E-news for the Week of Janurary 11, 2020
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Sunriver Area Events and Activities
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Sunriver Chamber of Commerce Launching "Stay Safe and Play Safe in Sunriver" Campaign
Executive Director Kent Elliott along with Chamber President Dan Youmans and Sunriver Owners Association Assistant General Manager Keith Kessaris will be visiting Sunriver businesses from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today distributing free masks and posters. The chamber received a grant from Deschutes County to assist businesses during the pandemic.
"We are dedicated to work with all Sunriver businesses to promote the ways they are keeping their employees and their customers safe and healthy during the pandemic," Elliott said. "We want people to know they can safely shop, dine and play in Sunriver."
The Chamber is excited to share posters with its manifesto that partially reads, “The Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce believes in creating a cohesive and vibrant community through impeccable safety measures, stellar customer service and unique fare and shopping. We believe in working together to create magic and wonder in a comfortable and beautiful environment.” Youmans said the Chamber believes in the value of people working together to find ways to thrive during this challenging time.
“We are all in this together, and we want the Sunriver business community to remain strong now and into the future,” Youmans said. “We need to support our local businesses so they can recover from the changes brought about by the pandemic.” 
Follow the Chamber’s news on its webpage, and Instagram and Facebook sites. If you would like free blue masks and posters, please contact Kent Elliott aexec@sunriverchamber.com. If you would like your business to be featured, please contact Kristine Thomas at kristinethomas10@gmail.com.
SHARC Tubing Hill Open
The SHARC Tubing Hill is open on select hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit SHARC's website for admission details and requirements. here






Sleigh Rides
There’s nothing more magical than a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a snowy meadow. Treat your family and friends to a sleigh ride through the Meadows Golf Course at Sunriver Resort. Victorian sleighs hold four adults and two children under 55 lbs comfortably. Sleighs will run with or without snow. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets for winter sleigh rides. To reserve your space Click Here
Sunriver Village Ice Skating Rink
Haven't tried your hand at ice skating yet? Maybe you need to sharpen your skills? Make a reservation at the Sunriver Village Ice Skating Rink before all spaces are full! Open daily through March, 2021. Click Here
Be Safe! Shop Local! Dine Local!
Enjoy Local!
January Is Safety Month At Mount Bachelor
Don't Miss Your Chance to Win a Set of Nokian Tyres
Over 14 feet of snow has fallen this season and our base depth now sits at a healthy 75 inches — 2021 has kicked off with exceptional conditions! In addition to the deep pack, January is National Ski Area Association Safety Month, and we’ll be celebrating all things safety throughout the resort. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your beacon skills, participate in a virtual scavenger hunt to win a set of premium Nokian Tyres, or simply kick back and check out a few mountain-focused safety videos, things are about to get safe, seriously! Mt. Bachelor
High Desert Museum
Mrs. Miller and Amy are cooking up something yummy inside the ranch house. Now you can sample the authentic 1904 recipes at the Rimrock Café! Visit the 1904 Miller Family Ranch to discover what's on the menu, and then head back to our cozy café patio for a sample from Head Chef Braden.From coffee cake to corn pie, taste the true dishes from the turn of the century.To ensure your room to roam, capacity is limited at the Museum. Click here to purchase your timed entry tickets. Open daily from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. FREE with Museum admission
Sunriver Brewing Company Barrel Aged Beer Series
Sunriver Brewing Co. is excited to announce the initial releases from our long-anticipated barrel aged beer program. The beers will be presented in 500ml bottles and extremely limited draft beginning in January 2021. The series are affectionately named “Wild” and “Wood”. The Wild Series will feature bottle conditioned beers influenced by Brettanomyces, mixed culture bacteria and spontaneous fermentations. The Wood Series will feature boldly flavored strong beers that have been conditioned in a variety of barrels, including bourbon, rum, maple, and others. The first two beers just released this week are from be from the Wood Series -
Bourbon Barrel Ale began life as a robust, malt-forward base beer, its legendary origins steeped in early days of Oregon craft brewing. Carefully aged for 12 months in Kentucky’s finest bourbon barrels, the results are breathtaking.
Mexican Mocha Stout is a masterful blend of 12-month bourbon barrel aged imperial stout designed to emulate a Mexican mocha. This unique stout presents with sweet-heat and earthy-spicy, followed with big mocha punch.
