REMEMBERING 41: Former Campaign Worker in Bend Shares His Memories of George H.W. Bush

A Bend man who worked on Bush’s presidential campaign in 1988 shares his memories of the campaign, and the lasting impressions that the 41st president of the United States had on his life.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with Chris Piper for a sentimental trip back in time.

Local Families Raise Money for Family Kitchen

Nine local families have come together to make crafts to support a great cause. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker caught up with the Knoth family who is making a selling crafts to benefit Family Kitchen, a local organization that helps feed local families in need.

You can help by buying your own handmade card or other craft this Sunday at Sparrow Bakery in NW Crossing from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Bend Resident Creates a Wheelchair for the Wilderness

Geoff Babb, an avid outdoorsman, suffered a near fatal stroke in 2005 that put him in a wheelchair. Unwilling to give up his love for the outdoors he gathered some friends and family to help him create the AdvenChair– a wheelchair fit for the great outdoors.

Overnight Temps Prompt Emergency Shelters in Bend

As overnight lows drop into the teens, the City of Bend has declared a winter weather emergency which allows temporary shelters to open as year-round shelters are filled to capacity. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the options available to those trying to escape the sub-freezing temps.

Local Elementary School Students Connect With Students in Paradise

Weeks after the Camp Fire devastated the Northern California town of Paradise, students are now returning to school, but in nearby Oroville.
After learning about the destruction of the Ponderosa Elementary School in California, the students at Ponderosa Elementary School #inBend discovered a shared connection and are now helping the school with the same name.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story.

Bend-La Pine Schools

Source on the Scene: Miracle on 34th Street

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”, sponsored by Indian Head Casino. It’s the holiday season and the Cascades Theatrical Company is getting into the spirit with a holiday classic, with a twist. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker checks out this unique adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street in this week’s Source on the Scene.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at
And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Summit High School Cross Country Girls Vying for National Title

***UPDATE ON SATURDAY – Summit High School Cross Country Girls are National Champions after winning the Nile Cross Nationals in Portland in Saturday morning***

The Summit High School Girls’ Cross-Country team has been ranked Number One in the country for the past month, but on Saturday, they get a chance to win that top spot at the national competition in the Portland area.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom caught up with three of the runners before they left town for their title shot.

Local Law Enforcement Does No Shave November

On this final day of No Shave November, Central Oregon Daily wanted to catch up with local law enforcement officers before they shave off those beards they’ve been growing all month to raise money for cancer awareness.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was just the person for the job.
City of Bend Police Department
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon

$4 Million in Upgrades Slated for Big Sky Park

A popular park on Bend’s eastside, Big Sky Park is slated for a $4 million expansion, but not everyone is on board. Bend Parks and Rec is appealed a decision from the Deschutes County hearings officer that would restrict some of the proposed plans.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.