holmes,          meyer (15’ 11”); flight 2, Sharon       Anyone interested in the 18        LaRayne Hutchins; 2nd Place,
Don Martin; 2nd flight, Mike         598-6717.                           Kelly (16’ 2”).                      hole group, contact Liz Haber-        Robyn Perry; 3rd Place, Bonnie
Bershaw, Joe Killian, Woodie         Women’s 18 Hole                        Chip-ins: Nancy Nevin #9          man at 593-0861.                      Sperbeck. Team scores were 36,
Thomas, Paul Haberman; 3rd              On June 13, the game was         and 12; Marianne Martin #12;         Women’s 9 Hole                        37, 38, respectively.
flight, Peter Schneider, John Sal-   Low Gross/Low Net; KP on 13.        Mary Condy #16; Nancy Cot-              June brought summer sun,              July 11: Low Gross: Vicki Do-
zer, Clair Spaulding, and Ryan       Flight 1: low gross, Mary Condy,    ton #18; and, Katie Hall #16.        fun, and games for the Niner’s.       erfler, the 2006 Most Improved
King; and, 4th flight, Howard        92; low net, Maureen Remmick,       Marianne Martin and Mary                June 13 results: Low Gross:        Player. Low Net: Juanita Hill.
Potts, Gerry Stearns, Tom Tullis,    73. Flight 2: low gross, Katie      Condy also got birdies for their     LaRayne Hutchins. Low Net             Birdie: Robyn Perry.
and Harlie Peterson. Low gross       Hall, 100; Rita Brundage, 70.       chip-ins. Mary Johnson birdied       Tie: LaRayne Hutchins and Sid         Upcoming events:
was won by Dave Hill, 77, and        KP only for flight 2, Mary Lou      #4.                                  Caba. Longest drive, Flight 1:           Aspen Lakes Golf Course Play
low net by Cal Hutchins, 60.         Kreiss, 45’ 7”. Chip-ins: Donna        July 11 was a two person          Linda Thomas; Flight 2: Jan           Day on August 15.
   On July 4, the red, white         Loringer, #11. Mary Johnson         Match Play, KP on #16. The           Taylor, the overall winner; Flight       Welcome newest members
and blue with horserace was          birdied #8.                         winners were Denice Gardemey-        3: Teresa Bowerman.                   – Sandy Branvold, Michelle
won by Virgil Martin and Ed             June 27 was Odd and Even         er and Christi Alvarez (11.5),          On June 21, the Bend Coun-         Goulet, Gloria Smith, and Jan
Williams, 2nd, Ken Shell and         Partners; KP #16. Flight 1: low     Ann Bershaw and Joni Cloud           try Club Visitation was a splen-      Taylor. To join this great group,
Dennis Wood, 3rd place tie,          gross, Mary Ann Stephens and        (9.5), Darlene Allison and Sal-      did, fun-filled event. Among the      call Elizabeth Stearns 593-6565,
Dave Hennessy and Howard             Carol Woodruff, 93; low net,        lie Hennessy (9.5), Florence         winners was Linda Thomas.             Judy Stedman 593-0594, or
Potts and Tom Woodruff and           Helen Brown and a blind draw,       Hopkins and Karen Pitner                June 27 results: Low Gross         Millie Christensen 593-5629.
Dixon Freeman.                       70. Flight 2: low gross, Connie     (10.5), Jan Bull and Barbara         and Low Net: Judy Stedman.
   On July 11, the one low           Coe and Terry Mandel, 102; low
gross, one low net best balls        net, Katie Hall and a blind draw,
flighted team event winners:
flight 1, Dennis Mayes, Dan
                                     72. KP only for flight 2: Neoma
                                     Woischke at 10’ 6”. Chip-ins:                                                     Mountain Meadow Quilters
                                                                                                                    19th Annual
                                                                                                                Sunriver Quilt Show & Sale
                                                                                                                Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                            The Village at Sunriver
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Cruise News: Cruising to Alaska – choosing the right options for you
by Betsy Scherr                      cruise ships like Cruise West.          On this trip I am cruising        the cruise line the cost would    determine what type of ship you
   One of the most popular              To give you an idea of the        on the Sapphire Princess from        be around $250. Local vendors     should sail on.
