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Destination Oregon: Marble Caves Distillery

A distillery in Southern Oregon is bringing the all-natural, locally-sourced trend to the liquor business with their own handcrafted spirits made in small batches near Cave Junction.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Mackenzie Wilson takes us to the Marble Caves Distillery.

Exploring the Wage Gap Between Male and Female Cyclists

It’s an event that draws professional cyclists from all around the world, but a change intended to bring the world’s best riders to this year’s Cascade Cycling Classic had some unintended consequences.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker looks at why, when it comes to pay, men and women are not on the same playing field.

***THURSDAY NIGHT UPDATE – Combined with the more than $5k raised by the GoFundMe campaign, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and the Nicole Reinhardt Fund kicked in more than $10k to officially equalize the purses for both men and women for all stages of this week’s Cascade Cycling Classic.

The Great Outdoors: Protecting Oregon Desert Lands

The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) is a group dedicated to protecting Oregon’s wildlands, and this year, they are celebrating 30 years of keeping the desert landscape safe. Brian Jennings gives us a look at the thousands of acres the group oversees everyday.

The Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver. 

Local Families House Riders During Cascade Cycling Classic

Housing can be difficult to find on an average day in Bend, but when you have hundreds of riders looking for housing for days on end it can be both difficult and expensive. Teams in town for the Cascade Cycling Classic this week often turn to kind families willing to open up their homes to house them for the duration of the event.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with a family that is hosting members of the Hanger 15 Cycling Team, and two of the riders themselves.

Supper Club: Innovation Day at OSU-Cascades

Some of Central Oregon’s most cutting-edge companies and organizations all gathered in one place today for the first-ever Innovation Day at OSU-Cascades, but three of the participants sat down with Donna Britt for a little preview of the event for this week’s Supper Club.

Preston Calicott, the CEO of Five Talent, Casey Cowan, communications director for Sudara, and the co-owner of Oregrown, Hunter Neubauer, talked about what innovation means to them.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and Pine Tavern Restaurant.

OSU-Cascades Hosts First Time Event on Innovative Businesses

The first-ever Innovation Day was held Tuesday at OSU-Cascades, and it’s an event that organizers hope will become a permanent fixture in Bend, a city that is becoming known as an “Innovation Incubator.”

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with organizers and participants of the event, including Bend Chamber and U.S. Bank.

War Stories: Les Davis

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the story of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war, and some who didn’t.

This week we introduce you to the story of Les Davis, an Army Korean War veteran.

Special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC in Madras for sponsoring our War Stories segment.

Rwandan Cycling Team Arrives in Bend for Cascade Cycling Classic

If there were an award given out for the “Team Who Traveled the Farthest” to get to Bend for this week’s Cascades Cycling ClassicTeam Rwanda would be the clear favorite.

The six cyclists are in Bend to compete in an event that feels like the Tour de France, if it were set in Central Oregon. But before the competition even starts, the riders themselves have already overcome unimaginable obstacles just to get here after surviving a generation of genocide in their home country. Now they are thriving in the sport of cycling.