Supper Club: Housing Challenges Remain for Renters

Hundreds of new apartments have opened up in Bend in the last few months, and hundreds more are on the way. For renters, it’s still a tight market to try to find a place to live. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with Bend city councilor Nathan Boddie, Bend city staffer on affordable housing Jim Long, and Hasson property manager Melody Luelling, to talk about what’s being done to address the problem.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Mountain View and Bend High Tackle 39th Annual Civil War Game

Before Mountain View High School opened in 1979, the original “Civil War” was between Bend Senior High School and Redmond High School. But during the Cougar’s first season of play, the Bend varsity players were split up between the two schools and a rivalry was born.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed looks at what that rivalry means to both teams as they clash for the 39th time Friday night.

Source on the Scene: The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels have been playing Americana music since 2004, but they first met each other as teenagers in a Mennonite Church in Virginia. Their Southern stew of Gospel, Appalachian roots and down-home, feel-good music gives the Steel Wheels a sound as unique as their upbringing.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel got a chance to talk to the lead singer of one of the bands that will be performing in Bend this weekend at the The Domino Room on Saturday night with opening act, Honey Don’t from Bend.

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And a special thanks to Indian Head Casino for sponsoring our weekly Source On The Scene series.

Newest Member of High Desert Museum Makes His Debut

He spent almost four months learning how to swim, eat and socialize without the help of his mother. Now, a 26-week-old otter is making his public debut at The High Desert Museum.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker got a chance to catch up with the newest member of the Autzen Otter Exhibit.

Supper Club: The Media Trust Gap

Around the time of the election last year, a Gallup Poll came out that showed Americans’ trust in the mass media had sunk to a new low, with only 32% of respondents saying they had “a great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the media.

For this week’s Supper Club, we sat down with two journalists, a longtime producer with NBC News and the current editor of the Source Weekly to talk about that growing “trust gap.”

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.


Bend Fire Department Hosts 2nd Annual Winter Warm Clothing Drive

By the time the temperatures start dropping below freezing this winter, it might be too late to help those in need of protection from the elements. That’s why Bend Firefighters are starting their annual winter coat drive now, to get a head start on the weather.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan reports on how you can help.

You can drop off your donations to any of the following Bend Fire locations in Bend:

North Station
63377 NE Jamison St.

West Station
1212 SW Simpson Ave.

East Station
62420 Hamby Rd.

South Station
61080 Country Club Dr.

2017 Bend Venture Conference to Announce Winners on Friday

The Bend Venture Conference has turned into one of the largest venture capital gatherings in the country with more than $3.5 million in funding given out to last year’s winners. On Friday, the owner of five start-up businesses in Bend will compete in the Shark Tank type event at the Tower Theatre with a shot at thousands of dollars in Venture Capital funds.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker looks at one of the five finalists in the early stage competition.