and beautiful places                             ships sailing to Alas-   Anchorage to Vancouver. I will       will charge $200 instead. But,      Do you spend your money
to visit during the                              ka, Princess has one     be visiting Glacier Bay for the      buyers beware. These are not the  on shore excursions and cruise
summer months is                                 of the largest. The      first time. Plus, I have signed up   cruise line tours; if something   tours, or do you prefer the com-
the state of Alaska. I                           Diamond Princess         for some not-so-typical shore        happens it is your responsibil-   fort of a nice balcony stateroom?
have been there be-                              is 113,000 tons,         excursions includ-                                                                  How big a ship do
fore and I am about                              maximum 2,670            ing a scenic float and                                                              you want to sail
to leave again on a                              passengers. Holland      wildlife cruise, a dog                                                              on and how many
cruise from Anchor-                              America, a premium       sled summer camp,                                                                   other passengers do
age to Vancouver, Betsy Sherr                    cruise line, with its    rainforest canopy and                                                               you care to share
British Columbia.                                new Noordam ship,        zipline expedition,                                                                 space with? Should
There are many choices and           is 82,000 tons and holds a           back country jet boat                                                               you fly to Anchor-
classes of ships that sail up and    maximum of 1,918 passengers.         adventure and a gla-                                                                age and take a cruise
down the west coast from May         And the luxury cruise line Re-       cier flightseeing tour!                                                             tour to Denali Na-
to September, visiting places        gent, has Seven Seas Mariner         It might be safer if I                                                              tional Park, or book
like Glacier Bay, Hubbard Gla-       with only 700 passengers and         just took the bike and                                                              a roundtrip cruise
cier, Sitka, Juneau, Ketchikan       is 50,000 tons. In general, the      brew tour!                                                                          out of Seattle?
and Victoria, Canada.                fewer passengers on a sailing,          These shore excur-                                                                  Whatever you
   I went to Alaska the first        the higher the class of ship and     sions sound exciting                                                                decide, I cannot
time roundtrip out of Seattle        the more it costs.                   to me, but they are                                                                 say enough about
and loved it! The ships out of          Many will go to the same          expensive. That is Alaska. There     ity to deal with anything that Alaska. It is breathtaking and I
Seattle are able to travel quite     places and ports, except if          is a very short summer season,       comes up.                         look forward to experiencing it
far, so you really do get to see a   you are on a very small ship,        so they can charge more for             As far as weather, I have been again! Let’s hope I make it back
lot of Alaska on a seven-night       like Cruise West. Its Spirit of      these adventures. I have found       to Alaska different months. I from the zipline and floatplane
cruise. Holland America’s ships      Discovery is only 9,700 tons         there are many legitimate tour       can’t tell you which one is best adventure!
out of Seattle make it all the way   and is able to navigate smaller      companies that operate up            for sunshine. I know September      Scherr can be reached at Cruise
to Glacier Bay. If you wish to       passages. But, make no mistake       in Alaska. You will find these       last year was great, but so was One in Bend, 541-385-0499.
see more of Alaska and experi-       about it… the scenery anywhere       vendors once you debark the          June.                             E-mail: betsy@luxurystylecruis
ence the beauty of Denali, then      you go is breathtaking. I loved      ship in each port. On average,          Which ship should you sail
you must fly up to Anchorage         standing on the outdoor deck         it will save you 20-25% to           on? I think you need to decide
and sail down the coast. There       as we sailed by a magnificent        “wing it” and just sign up at the    how much money you want
are many choices of cruises to       glacier. I also love animals and     last minute with the local tour      to spend and what type of
Alaska: NCL, Celebrity, Royal        wildlife… you will experience        operators. Decide that day to        experience you want to have.
Caribbean, Regent and smaller        plenty of both!                      take a flight over a glacier. With   Set a budget. That will help

Notes from Lynne’s journal                                                                                     low tag in her right ear pull      patches on her neck, sides and
                                                                                                               up one plant by the roots and      belly. Poor thing continually
by Lynne Schaefer
                                                                                                               munch it down. The cotton-         scratches herself.
