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.

Crews Working to Reopen Old McKenzie Highway After Milli Fire

The impact of the Milli Fire that threatened the residents of Sisters over the summer is still being felt in the Deschutes National Forest.

On Thursday, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker got a chance to tour the damaged areas of the wilderness, where crews are working on reopening the Old McKenzie Highway.

Local Businesses Compete for Spots at this Year’s Bend Venture Conference

The owners of 10 start-up businesses are competing in a “Shark Tank” type event at EDCO’s Pub Talk on Thursday, vying for a chance to advance to the next stage of the Bend Venture Conference.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with two of the companies hoping to make the final line up.

National Anthem Protests Spark Nationwide Debate

It was a moment that sports fans had been anticipating for nearly two days over the weekend. After President Trump suggested NFL owners should fire any players who protested during the national anthem, athletes from several different sports took to social media and expressed their support of the players, setting up a potentially pivotal moment before Sunday’s NFL games.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went to The Hideaway Tavern, a sports bar in Bend, to see how local fans would react.

Source on the Scene: Nitro Circus

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for Source on the Scene! Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker visited Vince Genna Stadium where the Nitro Circus is in town tonight.

For all the latest arts and culture listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly.

And thanks to our Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to bring the best of Central Oregon’s arts and culture scene to our viewers every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily at 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ.

Bend Native Gets Ready to Play in First NFL Regular Season Game

Less than a week ago, Mountain View High School alum Jacob Hollister wasn’t sure if he would make the team, but tonight, he will step on the field as a member of the New England Patriots in their season debut against the The Kansas City Chiefs.
Jacob is the 3rd-string tight end, who is expected to get some snaps on offense, but he will mostly play a key role on special teams during kickoffs and punts.
Jacob’s twin brother, Cody, made the Patriots practice squad and has been preparing all week but will not suit up for tonight’s game.
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker is in Foxborough, Massachusetts and got a chance to talk to Jacob and Cody before tonight’s game.
Allison will be live from Foxborough during the game tonight on Central Oregon Daily at 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ


Hollister Twins Thank Bend Community for Support

We have been following twin brothers Jacob and Cody Hollister for the past few weeks as they worked hard in training camp to make the New England Patriots roster.

Over the weekend, Central Oregon Daily was there in Foxborough, Massachusetts when the brothers found put that both of them had made the team and Jacob and Cody both wanted to thank everybody in Central Oregon, including Mountain View High School, for their support.

NE Patriots Keep Bend Native on 53-Man Final Roster

Mountain View High School alum Jacob Hollister practiced today as a member of the regular season roster for the New England PatriotsThe undrafted rookie free agent beat out other rookies and veteran James O’Shaughnessy at training camp to secure the 3rd-string spot at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen.

The Boston Globe’s beat reporter for the Patriots, Jim McBride, spoke to Central Oregon Daily on Saturday after the roster decision was announced. “Jacob really impressed from the moment camp started and was one of the offensive surprises of the summer,” said McBride. “He provides the Patriots with that athletic, stretch-the-field tight end to complement Rob Gronkowski and Dwyane Allen and his work on kick coverage teams is a big bonus.”

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker is in Foxborough today and got a chance to talk with Jacob before practice. Allison will have live reports from Foxborough on Central Oregon Daily on Monday (Labor Day) at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