Bend City Councilor Announces Candidacy for Oregon House Seat

Dr. Nathan Boddie, Bend City Councilor, has announced he is running for the Oregon House seat being vacated by Knute Buehler in Buehler’s run for Governor. Dr. Boddie says he will run as a Democrat for the District 54 seat.

Dr. Boddie is a local primary care physician, who has served on the Bend City Council since 2014. He also sits on the boards of the Deschutes River Conservancy and Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. In the press release announcing his candidacy, Dr. Boddie says, “It is an honor and privilege to serve the people of Bend on City Council, and I’m eager to represent all our residents at the state level next year in Salem. Until then, I’ll be continuing my work at the clinic on behalf of my patients and on City Council, and I look forward to earning the votes of my fellow residents again.”

Supper Club: Future of Prineville

Prineville is now one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, so for this week’s Supper Club, we asked community leaders to join us to talk about how the city recovered from the great recession and how they’re dealing with the rapid growth now happening in their region.

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.

Oregon Mayors Marry

Redmond, Oregon Mayor George Endicott’s life was turned upside down in 2014 when his wife Lynda died only a few days after being diagnosed with cancer. Three years later, he is a newlywed married to another Oregon mayor.

Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt sat down with Mayor Endicott and his new wife, Krisanna Clark, to talk about how they found love after loss.

Supper Club: Eclipse Preparations in Central Oregon

In the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the preparations for the upcoming solar eclipse in Bend and in Madras, where the Oregon Solarfest is being held, but for this week’s Supper Club we invited community leaders from Redmond, Sisters and the Central Oregon Visitors Association to see how they are preparing for the days leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and Pine Tavern Restaurant.

Supper Club: Central Oregon Housing Crisis and Homeless Population

Recently, the Deschutes County Commissioners talked to Donna Britt about two hot local topics. For this week’s Supper Club, Tammy Baney, Tony DeBone and Phil Henderson tackled the Central Oregon housing crisis, the rising homelessness population and issues.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and Pine Tavern Restaurant.

Supper Club: Innovation Day at OSU-Cascades

Some of Central Oregon’s most cutting-edge companies and organizations all gathered in one place today for the first-ever Innovation Day at OSU-Cascades, but three of the participants sat down with Donna Britt for a little preview of the event for this week’s Supper Club.

Preston Calicott, the CEO of Five Talent, Casey Cowan, communications director for Sudara, and the co-owner of Oregrown, Hunter Neubauer, talked about what innovation means to them.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and Pine Tavern Restaurant.

OSU-Cascades Commencement Speaker Chris Van Dyke Gives Preview of Graduation Speech

OSU-Cascades 16th commencement ceremony Saturday will honor the first class to graduate from the newly opened Bend campus. With 334 students, this will be the second largest graduating class in OSU-Cascades history.

Prominent Oregon attorney and outdoor products industry leader Chris Van Dyke will be giving the commencement address. Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt sat down with Van Dyke to discuss his speech and his passion for the outdoors, and how he jumped at the chance to come to Oregon in the 1970’s.

Bend Your Ear: Coffee with the Candidates

In this edition of Bend Your Ear at Strictly Organic Coffee, at 6 SW Bond St. in Bend, Donna chats with Central Oregon Community College District Director candidates Kyle Frick and Erica Skatvold. Both are running for the Zone 4 position in the special election May 16th. Kyle is VP of Marketing and Community Relations at Mid Oregon Credit Union and is a graduate of Mountain View High School. Erica works at St. Charles Health System, Clinical Informatics and is a graduate of Bend High. Watch to learn more about these two candidates.

Also running for Central Oregon Community College District Director, Zone 3 is former Deschutes County Commissioner Alan Unger, who was unable to join us for coffee. More on Alan and the other candidates in your Voters’ Pamphlet.   

Protect Your Kid’s ‘Melon’ with a Helmet

Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt visited Pine Ridge Elementary in Bend for The Center Foundation’s kickoff event for their annual month-long campaign to raise awareness about traumatic head injuries. Through partnership with Bend Memorial Clinic and Bank of the Cascades, every third-grade student in the Bend-La Pine School District will get a free helmet if they don’t already have a safe, proper-fitting helmet. Local students will be learning how a helmet can protect their brains and reduce the risk of severe injury by up to 88 percent. For more information visit