Explore calendar Jan. 22-28 | Explore Central Oregon

Jessica Wong

Daily tours

Lava Cave Tours: A guided tour of a local lava tube exploring the geologic and human history as well as the ecology of the cave; 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; $65 to $90; Wanderlust Tours, 61535 S. Highway 97, Bend; go.evvnt.com/713740-0 or 541-389-8359.

Daily Snowshoe Tours: A naturalist-guided tour through areas around Mt. Bachelor. Snowshoes and hot cocoa provided; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.; $65 to $90; Wanderlust Tours, 61535 S. Highway 97, Bend; go.evvnt.com/713722-0 or 541-389-8359.

Shoes, Brews & Views Snowshoe Tour: Snowshoe to a spot in the Deschutes National Forest and sip some

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Explore Vero Beach to Reset in 2021

Jessica Wong
Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area


Load up the bikes and venture out to find a new favorite path. There are oh-so-many options in the area for a serene bike ride or stroll, including the 3-mile Lagoon Greenway (corner of Indian River Drive and 8th Street), Vero Beach Fitness Trail (350 Dahlia Lane), South Beach Park (1702 Ocean Drive), Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area (State Road 60), and the Historic Jungle Trail at Captain Forster’s Hammock Preserve (8610 Jungle Trail).


Head over to Tea and Chi for a cup of rejuvenating goodness. This Vero Beach teahouse has been the

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Framing Britney Spears documentary will explore conservatorship | Entertainment

Jessica Wong

Britney Spears’ conservatorship will be the subject of a new documentary.

The ‘New York Times Presents’ series has unveiled the trailer for its sixth episode, which promises to delve into the 39-year-old singer’s rise to fame, as well as her subsequent mental health and legal struggles and the fact she hasn’t had control of her own affairs since 2008.

The teaser for ‘Framing Britney Spears’ opens with a black and white childhood photo of the ‘Toxic’ singer smiling.

A female voiceover says: “Britney was so focused. This was a girl that’s coming from strength.”

Pictures of Britney from earlier in

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STEVE DeSHAZO: Rivera should explore options for quarterback upgrade | Sports Columns

Jessica Wong

Multiple reports say that Deshaun Watson is unhappy with the Houston Texans (who suddenly seem more dysfunctional than Washington) and could demand a trade. If so, he’d become a unicorn: an in-his-prime passer who’s available–albeit at quite a cost.

Watson is 25, with the NFL’s second-highest career passer rating (104.5) and two 4,000-yard passing seasons in his first four years. The idea of Watson passing to Terry McLaurin and working with Antonio Gibson for the next 8-10 years has to sound pretty appealing to offensive coordinator Scott Turner.

If Watson does demand a trade, there will be plenty of suitors

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Hogan: State will explore ‘every legal avenue’ if schools don’t try to reopen | Coronavirus

Jessica Wong

ANNAPOLIS — There is no public health reason for local education boards to keep students out of school, Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday.

Data from contact tracing and epidemiologists indicates that school re-openings do not increase COVID-19 community spread or contribute to increased hospitalization rates, the state education board approved safe and effective reopening plans for all 24 school systems, and state health officials are providing additional science-based protocols for in-person learning to resume, he said.

Although no school system expressed need for personal protective equipment in order to reopen, the state provided more than two million masks and 200,000

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