Dramatic Rescue at Crater Lake Reminds Visitors of Park Dangers

Dramatic video of crews rescuing a 22-year-old at Crater Lake over the weekend is a reminder of just how quickly things can go wrong. The national park is a huge draw for tourists from all over the world, and although it’s a picture perfect setting as we’ve seen in the past, sometimes trying to get the perfect picture at the park can lead to come scary consequences.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson catches us up on what happened over the weekend, and why this is nothing new for rescue teams.

School Officials, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services to Bring Youth Suicide Awareness

Bend-La Pine Schools is teaming up with the Bend Police Department and other community groups to raise awareness about suicide after two recent confirmed deaths by suicide among students in Deschutes County.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson reports on the efforts of the safe schools alliance to bring more parents and students into the discussion.

Destination Oregon: World of Speed

If you have a need for speed, then the World of Speed will be right up your alley. From drag racing and land speed records to hydroplanes and NASCARthe educational museum has more than 100 artifacts on display in Wilsonville.

In this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson takes us there to tour the museum and get behind the wheel of a NASCAR.

Taking Guns Out of the Hands of Suicidal Teens

As a parent, you’ll do anything to keep your child safe, but more than 1.7 million children live in homes where there are unsecured and loaded guns. Statistics show there are guns in more than 40% of the homes in Deschutes County alone.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson sat down with a local mother who is part of the Moms Demand Action – OR to talk about the relationship between teens, guns and suicide.

Drones Compete with Firefighters for Air Space

Although drones are fun to fly and pilots can capture amazing photos and video with them, they can be deadly if flown near wildfires. Drones can interfere with aerial firefighting missions that occur between ground level and about 200 feet above ground level, the same altitude many drones fly.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson takes a deeper look at why drones are a major cause for concern for Deschutes National Forest firefighting crews as we rapidly approach wildfire season.

Destination Oregon: Portland Food Hall

When the owners of a new restaurant were coming up with the concept for their place, they wanted to combine the growing popularity of food carts with all of the amenities of a hip sit-down restaurant.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, we show you the results of four years of planning at the new Portland Food Hall.

What You Don’t Know About Eyelash Extensions Can Hurt You

It used to be all about hair extensions. Now, many women are getting eyelash extensions. The trend has been in big cities across the US for years with celebrities inspiring longer lashes than most people have naturally. The trend seems to finally be taking off in the High Desert.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson takes a closer look at the trend of paying for longer, fuller lashes, and why professionals say, if you’re not careful, it can all go very wrong.

Health Officials Recognize Increase in Suicide Awareness

The Oregon Health Authority released a list of resources and information for teens and families dealing with suicide after recognizing an increase in suicide awareness in Oregon and across the country, because of a new Netflix show called “13 Reasons Why,” the story of a teenage girl who takes her own life.
Experts say “silence is death” when it comes to teen suicide, and it is an especially important message in the wake of three recent teen suicides in Deschutes County in the past month.

Learning the Lay of the Land

You might see them maintaining trails or serving as hosts at campgrounds. Whatever the task, volunteers are an invaluable asset to the U.S. Forest Service and the Deschutes National Forest.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson introduces us to volunteer interpretive rangers who help create a memorable experience for tourists and locals who visit our forests and monuments.