If you found more coworkers than usual calling out sick today, it might be because Mt Bachelor got almost a foot of snow overnight. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom was at the bottom of the slopes checking in with the lucky skiers and snowboarders who hit the mountain today.
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”, sponsored by Indian Head Casino. It’s the holiday season and the Cascades Theatrical Company is getting into the spirit with a holiday classic, with a twist. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker checks out this unique adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street in this week’s Source on the Scene.
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And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”.
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker previews the Uncorked… Sunriver Style festival happening this weekend at SHARC – Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center.
Also thanks to our Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.
After Canoe Accident First Responders Urge Caution in the Outdoors
A canoe trip on the Deschutes River above Dillon Falls turned tragic Thursday afternoon when it overturned, and both occupants were swept over the falls.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan talked to swift-water rescue experts today about precautions you can take when you decide to spend time on the Deschutes River.
First responders are urging those who want to venture into the great outdoors to prepare for the worst, that means packing extra clothing, food and water, ways to keep out of the sun such as hats, a map or GPS device, and other survival tools to not only potentially help yourself, but others as well.
Elk Carcasses Still Smelling Up the Popular Trail
Wildlife Biologists are still investigating the mystery behind 19 dead elk that were found on Broken Top, after a summer thaw revealed the carcasses that had been preserved in ice for at least a year.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan got a chance to talk with the hiker who first reported the dead elk to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife when he took his family up to No Name Lake and stumbled onto the gruesome scene.
A Warning to Hikers
A number of hikers were shocked this past week when they spotted a herd of dead elk buried in deep snow near Broken Top at 8,000 feet elevation.
Because the elks’ deaths were a natural occurrence, there are no plans to remove their carcasses from “No Name Lake”, but the wildlife biologists expect that scavengers will do what scavengers do now that the bodies are uncovered.
Central Oregon Daily photographer Tim Wehde can attest that it is smelly up there right now. So if you hike up to No Name Lake, he suggests keeping your distance.
Redmond Runner Plans 200 Mile Run to Raise Awareness for His Wife
The annual two-day Cascade Lakes Relay gets underway officially tomorrow, but two runners are already on the course. They’re planning to run more than 200 miles solo, instead of with a team.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan meets one of those runners, a Redmond man who is taking on the challenge to raise awareness of his wife’s chronic debilitating illness.
Residents in Dufur Threatened by Third Fire in Three Weeks
About 150 firefighters from around the state, as well as 150 local personnel, have responded to the rapidly growing South Valley Fire, which grew to more than 15,000 acres overnight. Crews worked overnight to build a fire line, and the fire is reported to be about five percent contained.
The Fire Marshal’s Office says at least 400 people are under the level 3 evacuation orders and at least 80 to 100 homes are threatened.
The Oregon Department of Transportation closed Highway 197 from milepost 14 to milepost 34 overnight while firefighters worked to control the flames. The highway has been re-opened in both directions and ODOT crews will continue to monitor fire activity in the area.
Officials say the fire is fueled by ponderosa pine, oak and wheat. Those dry fuels and steady winds over 45 miles per hour pushed the fire southeast.
The fire marshal’s office is currently investigating the fire as human-caused.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom heads to McVeigh’s Gauntlet Course at Silvies Ranch north of Burns to check out their newest employees. Goats, once destined for the table, are now serving as caddies at this unique Oregon golf destination.
The Guerilla Shakespeare Company, in association with Stage Right Productions, are back with a new take on William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’ The outdoor production will be coming to outdoor venues across Central Oregon starting July 20 and running shows from Bend to Culver until July 28. Purchase your tickets, bring a blanket and come enjoy a little culture while taking advantage of Central Oregon’s summer weather.
Thanks to our Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.