War Stories: Dave Carlson

During the 1960’s, many young American men faced a difficult choice, enlist in the military and possibly choose your path during the Vietnam War or wait to get drafted and then who knows where you might end up. In this week’s War Stories, we introduce you to retired U.S. Army veteran Dave Carlson, who chose to enlist and says it was the right decision that paid off in a big way in his post military career and life.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Destination Oregon: Oaks Amusement Park in Portland

If you grew up in the Portland area, chances are you visited, or at least heard of, the Oaks Amusement Park and it’s famous skating rink. In this week’s edition of Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to this cultural landmark in the area of Portland.

 A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Maintaining Back Country Trails in Central Oregon

If it weren’t for the work of thousands of volunteers, many trails in Oregon’s public lands would be impassable. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings shows you the work of an organization whose mission to maintain the vast trail system in the back country near Sisters.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Bend’s Mayor-Elect Sally Russell

When she won 51 percent of the vote on election day, Sally Russell became the first woman ever to be publicly elected as mayor of BendFor this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with Russell to talk about the campaign and her vision for the future of the city.

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.

War Stories: David Nieradka

He served his country for nearly a quarter century. But now, with a deep sense of passion and caring, he’s helping other vets who have given so much in service to their country. In this week’s War Stories, we introduce you to retired Army Special Forces veteran, David Nieradka, now living in Bend.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Local Man Collects Donations for Fire Victims

Last weekend Bend resident Chris Coburn set up a small tent in Drake Park to collect donations for those who lost everything to the fires in California. The improptu donation drive did so well that he’ll be out at Drake Park again this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. collecting more donations, which will be trucked down to California that night.