Origin Story: Fettle Botanic

Our weekly Origin Story introduces us to people who have turned their passion into a profession.

If you’re not feeling well, most people’s first stop is the drugstore to grab Tums or NyQuil or anything that will hopefully make us feel better, but herbalist Katelyn Dexter, owner of Fettle Botanic in Bend, is on a mission to get you to seek a healthier alternative. If you’re curious about introducing herbs into your life or if you’re just a tea person and you’re looking for something new, stop into the store, and see which herbs sing to you.

A special thanks to BendBroadband Business for sponsoring Origin Story every Monday night at five o’clock.

Bend’s Blockbuster Becomes the Last on Earth

Bend’s Blockbuster was already the last location in the United States when stores in Alaska closed last summer, but with a Blockbuster in Australia planning on shutting its doors, Bend gets to claim a new title – home of the last Blockbuster on Earth.


Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker stopped by the Bend location to see how they feel about the new title.

Stroke Awareness

The death of actor Luke Perry, who died of a stroke at only 52, came a shock to fans. But the actor’s death has already sparked more awareness about strokes and that fact that many more people should be aware of the risks.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with two local women who are looking to raise awareness right here in Oregon.

Origin Story: A Passion for Pillows

Creativity courses through the veins of Katie Lipson. She’s always loved creating and is now channeling her gift into home décor, by using textiles with stories. Some are historical, some are cultural, but Katie gives them all new life. In this week’s Origin Story, Allison Roecker talks with the ladies of Bryar Wolf

Thanks to BendBroadband Business 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.

Origin Story: Soak in Hops at Hop in the Spa

We Central Oregonians love our beer. We enjoy drinking it, making it, and cooking with it, but one place in Sisters, Oregon is changing the way we think about beer, by brewing up their own hoppy concoctions for soaking in. In this week’s Origin Story, we take you to Hop in the Spa.

If you’re interested in hopping in the spa, you can connect with Mike and Sally at their website, hopinthespa.com or on social media at Hop in the Spa.

Thanks to BendBroadband for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories for 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 5.

Source on the Scene: Mountain Film Festival

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 gives us a preview of the Mountain Film Festival, a Telluride based film festival for outdoor adventurers. 
For all the latest arts and cultural listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weeklyor 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.

Clean Up of Illegal Dump Site in Redmond

A crew of inmates from the Deschutes County Jail were out in Redmond today, helping to clean up a section of BLM land that has been a hot spot for illegal dumping. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went out to get more information on the clean up efforts, and how the Sheriff’s Department is hoping to deter more illegal dumping in the area.

Origin Story: Wild Sunflower Productions

Every week we meet a Central Oregonian who turned their passion into a new creation or career path. In this week’s Origin Story, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker introduces us to the woman behind Wild Sunflower Productions, a company looking to shine a light on women in film.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business 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.