New Images Capture Local Historical Site

One of the country’s greatest national treasures is right in our own backyard. The Deschutes National Forest includes 1.6 million acres of public lands that allow people to walk, run and bike through the area.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Kelly Bleyer reports, a retired forest service worker has put together a new book of images that celebrates this local destination.

Anyone Can Be a Brewer!

Immersion Brewing Co-Owner Sean Lampe started out as a home brewer and he’s committed to helping everybody make great beer! Immersion Brewing is not only a brewery and great eatery, it’s also a Brew-It-Yourself Pub. Sean and Head Brewer Josh Cosci visited Central Oregon Daily to talk about their brews, their Chef Jack H. Tate and how you can stop by and brew up some beer for yourself.

I am TS&S Ford

Those in search of a new 2016-2017 Ford vehicle in Madras, Culver, Prineville, Sisters and Jefferson County OR, don’t need to look any further. TS&S Ford in Madras has a wide selection of vehicles to choose from, and a team of specialists who have the knowledge and expertise to assist you throughout your car buying experience.

Supper Club: Central Oregon’s Rental Housing Market

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.

State representatives just passed a new tenant protection bill that would lift the ban on rent control and provide more protections from no-cause evictions. For this week’s Supper Club, we sat down with three members of the local housing industry to talk about the impact that the new law could have on the rental housing market in Central Oregon.


A Place for All Ages to Create, Explore and Enjoy Art

Base Camp Studio Executive Director and Founder Darlene Becker talks about why she started Base Camp Studio and how the non-profit exists to cultivate creativity and provide opportunities for engagement in the arts for the entire community. Summer camps, art therapy, creative movement. Get the entire program and class schedule here. And check out their new studio space at 2531 NE Studio Road in Bend.

Pine Tavern Sponsors Food Drive for ‘Safe’ Graduation Parties

Pine Tavern Restaurant owner Bill McCormick explains why he’s behind the Neighbor Impact Central Oregon High School Food Drive Challenge: a canned food competition for high school ‘safe’ graduation parties. Cash prizes will be awarded for the most canned food collected by four Central Oregon high schools.  The competition runs from April 10th-24th. You can drop off food at the local schools or at Pine Tavern. Online donations will also be accepted.

The Reviews are in for Theater Production: Fade In

The reviews are in and local playwright and director Patricia West-Del Ruth joins Diane, Jack and Donna to share her dark and twisted psychological comedy, “Fade In” which focuses on the dysfunctional relationship between two sisters, their mutual love for a slightly manic actor, confronting their heady past. Patricia has had an extensive career in film and television, but her latest work “Fade In” is taking her work to the stage in Bend at the 2nd Street Theater.

“Fade In” will run Thursday through Saturday through April 15th. Tickets are available at

Senator Knopp and State Representative Whisnant Hold Town Halls in Central Oregon

The state of Oregon is currently facing dire budget issues specifically regarding education, and some state lawmakers heard concerns about them during their town hall meetings around the region Friday.

State Senator Tim Knopp and State Representative Gene Whisnant traveled to Sunriver, Bend, and Redmond to hear what voters had on their minds.

Central Oregon Daily’s Kelly Bleyer was at the Bend event, held at Christian Life Center Church.

How Tumalo Cider Came to Be

Tumalo Cider Company brewer Kelly Roark and his business partner Jeff Bennett brought some delicious cider samples to Central Oregon Daily and they also told the story of how making cider from free apples has grown into the beloved Tumalo Cider that locals are raving about. We also got to hear how The Tumalo Cider House was built from the ground up with the help of friends and family.