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Business 2020 Executive Breakfast

Tomorrow’s Landscape Karnopp Petersen hosted its fifth Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast, Tomorrow’s Landscape.

Karnopp Petersen Moves

Karnopp Petersen Moves to 360 SW Bond Street, Suite 400 Bend, OR 97702

Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast

Driving Innovation Karnopp Petersen hosted its fourth Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast, Driving Innovation, which was a dynamic discussion on how to turn new ideas into revenue.

James E Petersen

12/30/2012 Jim Petersen retires from Karnopp Petersen after 33 years.

Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast

10/05/2012 Karnopp Petersen hosted its third Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast Seminar, TechVision, which covered the topic of local broadband, telecommunications and connectivity.

Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast

5/18/2012 Karnopp Petersen hosts “Counter Intelligence”, a Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast Seminar that covered the topic of Higher Education in Central Oregon.

Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast

9/9/2011 Karnopp Petersen hosts its inaugural Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast Seminar, Access to Capital, at the Tower Theatre.

Jim Noteboom

11/27/2008 Jim Noteboom passes away suddenly from acute leukemia. He is survived by his, wife, 3 children and six grand-children.

Fish Accords Agreement

5/8/2008 The Warm Springs Tribes signed the Columbia Basin Fish Accords with the Federal Government in May of 2008. The Accords reconciled the Endangered Species Act and the Tribes’ Treaty rights and turned long-time courtroom adversaries into partners in Columbia Basin salmon restoration. Tribal attorney, John Ogan , under the leadership of the Tribal Council, was the lead negotiator in a two year process that resulted in agreement on how dams would be operated and also provided approximately $700 million dollars to be used by Warm Springs and two other Accord party tribes over the next ten years to work with private landowners in salmon streams to improve habitat, and water quality, fish passage and research.

Happy Birthday Bend!

1/5/2005 Bend celebrates 100 years.

BendFilm Festival

9/16/2004 Bend’s first film festival takes place.

Brooks-Scanlon

8/19/2004 The Crane Shed Building, which was built in 1937 is demolished.

Tower Theatre

1/30/2004 Newly renovated Tower Theatre reopens.

Tower Theatre

11/2/2002 Renovation of the Tower Theatre began.

OSU-Cascades

Fall 2002 Oregon State University-Cascades begins offering classes.  

Census

2000 Bend population is 52,029.

Deschutes River Conservancy

1996 The Deschutes River Conservancy is founded. Karnopp Petersen Partner, Jim Noteboom, was one of the founding members.

Bend Brewing Company

Feb-95 Bend Brewing Company is founded.  

The Old Mill

The Old Mill

mid-1990’s The Old Mill District, undergoes significant development after Bill Smith, President of William Smith Properties, purchased the 270 acre parcel that parallels the Deschutes River. The three signature smokestacks and nine historically renovated buildings still are present on the property today. William Smith Properties and its partners also restored 14,000 lineal feet of the river area, which had been off limits to the public for close to 80 years. The banks were blown out to accommodate the floating logs and the river itself was mired with debris. The restored area is now a habitat for native species, such as fish, mink, otters and birds.

Census

1995 Population of Bend is 30,630.

Dennis Hubel Becomes Federal Magistrate Judge

1995 Karnopp Petersen attorney, Dennis Hubel, departs in 1995 to become a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon .

Brooks-Scanlon

1/11/1994 Crown Pacific shuts down mill (Brooks-Scanlon). 90 out of 130 become unemployed.

Tower Theatre

1994 Tower Theatre closed due to mounting signs of aging.

Crown Pacific Mill

9/10/1993 Due to the diminishing supply of timber supplies in the area the last large log goes through Crown Pacific Mill. Crown Pacific shuts down four months later.

First ever tax exempt bonds for tribes

12/10/1992 Karnopp Petersen successfully represents The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon in attaining the first ever public offering of tax exempt bonds by an Indian tribe.

Newberry

6/30/1991 Dedication of Newberry National Monument.  

Shevlin-Hixon

3/15/1991 Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Company’s trestle across the  Deschutes River to the mill site is torn down.

Census

1990 Population of Bend is 20,469.

Eagle Crest

1989 The Inn at Eagle Crest is built.  

Eddie’s Corner

Eddie’s Corner

1989 Bank of the Cascdes opens its fifth branch in the Eddie’s Corner Building.

Deschutes Brewery

1988 Deschutes Brewery is established.  

Shevlin-Hixon

4/20/1987 The Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Company Mill is torn down and burned.

