28th Annual Oregon High Desert Classics Benefits Youth

Since 1989, the Oregon High Desert Classics have drawn top riders from all over the Western U.S. and Canada to compete to benefit J Bar J Youth Services. Peggy Carey, J Bar J’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, stopped by Central Oregon Daily to talk about the 2017 Classics, happening July 18-23 and July 26-30.  The daily show is free for spectators, but you can get more info and reserve tickets for the Grand Prix Dinner HERE.

Eberhard’s Dairy Congratulates Solar Ice Cream Contest Winner

Bob Eberhard of Eberhard’s Dairy in Redmond stopped by Central Oregon Daily with samples of their new ice cream flavor “Solar Swirl,” which was created by Marissa White.  Marissa won the Eberhard’s Solar Eclipse Ice Cream contest in honor of the upcoming total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017.  Marissa’s winning entry features vanilla ice cream, caramel swirls, marshmallows and small fudge chunks!

Jack Compares Real Estate Prices in Lawrence, KS

We all know home prices in Bend continue to rise and for the average household income it’s near impossible to afford the median price of homes in Bend. Each week Jack Church searches to see what the average income can purchase in Bend while also comparing this to cities of similar size in other states around the country. This week our comparison city is Lawrence, Kansas with a population close to the same as Bend.

The Great Outdoors: East Lake Resort

Forty-five miles southeast of Bend, there’s a resort that’s been welcoming visitors for more than a century, and it offers a remote place to experience one of Central Oregon’s most scenic regions. In this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, Brian Jennings takes us to the East Lake Resort.

The Central Oregon Wine Event is Back July 20-22

Sarah Walcott and Robin Antonson from KIDS Center visit with Central Oregon Daily about the 2017 Cork & Barrel wine event happening July 20-22 at various locations in Bend. This benefit for the KIDS Center features Winemaker Dinners, Food and Wine Pairings at “A Sip of Cork & Barrel,” a Super Silent Auction and the Grand Cru where guests can mingle with the winemakers and enjoy a five course gourmet dinner and dancing.

This year’s theme is “A Taste of the Pacific Northwest” and features wines from Walla Walla, the Willamette Valley and the Columbia Gorge.

Supper Club: Preview of State of the County

The Deschutes County commissioners gave the annual State of the County address at the Bend Chamber What’s Brewing event at the Deschutes Brewery Public House on Tuesday night.

They sat down with Donna Britt for this week’s Supper Club to talk about some of the pressing issues facing the county right now, starting with the budget, and keeping up with the population growth.