Bend Senior High Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

It’s homecoming week and Bend Senior High School celebrated by honoring its distinguished alumni. Graduates of Bend High have gone on to be local politicians, experts in their field and one couldn’t even attend the ceremony since she was off helping fight an Ebola outbreak.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was at Bend High School today and has more on the story.

Deputy-Involved Shooting Under Investigation

Friday morning on the Funny Farm property off Highway 97, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon Deputies went to serve a felony warrant to a suspect, but the encounter ended with shots fired. The suspect who was being served the warrant was shot twice and was transported to St. Charles where he underwent surgery and is expected to live. The deputy who fired the shots is on paid administrative leave, which is standard in all officer-involved shootings, pending further investigation.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was on the scene this morning and has more on the story.

Terrebonne Horses Ready for Adoption

Horses rescued from a Terrebonne property have been housed at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Rescue Ranch since they were seized in March. Since then they have been rehabilitated and cared for and are now ready for adoption. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the story.

Sisters Family Shares Their Story in New Documentary

The Far Green Country will make its debut at the BendFilm Festival this weekend. The movie features a family from Sisters who hit the road in an RV in an effort to reconnect and reignite their passion for adventure. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with the stars and filmmakers of the movie and has more on their story.

Film Festival a Growing Part of Bend’s Culture

The BendFilm Festival kicks off tonight and, now in it’s 15th year, the festival is a huge draw for our Central Oregon town. The festival itself is an economic driver and brings in people from out of town who pay for food and lodging. However, the festival’s success is also a sign of Bend’s growth as a cultural hub, not just an outdoor recreation destination.

Bend Film Festival Kicks Off

With Bend Burlesque Co. providing the entertainment, people were already lined up outside the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend Thursday evening for the kick off the BendFilm Festival. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was there live, with one of the directors whose movies are some of those playing over the weekend, including one filmed in Oregon called Leave No Trace Movie.

Local Breweries Rally Around Deschutes Employee

Staff at Deschutes Brewery have rallied around a fellow employee who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Now other breweries and bars in Bend are joining in. On October 15, at 17 locations across Bend, there will be a Cranking for Colby – Community Pint Night where $1 from each beer purchased will go toward Colby’s medical expenses.

The Great Outdoors: 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings talked with a Bend resident who administered the act nationally for the U.S. Forest Service.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

New Start Times for Bend-La Pine Schools

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.

Election 2018: Bend City Council

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.