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    Paramotoring, a growing outdoor sport, brings noise issues for some Central Oregonians

    Efforts underway to quiet the motors BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Paramotoring, a motorized form of paragliding has become increasingly popular in Central Oregon, but also has sparked concerns among some. Paragliding requires a person to launch from high points like mountains to catch air currents with their canopy, while paramotoring use a propelled paraglider that can launch from most flat surfaces. “I mean, it’s really a feeling of freedom,” Morgan Jobert, an instructor for Ryze Paramotor, a Bend training school, said Friday. Jobert has been paragliding for over 20 years and now enjoys paramotoring as well, but noticed a difference in the way people view the sports. As a paramotorist, he’s…

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    Sea Dogs have five games canceled due to opponents’ COVID-19 issues

    A doubleheader scheduled Sunday between the Portland Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats and three upcoming games against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies have been canceled because of COVID-19 issues among the Fisher Cats and Rumble Ponies. The Sea Dogs initially announced the cancellation of Sunday’s doubleheader, then announced Sunday night that a doubleheader against Binghamton on Tuesday and a single game on Wednesday have also been called off. Binghamton’s entire six-game series this past week against Richmond was canceled because of COVID-19. Other minor league baseball teams have been struggling with COVID-19 issues this season, a year after the entire minor league season was canceled because of the coronavirus…

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