Eclipse 2017 

The Great Oregon Eclipse is happening August 21, 2017! Visit this page often for the Source Weekly’s continuing coverage of this big event.

Eclipse 2017

Pick's Eclipse Picks

Events for the Apoc-Eclypse
Odds are you've had your eclipse plans cemented for months now—but just in case you're looking for something to occupy your time prior to and after the (roughly) two minutes of totality this weekend, we've got you covered. Safe travels!


Burning Eclipse Questions Answered

Experts tell you what you need to know about the Great American Eclipse
Wondering something about the Great American Eclipse? Here are the answers.

Culture Features

Scrounge Food

What to eat in an apoc-ecliptic food crisis
In case you've been living under a rock for the past couple months, the eclipse is happening this week, and the moon coming to block the sun has many of us wondering what will ensue. I know from interviewing the manager at Market of Choice that he's having trouble sleeping at night because he's not sure what's going to happen at his store.


Choosing A Place To Watch An Eclipse

The Dark Side Of The Moon......and how to find it!
The T shirts, fridge magnets and solar glasses are all ready to go, but are you? It's 10:15 am on the coast of Oregon, and the moon's shadow races across the Pacific.

Culture Features

A DIY Eclipse Viewer!

Blew it with the eclipse glasses? Maybe not. Use this guide!
A simple how-to for viewing the eclipse safely—by even using a copy of this newspaper. Whatever your reasons for missing out on buying that simple pair of NASA-approved ISO 12312-2 eclipse viewing glasses, here you are, without a pair just before the eclipse.

Culture Features

The Eclipse: Another Excuse for Good Beer

Brews to go with the week's once-in-a-lifetime theme—plus Redmond Brewfest!
Just in case this is the first piece of media readers of this column have seen all year, there's going to be a total eclipse north of Bend on Monday morning. It's a lifetime event, the first total one the US has seen since 1979, and—this being the United States, after all—companies nationwide are seeking to cash in on it.

Beer & Drink

Meet These Profesh Eclipse Chasers

The world-class adventurers who pursue magic moments.
When it comes to eclipse watching, you can't be much more of a fanboy than these three. Here's a peek inside the minds of some veteran eclipse chasers.

Culture Features

E-Day: A One Week Timeline for the Eclipse

As the countdown begins, here's how to better prepare for the Great American Eclipse
As the countdown begins, here's a timeline to better prepare for the Great American Eclipse Wednesday Aug. 16

Culture Features

A Noob's Guide to Special Oregon Stuff

The rules on the wacky tabacky, driving and other stuff in Oregon, for you eclipse visitin' noobs
Yeah, yeah, we get it—you came for the eclipse... but it doesn't hurt that Oregon happens to have great beer and legal weed, too. While the cannabis community will be happy to indoctrinate you and make you an evangelist for their special brand of flower/extract/dabs/etc., check this guide first, to help you learn a little about how it's done around here.

Culture Features

StreetBeat: We Ask You What You're Doing For the Eclipse

Locals and visitors weigh in on what they're doing for the #OREclipse

Culture Features

Hella Swag

From coins to jewelry to T-shirts, Central Oregonians are capitalizing on the eclipse
Y ou may have already started to see it: eclipse merchandise, taking Central Oregon by celestial storm.

Culture Features

It Ain't All Sunny When Prepping for the Eclipse

Local businesses are stocking up to be ready for the influx
On a normal day, about 200,000 folks call Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties home. And in about one week, the Deschutes County Sheriff's office estimates an extra 200,000 people will begin flowing into the area to experience the Great American Eclipse taking place Aug. 21.

Local News

I Survived an Eclipse (And You Can Too!)

Sketchy boat rides, a blood infection and a burglary. What's not to love about chasing an eclipse?
"R eef!

Local News

I Survived an Eclipse in Central Oregon

...and it was pretty anticlimactic.
I t was February of 1979 and my husband and I had moved to Bend just a few months before.

Local News

Fires, Crops and other Concerns

In small burgs such as Gateway, prep for the eclipse involves and planning to protect farms, and livelihoods
G ateway is a small farming community about 11 miles north of Madras, boasting a population of 50 residents, plus or minus a few.

Outside Features

Eclipse Road Closures in the Deschutes National Forest

Officials from the Deschutes National Forest have announced a number of road closures for eclipse week, including: Bend Fort Rock Ranger District eclipse closures:

Local News

Central Oregon Eclipse Events

The 2017 total solar eclipse sweeps the nation on August 21, and NASA has labeled Oregon the best place for viewing. With ODOT estimating one million people flocking to Oregon for the event, many small towns in the path of totality have stepped up to the plate.


Eclipsing All Other Views

The first permit issued on the Warm Springs side of Mt. Jefferson means unprecedented views for eclipse viewing
O n Aug. 21, the vast majority of people in Central Oregon will be staring at the sky, watching the moon move in front of the sun, and seeing dusk hit in the middle of the morning.

Outside Features

Ashley Volz, Deschutes County Emergency Services Coordinator

An integral part of the Emergency Service Team During the Great American Eclipse
"This experience has been like a baptism by fire, for all of us." W

Source Spotlight

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Why you need to see the TOTAL eclipse—and why you need to take care to protect your eyeballs
On Aug. 21, millions of people will share in a communal experience that surpasses socio-economidc class, gender, race, political ties and more— and all for just a few bucks. (Or several thousands, if you're one of those AirBnbers...)

Culture Features

Ever wonder what an eclipse looks like from space? Here ya go.

Check out this cool video of what it looks like from up there.


Eclipse Encounters

With an increase in population numbers for the Great American Eclipse, local advocates warn about an increase in human trafficking cases, too.
At a conference room at Bend's St. Charles Medical Center, the room goes silent as a mother relates a story about her young daughter. "They got her into webcam porn," the mother says.

Local News

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