   As I knelt on the ground
                                                                                                               tail bunny nibbles on miner’s        One of the perks of liv-
weeding, a large shadow from
                                                                                                               lettuce, but he doesn’t pull it    ing in Sunriver is to watch
a low-flying raven covered
                                                                                                               up out of the ground.              the winged and four-footed
me. Then another glided
                                                                                                                  Where are all the deer? Past    creatures. Then there are the
low with outstretched wings
                                                                                                               years we saw 10 to 12 deer at a    two-footed things.
over me. Soon, three ravens
                                                                                                               time. This year we’re lucky to       A runner flagged down Lee
croaked hoarse calls to one
                                                                                                               see three or four individuals.     as he drove on Crescent near
another. A fourth raven an-
                                                                                                                  A lone doe with bulging         North Imnaha. “I’m lost,” the
swered with a sound like
                                                                                                               sides stood eating greenery in     runner said. “How do I return
clinking metal or tin. They
                                                                                                               the common area. Two days          to Circle 7?” He started run-
circled, and two landed at
                                                                                                               later, a wet, gangly, spotted      ning from Circle 7 without a
the top of a lodgepole pine
                                                                                                               fawn bounded by her side.          map and was unable to find
while the other two landed
                                                                                                               It was so small that it was        his way back.
in a nearby tree. One raven
                                                                                                               partially hidden behind the          Teenage boy riding on path-
from each tree met in a third
                                                                                                               tall grasses.                      way: “You’re not supposed to
tree in the middle and began
                                                                                                                  Two young squirrels burn        ride in the street.”
what looked like fighting,
                                                                                                               energy to see who spring-            Teenage boy riding on Cot-
flapping wings at each other
                                                                                                               boards the farthest off a spin-    tonwood: “I don’t care. Fine
and screeching croaks and
                                                                                                               dly, three-foot ponderosa tree     me.”
metallic sounds.
                                                                                                               trunk. They soon lose interest       Three youngsters riding
   Later, the two pairs kept
                                                                                                               and race off to another activ-     bicycles around Sunriver lanes
their distance occasionally
                                                                                                               ity. Their mother may have         and cul-de-sacs followed by
breaking the silence with
                                                                                                               mange. Her fur is sparse           mom and dad driving a golf
their raucous squawks.
                                                                                                               and thinning with raw, red         cart. Only in Sunriver.
   Bicycle riders mimicked the
continuous squawk-squawk-
squawk of the ravens’ calls
while one rider yelled, “Oh,
shut up!”
   Ravens are larger than
crows, and ravens sport shag-
                                                                                         Lee Schaefer photo
gy feathers on their throats. A
raven’s tail is wedge-shaped                                              nut for him. Clever bird.
as opposed to a crow’s square        of prey show. They tell about          Miner’s lettuce is an attrac-
tail.                                a raven that sits above a busy       tive native plant that pops up
   The raven is one of the           intersection waiting for the         here and there in our yard.
most intelligent birds accord-       red light to stop traffic. Then      I thought it might become
ing to the interpreters at the       he glides down and drops a           a good ground cover until I
High Desert Museum’s birds           nut. When the light changes          saw the doe with the #3 yel-
                                     to green, traffic crushes the
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                                               Self-proclaimed ‘old coot’ calls for gravy train derailment
                            senior moments
by Dave Ghormley                       saying that inflation is under        who bought them would get               at the entrance wasn’t complete          start building.
  Irascible! Opinionated!              control, and yet few of us can        canned? No way!                         and almost impossible to use,               We’re living in the greatest
Crabby! Illogical! A little            afford a house or a car or a             I hear tell that the new park-       the road across from Crosswa-            country the world has ever
“tetched”! Does that describe          tank of gas.                          ing structure they built in             ter was all torn up, Road 45 to          seen. Time for the politicians
“an old coot” to you?                     I’m mad because they keep          Bend does not have enough               the mountain was closed, and             and movers and shakers to stop
  OK. I’m an old coot! And             saying that our health care           headroom for a van that meets           the traffic on Highway 97 was            trying to make it better and
I’m mad and disgusted!                 system is the most expensive          ADA standards to use the                impacted while the highway               start concentrating on making
  I’m mad at the way those             in the world and yet isn’t even       place. Did the engineer who             was being resurfaced and the             it more affordable – without
politicians in Washington are          close to being the best.              overlooked this requirement             interchange construction went            buying everything from China
spending money.                           I’m mad because the poli-          get fired?                              on. Great planning! As if tour-          or Timbuktu or wherever.
