School Officials, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services to Bring Youth Suicide Awareness

Bend-La Pine Schools is teaming up with the Bend Police Department and other community groups to raise awareness about suicide after two recent confirmed deaths by suicide among students in Deschutes County.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson reports on the efforts of the safe schools alliance to bring more parents and students into the discussion.

Experts Talk Suicide Prevention for Teens and Young Adults

Experts say “silence is death” when it comes to trying to prevent suicides, especially where teenagers are concerned.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan takes a look at some of the resources available in the community for residents who many be troubled or having suicidal thoughts.

If you, or someone you know, is having suicidal thoughts, visit: www.deschutes.org/suicideprevention, or call any of the following:

The Deschutes County Mental Health Hotline:
1-888-232-7192

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-TALK (8255)

Mobile Crisis Team: 541-322-7500 ext. 9

Source on the Scene: Pole Pedal Paddle

This weekend the U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle will place to raise money for Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. The event is a six race relay that starts at Mt. Bachelor and ends at the Deschutes River, and this year, there will be plenty of snow.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs caught up with some of the athletes from Touchmark to discuss training and expectations.

For more information on what’s happening in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit their website at www.bendsource.com.

Reclassification of High School Athletic Conferences

A committee of athletic directors and high school administrators is looking at major changes in the state’s conferences. Changes that could separate Bend’s high schools from Redmond high schools for the first time in more than a decade. They’ve scheduled a public hearing for Monday in Wilsonville to get input from other athletic directors, administrators and parents on the latest proposals.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel looks at how the “class shuffle” could change with whom and where our local athletes compete.

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center 50 Meter Pool Uncovered

After months of wondering whether we’d ever see the sun again, it’s starting to look a lot like summer outside! With the warmer temperatures and more people headed outside, the Bend Park & Recreation District is also celebrating summer’s return with their annual uncovering of the panels at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there as they removed the last of the panels to let the sunshine in.

Daimler Trucks Completes Multi-Million Dollar Project in Madras

On the scale of grand openings, what happened in Madras, Oregon today might be the grandest. Daimler Trucks North America officially completed its $18.7 million project called the “High Desert Proving Grounds.” The new testing facility is home to a 31,000 square foot warehouse and 87 acres have been transformed into a test track for Daimler vehicles like Freightliner, Western Star and more.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker was there for the grand opening and has more on why this facility could bring a boost to the economy in Jefferson County.

Destination Oregon: World of Speed

If you have a need for speed, then the World of Speed will be right up your alley. From drag racing and land speed records to hydroplanes and NASCARthe educational museum has more than 100 artifacts on display in Wilsonville.

In this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson takes us there to tour the museum and get behind the wheel of a NASCAR.

On the Road to Recovery

Local actress Kimmie Neff took a break from the stage when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with thyroid cancer in January. After weeks of treatment and a surgery that removed her entire thyroid, Kimmie is on the road to recovery.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with Kimmie to see how she is recuperating so she can return to do what she loves.