World Renowned Violin Player Teaches Music Lessons

Aaron Meyer is not just another violin player, he’s a one-of-a-kind rock violinist who’s known around the world for his awe-inspiring performances.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has the story of some students from Three Rivers School in Sunriver who had the chance to hang out with Aaron, ahead of his Friday night performance in Sunriver, and learn a little something about music along the way.

Source on the Scene: Discovering Your Roots at the Heritage Fair

The mission of the Deschutes County Historical Society is to preserve our region’s history and educate future generations about our past. This weekend, the Society hosted an important fundraiser at the Deschutes Historical Museum that gave visitors a chance to learn more about themselves too.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker took the opportunity to learn more about her own family’s history for this week’s “Source on the Scene.”

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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.

Surfing Legend Opens New Business in Central Oregon

Surfing legend Laird Hamilton knows a little something about competing in extreme sports, and he’s bringing that knowledge to his new business venture being headquartered right here in Central Oregon.

For tonight’s cover story, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker looks at how Hamilton and his business partner, with Laird Superfood, are trying to make a splash in another extreme sport, to tell the story of how Hamilton has gone from surfing to Sisters.

Source on the Scene: Cascades 10 Fest

Any time you put a play together, there are all kinds of challenges, but this weekend, local playwrights and actors are performing a series of one-act plays at the Cascades Theatrical Company in a style known as “Black Box” theater.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has a preview of this weekend’s performances. For more information on events happening in and around central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at

And a special thanks to Indian Head Casino for sponsoring our weekly Source On The Scene series.

Tiny Trick-or-Treaters Take to Transitional Center for Halloween Fun

For the elderly patients rehabilitating at the Bend Transitional Center just getting up in the morning can be challenging, so they don’t get a lot of chances to get out in the community. That’s why some local parents decided to bring Halloween to them, with the help of some little trick-or-treaters.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker was there to capture all the smiles.

Newest Member of High Desert Museum Makes His Debut

He spent almost four months learning how to swim, eat and socialize without the help of his mother. Now, a 26-week-old otter is making his public debut at The High Desert Museum.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker got a chance to catch up with the newest member of the Autzen Otter Exhibit.

Bend Firefighters Return from Wildfires in the California Wine Country

The estimates on the numbers of homes and buildings destroyed in the Wine Country wildfires has now topped 8,400, and with 42 people killed, the fires are also the deadliest in California history. Strike teams from Central Oregon traveled to places like Santa Rosa and Napa to battle those fires two weeks ago, but tonight, they are back home.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spent time with two of the Bend firefighters who became eyewitnesses to the devastation.

2017 Bend Venture Conference to Announce Winners on Friday

The Bend Venture Conference has turned into one of the largest venture capital gatherings in the country with more than $3.5 million in funding given out to last year’s winners. On Friday, the owner of five start-up businesses in Bend will compete in the Shark Tank type event at the Tower Theatre with a shot at thousands of dollars in Venture Capital funds.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker looks at one of the five finalists in the early stage competition.