Sunriver Brew Pub
We are welcoming back your personal growlers! Bring them on in and we will be happy to fill them up! www.sunriverbrewingcompany.com
Ways to Keep Exploring
Book a Private Experience
Explore nature or seek the stars with your family in a fun and safe way! Choose from a variety of private experiences guided by SNCO's naturalists and astronomers. We will work with you to schedule your program and customize it for your family's interests. Choose from the following programs: 
  • Owl Meet & Greet (In-person or Virtual)
  • Raptor Tour 
  • Sunriver Nature Hike
  • Birding Adventure
  • Observatory Daytime Experience
  • Star Party
Public Programs
Raptor Tour: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11am. Capacity limited; reservations recommended.
Observatory Nighttime Visits: Wednesday and Saturday: 7pm or 8:30pm. Reservations required.
Family Birding: Saturday: 10 am. Capacity limited to three families. Binoculars provided. Reservations recommended..
Observatory Daytime Visit: Friday and Saturday 11am - 2pm. Drop in visits welcome (weather permitting) or reserve a private program.
Sunriver Library
The Library is open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 pm. Face coverings are required for staff and customers over the age of five. Visits are limited to 30 minutes per customers per day.
What is available: Browsing & checking out books, movies & more, public computers.
Free: printing, copying, faxing & scanning.
Webinars
Tuesday, January 12, 6:00 pm.: Geology of Central Oregon: The Crooked River Caldera. Explore the rich geologic history of our local landscape with retired USFS Geologist, Carrie Gordon. Click Here 
A List of Sunriver Area Restaurants and Delicatessens Open for Business

There’s always a reason to celebrate, even if it’s just you or your family at home in your cozies! We have decided to offer an inspired menu once a month – we are calling them Celebration Menus. We researched Dr. King and Joes’ favorite foods to create perfect winter comfort food menus – no matter what team you are on! Free Pint of Addy Mac’s Ice Cream with every order, Your order will be available Monday 1/18, Tuesday 1/19 or Wednesday 1/20 from 11:00 – 5:00 for pick-up or delivery with reheat instructions. Chat us up at 541-388-1104 or visit Bleubitecatering.com for more details.
Smith Rock
Hiking or just walking in an inspirational spot is relaxing and restores the soul. I have chosen the location for a getaway of my photograph of the popular Smith Rock State Park with the Crooked River running through. For those of you who are not in Central Oregon or can not visit here, seek out a peaceful spot out of doors where you can soak up nature and let the views take your mind away from daily cares. You will return with a new perspective. I placed one of these images, framed, in the creative new shop in Bend, The General Store, on Galveston Avenue. It is also in the Merchant Trader gift shop at the Lodge at Sunriver Resort or directly from me. Click Here
Sunriver Area Community
Sunriver Women's Club January Luncheon
The SRWC's January Luncheon will be held January 19th, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm via Zoom. You must register to receive the Zoom link. This month our guest speakers will be focusing on new businesses in the new year! The two businesses presenting will be The Fold, Lauren Copeland and Lisa Cassity, and The Sunriver Bakery Project, Knut Radloff. Reservations must be made by January 15. For the link to register for the Zoom meeting without ordering a lunch Click Here
Would you like to order a meal through Café Sintra?  Lunches will be ready to pick up at 11:00am. Click Here to order a meal from Café Sintra; this includes your registration for the Zoom meeting. Meal choice is $15.50 and will be made and paid for upon reservation through the SRWC website. 
Sunriver You Now on Your Tube
We now have a Sunriver You channel on YouTube and we will attempt to record as many classes as we can. Whether you want to revisit the class again or if you were unable to attend it in person, you will now be able to view it at any time on YouTube. Please visit our channel and subscribe. There is no cost and if you subscribe you will be notified of any new offerings as they become available.
-The first of these will be Navigating the SROA Design Process. You will need to register for the class to get the Zoom invite.
-Next we’re very excited to offer some in-depth history classes from John Salzer. There will be 3 classes, each presenting a different time period in the history of our community. These are History of Sunriver 1, 2, and 3.  These will be Zoom classes that you can view live. You will need to register to get the Zoom invite. They will also be recorded and on YouTube for later viewing. Details on these classes are available on our website.
-Another new offering is a conversation group for films. This first one is Romantic Comedy Film Fest.  You will watch a specific film and then have a Zoom conversation with the group about the film. Please remember to visit our website for all the up-to-date information and many more specific details on all classes. Sunriver You
Sunriver Women’s Club Announces Grant Opportunities for 2021
The Sunriver Women’s club is soliciting applications for their community grant program for nonprofits addressing critical needs in south Deschutes County. The SRWC has been partnering with local nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years investing over $700,000 in programs that serve women, children, families and/or seniors. The goal of the SRWC philanthropy program for 2021 is to ensure that our nonprofit partners continue to have the resources necessary to meet the increased need in the areas of: Child Abuse, Education, Food, Mental Health and Shelter. The 2021 SRWC Grant Program will have three deadlines - January 25, May 25 and September 25- to give nonprofits the flexibility to meet emerging needs and know how/if COVID restrictions will likely affect their programming. More detailed information and application forms can be found on theSRWC Website Or please contact Kris Besson, Philanthropy Committee Chair at srwcphilanthropy@gmail.com with questions.
