Lava Bears Look to Defend State Titles

The Bend Lava Bears volleyball team is coming off back-to-back state championships at the 5A level. However they, and the other Bend high schools have jumped up to 6A, and the Lava Bears are out to prove that those state titles were no fluke.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom joined us live from Bend Senior High School tonight, where the Lava Bears were hosting the Mountain View High School Cougars.

Redmond Schools Implement New Program to Keep Students on Track

The Redmond School District introduced a new program this year at Redmond High School and Ridgeview High School designed to improve student progress toward graduation beginning with grade nine. The new program is funded by measure 98 and hopes that by putting students on track for graduation in their freshman year, they will set them up for success down the line.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with the two newest high school success coordinators to learn more about the program.

Supper Club: Candidates for Deschutes County Commissioner Position 1

For this week’s edition of Supper Club, Curtis Vogel sat down with the two candidates for Position 1 of the Deschutes County Commissioner race, the Republican incumbent Tony Debone and his Democratic challenger, Amy Lowes.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Rip City Rally

Portland Trailblazers Visit Bend

The Portland TrailBlazers, partnered with Moda Health, are in Central Oregon for the next few days, trying to inspire kids to get more active with the annual Rip City Rally. Trailblazers’ players, coaches and staff finished up their visit in Bend today with a free Rip City Fair in downtown. If you missed them in Bend it’s not too late, the team will continue its tour of Central Oregon – heading to Prineville and then to Madras.
On Wednesday, opening ceremonies in Prineville, Oregon will begin at 4pm on Elm Street between Second and Third streets next to Pioneer Park.
On Thursday, opening ceremonies in City of Madras will begin at 4pm at City Hall.

Fatal Cougar Attack Near Mt. Hood

If Confirmed This Would Be First-Ever Fatal Attack in Oregon

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Tuesday that a body found on Monday near Mt. Hood was Diana Bober, a Gresham resident and an avid hiker who had been missing since August 29th.
Her car was found at the Zig-Zag Ranger station and her body was found several miles away with injures that officials say are consistent with a cougar attack. 

DNA samples are being flown by the Oregon State Police to U.S. Fish and Wildlife to confirm what could be Oregon’s first-ever fatal cougar attack.

Redmond Man Freed After a Year in Jail

42-year-old Redmond resident Joshua Horner was convicted in March of 2017 for sexually abusing his daughter and sentenced to 50 years in prison. However, after an investigation by the Oregon Innocence Project revealed some inaccuracies in his daughter’s testimony, the conviction was overturned and Horner was released today after a year behind bars. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on how Horner came to be a free man again.

Writing the West: Meet Author Rick Steber

Initially inspired by western writers like Zane Grey and others when he was a young man, a Prineville, Oregon writer has now become an iconic western writer in his own right, telling stories with deep western roots here in Central Oregon. Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings has more on the life and writings of Rick Steber.

Origin Story: DYAD

In our Origin Story series, we introduce you to Central Oregonians who turn their passions into a profession.

Selling plants and handmade jewelry out of an Airstream trailer, outside of Spoken Moto, might sound like an unconventional business model, but Bend woman Courtney Willis is making it work with her company, Dyad Adornment.

The Dyad truck is open Tuesday through Saturday right outside Spoken Moto next to the Box Factory in Bend, Oregon. You can follow Courtney on Instagram at dyadadornmentco and visit her website at

Dyad(n.) Something that consists of two elements parts.

Backpacks for Bend

Local Group Helps Fight Child Hunger

As kids prepare to go back to school the sad fact is that some will start their day hungry. However the local organization Backpacks for Bend is hoping to help. With help from volunteers the organization backs hundreds of bags with non-perishable meals to help kids in need get the nutrition they need when school isn’t in session. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.