Source on the Scene: Dirksen Derby

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”, sponsored by Indian Head Casino. This weekend in the annual Dirksen Derby at Mt. Bachelor where snowboarders and sit-skiers will hit the slopes for a good cause. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has more in this week’s Source on the Scene.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at www.bendsource.com
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.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, This One Drives for FedEx

A random act of kindness by a 10-year-old Redmond girl has forged a friendship between her and the local FedEx driver who delivers her medication. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom brings us this heartwarming story, just in time for the holidays.

Kaylee’s Law: Family of Kaylee Sawyer and Local Officials Testify in Salem

The father and step-mother of Kaylee Sawyer, along with officials from Bend and Deschutes County, testified in front of the Joint Judiciary Committee in Salem Friday morning in an effort to pass legislation that would put restrictions on campus security guards.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on what was said today in Salem.

Destination Oregon: Christmas Treasures on the McKenzie River

There’s one spot in Oregon where Christmas lives year-round, and you’ll find it in Blue River, Oregon, on the McKenzie River near Eugene. In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to Christmas Treasures, a place you might have driven past without knowing the holiday magic that awaits you inside.

Thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Kaylee’s Law: Local Family Turns Tragedy into Legislation

Two years after her murder, Kaylee Sawyer’s family is turning tragedy into a proposed state law that they hope could save lives. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down for an exclusive interview with Kaylee’s father Jamie Sawyer to talk more about Kaylee’s Law.

The Great Outdoors: Impact of the Takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

It’s been nearly three years since the controversial armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns.  In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings talks to the author of a new book about the take-over and its impact on Harney County.

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.

Mt. Bachelor Gets its First Powder Day of the Season

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.

County Commissioners Move Forward on Big Sky Expansion

Deschutes County Commissioners moved forward the first draft of the final expansion plans for Big Sky Park this morning. Due to continued concern over how light and sound pollution from the newly expanded park could affect nearby residents the proposal did go forward with some minor changes.
 
The Commissioners will see a second draft on Wednesday but have until Dec. 31 to have a public hearing and a final vote on the project.

Supper Club: Redmond Mayor Discusses Plans for Redmond

After ten years as mayor of Redmond, George Endicott is getting ready to start another term after winning the general election in November. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with Endicott to talk about his priorities for the next two years.

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.