More Hotels Coming to Redmond

Redmond could soon see an 50 percent increase in hotel rooms in the city thanks to a number of national chains planning expansions into Central Oregon. This means more revenue for the city as well as more access for visitors.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with Redmond Mayor George Endicott to find out more about how these new hotels could affect the growing city.

Icy Conditions Lead to Serious Sledding Injuries

St. Charles is urging people to maybe find some alternative outdoor activities after current conditions have led to serious tubing and sledding accidents. Two people have come into the emergency room in the last two days with broken backs and no feeling in their legs, and those aren’t even the first serious injuries of the season. Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton spoke with a doctor at St. Charles and a spinal injury patient to get more on the story.

Supper Club: Society’s Role in the Reintroduction of Felons into the Community

In today’s world of diversity and inclusion, what is our role as a society to help those who have served time in prison? For this week’s Supper Club, Lisa Carton sat down with two former inmates, Frank Patka of Changing Patterns and Brian Dunning of the Skeptoid podcast, along with Deschutes County Parole and Probation Officer Jeff Pickens to talk about the community’s role in their transition.

This topic is the focus in this month’s City Club of Central Oregon forum and luncheon, Thursday, December 20 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center.

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.

REMEMBERING 41: Former Campaign Worker in Bend Shares His Memories of George H.W. Bush

A Bend man who worked on Bush’s presidential campaign in 1988 shares his memories of the campaign, and the lasting impressions that the 41st president of the United States had on his life.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with Chris Piper for a sentimental trip back in time.

Supper Club: Homeless in Central Oregon

With the drop in temperatures, and the declaration of a weather emergency by Bend’s city manager, we wanted to get an update on the homeless situation here in Central Oregon.

Lisa Carton sat down with Gwenn Wysling of Bethlehem Inn, Kathy Skidmore of Central Oregon Veterans Outreach and Ryan Stillwater of Saving Grace, who spend their time dealing with and trying to solve those issues for this week’s Supper Club.

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.

First Responders Train for Worst-Case Scenario in Redmond

It’s the kind of event that you don’t want to think about, but you have to prepare for it.
That was the situation on Friday when the Redmond Police Department – ORDeschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregonand other first responders held a Mass Casualty Drill at Obsidian Middle School.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton was there and has more on today’s drill.

Supper Club: Economic Outlook for Central Oregon

Central Oregon’s movers and shakers came together to hear the financial outlook for our region at last week’s Bend Chamber Economic Impact Breakfast. For this week’s Supper Club, Lisa Carton sat down with economist Damon Runberg, who delivered the economic forecast.

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.

Senator Merkley on Immigration

Senator Jeff Merkley was in Deschutes County on Friday for a unity rally ahead of Tuesday’s election. Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with him to discuss his take on some of the biggest issues facing Oregonians and some national hot button issues: starting with immigration.

Supper Club: Discussion with Bend City Council Position 6 Candidates

It’s a three-way race for a single seat on the Bend City Council, which includes an incumbent seeking re-election, and a stay-at-home mother from an influential Republican family getting involved in politics for the first time. For this weeks Supper Club conversation, Lisa Carton sat down with two of the candidates running for Position 6: incumbent Barb Campbell, and her challenger Sarah McCormick.

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.