Overnight Temps Prompt Emergency Shelters in Bend

As overnight lows drop into the teens, the City of Bend has declared a winter weather emergency which allows temporary shelters to open as year-round shelters are filled to capacity. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the options available to those trying to escape the sub-freezing temps.

Local Elementary School Students Connect With Students in Paradise

Weeks after the Camp Fire devastated the Northern California town of Paradise, students are now returning to school, but in nearby Oroville.
After learning about the destruction of the Ponderosa Elementary School in California, the students at Ponderosa Elementary School #inBend discovered a shared connection and are now helping the school with the same name.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story.

Bend-La Pine Schools

Summit High School Cross Country Girls Vying for National Title

***UPDATE ON SATURDAY – Summit High School Cross Country Girls are National Champions after winning the Nile Cross Nationals in Portland in Saturday morning***

The Summit High School Girls’ Cross-Country team has been ranked Number One in the country for the past month, but on Saturday, they get a chance to win that top spot at the national competition in the Portland area.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom caught up with three of the runners before they left town for their title shot.

First Responders Train for Worst-Case Scenario in Redmond

It’s the kind of event that you don’t want to think about, but you have to prepare for it.
That was the situation on Friday when the Redmond Police Department – ORDeschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregonand other first responders held a Mass Casualty Drill at Obsidian Middle School.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton was there and has more on today’s drill.

Local Law Enforcement Does No Shave November

On this final day of No Shave November, Central Oregon Daily wanted to catch up with local law enforcement officers before they shave off those beards they’ve been growing all month to raise money for cancer awareness.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was just the person for the job.
City of Bend Police Department
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon

$4 Million in Upgrades Slated for Big Sky Park

A popular park on Bend’s eastside, Big Sky Park is slated for a $4 million expansion, but not everyone is on board. Bend Parks and Rec is appealed a decision from the Deschutes County hearings officer that would restrict some of the proposed plans.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.

New Officer Helps Crack Down on Illegal Grows

Law enforcement has intercepted $48 million in black market marijuana headed out of Oregon and here in Deschutes County local law enforcement is trying to crack down on illegal grows. The Deschutes County Commissioners recently approved the hiring of a new officer to help in those efforts.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was able to sit down with Detective Todd Klaus whose job is to help find and stop these illegal grows.

Commissioners Consider New Development on Bend’s Westside

A new development is being proposed for Bend’s westside near Shevlin Park. On Tuesday the Deschutes County Commissioners met for a public hearing on the new development, which would allow for low density housing to be built along Bend’s westside as a transition area out of Bend’s urban core and as a buffer for wildfires in the neighboring forest lands.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland has more.