High Desert Museum

5/30/1982 The High Desert Museum is founded.  

Deschutes Historical Museum

Deschutes Historical Museum

7/4/1980 The Deschutes Historical Museum opens its doors in the Reed School in Downtown Bend.

Census

1980 Population of Bend is 17,910.

Owen Panner Becomes US District Judge

1980 In 1980, nominated by President Jimmy Carter, Owen Panner departs to become a United States District Judge for Oregon.

Brooks-Scanlon

1980 Brook-Scanlon Lumber Company is absorbed in a merger by Diamond International. Diamond International later changes hands and becomes known as Crown Pacific Ltd.

County Census

1979 Population of Deschutes County exceeds 50,000.

James E. Petersen

1979 Jim Petersen joins Karnopp Petersen LLP.  

Bank of the Cascades

1/1/1977 Bank of the Cascades builds bank at the corner of Third Street and Revere Avenue.  

Jim D. Noteboom

1977 Jim D. Noteboom joins Karnopp Petersen and dedicates his career to representing The Confederate Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.  

Historical Society

5/22/1975 Deschutes County Historical Society is established.

McQuinn Strip Boundary Dispute

1871 to 1972 In 1972, with the help of Owen Panner and Dennis Karnopp, the McQuinn Strip Boundary Dispute was resolved with a passage of Public Law 92-427. This passage restored rightful ownership of 61,1360 acres that had been in Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forest.

Dennis Karnopp

1967 Dennis Karnopp joins Karnopp Petersen as an Associate Attorney.  

Wagners

11/16/1966 Wagners Market opens at Third Street and Revere Avenue.

NASA

7/1/1966 Twenty-two astronauts are trained in Central Oregon for the upcoming Moon Landings. Local training sites included Lava Butte, Lava River Cave, and Newberry Crater.

Sunriver Resort

1965 John D. Gray, founder of Omark Industries, and Donald V. McCallum, a Portland attorney, announced their plan to build a gem among resorts and hotels in Oregon. They gave this resort the name Sunriver to reflect the most characteristic features of the area.

NASA

10/7/1964 NASA Astronauts arrive in Central Oregon for training.

NASA

8/17/1963 Derrick Cave is used for experiments in NASA’s planning of the Moon Landings.

Civil Defense

1/9/1963 Six local caves and four local buildings are selected as Civil Defense shelters for 7,646 people.

COCC

1962 In the spring of 1962, a 140-acre tract of land on the west side of Awbrey Butte was donated for the purposes of establishing COCC’s main campus. Two additional smaller purchases increased the new COCC campus to a total of 193 acres that face a spectacular view of Oregon’s Cascade mountain range. Construction began in 1963.

Census

1960 Population of Bend is 11,936.

KGRL

7/1/1959 KGRL radio goes on the air.

USAF

11/21/1958 It is decided that the Air Defense Filter Center on Wall Street will close on 1/31/1959.

Brooks-Scanlon

1/14/1958 The last Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Mill horses are replaced by crane.

Three Sisters

2/6/1957 The Three Sisters Wilderness area is established.

Brooks-Scanlon

12/20/1956 Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company runs its last log train.

Phone Service

12/15/1956 First dial phones become available in Bend.

Mitchell Oregon Flood Trial

7/13/1956 Since its founding, Mitchell, OR has experienced three catastrophic flash floods along Bridge Creek, which runs through the center of the city. Flooding caused great damage to the city in 1884 and 1904. The third flood occurred on July 13th 1956, shortly after an intense thunderstorm in the hills to the South. Total damage from the flood, which also caused extensive damage to crops and roads in a nearby valley, was $709,000. Owen Panner and Roy Kilpatrick successfully represented the plaintiffs in an inverse condemnation case against the state of Oregon in an effort to mitigate damages and hardships resulting from the floods.

Brooks-Scanlon

5/1/1956 5-Spot, the last Brooks-Scanlon steam locomotive is sold.

USAF

7/14/1955 USAF Ground Observer Corps Central Oregon Filter Center opens at 537 Wall Street. The observation post was originally on top of The O’Kane Building.  

Fort Benham

1/7/1955 Fort Benham constructed for the filming of the movie Indian Fighter starring Kirk Douglas.

The Confederate Tribes of the Warms Springs Reservation of Oregon

1955 The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon becomes a client of Panner and McKay. Karnopp Petersen LLP still represents The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon today.

