Brewing for a Cause

Sierra Nevada, located in Chico, saw first hand the destruction of the Camp Fire and decided create a special brew to help the victims. 100 percent of the proceeds from the Resilience IPA goes to help fire victims recover and other breweries are jumping on board.

Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond is also brewing up their own Resilience beer and Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker stopped by to see how the brewing was going.

Holiday Travels

If you’re traveling for the holidays, either by plane or by car, officials are sending the same message – leave early and prepare for delays. With more people traveling and snow in the forecast Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan checked in with officials from Oregon Department of Transportation and RDMRedmondAirport to see how this year’s holiday travel season is shaping up.

Federal Protections for Gray Wolves in Jeopardy

Gray wolves have been listed as an endangered species since 1974 but this week Congress decided to remove those protections. Generally decisions regarding endangered or threatened species are left up to scientists working for Fish and Wildlife, but this time the idea to lift the protections for gray wolves came from politicians.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on the story and what local environmental groups have to say.

New All-Female Owned Brewery Opens in Bend

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sits down with the owners of Spider City Brewing, to taste some of their beers and hear the story behind Bend’s newest brewery ahead of the grand opening.

Pray for Snow

Mt Bachelor generally tries to schedule its opening day on the Thanksgiving weekend, but this year Mother Nature isn’t cooperating. However the ski area employees and local skiers remain hopeful that colder tempuratures could bring snow sooner rather than later.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went up to the mountain today to check out the current conditions.

Warrant Out for Brandon Blouin After Failed Court Appearance

The father of the 1-year-old boy, found abandoned earlier this year in the woods south of Bend, failed to report to court Thursday morning. A national warrant is out for 26-year-old Brandon Blouin who is charged with a number of felony crimes and two misdemeanors.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the on-going story.

New Permit System for Three Popular Wilderness Areas

Due to the sharp increase in people hiking and camping in the Three Sisters, Mt Washington and Mt Jefferson Wilderness areas the Forest Service is implementing a new permit system in 2020.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on how this new system could effect both visiting and local hikers.

St. Charles Removes Gender from Patient ID Bracelets

In an effort to be more inclusive for their transgender patients St. Charles Health System has removed gender from the ID bracelets worn by patients. The move is a win for transgender activists and allies and comes during transgender awareness month.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.

Escaped Inmates Captured

Two inmates escaped from the Deschutes County Sheriff Rescue Ranch south of Bend today. The inmates, who were trained and given permission to use an ATV for work purposes, made an attempted to escape. However, both were eventually apprehended near Lava Butte.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has more on the capture and how one nearby school responded.

Local Businesses Struggle Under Rent Hikes

Last week, we heard Bouncing Off The Wall was closing partially due to high rent costs, but now two more local businesses, Riverbend Brewing and Revs House, are now being forced to close or look for another location due to rising rents.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.