The business of growing business

Local companies turn to COCC’s Small Business Development Center to find the formula for success

The waters of the Deschutes River can serve as something of a metaphor in the … Read more

What does luxury in Interior Design look like?

Why is it so enticing to look inside other people’s homes, especially the homes of … Read more

Forests, fires and futures

In COCC’s Forest Resources Technology program, students discover a full scope of forest management skills and practices

Central Oregon’s summertime skies can shift from clear blue to smoke-choked gray in a flash. … Read more

Golf tournament carries on legacy of longtime Central Oregon pro

The 2nd Annual Terry R. Anderson Golf Tournament takes place Sept. 15 at Black Butte Ranch’s Big Meadow Golf Course

Emily Anderson Stewart sums up her relationship with her father, Terry R. Anderson, in a … Read more

Watch Billy Strings perform ‘Pretty Daughter’ live at 4 Peaks Music Festival

Another edition of 4 Peaks Music Festival is in the books. 2019 featured performances from … Read more

Cascades Futurity puts world-class cowboy skills on display in Central Oregon

The 2nd Annual Cascades Futurity and Aged Event takes place at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center Aug. 11-18. It is free to the public.

Riders and horses from Canada, Montana, Idaho, Washington, California and Texas will be in Redmond … Read more

Between Bend and Ashland

Drawing a line between the cities of Bend and Ashland is a tricky task. Google … Read more

All about the animals

COCC’s Veterinary Technician program launches its next cohort in September 2020; potential candidates are encouraged to begin prerequisites this fall

The unrelenting beat of “Staying Alive” blares from a smartphone as four students of Central … Read more

The first 2,000 days

Students of the Early Childhood Education program at COCC discover a diverse, close-knit and immersive experience

It’s project day for the “Children’s Literature & Curriculum” class at Central Oregon Community College … Read more

Wallpaper is back. Say what?

Yes, it’s true. Wallpaper is back—and how! From contemporary graphic papers to florals and chinoiseries, … Read more

Independence and community harmonize at The Alexander

A new independent senior living apartment community centered around healthy living is set to open … Read more

Layers of understanding

COCC’s geology program mixes tangible science with critical thinking, along with some awe-inspiring roadside studies

As highway traffic zips across the Crooked River canyon bridge just north of Terrebonne, a … Read more

CBD brings pain relief to Tokyo Starfish customer

Kurt Lybarger spent 35 years in the construction industry without any major accidents, so on … Read more

Oregon State’s 100% online and hybrid MBA programs in Bend and Portland set students up for career success

When choosing an MBA program, you’re looking for one that will position you well for … Read more

Students cash in on the Oregon Promise

Rising student retention numbers at COCC seem entwined with college’s Oregon Promise program and its built-in “first year” practices

“How would you rate yourself when it comes to note-taking?” instructor Scott Rowles asked a … Read more

On-demand cleaning company offers time-saving solutions for Airbnb hosts

Gary and Courtney Christenson could live anywhere, but when it comes to family, community, and … Read more

EarthCruiser owners unite to seek adventure beyond paved roads

3,000-mile rally through Mexico offers overlanding exhilaration

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Cooking up inspiration

With worldly flavors and extensive industry knowledge, the Cascade Culinary Institute at COCC readies students for a future in food

Inside the custardy cohesion of a rich hollandaise sauce—a marriage of whisked egg yolks, lemon … Read more

Charged up for the future

Automotive program at COCC preps tomorrow’s technicians while devising service standards for the electric-drive industry

Only a handful of hybrid-electric cars drove off sales lots in the United States in … Read more

Tokyo Starfish boasts unique Arizona Avenue hideaway

Location, location, location. It’s what lures so many to Central Oregon, to Bend specifically, and … Read more

Kitchen design trends 2019

This is the time of year when people start to think about redesigning or remodeling … Read more

Going far beyond the map

Geography studies at COCC explore cultures, climates and connections

The jungle is no place to swing a baseball bat. When Mick McCann teaches his … Read more

9 reasons why an EarthCruiser EXP is your gateway to adventure

The Bend-based company is gearing up for a 3,000-mile rally through Mexico.

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Mechanics of the mind

COCC’s psychology program creates an immersive learning environment to take students to the next level

Travis Bickle likely suffered from a misdiagnosis. That’s the character played by Robert De Niro … Read more

The learning journey of massage

Combining science and ancient traditions, licensed massage therapy training at COCC creates careers with impact

In a softly lit classroom in the Health Careers Center at Central Oregon Community College … Read more

Top 10 reasons to spay or neuter your pet

The Humane Society of the United States cites these reasons to get your pet neutered: … Read more

Time to hunker down? Or get ready to party?

If you’re that hibernating person who looks forward to winter as a time to relax … Read more

Champions of well-being

Exercise science program at COCC coaches students on the world of wellness

Three skeletons roll into a classroom. That’s not the set-up for some groan-inducing punchline, it’s … Read more

Your prescription for the elixir of life

In 1960 I met a man in Miami Beach who changed my life forever: Dr. … Read more

The fine art of basic care

Nursing assistant program at COCC provides a well-rounded approach to the health care field

Up on the third floor of Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Health Careers Center — … Read more

Is your home healthy?

For most of us, our home is our most precious space on the entire planet. … Read more

Fall is in the air

We’ve spent all summer outside ignoring the inside of our homes — except to change … Read more

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