Prescription Burn in Shevlin Park

It’s that sinking feeling you get when you’re driving through town and you see a giant plume of smoke in the distance. It happens a lot around this time of year, and so far, prescribed burns have been the source of that smoke.

On Thursday, the Deschutes National Forest teamed up with the Bend Park & Recreation District for a prescribed burn of 48 acres in Shevlin Park, and Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there for the story.

Local Business Owner Posts Plea to Bend Community

Business has been slow for the owner of Bouncing Off The Wall this month, so the owner took the unusual step of posting a plea for help on social media. The video quickly went viral on local blogs and Facebook pages.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan reports, the owner is hoping the video will help her business bounce back from difficult times.

Supper Club: The Future of OSU-Cascades

Classes are wrapping up for the first full school year at the new OSU-Cascades campus, so for this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with three faculty and staff members at the university to look back at the school’s first year and the future of Osu-Cascades in Bend.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and the Pine Tavern Restaurant.

Source on the Scene: Pole Pedal Paddle

This weekend the U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle will place to raise money for Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. The event is a six race relay that starts at Mt. Bachelor and ends at the Deschutes River, and this year, there will be plenty of snow.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs caught up with some of the athletes from Touchmark to discuss training and expectations.

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Reclassification of High School Athletic Conferences

A committee of athletic directors and high school administrators is looking at major changes in the state’s conferences. Changes that could separate Bend’s high schools from Redmond high schools for the first time in more than a decade. They’ve scheduled a public hearing for Monday in Wilsonville to get input from other athletic directors, administrators and parents on the latest proposals.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel looks at how the “class shuffle” could change with whom and where our local athletes compete.

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center 50 Meter Pool Uncovered

After months of wondering whether we’d ever see the sun again, it’s starting to look a lot like summer outside! With the warmer temperatures and more people headed outside, the Bend Park & Recreation District is also celebrating summer’s return with their annual uncovering of the panels at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there as they removed the last of the panels to let the sunshine in.

Central Oregon Agencies Form Information Network

With more than 100,000 people expected to descend on Central Oregon for the total solar eclipse this August, emergency service officials knew they needed to coordinate their efforts in the event of a wildfire or any other disaster. Fortunately, they had already been working on a plan since the last major wildfire that threatened in Bend three years ago, and now, they are ready to unveil Central Oregon Emergency Information Network.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story.

Local Seventh-Grader Records New EP at the Legendary Hyde Street Studios

Maxwell Friedman already has a following in his hometown of Bend, Oregon, but his passion for music is taking him places! Maxwell stopped by Central Oregon Daily to play one of his new original songs – a song that will be an upcoming 3–song EP, which he recorded at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. Maxwell, who spoke at the 2016 TEDxBend, also has dreams of winning a Grammy and designing his own synthesizer. Keep up with Maxwell and his music making on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud at Maxwell Friedman Music.

Celebrated Author Amber J. Keyser Talks About Her New Novel “Pointe, Claw”

Amber Keyser’s new book, Pointe, Claw, is getting starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly and is described as a novel exploring what it means to be a girl in a girl’s body. Amber reflects on how the book, which intertwines the stories of two teenage girls, is very personal to her. Amber is also the author of The Way Back from Broken (a finalist for the Oregon Book Award) and The V-Word (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the 50 Best Books of the Year for Teens in 2016).