OSU Researcher Trying to Prevent the Deaths of Eagles Hit by Wind Turbines

A 2013 study published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin found that wind turbines kill an estimated 573,000 birds a year in the United States alone, including the once-endangered bald eagle and golden eagles.

That’s why the U.S. Department of Energy is looking for solutions to keep the birds from being struck by the giant blades of the turbines.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at the work of an Oregon State University researcher who is spending time with the raptors at The High Desert Museum to come up with a solution to this deadly threat.

Twin Brothers from Bend Try to Make Their NFL Dreams Come True

If you had to name one NFL team that set the bar for the rest of the league since the turn of the century, it would have to be the defending Super Bowl champions, the New England PatriotsAs they get ready to play their first preseason game Thursday night, two rookies from Bend will step on the field, hoping to realize their dreams of playing in the NFL.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom gives us an update on the Hollister twins, Jacob and Cody, as they go through the hard knocks of an NFL training camp.

UPDATE: Bend’s own Jacob Hollister made a big impression in the team’s first preseason game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night with seven catches for 116 yards. The tight end is trying to earn a spot behind veterans Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen. Jacob’s twin brother, Cody, had been nursing a sore shoulder in training camp this week and hopes to see some action in the 2nd preseason game next week.

Six-Year-Old Girl Helps Raise Funds for Local Nonprofit

Bethlehem Inn is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise funds to expand on their homeless shelter in Bend, Oregon. After years of planning, and millions of dollars in fundraising, the Bethlehem Inn is getting ready for a long-awaited makeover.

But even with the finish line in sight, they still need to raise more funds. This past week they did just that, with a little help. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the story.

Oregon State Player Takes the Field for the Elks

Less than three weeks ago, analysts were calling the Oregon State Beavers one of the greatest college baseball teams of all-time. Then, their record-breaking season came crashing down with two straight losses in the College World Series.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom reports, one of those Beavers, a Central Oregon native, is back home this summer and playing for the Bend Elks.

Forest Service Considering Plan to Manage Wilderness Overuse

The number of annual visitors to the Three Sisters Wilderness has almost tripled in the past five years and now the US Forest Service is considering a plan to limit the number of daily visitors to the Three Sisters and four other major hiking destinations in Oregon.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at how they plan to manage the access to prevent any long-term damage to the wilderness.