Destination Oregon: Kokanee Cafe

There’s a restaurant that offers world cuisine from an international chef here in Central Oregon, but you’ve only got a few more weeks to try the menu. For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to Camp Sherman to meet the chef behind the Kokanee Cafe.

Thanks to everyone at the Kokanee Cafe and a special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Robberson Ford, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of our state’s most beautiful and interesting locations every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Free Concerts and Oktoberfest in Source Picks September 15-19 

Source Weekly’s Nicole Vulcan suggests Jim Avett (father of the famous Avett Brothers) in concert at McMenamins Monday, September 18th in this week’s Picks along with American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips at the Athletic Club of Bend on Tuesday, September 19th. Other Picks include Bend Oktoberfest and Bend Open Streets.

Jack Compares Real Estate Prices in Duluth, Minnesota 

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 Duluth, Minnesota with a population close to the same as Bend.

Critics Trying to Launch a Ballot Measure to Bring Issue Before Voters

A new gun law is set to take effect in January of 2018 with the goal of preventing shootings like the one that happened at an Eastern Washington high school on Wednesday. The law will allow authorities to take the guns of anyone deemed a threat to themselves or others.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton looks at a new effort to put the issue before voters on the ballot and get rid of a law that critics say could be misused.

The Great Outdoors: Off-Highway Vehicles and the Ochoco Trails

The U.S. Forest Service is looking at opportunities to give access to off-highway vehicles to the trails of federal wilderness areas, but the latest proposal in the Ochoco National Forest is drawing a lot of criticism. In this week’s Great Outdoors segment, Brian Jennings looks at the ongoing debate between opening public lands to motorized recreation and preserving them for the wildlife that live there.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.