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Supper Club: Central Oregon Housing Crisis and Homeless Population

Recently, the Deschutes County Commissioners talked to Donna Britt about two hot local topics. For this week’s Supper Club, Tammy Baney, Tony DeBone and Phil Henderson tackled the Central Oregon housing crisis, the rising homelessness population and issues.

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

The Great Outdoors: Protecting Oregon Desert Lands

The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) is a group dedicated to protecting Oregon’s wildlands, and this year, they are celebrating 30 years of keeping the desert landscape safe. Brian Jennings gives us a look at the thousands of acres the group oversees everyday.

The Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver. 

Supper Club: Innovation Day at OSU-Cascades

Some of Central Oregon’s most cutting-edge companies and organizations all gathered in one place today for the first-ever Innovation Day at OSU-Cascades, but three of the participants sat down with Donna Britt for a little preview of the event for this week’s Supper Club.

Preston Calicott, the CEO of Five Talent, Casey Cowan, communications director for Sudara, and the co-owner of Oregrown, Hunter Neubauer, talked about what innovation means to them.

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

Bend Polo Memorial Tournament Kicks Off

The Bend Polo Club is on a mission to introduce the sport to a new audience in Central Oregon, and this weekend they’re hosting the Rube Evans Memorial Tournament this weekend at Camp Fraley Ranch and Polo Club with players from across the Pacific Northwest competing on horseback.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan headed down to the Bend Polo Club for a primer on the sport ahead of this weekend’s event.

Sisters School Hosts Bed and Breakfast Fundraiser for Quilt Show Attendees

More than 1,400 quilts will be on display when the 42nd annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show returns to Sisters, Oregon this Saturday.

This year’s theme is storyteller, and as Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan discovered, there is no shortage of storytellers at this year’s gathering.

Get Ready for the 13th Annual Tour des Chutes

Tour des Chutes co-founder and Sunnyside Sports owner Gary Bonacker along with Tour des Chutes Executive Director Sarah McDougall stopped by Central Oregon Daily to talk about how the annual non-competitive bike ride/walk/run got started and how you can participate in this year’s event on July 8th.

More info and registration at http://www.tourdeschutes.org/

Proceeds benefit LOCAL cancer survivors.

Chinese Herbs Offer Alternative Relief for Pain Sufferers

Health officials recorded the largest-ever annual jump in drug overdose deaths in 2016 and the opioid epidemic is at the heart of this public health crisis. More than 2 million Americans are estimated to be dependent on opioids and an additional 95 million have used prescription painkillers in the past year.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson talks with the owner of Pacific Herbs, a local company that provides a natural form of pain relief, and possibly a solution to the crisis.