Bend Businesses Prepare for Eclipse Masses

 

We’re five days away from the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 that will cut a path 70 miles wide through Oregon on Monday with as many as a million people expected to make their way to our state for the event.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton looks at how Bend business owners and St. Charles Medical Center – Bend are preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best.

Source on the Scene: Travel the World in One Night with Pink Martini

Last night Chris Biggs and photographer, Joel Adams, packed up the camera gear and went the extra mile to the Britt Music & Arts Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon, to get an interview with the multilingual Oregon based band, Pink Martini. They are performaing at Les Schwab Ampitheater on Friday, June 30. 

Supper Club: TEDxBend

TEDxBend 2017 is this weekend at Bend Senior High School, featuring speakers and performers from all over the world, talking about technology, entertainment and design.

For this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with Elise Jones of Astir Agency, and speakers for the event, Shannon Keith and Frank Patka, to find out what the TEDx experience is all about.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Violin Prodigy to Speak at TEDxBend

CJ Neary’s family and friends say he was born to play music. Although the 11-year-old can already play many different instruments, the violin is the one that has some people using the prodigy word when talking about his abilities. That is one of the reasons why CJ caught the eye of the organizers of TEDxBend where the young musician will be speaking this weekend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan talked to CJ ahead of his big presentation.

State Law Prevents Bike Bridge Construction

The access to recreational outdoor areas is one of the biggest draws in Bend, and also one of the largest economic drivers. That’s why the Bend Park & Recreation District has proposed that a new pedestrian and bike bridge be built south of the Old Mill District area, but a state rule passed specifically for the Upper Deschutes River is standing in the way of the project.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings looks at the passionate debate surrounding the proposed bridge.

Train Derailment Training in Bend

It’s the kind of disaster that no one thinks will happen in their city, but first responders have to be ready. When an oil train derailed in the small town of Mosier, Oregon last year, it was a wake-up call to communities across Oregon, where crude oil is shipped, including Bend.

As Curtis Vogel reports, members of Shell oil company and Burlington Norther Santa Fe Railway were in Bend this week to train Bend Fire and Rescue firefighters on how to deal with the worst-case scenario.