Laird Superfood Plans to Expand Thanks to Private Contributions

The Laird Superfood company in Sisters already had plans to expand thanks to a growth in business over the last year. However that plan is now going to be accelerated thanks to a newly secured $32 million in private funding. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker sat down with the CEO of Laird Superfood to see how to company plans to move forward.

Community Rallies Around Furloughed Workers

We’re now in the 25th day of the longest government shut down in history and across Central Oregon, hundreds of government workers continue to live without a paycheck. However, a number of local businesses and organizations are stepping up to help.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke to three local businesses that are stepping up to help local government employees get by.

Origin Story: Hopped Up Jewelry

Every week we meet a Central Oregonian who turned their passion into a new creation or career path. In this week’s Origin Story, we meet Kim Markley and learn about her Hopped Up Jewelry journey.

You can shop a selection of Kim’s classic hop flower earrings at Deschutes Brewery or see her entire collection at www.hoppedupjewelry.com.

And thanks to BendBroadband for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a profession, with a new edition of Origin Story every Monday on Central Oregon Daily News at Five.

 

St. Charles and Nurses Come to Tentative Contract Agreement

After 26 negotiation sessions, and one that lasted into the early hours of the morning, St. Charles Health Systems and the Oregon Nurses Association have come to a tentative agreement. Nurses at St. Charles have been working without a contract since June 2018 due to concerns from nurses about benefits for union members as well as concerns over staffing practices and patient safety at St. Charles in Bend.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has more on the agreement that was reached over the weekend.

Source on the Scene: Comedian Travis Nelson

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”, sponsored by Indian Head Casino. This week Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker sat down with comedian Travis Nelson, a Pacific Northwest favorite, who is in Bend tonight performing at Seven Restaurant & Nightclub’s Comedy Friday.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at www.bendsource.com
And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Bend Celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and Bend came out to celebrate our local police, sheriff’s office and state police. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went to Bend Senior High where student wore blue in honor of law enforcement.

Origin Story: Len Babb

This week, Allison Roecker took a road trip to a little town in southern Central Oregon where she met lifelong cowboy, Len Babb. He has found a way to combine the lifestyle he loves with his passion for art.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new weekly feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true.

Source on the Scene: Bend Resilience Beer Fest

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”, sponsored by Indian Head Casino. This week Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker previews the Bend Resilience Beer Fest where local breweries will be showcasing their take on the Resilience IPA – brewed and sold to raise money for those effected by the Camp Fire.
 
For all the latest arts and cultural listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at www.bendsource.com
And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.