Destination Oregon: Whale Watching in Depoe Bay

Next week is spring break, and coincidentally, it’s also whale watching week on the Oregon Coast. Volunteers will be on hand up and down the coast to help vacationers spot gray whales as they migrate.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, our Dave Jones takes us on land and sea in search of these great mammals. Special thanks to Dockside Charters in Depoe Bay for taking us whale watching.

Station 19 – Thursdays at 9 p.m.

About Station 19

A group of heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19—from captain to newest recruit—risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. These brave men and women are like family, literally and figuratively, and together they put their own lives in jeopardy as first responders to save the lives of others.

Sisters Launches Survey on Growth

The city of Sisters is launching a new project called “Sisters Country Horizon”, and they want community and visitor input as they try to envision and grow the area.

Despite a rough summer for the small town, with major tourist attractions like the Sisters Folk Festival being cancelled due to wildfires, the city is looking ahead. On Thursday Sisters launched a new survey for citizens and visitors asking what they envision for the small town as it continues to grow. 

Sisters residents said they are hoping for something to bring tourists into town during the winter months and more affordable housing for residents as the small town continues to grow.

The results of the survey will be released at community forums in June. To take the survey and give your input, head online to

The Great Outdoors: Trail Cameras Debate

Trail cams are a great way to capture images of the wildlife that roam our area, but there is a growing ethical debate between some groups about the ways that the footage is being used. Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings explores that debate in this week’s Great Outdoors. 

A special thanks to our 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.

Walk MS

Lori Carpenter from Walk MS came on to our show to talk about the upcoming Walk MS Bend next month, a nationwide event to help end multiple sclerosis.

Redmond Park Wins Funds for Accessible Playground

Central Oregon Park Wins Statewide Contest

Redmond’s Baker Park is the winner of the Portland Trailblazers Moda Assist Program. Baker Park was one of the three comunity projects across the state that were eligable for the contest. The park will recieve $13,590 which equals $10 for every one of the 1,359 assists that happened during the contest. The money will be used to install playground equipment.

Women’s Outdoor Fest

Lizzy VanPatten from She Moves Mountains visits with Central Oregon Daily about their participation in the Women’s Outdoor Fest, which is the first Women’s Outdoor Fest here in Bend. It is the last weekend of Bend Women’s March.