Redmond Product Creator to Appear on ABC Show

The new ABC show, Steve Harvey’s ‘Funderdome,’ pits the creators of two new products against each other and lets the audience decide which one will get funding for their new business.

This Sunday, a Redmond, Oregon man will get nationwide exposure on the show for his product called, ‘The Stay-Bull-Izer’.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has his story.

Warm Springs Blaze Grows by Thousands of Acres

A wildfire that started on Tuesday north of Warm Springs has tripled in size in the past 48 hours, and has now burned more than 21,000 acres. Late this afternoon, another Level Three Evacuation Order was given for 48 homes in the Schooly Flats Subdivision.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has the latest details on the Nena Springs Fire.

Source on the Scene: Balloons Over Bend

It’s an event that has become one of Bend’s favorite annual summer traditions. Balloons Over Bend kicked off Friday morning at dawn with a spectacular display of colorful balloons taking to the sky.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker joins us with a preview of “Balloons Over Bend.” For more information on what’s happening in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at www.bendsource.com.

Exploring the Wage Gap Between Male and Female Cyclists

It’s an event that draws professional cyclists from all around the world, but a change intended to bring the world’s best riders to this year’s Cascade Cycling Classic had some unintended consequences.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker looks at why, when it comes to pay, men and women are not on the same playing field.

***THURSDAY NIGHT UPDATE – Combined with the more than $5k raised by the GoFundMe campaign, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and the Nicole Reinhardt Fund kicked in more than $10k to officially equalize the purses for both men and women for all stages of this week’s Cascade Cycling Classic.

Local Families House Riders During Cascade Cycling Classic

Housing can be difficult to find on an average day in Bend, but when you have hundreds of riders looking for housing for days on end it can be both difficult and expensive. Teams in town for the Cascade Cycling Classic this week often turn to kind families willing to open up their homes to house them for the duration of the event.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with a family that is hosting members of the Hanger 15 Cycling Team, and two of the riders themselves.

Source on the Scene: Crooked River Roundup

It’s the only chance that Central Oregonians gave to bet on live horse races every year, and it happens at the Crooked River Roundup in Prineville. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went out to the track and caught up with a first-time bettor who picked a winner right out of the gate.

For more information on events taking place around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit their website at www.bendsource.com.

Source on the Scene is sponsored by Indian Head Casino.

Redmond High School Creates Handmade Guitar for Veterans

A gift is always more cherished when the giver put some time and thought into it, and that was the case today in Redmond, Oregon when Redmond High School high school students presented a custom-made electric guitar to their local VFW.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker was there this morning.

Daimler Trucks Completes Multi-Million Dollar Project in Madras

On the scale of grand openings, what happened in Madras, Oregon today might be the grandest. Daimler Trucks North America officially completed its $18.7 million project called the “High Desert Proving Grounds.” The new testing facility is home to a 31,000 square foot warehouse and 87 acres have been transformed into a test track for Daimler vehicles like Freightliner, Western Star and more.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker was there for the grand opening and has more on why this facility could bring a boost to the economy in Jefferson County.