The Great Outdoors: Impact of the Takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

It’s been nearly three years since the controversial armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns.  In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings talks to the author of a new book about the take-over and its impact on Harney County.

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.

Circle of Giving and Bend Park & Recreation Family Skate & Warm Winter Clothing Drive

Family Skate & Warm Winter Clothing Drive: Sunday, December 16, 12:30-3 p.m.

Zolo is teaming up with Bend Park & Recreation District for the Circle of Giving Family Skate & Warm Winter Clothing Drive. Don’t forget to bring new cold weather clothing items for children of all sizes. All donations will be provided to Family Access Network. FAMILY SKATE SPECIAL RATE: $6/person including skate rental. Open skate for families. All children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

Motorcyclist Dies in Wreck in Bend

From Bend PD:

“On December 11th at 10:16am Bend Police and Bend Fire responded to a traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup towing a utility trailer at the intersection of SE 3rd Street and SE Miller Avenue.

During the initial investigation it was learned that Davis Franco was traveling north bound on SE 3rd Street riding a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle.  Ryan Wannemaker operating a 2017 Chevy pickup, which was towing an enclosed utility trailer.  Wannemaker was east on SE Miller and stopped at the stop sign at SE 3rd Street. Wannemaker made a left turn to head north on SE 3rd Street.  At this point Franco’s motorcycle collided with the rear quarter panel of Wannemaker’s pickup.

Responding officers and medics provided life saving efforts, but Franco was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Wannemaker remained on scene of the crash and fully cooperated with investigators. 

The roadway was closed until approximately 1:30pm while the Bend Police Department reconstruction team investigated the scene.  The Bend Police Department reconstruction team is actively investigating the crash.  Crash investigators are asking anybody who witnessed the incident or who observed described vehicles prior to the crash to call the non-emergency number, 541-693-6911.”

War Stories: Asa Stamps

In August of 2003 NATO took control of security in Kabul, it’s first-ever operational training mission and commitment to the war in Afghanistan. In this week’s War Stories, producer Cody Rheault introduces us to a retired Army veteran now living in Bend, Asa Stamps.

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: The Waffle Window in Portland

If you love waffles, whether they are sweet and savory or fried chicken waffles, this Destination Oregon will be right up your alley. In this week’s segment, Dave Jones head to Portland and takes us to The Waffle Window, where you can choose from more than 200 different kinds of this delicious staple: crispy on the outside, light and tender on the inside.

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.