During the past three years, starry nights over Bend have been disappearing at a rate of 7% per year.

That’s according to data collected by scientist Bill Kowalik, board chair of the Oregon chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association.

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Janay Wright is a Features Reporter at The Bend Bulletin. She worked in the non-profit field for five years before her love of words drew her to journalism in 2021. She spends most of her time trying to keep up with her puppy, an Alaskan Husky mix.

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