2017 Bend Venture Conference to Announce Winners on Friday

The Bend Venture Conference has turned into one of the largest venture capital gatherings in the country with more than $3.5 million in funding given out to last year’s winners. On Friday, the owner of five start-up businesses in Bend will compete in the Shark Tank type event at the Tower Theatre with a shot at thousands of dollars in Venture Capital funds.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker looks at one of the five finalists in the early stage competition.

The Great Outdoors: Ryan Ranch Restoration Project

Before there was ever a Deschutes County or City of Bend, there was a 70-acre ranch established in the 1890’s near Dillon Falls that was primarily used for cattle. Today, the U.S. Forest Service owns that land and crews are restoring it back to the wildlife sanctuary that it once was.

Brian Jennings takes us to Deschutes National Forest‘s Ryan Ranch Restoration Project for this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver.

Northwest Bend Parking Improvement Proposal

The City of Bend is hosted an open house on Wednesday to address the ongoing parking problems along Galveston Avenue.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed reported from Westside Village Elementary, where neighbors and business owners heard about the latest proposal to improve the parking situation along Galveston between Columbia and 17th Street.

Bend Mother Shares Near-Death Birthing Experience

The United States has the worst record for women dying from pregnancy-related complications of any country in the developed world.

For tonight’s cover story, a Bend mother shares her near-death experience after giving birth, in the hopes that it can save the life of other mothers in the future.

New Oregon Law Comes with Higher Fines and Possible Jail Time

A new law here in Oregon that goes into effect October 1st is cracking down on motorists who use any mobile devices while behind the wheel.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the details on what you can and can’t do under the new Distracted Driver law, and the consequences if law enforcement catches you on the phone while driving.