Destination Oregon: Red Ridge Farms Olive Oil Tour

The Durant family was one of the first to attempt growing wine grapes in the Willamette Valley back in the 1970’s. Then, in 2004, they blazed a new trail: planting olives, and establishing one of the first olive orchards in Oregon.

In tonight’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Mackenzie Wilson takes you to Red Ridge Farms in Dayton for an olive oil tasting tour.

Schools Begin Process to Get Students Back in School

School districts are working around the clock to secure their campuses after the collapse of Highland Magnet at Kenwood School’s gym roof in an effort to get students back to class after Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson takes a look at school’s removing snow from their roofs to make their students safer.

Businesses Buckle Under Snow Strain

Even Bendites got the big wakeup call when Highland Magnet at Kenwood Elementary School‘s gym roof collapsed; businesses were quickly busy shoveling snow off their roofs. But for one 300,000 square foot building on the west side of Bend, help didn’t come soon enough and part of the building buckled under the weight of the snow.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson has the video of the collapse and what city officials say you should be doing to keep it from happening again.

Local Grocery Stores Run Low on Supplies

The weather has had a lot of people at a stand still, including delivery trucks coming into Central Oregon.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson talks with Newport Ave. Market’s general store manager about the lack of grocery items and how grocery stores are scrambling to restock the shelves after days without deliveries.

Destination Oregon: Night Skiing at Hoodoo Ski & Recreation

In our weekly Destination Oregon series, sponsored by Robberson Ford, we like to take you all over the state to show some of the most beautiful and interesting spots, but we stayed a little closer to home this week because the only place you can go night skiing in Central Oregon is at Hoodoo Ski and Recreation Area.
Mackenzie Wilson takes us there for some shredding under the stars.

A New Home for 4 Peaks

Every spring, thousands of people attend the 4 Peaks Music Festival in Tumalo, but this coming year it will be at a new location. On Wednesday, Deschutes County Commissioners approved a permit allowing 4 Peaks to take place on private property in Southeast Bend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson was at the county’s meeting when they announced their decision, and spoke with festival organizers about how the change of location could change the festival for the better.

Saved by Strangers

A Tumalo woman says she experienced a true Christmas miracle last week when a stranger stopped his car and got her passengers and her out of her car, just minutes before it went up in flames.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson has the story of how it all unfolded and the woman’s message to the good Samaritans who saved her and her granddaughter’s life.

Destination Oregon: An ATV Adventure

If you’ve never ripped around the Oregon dunes in an ATV, you haven’t lived! At least, that’s how Mackenzie Wilson felt after she went on tour with Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental north of North Bend/Coos Bay.

In this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, we’re taking you on a high powered adventure in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation area.

Ronald McDonald House Provides Christmas For Families in Central Oregon: Part 2

Going home for the holidays isn’t an option for everyone. That’s why the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon acts as a home away from home for Central Oregon families who have children in the hospital.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson spoke with one family who got two very early Christmas presents this year about how the charity is helping them through the holidays.

Ronald McDonald House Provides Christmas For Families in Central Oregon: Part 1

Going home for the holidays isn’t an option for everyone. That’s why the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon acts as a home away from home for Central Oregon families who have children in the hospital. The charity keeps parents and siblings close to new babies who are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, as well as helping other families when their children are spending extended stays at the hospital.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson visited the Ronald McDonald House to see how they’re giving families at the facility through the holidays, a Christmas they won’t soon forget.