Bend-La Pine Schools Announce New Start Times for 2019-2020
On Tuesday night district officials announced new start times for the 2019-20 school year. The new times mean elementary students will have to be at school an hour earlier, while middle and high school students will have an extra hour to sleep in.
While the district hopes the new times will be good for students, the community is divided over the change. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.
Tuesday night was the third and final ‘What’s Brewing?’ debate. This time 10 Barrel Brewing Company‘s east side location hosted four candidates vying for two positions on the Bend City Council. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was one of the moderators for the Tuesday night debate as has more on the story.
Bend firefighter, Bret Kimple, is a contestant on the popular game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker caught up with him before the airing of his show. You can catch the episode on KOHD-ABC Thursday at 5:30 p.m., before Central Oregon Daily.
Just three months ago, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s office added a new officer to their ranks to assist the Central Oregon drug enforcement team, with a focus on illegal marijuana operations in Deschutes County.
The new proactive marijuana enforcement officer focuses on the illegal manufacture, processing, sale and exportation of marijuana, as well as performing regular compliance checks. It’s a position sheriff Shane Nelson has long advocated for.
The new detective is paying dividends already with a recent bust of an illegal grow in southeast Bend. In addition to the 93 mature marijuana plants found, 55 immature plants, nearly 6 pounds of dried marijuana and 5 pounds of butane honey oil product were also seized at the home.
The proactive marijuana enforcement officer position, as well as the two new positions at the Bend Police Department, is fully funded by the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners using funds from the county’s marijuana tax collections.
The football program at Mountain View High School is one steeped in tradition and this year, the team’s offensive line has started a new one. On any given Wednesday at Mountain View High School you can find the football team’s offensive linemen doing what they do best, not creating space on the field, but fueling up on barbecue.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom stopped by to see that this new tradition is all about.