Origin Story: Wax & Wane

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has this week’s Origin Story where she introduces us to people who turn their passion into a profession. This week we meet the owner of Wax & Wane Candles.

Inspiration can be found everywhere and for Central Oregon native, Hannah Turner, she found her inspiration in her childhood memories by recreating the smells of the high desert.

Although Wax & Wane candles aren’t in Bend stores quite yet, you can find them on Hannah’s Etsy shop and at wwcandles.com. For more information and really pretty pictures, you can follow Wax & Wane on Instagram at @waxandwanecandles and Facebook.

#AvrynStrong Fundraisers Held in Bend

Fundraisers were held all around town to support, Avryn, a boy from Bend injured in a car wreck.

The Bend community came out-in-force on Saturday to support a 10-year-old boy who is still recovering from an horrific accident on the parkway. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan joins us with a look at how much money was raised at the events.

10-year-old Avryn Hayes, a local Bend boy who was involved in a head-on collision on the parkway on April 19th, is on his way to recovery at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. The family is facing medical bills, including $69,000 in air flight charges that is not covered by insurance.

As soon as the accident happened the community rallied around Avryn and his family, holding fundraisers at several local businesses around town in order to help with the families medical bills, including Dutch Bros, Longboard Louies East and Black Rock Coffee. One of the first businesses to jump on helping out Avryn and his family was Buckwild Sports

Origin Story: Orion Forge

Hunter Dahlberg of Orion Forge developed a passion for metal and all of the potential it holds, so he moved to Bend and began smithing. This week, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker learned that there is more to blacksmithing than just shoeing horses and making swords.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new weekly feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to passionate people who are making their dreams come true.

Origin Story: A Passion for Baking

Can you imagine finding your calling at age seven? Shelbi Blok did just that, and mapped out her bakery dreams with just a crayon and her imagination. In this week’s Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to the owner of Bend’s newest Late-Night Dessert Bar, Too Sweet Cakes.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true. 

Small Businesses React to Law that Eliminates Tax Break

How One Business Owner is Responding to the News

Small business owners across the state are weighing in on a new Oregon law that will eliminate a state tax break that they would have received in conjunction with the new federal tax reform. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at how one local business owner is handling the news.

Governor Brown is calling for a special session this summer to try to extend the preferred tax rate that the state already offers more small business owners like Jennifer and it could happen as early as June.

In Memory of Pamela Hulse Andrews

Beloved Member of the Community Passes Away at the Age of 72

Friends and family of Pamela Hulse Andrews are mourning the loss of a longtime resident and prominent member of the community. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel joined us with a look at Pamela’s life and legacy.

On Friday, we got word of Pamela’s passing, at the age of 72. Pamela was the founder and publisher of Cascade Publications Incorporated, which launched the Cascade Business News in 1994. Pamela was also a contributer here at Central Oregon Daily and one of the best known female figures in a town full of powerful and dynamic women.

Origin Story: Hopped Up Jewelry

Kimberly Markley moved to Bend in 2011 and her admiration for the community and the Central Oregon lifestyle has only grown. She made a pair of hop flower earrings to celebrate her new town and they attracted A LOT of attention. From there, Hopped Up Jewelry was born.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new weekly feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true.

Bend Development

The Next Big Step for Bend

The city of Bend is looking for public imput before they move forward on the next big development in the wake of the UGB expansion plan. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has details on where the city is targeting the next areas.

The city council meeting will be held on April 4th and then counselors will vote on the priorities on April 18th.

Dick’s Sporting Goods New Gun Policy

A Ban on the Sale of Assault Rifles

DICK’S Sporting Goods, one of the largest retailers of it’s kind in the United States, is taking new steps to curtail the sale of firearms. Dick’s CEO said on Wednesday that the company was immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores. 
The CEO also also said the company would no longer sell high-capacity magazines or sell any firearm to anyone under 21 years of age.
Meanwhile, today Walmart officials also announced changes to their gun policies, saying they’ll no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under 21.