This Week's Number | Letters to the Editor | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Coverage for Central Oregon, by Central Oregonians.
100% Local. No Paywalls.

Every day, the Source publishes a mix of locally reported stories on our website, keeping you up to date on developments in news, food, music and the arts. We’re committed to covering this city where we live, this city that we love, and we hear regularly from readers who appreciate our ability to put breaking news in context.

The Source has been a free publication for its 22 years. It has been free as a print version and continued that way when we began to publish online, on social media and through our newsletters.

But, as most of our readers know, times are different for local journalism. Tech giants are hoovering up small businesses and small-business advertising—which has been the staple for locally owned media. Without these resources, journalism struggles to bring coverage of community news, arts and entertainment that social media cannot deliver.

Please consider becoming a supporter of locally owned journalism through our Source Insider program. Learn more about our program’s benefits by clicking through today.

Support Us Here

Opinion » Letters to the Editor

This Week's Number

by

comment

$4.6 million

That's how much the heirs that owned the Eagle Cap Wilderness Lodge sought for the 50-year-old lodge and guest houses in Eastern Oregon when they put the property up for a sealed bid auction recently. The property is the only lodge in Oregon's largest federally designated wilderness and the last private lodge inside a wilderness area in Oregon. The property, which is accessible only by foot or aircraft in the 560-square-mile Eagle Cap Wilderness, was long owned by George Peekema, who died recently at the age of 81. His heirs later lowered the asking price for the property that includes a main lodge with sleeping quarters, five cabins and a horse corral, to $2.5 million. However, the owners ultimately accepted a winning bid of $ 605,000 by Barnes C. Ellis of Portland who plans to retain the rustic character of the lodge, which currently has no cell phone service and is accessible only by an 8.5-mile trail and dirt airstrip.


Add a comment

More by The Source Staff

Latest in Letters to the Editor