Bend Bulletin

1953 Robert Sawyer sells the Bend Bulletin to Robert Chandler.

Shevlin-Hixon

12/23/1950 The Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Company is purchased by Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company.

Owen Panner

10/1/1950 Owen Panner enters into partnership with Duncan McKay. The Law Firm of Panner and Mckay is established.

Census

Census

1950 Population of Bend 11,407.

COCC

10/1/1949 Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) first classes are held at Bend Senior High School.

City of Bend

6/30/1947 The City of Bend installs nearly 400 parking meters.

Pine Tavern

4/18/1947 Pine Tavern reopens after a major renovation/expansion. The expansion enclosed two gigantic Ponderosa Pines in the dining room. Those Pine trees are still present in the dining room today, creating a unique experience for diners.

United Airlines

United Airlines

9/30/1946 United Airlines starts air service from Redmond.

Brooks-Scanlon

6/1/1946 Brooks-Scanlon camp moved to Sisters from Bull Springs area.

Brooks-Scanlon

4/1/1946 Sterling log trucks purchased by Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company. At this time the railroads were still being used for long hauls to the mill.

Camp Abbot

6/1/1944 After the end of the war in Europe, Camp Abbot is abandoned. Area now known as Sunriver.

Brooks-Scanlon

12/1/1943 First gasoline power saws used by Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company in woods for bucking logs.

Hill Timber

9/13/1943 Hill timber purchased by Brooks-Scanlon, 30,000 acres to be acquired in last large block of Bend cutting circle.

Military

8/30/1943 Army field hospital set-up in Bend at the Southwest corner of 8th Street and Greenwood Avenue.

USO Club

7/10/1943 Eastside USO Club opens for black troops at 136 Greenwood Avenue.

Camp Abbot

Camp Abbot

5/12/1943 Camp Abbot officially opens under the command of Col. Frank S. Besson.

USO Club

5/7/1943 United Services Organziation (USO) Club opens at 912 Wall Street in Downtown Bend.

Brooks-Scanlon

9/1/1941 Brooks-Scanlon’s camp is moved from China Hat area to Bull Flats over the new rail line.

Military

5/22/1941 Thousands of troops and vehicles travel through Bend on their way South to maneuvers.

Redmond Airfield

April 1941 Redmond Airfield Construction starts as part of the area’s defense network.

Courthouse

1/1/1941 Official opening of the new courthouse in Bend.

Military

10/16/1940 Company I, 162nd Infantry National Guard Unit mobilized

PP&L

8/17/1940 PP&L installs generator in Brooks-Scanlon Mill to generate power for area. Brooks-Scanlon and Shevlin-Hixon begin to sell power to PPL Electric.

Courthouse

Courthouse

8/10/1940 Construction of the new courthouse on Knoll Avenue commences.

Tower Theatre

Tower Theatre

3/6/1940 Tower Theatre opens in Downtown Bend. First feature film shown was Four Wives.

Census

1940 Population of Bend is 10,021.

Shevlin-Hixon

Shevlin-Hixon

6/29/1939 Log drive from Wickiup Reservoir to Bend begins. Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Company moves twenty-three million feet of timber to Benham Falls.

KBND

12/19/1938 First commercial radio broadcast in Bend. At this time KBND was located in the Pilot Butte Inn.

Brooks-Scanlon

Brooks-Scanlon

12/1/1937 Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company’s Crane Shed on Arizona  Avenue was constructed during the winter of 1937-1938.

Bend Garage

7/24/1937 Bend Garage opens a new building at the Northwest corner of Wall Street and Louisiana Avenue. The Bend Garage was previously located at the Northeast corner of Greenwood Avenue and Wall Street (also known as Eddie’s Corner).

Pine Tavern

12/21/1936 One of Bend’s longest-standing restaurants, Pine Tavern, is founded by Maren Gribskov and Eleanor Bachen.

Transportation

5/4/1936 First commercial airline flight from Bend.

Black Butte Ranch

mid-1930s Stewart S. Lowery, a wealthy San Franciscan, established Black Butte Ranch. .

Duncan McKay Opens Practice

1935 The son of Clyde McKay, one of Bend’s founders, opens a sole practice on Oregon Street in Downtown Bend, later to become known as Karnopp Petersen LLP.

Census

Census

1930 Population of Bend is 8,848.

Miller Lumber

1911 Co-founded with Harry A. (Ham) Miller, originally named Overturf, Davis, Miller Company.