War Stories: Douglas Smith

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the story of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war, and some who didn’t.

This week we introduce you to the story of Douglas Smith, an Army veteran from Bend.

Special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC in Madras for sponsoring our War Stories segment.

Destination Oregon: The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum

People have been trying to “Keep Portland Weird” long before the hit show Portlandia came about six years ago, but the satirical series that points out just how weird the Rose City can be has also drawn tourists from all over the world to visit Portland.

In this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Mackenzie Wilson takes us to The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum, a sci-fi museum in Northwest Portland, that is capitalizing on Portland’s famous flair for weirdness.

Freeskiers Need Your Vote

A group of Bend freeskiers needs your vote and they only have a couple more days to get it.

Red Bull Bracket Reel is a March Madness style video competition where college students from around the country are competing to win the ski trip of a lifetime.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson introduces us to the OSU-Cascades students behind their team, Keep the Stoke Alive.

Redmond School M.A. Lynch Elementary Closed Thursday, January 12

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ALERT FROM REDMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT

M.A. Lynch Elementary closed today, Jan 12, 2017

As a safety precaution, based on snow accumulation, the Redmond School District decided this morning to close M.A. Lynch Elementary for continued snow load assessment.
The district notified parents this morning to pick up students affected by the closure, and school staff was on site to assist in that process.

We will notify parents later today about district plans for that site and its students. It is our belief based on current assessments that the remainder of Redmond school buildings will continue on a regular schedule.

Because of this morning’s roof collapse at a building in the neighboring Bend-LaPine School District, we believe this closure is the prudent decision. As always, our concern for student and staff safety remains paramount, and we will continue to monitor our school structures and assess snow conditions.

As we have more information we will make it available.

Thank you for your continued support,
Redmond School District