Staff at Deschutes Brewery have rallied around a fellow employee who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Now other breweries and bars in Bend are joining in. On October 15, at 17 locations across Bend, there will be a Cranking for Colby – Community Pint Night where $1 from each beer purchased will go toward Colby’s medical expenses.
Bend-La Pine Schools Announce New Start Times for 2019-2020
On Tuesday night district officials announced new start times for the 2019-20 school year. The new times mean elementary students will have to be at school an hour earlier, while middle and high school students will have an extra hour to sleep in.
While the district hopes the new times will be good for students, the community is divided over the change. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.
Bend-La Pine School District is changing school start times beginning at the 2019-2020 school year at all levels. Elementary school hours will be from approximately 8:00 to 2:30 PM and middle and high school hours will be from approximately 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM.
The change comes after nearly two years of discussion about the costs and benefits of starting later. The Bend-La Pine district has now joined districts across the country and right here in Oregon that have pushed back start times due to recent studies suggesting it could promote graduation rates to allow that extra hour of sleep, especially for high schoolers.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.
Just three months ago, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s office added a new officer to their ranks to assist the Central Oregon drug enforcement team, with a focus on illegal marijuana operations in Deschutes County.
The new proactive marijuana enforcement officer focuses on the illegal manufacture, processing, sale and exportation of marijuana, as well as performing regular compliance checks. It’s a position sheriff Shane Nelson has long advocated for.
The new detective is paying dividends already with a recent bust of an illegal grow in southeast Bend. In addition to the 93 mature marijuana plants found, 55 immature plants, nearly 6 pounds of dried marijuana and 5 pounds of butane honey oil product were also seized at the home.
The proactive marijuana enforcement officer position, as well as the two new positions at the Bend Police Department, is fully funded by the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners using funds from the county’s marijuana tax collections.
In tonight’s Debate for Oregon’s future the three candidates for governor will be answering questions from students across Oregon. One of those students is a Prineville resident and Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with her before she heads out to Portland for tonight’s debate.