Redmond Middle Schooler Holds Second Annual Toy Drive for Children at Shriner’s Hospital

The holidays can be a tough time for many, including those who are unable to spend it with their families due to medical reasons. One middle school student in Redmond, Oregon is hoping to put smiles on children’s’ faces even though they’re spending Christmas in the hospital.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with Payton Gregory, an 11-year-old with a heart of gold, as he collects toys for his second annual toy drive for the Portland Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Cascade Cycling Classic Revived by Two New Partners

It’s a cycling race that draws riders from all over the world to Central Oregon. But after this year’s event, organizers of the Cascade Cycling Classic said that the race’s future was in limbo. However, two new partners have stepped in to revive the event.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at the latest developments.

A Life in Law Enforcement

When you spend your career in law enforcement, you expect to deal with some of the worst elements of society, but there’s another side of that line of work that most people don’t think about and that’s the impact on the family of the law enforcement community.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom introduces us to Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Cima, who recently served his last shift after nearly four decades of serving and protecting the people of Oregon.

Nonprofit Saved by Group of Good Samaritans

For more than a dozen years, the non-profit Equine Outreach Horse Rescue has been rescuing and rehabilitating horses in Central Oregon. They recently announced they were shutting down after some financial difficulties and alleged mismanagement of funds. As of Monday, there is hope for a new future.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan joins us with details.

New City Buses in Bend

The City of Bend and Cascades East Public Transit held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning, outside Hawthorne Station. It was all to celebrate the arrival of three brand new large low-floor buses that will make it much easier for disabled riders. The new buses also have a back door and will help improve passenger flow and more.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed attended this morning’s ribbon cutting event and has more details in this video.

Supper Club: Homelessness in Central Oregon

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna Britt talks to three community leaders about how government entities and community groups are working together and looking to the future to deal with the ever-looming issue of homelessness.

Thanks to Tory Flory of Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, Katie Hammer of Redmond Area Park and Recreation District and Shon Rae with Central Oregon Irrigation District for joining us.

special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

School Recognized for Participation in Public Safety Campaign

The Bend Fire Department is on a mission to educate local students about the dangers of fire, and how to get out safely when one starts in their home. That’s why the department created the Firebusters Public Safety Campaign, and today, one local school was recognized for their participation in the effort.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed was there when the kids got some special visitors on campus.

Local Police Officer Offers Assistance Over Thanksgiving Weekend

It started out as a routine traffic stop. But once City of Bend Police Department Officer Greg Goller met the driver behind the wheel, he decided to turn an unfortunate situation into a good deed.

For tonight’s cover story Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has a holiday story that will warm your heart.