Wyden Holds Third Consecutive Town Hall in Central Oregon

Senator Ron Wyden wrapped up his third Town Hall in Central Oregon this week with a stop in Madras at the Madras Performing Arts Center, after previously holding town hall meetings in Sisters and Prineville. Three different gatherings, with three very different audiences.

Central Oregon Daily’s Kelly Bleyer was at all of them, and reports that the Jefferson County forum brought an interesting back and forth on a controversial issue.

Supper Club: Oscar Edition

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

The 89th Academy Awards will air this Sunday night on KOHD-ABC, so for this week’s Supper Club, we invited three Hollywood industry veterans, who now live in Bend, to talk about the movies that are getting the most Oscar buzz this weekend.

Farmer-Chef Mixer Connects Restaurants with Locally Grown Food

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance is hosting their 2nd Annual Farmer-Chef Mixer Monday, February 27th with the idea of bringing local food growers and area chefs/restaurants together. Jess Weiland, HDFFA Food & Farm director, says the mixer will feature “speed dating” in which farmers and restaurants will share information on varieties and availability of seasonal food.  If you’re like more info, go the hdffa.org.

Supper Club: Valentine’s Day Edition

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

For couples, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your love, but for singles it can be a reminder of how tough it can be to find love in Central Oregon. For this special edition of Supper Club we invited three of our favorite friends of the show to talk about the dating scene in Central Oregon.

Central Oregon a Hotbed for Solar Industry

The state of Oregon gained more than 15,000 jobs in the solar industry last year, a 50% increase from 2015, and Central Oregon is becoming a big part of that employment boom. In the past month, two new solar farms have started generating power on Bend’s northeast side and added more than 200 local construction jobs during the build-out.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings looks at why our region is becoming such a hotbed for the solar industry.