Film Festival a Growing Part of Bend’s Culture

The BendFilm Festival kicks off tonight and, now in it’s 15th year, the festival is a huge draw for our Central Oregon town. The festival itself is an economic driver and brings in people from out of town who pay for food and lodging. However, the festival’s success is also a sign of Bend’s growth as a cultural hub, not just an outdoor recreation destination.

Bend Film Festival Kicks Off

With Bend Burlesque Co. providing the entertainment, people were already lined up outside the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend Thursday evening for the kick off the BendFilm Festival. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was there live, with one of the directors whose movies are some of those playing over the weekend, including one filmed in Oregon called Leave No Trace Movie.

Election 2018: Bend City Council

Tuesday night was the third and final ‘What’s Brewing?’ debate. This time 10 Barrel Brewing Company‘s east side location hosted four candidates vying for two positions on the Bend City Council. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was one of the moderators for the Tuesday night debate as has more on the story.

Supper Club: Discussion with Bend City Council Position 5 Candidates

We are only four Tuesdays away from the November election and we continue our conversations with candidates. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sits down with Andrew DavisGena Goodman-Campbell and Victor Johnson, the three candidates vying for Bend City Council Position 5.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: A Conversation with the Candidates for Oregon House District 53

We are only five weeks away from the November election. For this week’s Supper Club, Curtis Vogel continues his series of conversations with the candidates, with the two people running for Oregon House District 53, Eileen Kiely and Jack Zika.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Source on the Scene: Fragile Legacy

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel takes us to the Deschutes County Historical Museum to preview a new photo exhibit that shows the legacy of Bend and Central Oregon.
 
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.
 
Also 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.

Supper Club: Deschutes County Commissioner Position 3

With the election six weeks away, we continue our conversations with candidates in local races.

Patti Adair and James Cook, candidates for Deschutes County Commissioner Position 3, sit down with Curtis Vogel to talk about their campaign platforms and reasons for running.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

‘You Matter’ Video Hopes to Raise Awareness for Teen Suicide

After the death of Hunter Holms, a 16-year-old Redmond High Student, his parents have made it their mission to raise awareness about teen suicide. As part of this mission they’ve made a short film, recently released online, that is shot at Redmond High School and features Redmond students helping bring awareness to some of the issues students face.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more.

Supper Club: Meet Two Candidates for House District 54

There are three candidates vying for the Oregon House seat being vacated by Dr. Knute Buehler for his gubernatorial run. For this week’s Supper Club, Curtis Vogel sat down with two of the House District 54 candidates, Republican Cheri Helt and Amanda La Bell from the Working Families Party.

Since taping the segment, a formal complaint has been filed with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office about a false statement made by Amanda la bell in the voters’ pamphlet. La Bell has admitted to falsely claiming that she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University in Georgia and the State Elections Division will now determine whether to investigate the matter.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

House District 54 Candidate Admits Info in Voters’ Pamphlet is False

For the second time in a local race for an important seat in the Oregon house, a candidate is facing serious allegations. A republican political action committee, known as the Promote Oregon Leadership Pac, filed a formal complaint with the Oregon Secretary of State on Tuesday after a Bend-based candidate for Oregon House District 54 admitted to inadvertently making a false statement in the state’s voters’ pamphlet.

In a story first broken by the Bend Bulletin’s Gary Warner, the Working Families Party’s candidate, Amanda La Bell, admitted that a statement in the voters’ pamphlet, which indicates she graduated from Valdosta State University in Georgia, is not true.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on the story.