  I’m mad at the way the cost          ticians are so busy feather-             The highway department               ism isn’t the lifeblood of Sun-          As the election season starts,
of government keeps going up           ing their own nests that they         tried to put a weigh station at         river. And, yeah, I know you             let’s get behind honest people
and up and up.                         haven’t got time to really work       the corner of South Century             can’t work in the winter, but            dedicated to cutting costs,
  I’m mad at the way these             hard for the people they sup-
                                                                             and Highway 97 in 1995. To-             you can schedule better than             willing to hand out some pink
billionaires try to throw their        posedly represent.
weight around, be they busi-                                                 day, 12 years later, we may             that, whoever “you” is. Bet all          slips to the incompetents who
                                          I guess the thing I’m mad-
ness tycoons, movie celebrities,       dest about is the inability of the    finally get an interchange. I           “you” got were a few gripes.             clutter our public payrolls, and
or crooks.                             bureaucrats to fire anyone!           can speak as one who was in             You’re lucky. I’d have fired you         who are committed to voting
  I’m mad that the media                  For example, some incom-           the middle of this deal for most        for incompetence.                        themselves the same deals
has nothing else to do but             petent bought six or eight            of the time. You would have                And they tell me that the             that the rest of us have – be it
print what the public rela-            buses to establish a new public       thrown up if you had to sit             remodeling of the mall is                retirement plans, health plans
tions guys send them or chase          transportation system in Bend.        through all the meetings and            years in the future. True? If            or what have you. It’s time to
these silly little “celebrity” girls   The city paid about $100,000          conferences, and we’re ending           so, why? Here’s a wonderful              derail the gravy train.
around and breathlessly report         for these busses, which, it           up with a lot fancier overpass          opportunity for the whole                   There! I’ve got that all off
their antics.                          turned out, were second hand          than we needed then or now.             community to benefit from                my mind. And yes, I am a
  I’m mad because I think the          lemons which some city slicker           We have a big triathlon              an up-to-date shopping expe-             crabby old coot! A crabby
lobbyists and the lawyers and          bought from Salt Lake for a           and running marathon plus               rience, and everyone’s sitting           old coot with a computer and
PR guys and the bureaucracies          few thousand dollars. No one          major golf and tennis tourna-           around holding committee                 a column in the paper – for
are running our country, not           checked with Salt Lake to see         ments in Sunriver in late June.         meetings and conferences and             now, at least!
the people we’ve elected.              if they were lemons. Wouldn’t         Thousands of visitors are here.         public meetings. Seems to me                Enough. Be well. See you
  I’m mad because they keep            you think that the airhead            Trouble is, the new roundabout          it’s time to stop talking and            next time, Lord willing.

