Maupin Deschutes River Athletic Complex in the News!

Updated: Mar 8

We continue to make progress through the summer with dirt moving, construction starting and plans to get a track in place by September. As we look at the current activities it is always good to go back and reflect on the journey and those that have been part of it along the way. We are pushing toward our September paving date but also still pursuing funding to help us maximize our opportunities to finish the track, grandstands, event venue stage and food cart pods. It is much more cost effective to do it in subsequent phases tied to the school bond and remodeling of the school property. We look forward to the transformation with your help in the Spring of 2022 with the goal of hosting our first track meet in Maupin in over 50 years!


Here are a few articles and features that the media teams in the area have featured on the project.



Ruralite Magazine:March 2022!

https://www.wascoelectric.com/small-town-big-plans/



Maupin Track Dream becoming a Reality-Central Oregon Daily 8/25/21:

https://centraloregondaily.com/%e2%96%b6%ef%b8%8f-maupins-dream-becomes-a-reality-work-begins-on-world-class-track/ 


The original Track at South Wasco County High School


Update on the project this summer ( 2021) Columbia Gorge News:

https://www.columbiagorgenews.com/hoodriver/sports/on-track-maupin-s-deschutes-river-athletic-complex-slowly-steadily-becoming-a-reality/article_c33d6d5e-e989-11eb-b645-934dbfab23de.html 


Big Plans-Little Town Columbia Gorge News:

https://www.columbiagorgenews.com/hoodriver/sports/big-plans-little-town/article_bc692dee-e991-11eb-bb81-9324b187fd84.html 

August 16th update: 

https://www.columbiacommunityconnection.com/the-dalles/maupin/southwascocounty/sportscomplex/hollymiles
 

Holly Miles provides warm chocolate chip cookies to the National Guard in the Summer of 2020


Doug Binder interviews Michael Bergmann for Dyestat.com one of the top running websites in the world:

https://www.dyestat.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=44531&do=videos&&video_id=299012
 


The National Guard's army of heavy earth moving equipment in July of 2020 creating the footprint for the future track


Oregon National Guard comes to Maupin to lay the foundation of the track:

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/376540/oregon-guard-completes-improvements-maupin-track




August of 2021 the dirt is moving and underground irrigation and electrical are in place

Oregonlive-Ken Goe shares the vision with Track and Field readers in Oregon:
https://www.oregonlive.com/trackandfield/2020/06/project-to-build-a-world-class-track-in-maupin-has-a-small-oregon-town-thinking-big.html




Travel Oregon Grant Awards Maupin DRAC $100k
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/travel-oregon-awards-more-than-2-4-million-for-projects-that-promote-economic-recovery-across-the-state-301282362.html



Michael Bergmann being interviewed by Central Oregon Daily in Bend Oregon in January of 2021

Central Oregon Daily News Features on Bend News and Websites: 

https://centraloregondaily.com/maupin-track-project-still-running-along-1m-needed-for-completion/

https://centraloregondaily.com/if-you-build-it-they-will-run-tiny-maupin-looks-to-build-world-class-track/







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