Taste This! – Local Artisan Smoked Steelhead

For this week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt took a short trip to a Tumalo smokehouse to meet the man behind the handcrafted, artisan smoked steelhead that everybody’s talking about!

To learn more about this incredible smoked steelhead or to place an order, visit danssmokedsalmon.com or look for Dan’s smoked steelhead and spread at area grocers, including of Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. Have fun doing it.

Destination Oregon: Izakaya Meiji Restaurant in Eugene

In northwest eugene… There is a one-of-a-kind restaurant. It’s website says that this is where “japan meets country and western”. That’s all it took for our dave jones to hit the road to find out just exactly what that could mean. Here’s what he discovered… In this week’s “destination oregon”

Thanks to the folks at the izakaya meiji company for showing us around.

a special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, 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.

Oregon Senate Passes Rent Control Bill

Oregon is facing a housing crisis and lawmakers are scrambling to try and find solutions. One bill that could help was approved by the Oregon State Senate on Tuesday. The bill enhances protections for tenants and prohibits landlords from implementing high rent increases. SB 608 is now heading to the Oregon State House where it is also expected to pass. If passed it would be the country’s first state-wide rent control measure.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on how the bill could affect tenants and landlords across the state.

Safety Concerns for Highway 97

A fatal crash last week left one woman dead after succumbing to her injuries, and caused extensive delays since the highway was shut down as crews investigated and cleared the scene. Crashes like this aren’t uncommon on this stretch of highway, an issue that has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to push for some safety improvements for the corridor between Redmond and Bend, but budget restrictions are proving an issue for the sweeping changes that are likely needed.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with ODOT officials and residents to see what kind of changes could be in store for Highway 97.

The Great Outdoors: Chukar Hunting in Deschutes River Canyon

At the tail end of winter, when that inversion layer is likely to lay down on the tops of the hills, some people go chukar hunting. In this week’s Great Outdoors,  Gary Lewis takes us to the Deschutes River Canyon.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors 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.

No Foul Play Suspected in Death of Retired Firefighter

The Bend Police Department is still investigating the events that lead to the death of retired firefighter John Love, but police do not suspect any criminal activity or foul play.

Love’s snow-covered body was discovered Monday afternoon with the help of a K-9 team. At that time Love had been missing for nearly five days.

He was found in area of Cooley Rd. and NE 18th St and found a deceased male within a large hole in a construction area.

Bend PD investigators are working with the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

Love was reported missing on February 9th by a family member. An investigation into his disappearance found that Love had not been seen since February 6th, when a cab driver dropped him off at his residence on St. Cloud Ct. between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m.

War Stories: Stuart Steinberg

In our weekly War Stories series we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans. This week, War Stories producer Cody Rheault introduces us to a veteran Stuart Steinberg, who put his life in harm’s way every day. He helped to locate and destroy deadly explosive devices, sparing the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Body of Missing Firefighter Found

Around 2 p.m. Monday searchers with Deschutes County Search and Rescue and personnel from the Deschutes Conuy Sheriff’s Office assisted Bend Police Department in the search for missing firefighter John Love.

Around 4:30 p.m. two K-9 teams were searching the area of Cooley Rd. and NE 18th St and found a deceased male within a large hole in a construction area.

Bend PD reported that the male was mostly covered with snow and investigators identified the male as the missing Love.

Bend PD investigators are working with the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

Love was reported missing on February 9th by a family member. An investigation into his disappearance found that Love had not been seen since February 6th, when a cab driver dropped him off at his residence on St. Cloud Ct. between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m.

Proposed Bill Could Bar Zoning for Single Family Homes

Today in Salem the House Committee on Human Services and Housing held its first hearing on HB-2001. The bill would allow for what is called “middle housing” on land currently zoned for single family homes. Middle housing is those housing types that fall between single family housing and large scale apartment complexes.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on the bill and what communities it could affect.