                                                                   Regional news from Sunriver’s perspective
                            in a nutshell
by Jonathan Kahnoski                   n BEND LOSES ANOTHER                  to be added (in Bend) is at Juniper     ment at the project. • The war           completion pushed back to mid-
   n RIVERHOUSE GETS MANUFACTURER: Proponents                                Ridge,” Lee said. Juniper Ridge is      (this has lasted too long to be a sin-   2009. The project was delayed as
FIRST MAJOR CONFER- and opponents of Oregon’s strict                         the 1,500 acre mixed-use project        gle battle) over the 300-foot radio      the original plans were modified
ENCE: After waiting literally land use laws can argue all day                the City of Bend is developing off      towers on Awbrey Butte continues         to include a larger concession
decades for market conditions to about the impact of high land               Cooley Road east of Hwy 97 at the       with local residents threatening to      area, more stalls in the women’s
justify building a large conference prices, but Bend is losing another       very north end of town. While Les       appeal the City of Bend’s decision       restroom, office space for a fourth
center in Bend, and years of bat- manufacturing business because             Schwab Tires recently announced         to allow one tower to remain even        airline (currently there are three
tling both residential neighbors of the lack of affordable industrial        it is moving its corporate head-        though it was built in the wrong         operating out of Redmond) and
and the city planning                              land. Ameritech           quarters from Prineville to Juniper     spot in 2004. The process has been       extension of the terminal onto the
department, the Riv-                               Machine Manufac-          Ridge, much of the acreage is not       prolonged as both sides requested        tarmac to minimize passengers’
erhouse Convention                                 turing, Inc., is leav-    within the city’s urban growth          extension of the time for public         exposure to the weather. Traffic
Center has landed its                              ing Bend (where           boundary as yet.                        comment. However, a cutoff date          through the airport continues
first major conference                             what little raw light        n QUICK UPDATES: • Last              required by state law is due in late     to grow, with boardings in June
– the annual meet-                                 industrial land that      summer, we told you about sink          July, the city has to decide whether     jumping to 22,100, a 23 percent
ing of the League                                  is still available goes   holes making the track and prac-        or not to hear an appeal that, to        increase over June of 2006. • La
of Oregon Cities                                   for $13 to $16 a          tice fields at Summit High School       date, hasn’t been filed. Debi Curl,      Pine’s city council adopted its first
in late September.                                 square foot) to           on Bend’s west side unusable. In        long-time critic of the towers, said     budget, thereby setting the brand
The league has been                                move to Redmond           June, the school district received      she anticipates opponents will file      new city’s first property tax levy
holding its meetings                               where land can be         two bids to repair the holes and re-    an appeal. • In May, we told you         of $1.88 per $1,000 of assessed
since 1925 but never Jonathan Kahnoski             purchased for $7          store the fields: Moore Excavation,     about a planned development on           value. While higher than what
anywhere but Port-                                 to $8 a square foot.      of Portland bid $12.9 million to        a meadow used near River Rim by          most voters expected, the rate
land or Eugene, let alone east of “We need to grow, we need more             do excavation and replacement           a large herd of Roosevelt elk for        is still lower than the maximum
the Cascades. The conference is space,” said company president               (remove all the fill dirt and replace   winter grazing. A Bend city hear-        allowed $1.98 per $1,000 lob-
expected to draw more than 500 Ron Cook, “And we can’t do that               it), and about $8 million to do         ings officer has approved the 100-       bied for by Jo Anne Sutherland,
elected officials from cities rang- in Bend.” Ameritech manufactures         deep dynamic compaction (drop-          home development by Portland-            a consultant hired by the council
ing in population from 500,000+ structural steel and ornamental              ping a weight from 15 to 90 feet to     based Renaissance Homes over the         to help them get the city up and
(Portland) to two (Greenhorn). iron parts and designs and builds             create several six-foot deep craters    objections of nearby residents who       running. On a roll, the council
The Riverhouse already is booked equipment for the steel processing          that are then backfilled with dirt);    claimed the project was too dense,       has passed a resolution setting
solid for the conference weekend, industry. It is purchasing land and        North Dakota-based Knife River,         would add too much traffic onto          fees for liquor licenses, hazardous
and Bend’s two Marriott hotels building a new facility for $1.5              who bought out local company            River Rim Drive (the only main           weed abatement and city services.
