Wrapping it up with “Bomb City”

Chris Biggs closed out the final day with the recipient of the Best Director Award for BendFilm Festival, Jameson Brooks for Bomb City who credits the whole team for making their film such a success. The film is based on a true story about a young punk rock kid, Brian Deneke, who is ridiculed and harassed by the preppy jocks aka the “white hats.” The story uncovers the intolerance of the punk culture and the injustice they face when the two groups face off. Here’s what they had to say about the film and their time in Bend.

Bend Firefighters Deployed to California for First Time Ever

For the first time in the department’s history, Bend Firefighters Local 227 engine and crew have been deployed to Northern California to help battle a massive wildfire that’s destroyed more than 200,000 homes and buildings and claimed dozens of lives.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed caught up with Battalion Chief Dave Howe of the Bend Fire Department to discuss how the team plans to help battle the blaze.

Bend Woman Begins Local Donation Drive for Northern California Wildfire Victims

Central Oregonians with personal connections to Northern California are watching the fires closely, and some are still waiting to hear about the fate of their friends and family.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story of a Bend woman who is launching a local donation drive to help the victims of the California wildfires including her brother and sister.

***Any items you’d like to donate can be taken to the following address:

JR Faulkner Excavation
2669 NE Twin Knoll’s Dr. Suite #103
Bend, OR

Following are suggested donation items

Air Mattresses and cots…
Phone Chargers
Dry and Canned Pet Food (Dog, Cat, Kitten)
Animal crates and carriers small and large
Dog Bowls (Any bowls for food and water)
Can Openers
Other pet supplies (litter, bedding, leashes, collars)
Baby Strollers
Baby Carries
Personal Protection Equipment (Masks, latex gloves, etc.)
Duct Tape
Other items:
Non-perishable food items (that don’t need to be cooked)
Can Openers
Camp stoves
Personal hygiene products (toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, baby wipes, soap, etc.)
Diapers in all sizes
Baby Food
New Socks
New Underwear
Toilet Paper
Feminine Hygiene Products
Band-Aids, Antibacterial Ointment, Etc.
Duffel Bags
Children’s books
Coloring Books
Coloring supplies

Mountain View Parent Reacts to Rumored Shooting Threat

The City of Bend Police Department are investigating a threat at Mountain View High School that was serious enough to warrant increased police presence at the campus today, and had some parents deciding to keep their parents home from school.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan spoke to a Mountain View High School parent as she reacted to the threat.

Bend Woman Recounts Route 91 Tragedy

Kristy Sinsara, who lives and works in Bend talks exclusively with Central Oregon Daily reporter Austin Reed, just days after she experienced the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, on Sunday night, at a Nevada country music festival, right on the Las Vegas strip. 59 people were killed, including the gunman. At this hour, hundreds of men, women and children are still recovering in local hospitals.

Several eyewitnesses have been coming forward to share what they saw and heard. Sinsara told Central Oregon Daily that she thinks there was more than just one lone shooter and/or the suspect was set up.

Take a look at the interview for yourself, which aired earlier tonight on KOHD-ABC, and right after Thursday Night Football, on KBNZ-CBS.

As this tragic story continues to unfold, stay with Central Oregon Daily for the latest.

Bend Mother Helps Two Families

A Bend woman wanted to make a difference in the world, so she decided to carry a child for a couple who couldn’t conceive, and she didn’t stop there. The surrogate mother, Tess Nordstog, has plans to give the compensation from the pregnancy to someone in need.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with this special mom in tonight’s cover story.

If you would like to donate to Tess’ cause you can find her GoFundMe page at Human Kindness Pass It On: https://www.gofundme.com/humankindnesspassiton.