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The brand new Life Skills program greenhouse is having a grand opening on the Bend High campus this morning.  The Life Skills Program Coordinator, Robert Tadjiki says the greenhouse will have multiple uses, and various departments will use the facility, but it's mainly for the Life Skills kids to learn how to grow plant and market them.  "We'll work with our award-winning Culinary Department and we'll work with our Business Department through DECA, and will work with the school district and Nutritional Services. And of course our Science Department, which will be able to do a lot of hands-on activities. They will find out how amazing it is to work in a greenhouse and work with plants through biology and all these good areas as well. It’s just amazing and a win-win for everyone." Tadjiki says the students will raise flowers, herbs and other greenery that they will sell to the public, as well as for use in local restaurants and even the school district kitchens.  He says it's taken five years for greenhouse to become a reality, and it couldn't have happened without the community's support.  The supporter’s will be honored at the official ribbon cutting this morning at 10 am.  The public is invited.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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