Jack Compares Real Estate Prices in Lawrence, KS

We all know home prices in Bend continue to rise and for the average household income it’s near impossible to afford the median price of homes in Bend. Each week Jack Church searches to see what the average income can purchase in Bend while also comparing this to cities of similar size in other states around the country. This week our comparison city is Lawrence, Kansas with a population close to the same as Bend.

Oregon State Player Takes the Field for the Elks

Less than three weeks ago, analysts were calling the Oregon State Beavers one of the greatest college baseball teams of all-time. Then, their record-breaking season came crashing down with two straight losses in the College World Series.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom reports, one of those Beavers, a Central Oregon native, is back home this summer and playing for the Bend Elks.

24/Seven Theater Project at 2nd Street Theater

Local director Cricket Daniel and director/actress Sandy Silver join us to explain the crazy, fun, chaotic evening planned for Saturday, June 3rd at 2nd Street Theater. This is the 2nd annual 24/7 Theater Project. Seven playwrights select names from bags of actors, props and their scenario and have 24 hours to create 10-minute plays that are then cast, rehearsed and staged all within 24 hours.

Call 541-312-9626 or visit the 2nd Street Theater website for more information: http://www.2ndstreettheater.com/.

Oregon Adaptive Sports Documentary to Premiere at BendFilm Fundraiser

BendFilm celebrates independent cinema with a short film that will premiere at the event demonstrating the power of film for both nonprofit organizations. BendFilm Director Todd Looby and Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) Executive Director Suzanne Lafky show us a piece of the inspiring film.

The Power of Film, a BendFilm fundraiser, will be held on June 3, 2017 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon at 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, with live music by Chiringa! along with a raffle, food from Joolz, and beverages from Elixir Wine Group and Bigfoot Beverages.

This event is all about celebrating the mission to strengthen the community, to inspiring social change and to enhance lives through unique power of film. Tickets are available HERE.

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.

For more information on what’s happening in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit their website at www.bendsource.com.

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.