Bend Celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and Bend came out to celebrate our local police, sheriff’s office and state police. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went to Bend Senior High where student wore blue in honor of law enforcement.

Proposed Apartments Spark Controversy

A Seattle-based developer has proposed a five story apartment complex overlooking the whitewater park in Bend. Proponents of the project say the 170 unit complex can help ease Bend’s housing shortage, but neighbors are concerned that the project doesn’t account for an increase in traffic and parking needs.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the story, and Central Oregon Daily will be reporting more on the story as it unfolds at a public meeting tomorrow at City Hall at 11 a.m.

Taste This! – JEM Organic Nut Butters

In this week’s Taste This!, Donna tastes heads to JEM Organic Nut Butters to see how they’ve gone from chocolate truffles whipped up in a kitchen to producing 50 tons of nutrient dense and creatively flavored nut butters.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.

St. Charles Nurses Organize Picket

Nurses from St. Charles Bend have voted to authorize an informational picket of the hospital later this month if on-going mediation efforts are not successful. Local nurses have been working without a contract for over seven months due to disagreements with St. Charles over patient care and a “chronic” staffing problem.

Taste This! – Volcano Veggies

In this week’s Taste This!, Donna tastes veggies from an indoor, in-town farm run by the Sbarra family. These delicious greens are organic and locally grown with love, as Shannon and Jimmy like to say. We thank them for their time and for their veggies, which you can find at Newport Avenue Market. For more info visit volcanoveggies.com.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.

Source on the Scene: Bend Resilience Beer Fest

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”, sponsored by Indian Head Casino. This week Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker previews the Bend Resilience Beer Fest where local breweries will be showcasing their take on the Resilience IPA – brewed and sold to raise money for those effected by the Camp Fire.
 
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.

Sen. Merkley Hosts Town Halls in Central Oregon

Senator Jeff Merkley was in Central Oregon today, hosting town halls and taking questions from local residents. Central Oregon Daily stopped by two of the town halls, one in Madras and the other in Bend. Reporter Anyssa Bohanan has more from the town hall in Bend this afternoon.