Legacy Bricks
Legacy Bricks are the perfect way to memorialize your life, family, friends, pets, schools, healthcare workers, firefighters, teacher/homeschooler, or other volunteers in Sunriver and support the Sunriver Women’s Club Philanthropy Program at the same time. Bricks will be permanently displayed as part of the walkway surrounding the amphitheater bowl at the SHARC. Place your orders here or email us at srwcbricks@gmail.com
Janurary 2021 Sunriver Scene
Official Monthly Publication of the Sunriver Owners Association
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Weekly Art & Culture Events
Sunriver Art Fair
The 2021 Sunriver Art Fair team is looking forward to seeing everyone again in the beautiful Village at Sunriver, one of our proud sponsors. Join us August 13-15, 2021 to shop for art directly from the artists, enjoy live entertainment and family fun in a safe, friendly environment. New in 2021, we have expanded our Fair to include an exciting online shopping event from August 13-September 26, 2021.Artist applications for the 12th Sunriver Art Fair are now open and will be closing on March 15, 2021. If you are an artist or know one who would like to exhibit both in-person and online, now is the time to submit your application. 
Go to www.sunriverartfair.com for more information, and follow us on
COVID 19 Resources & Updates
State of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown
Oregon Regional Solutions - Task Force
Health Updates Oregon Health Authority
Student and Family Resources Oregon Department of Education
Child Care Resources for Providers and FamiliesOregon Early Learning Division
Business Resources and InformationBusiness Oregon
Oregon’s Small Business Resource Navigator Business Oregon
Business Guidance & Loan Resources – US Small Business Administration-SBA
Tourism Industry Resources and UpdatesTravel Oregon
Restaurant and Lodging Industry ResourcesOregon Restaurant Association
Corporate Activity Tax - Changes and Updates
Oregon’s Risk and Protection Framework
Updated Risk Levels Take Effect January 1
Five counties improve from Extreme to High Risk
Effective January 1 through January 14, there will be 24 counties in the Extreme Risk level, five at High Risk, zero at Moderate Risk, and 7 at Lower Risk. A complete list of counties and their associated risk levels is available here. High Risk is the first level in which some businesses and facilities can resume offering indoor services with health and safety measures and capacity limits in place.
Timetable for expected updates from the Sate of Oregon..
-January 11, 2021: Data pull, warning week data posted only
-January 12, 2021: Press release announcing which counties are in what risk level effective January 15, 2021
Updates to Warning Week data and county risk levels will be posted to coronavirus.oregon.gov.
SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. Updated PPP guidance outlining Program changes to enhance its effectiveness and accessibility was released on January 6 in accordance with the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act.
For more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares
COVID-19 Cases By Zip Code - Updated Weekly
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
The Oregon Health Authority has set up a website: healthoregon.org/covidvaccine for information on the COVID-19 vaccine and an email address for general questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Email your questions to:
What to Do if an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
The Deschutes County Health Services Department has prepared an instructional sheet answering the common questions about what do to do if one of your employees tests positive for COVID-19.Click Here
Find a Testing Site in Oregon
OHA is partnering with Google, Castlight and local public health authorities to help you find local information about where testing is available.
While we are working hard to keep the information about where Oregonians can get a COVID-19 test as up to date as possible, you should contact the site first to make sure testing is still occurring. OHA cannot guarantee that you will be able to get tested at one of these sites. It is always best to contact your health care provider about getting a COVID-19 test. Details
Watch Out for COVID-19 Vacine Scams
As the country begins to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, there's no doubt scammers are already scheming.Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so there will be no cost to you. If anyone asks you to share your Medicare Number or pay for access to the vaccine, you can bet it's a scam.
Here's what to know:
-You can't pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
-You can't pay to get early access to a vaccine.
-Don't share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.
Key 2021 Dates for the CAT
The Oregon Department of Revenue and the Corporate Activity Tax team want to provide you with a list of key dates and the location of CAT forms, which are now available on the Revenue website. In addition, we want you to know that we are here to answer your questions and provide assistance. Taxpayers with questions about the CAT can call 503-945-8005 or email cat.help.dor@oregon.gov. Relief options available to taxpayers negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on the agency’s tax relief options page. Information about tax relief available for those affected by wildfires is also available on the agency website.To keep up with the latest CAT information signup for our email updates.
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