Train Derails in Washington

Amtrak train 501 jumped the tracks on Monday morning while making its inaugural run out of a new station in Tacoma, Wa. The train left the tracks just before 8 a.m. in the town of DuPont and 13 train cars fell from an overpass on to I-5.

As of 5 p.m. Monday evening three people were confirmed dead with hundreds injured and sent to area hospitals. All the deaths occurred on the train despite it falling into I-5 morning traffic. The incident is currently under investigation and south I-5 is closed indefinitely.

Supper Club: Year In Review 2017

Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt sat down with Preston Callicott, CEO of Five Talent Software, Inc.; Oregon Lottery Commissioner Chris Telfer; and Nicole Vulcan, editor of The Source Weekly to discuss the major stories that affected Central Oregon this year.

Topics included the recent announcement by the Bend city Charter Committee, which presented its recommendations to the city council earlier this month and proposed a generally elected mayor and moving Bend to a ward system for city council elections.

Britt and her guests also discussed Oregon State University- Cascades, which received just a fraction of the money the Bend-based university expected to get from the state in order to expand.  They also covered the 2017 fire season, which blanketed Central Oregon and much of the western United States in smoke.

Bend Your Ear: “Sense & Sensibility” at Redmond High Dec. 8-9 

In this Strictly Organic Coffee Arts & Culture Chat, Donna visits with two young actresses appearing in Redmond High’s Advanced Theatre Ensemble class’ production of “Sense and Sensibility”. This playful, family-friendly adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel is the Central Oregon premiere of this fresh, Off-Broadway hit.

Supper Club: Working in the Trades

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna got the chance to talk with Gary North, vice president of R&H Construction, Laura Handy, executive director of Heart of Oregon Corps and Rosa Madrid, an intern with the COCC Automotive Program about the shortage of trade workers, the renewed interest in young people getting into the trades and how making a living in the trades is quite viable

Thanks to Rosa, Laura and Gary for joining us.

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 every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Central Oregon’s Brewing Industry

Central Oregon has become a hub of the craft brewing industry since Deschutes Brewery made its debut in 1988. Today, there are dozens of newcomers on the scene.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with the founders of three new craft breweries in Central Oregon, Kobold Brewing, Monkless Belgian Ales and Bridge 99 Brewing, to see what they are hoping to do to carve out their own niche in this crowded world of craft beers.

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 every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: The Future of La Pine

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna Britt sat down with the mayor of La Pine, Dennis Scott, La Pine’s city manager, Corey Misley, and the La Pine-Sunriver EDCO director, Ryan Culp, to talk about Oregon’s newest city and its optimistic future.

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 every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

 

Supper Club: Housing Challenges Remain for Renters

Hundreds of new apartments have opened up in Bend in the last few months, and hundreds more are on the way. For renters, it’s still a tight market to try to find a place to live. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with Bend city councilor Nathan Boddie, Bend city staffer on affordable housing Jim Long, and Hasson property manager Melody Luelling, to talk about what’s being done to address the problem.

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 every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.