and AmeriTel Inn have 85 percent million, Cook said, creating space          Hap Taylor and Sons, bid $7.3           outlet) and would drive away the         However, they postponed consid-
of their rooms reserved. Officials to expand the 16-person staff to as       million to do the excavation and        elk. No decision about an appeal         eration of a city business license
planning to attend from cities in many as 27. Roger Lee, executive           replacement and $7.5 million to         has been made by either the River        after disagreeing whether a land-
the I-5 corridor and on the coast director of the non-profit Eco-            do the deep dynamic compaction.         Rim Community Association or             lord of a commercial building
were quoted in The Bulletin as nomic Development for Central                 The district awarded the contract,      individual homeowners. • The             should be treated the same way
saying they hadn’t visited Central Oregon confirms that Bend has             to do the excavation and replace-       Redmond Airport announced its            as the landlord of a residence, and
Oregon in years and were looking almost no industrial land left and          ment, to Knife River. Todd Taylor,      plans for a $36 million terminal         whether or not it was fair for the
forward to seeing the growth and that prices for what land is avail-         regional president for Knife River,     expansion last year. It will hold a      landlord of a commercial build-
hot real estate market they had able have skyrocketed compared               thinks they can start the project       ceremonial ground-breaking on            ing to pass along the cost of his
heard about, sounding more like to prices for similar land in nearby         by August and complete it by            the project this month. However,         business license to commercial
they were traveling to a foreign Redmond and Prineville. “The                fall 2008 by throwing a massive         actual construction won’t begin
land than visiting a sister city.   only new industrial land proposed        amount of locally-based equip-          until December with scheduled                Turn to Nutshell, page 23

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                                       to save some ‘affordable housing’       QUALITY DATA ONLINE:                      processes, rooms and meals, the         mation for that facility is from a
        Nutshell                       by making it financially onerous        Cascade Healthcare Community,             physicians and nurses and the           longer time period to have a large
continued from page 22                 for mobile home park owners to          parent company of St. Charles             likelihood of recommending.             enough data sample to smooth
tenants who also must pay for a        disband their parks and develop         Medical Centers in Bend and               The individual reports, usually         out statistical anomalies. A mes-
business license. • Only this past     their land. Last January, one park      Redmond, has posted its quality           breaking out results for SCMC           sage from James Diegel, president
winter, Columbia Aircraft Manu-        owner filed a Measure 37 lawsuit        and outcomes information on its           Bend and SCMC Redmond, con-             and CEO of CHC, explains the
facturing Corp. underwent a ma-        for $6.7 million. Now, the own-         Web site at The             sist of tables listing each specific    intent of making this information
jor layoff due to excess inventory     ers of Country Sunset Mobile            available information includes            measure, a brief description of         public is to allow consumers to see
on hand. As of mid-July, all but 31    Home Park on SE 27th Street             a listing of “Key Findings and            the measure, the value for a three-     where CHC stands as compared
of those employees have returned       have filed a lawsuit demanding          Considerations Related to Cur-            month period and the change in          to other hospitals in the state and
and, according to Les Segal, the       $10.8 million in compensation           rent Data” – a kind of executive          that value from the previous re-        around the country. In his mes-
company’s director of human            for the loss of value in their land     summary of the healthcare qual-           porting period. Some of the tables      sage, Diegel insists CHC “does
resources, at least some of those      even though they have no plans to       ity and customer satisfaction             include a column showing the            not aim simply to be ‘above aver-
who did not return may have            develop the property in the near        information that lists areas that         value for the top ten percent of        age’ in quality; we aim to ‘be the
taken jobs elsewhere. Columbia         future. One city councilor, Mark        have improved or declined more            the hospitals in the United States,
                                                                                                                                                                 benchmark’” meaning “we set our
has about 500 employees, making        Capell, suggested the city should       than 10 percent since the prior           and other quality reports include
                                                                                                                                                                 sights on being among the top 10
it Central Oregon’s sixth largest      consider revoking the ordinance         report – and six specific reports:        a table listing the measure, the
                                                                                                                                                                 percent of hospitals in the nation
private employer. It is producing      in favor of a recently-passed state     heart attack and heart failure care       average (Perhaps, the table doesn’t
                                       law that provides many of the           information, infection control,           say) value for hospitals in Oregon,     on key quality measures.”
about three planes a week, but                                                                                                                                      Editor’s note: In a Nutshell is
has a goal of five planes per week     same protections. However, most         pneumonia care, surgical care             across the U.S., and for the top
                                       of the councilors were not ready to     and patient satisfaction – the last       10 percent of hospitals in the          compiled from press releases and
that it should hit by late 2007 or                                                                                                                               news articles published in other
early 2008. • Finally, we discussed    repeal the ordinance just yet.          covering a wide range of topics           U.S. Because SCMC Redmond
                                          n ST. CHARLES POSTS                  like the admission and discharge          is a smaller hospital, the infor-       Central Oregon newspapers.
the Bend City Council’s attempt

                                                                                                                          Solarium: Letters from our readers
A chorus of one:                       to themselves as rent-a-cops.
                                                                               The rumor mill                            the SROA is looking into the use        that none of these rumors are
                                       There were no Deschutes County
Personal attacks                       Sheriff ’s Deputies during that
                                                                               Walt Cundiff, Sunriver
                                                                                  It is with a sigh of relief that our
                                                                                                                         of private security in lieu of a po-
                                                                                                                         lice force and that that there was
                                                                                                                                                                 true. If the one about the police is
                                                                                                                                                                 true, any attempt to do so could
Laura E. Harvey, Sunriver              time, nor were there any failures in                                              an effort by the board of directors     lead to a recall of SROA board
                                                                               police force is now whole. The of-
   The article I wrote in the May      police protection as Mr. Kahnoski                                                 to derail the measures that gave        members.
                                                                               ficers can now enforce all the laws
Sunriver Scene regarding police        “blathered” about. These “facts”                                                  the police the ability to enforce the      Another rumor is the one about
                                                                               of the state.
harassment in Sunriver generated       are documented history. Appar-                                                    rules of the road. There are other      speed traps. I’ve done several ride-
                                                                                  I get real tired of a few people
quite a reaction, which was my         ently Mr. Kahnoski assumed that                                                   rumors that some board members          a-longs with police officers in
                                                                               saying that being a police officer in
intent. Several people personally      no life existed here prior to his                                                 don’t read agenda items before          Tigard, Sunriver, and Deschutes
                                                                               Sunriver is easy and poses no dan-
attacked me in their response let-     arrival. It is a commonality in                                                   board meetings; that the SROA           County the past 20 years. The
                                                                               ger. All I can say to these people is
ters, using words like “ignorant,      the rebuttal letters to disregard                                                 board is more of a social club than     only motorists who were stopped
                                                                               to research injuries and fatalities of
absurd, misinformed, wrong,            historical facts.                                                                 a service group; that SROA board        were those who were speeding,
                                                                               police officers while on duty in ev-
wrong-headed, wild-eyed,” etc.            It never was a “myth” that the                                                 members do what the general             and the stops were made during
                                                                               ery size of jurisdiction. It stands to
Bringing a troubling subject           Sunriver police had on their list                                                 manager wants; that the SROA            regular patrols. Speed traps are a
                                                                               reason that in a larger jurisdiction
– one of concern to many – to the      the make and license plate num-                                                   board makes changes in rules,           myth. The only speed traps are in
                                                                               there will be more officer injuries
forefront should not be a crime.       bers of a vehicle and knew which                                                  regulations and bylaws to fit what      the minds of motorists who get
                                                                               and fatalities. But the statistics also
But then, are open-minded dis-         restaurant my renters dined at,                                                   they want; and that invitations to      stopped for speeding.
                                                                               show that small jurisdictions, such
cussions and diverse opinions          as Walt Cundiff tried to portray                                                  the SROA candidates’ reception in          If you are so concerned about
                                                                               as Sunriver, have a higher percent-
regarding Sunriver even allowed?       in his July letter. The list was,                                                 July didn’t go out to all past board    speed traps, try slowing down. It
                                                                               age of officer injuries and death
You decide.                            no doubt, passed on to the day                                                    members.                                will make a difference for you and,
                                                                               than larger jurisdictions.
   Some of these personal attacks      shift.                                                                               Some rumors might have merit,        possibly, someone else.
                                                                                  Just look at Moscow, Idaho,
came from Jackie Siewert-Schade.          Timothy Pade is correct in his                                                 but I hope for the owners’ sake
                                                                               where an officer recently gave
As leader of the Amenities Action      July letter regarding the arrogance
                                                                               his life in the line of duty. It was
Planning Team, not once did she        of some. There is no excuse for
ask for attendees’ input. She then     police telling children that they
                                                                               the first officer death in Moscow
                                                                               in over 100 years. One death or
                                                                                                                         Boat ramp not in best interest of owners
changed our votes on our com-          cannot ride bikes in the cul-de-                                                  Gerald and Phyllis Greenbach, Palm Desert Calif., and Sunriver
                                                                               injury is one too many whether it
mittees’ findings, stating that she    sacs, or telling their parents that
                                                                               be here or Moscow. When officers             We are owners at 15 Verdin or vehicle traffic in Sunriver. Not
did not take notes during our final    they will get a ticket. There are
                                                                               go on duty they are sworn to serve        Lane and have been coming to withstanding the legality of your
meeting. This “ignorant” person        parents and owners with enough
                                                                               and protect. Every traffic stop or        Sunriver since its inception.         right to encumber common areas,
(me) requested votes by a show of      common sense to know it is dan-
                                                                               call for assistance is potentially           When we bought our prop- remember, we made a bargain,
hands and did take notes – under       gerous for little ones to ride on the
                                                                               hazardous to the officers. The offi-      erty and became a member of the and your leasing of a common area
duress, no less, from other com-       bike trails.
                                                                               cers do their jobs to serve and pro-      Sunriver Owners Association, a for this purpose is definitely not
mittee members for my business            The responses present a clear
                                                                               tect you and I at risk to themselves      bargain was made. We would pay protecting our investment.
of renting houses to visitors.         picture of the hypocrisy and the
                                                                               from threats that could come from         our dues and fees to SROA, and in        SROA certainly cannot limit
   I have since talked with good       hidden agendas of most of the ca-
                                                                               anywhere at anytime.                      return SROA (through its elected the use of the river. However, we
and “less ignorant” people who         reer committee members. A broad
                                                                                  There have been rumors that            Board of Directors) would protect can say no to the state and let them
have quit committee positions in       spectrum of ideas in Sunriver is
                                                                                                                         our rights and best interests in build a public motorboat ramp on
utter frustration with the few who     simply not allowed.
                                                                                                                         maintaining Sunriver for, and other property. You could not lease
dominate the proceedings.                 I wish to expose the attitudes
                                                                                                                         only for, Sunriver owners, renters, this property for any amount of
   In July, Jonathan Kahnoski at-      and hidden agendas that are
                                                                                                                         guests, and approved businesses.      money or other value that would
tacked me and presented words as       prevalent in our small community.
                                                                                                                            The public motorboat ramp offset the additional river and
facts in order to distort the issue.   My initial May letter and the now
                                                                                                                         being proposed for the Sunriver vehicle traffic, the decrease in our
Mr. Kahnoski did concur with           refuted responses show that more
                                                                                                                         common area north of the Harper quality of life, and the decrease in
the fact that tourism has, indeed,     diversity is needed on our com-
                                                                                                                         Bridge is not in the best interest of our property values. Please tread
declined. This has been a reality      mittees. Drastic overhaul and revi-
                                                                                                                         Sunriver property owners! We do lightly when you further consider
for years, and is not difficult to     sion of the committees’ inefficient
                                                                                                                         not want to see additional river this issue and just say no!
explain if you have ever attended      practices are desperately needed…
sanctioned committee meetings          perhaps starting with elimination
where the myopic concerns of full-     of those who knit and nap during
                                       committee meetings.
                                                                                                                            Write to us…
time residents trump all others.                                                                                             A letter to the editor must pertain to Sunriver. It must not make us
   Jim Young and his white Labra-                                                                                         a party to libel. It should not be more than 250 words. Opinions of ap-
dor retriever were security begin-                                                                                        proximately 400 words may be published under the heading A Chorus
ning in 1968. Next was Chuck                                                                                              of One. Please include a phone number or e-mail address which we
Level. During the 1980s and                                                                                               may use to verify authorship.
early 90s, J.R. Elliott (who was                                                                                             Send typewritten letters to: Sunriver Scene, PO Box 3278, Sunriver,
hired by SROA) made his security                                                                                          OR 97707 or send via e-mail (preferred) to by
rounds, sometimes with his friend                                                                                         the Monday following the monthly SROA board meeting. Opinions ex-
Junior Kappel – and they referred                                                                                         pressed in the Scene are the individual’s and do not represent SROA.

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