The Great Outdoors: The Joy of Daily Fishing

It’s been said many times… The worst day of fishing is better than the best day of working. That’s true for Josh Pardee of Bend, Oregon who seemingly fishes Central Oregon almost daily. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings caught up with Josh on the Deschutes River.

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 with a new edition of The Great Outdoors every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Empowering Women Hunters

The fastest growing segment of hunters in recent years is women, according to wildlife agencies. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to the Ladies Hunting Camp near La Pine, hosted by Candy Yow.

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 with a new edition of The Great Outdoors every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Origin Story: Become a Confident Female Rock Climber

In our Origin Story series, we introduce you to Central Oregonians who turn their passions into a profession.

Rock climbing is an integral part of the Central Oregon lifestyle, but in a male dominated sport, a group of women, led by Lizzy VanPatten have started a revolution to get more women climbing with She Moves Mountains.

If you would like to learn more about She Moves Mountains or to sign up for a clinic, visit shemovesmountains.com.

Destination Oregon: Touring Bend on an Electric Bike

Bend has a rich history, but it it is hard to take it in from behind the wheel of your car. It is much easier is to view that history from a bike, especially when it’s an electric one. For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones hops on an e-bike from Pedego Electric Bikes for a trip down memory lane.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state, with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Destination Oregon: Panacea at the Canyon

Merriam-Webster defines panacea as “the remedy for all ills and difficulties,” and that is the thinking behind Panacea at the Canyon, a luxury campground in Central Oregon. But, as Dave Jones tells us in this segment of Destination Oregon, do not call it glamping.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state, with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Mountain Bikes in Our Wilderness Areas

In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings explores both sides of one of the most volatile proposals facing our wilderness areas.

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.

Destination Oregon: Newberry Crater, East Lake & Paulina Lake Lodge

Central Oregon is a year-round destination for thousands of tourists, and for good reason. With this in mind, Dave Jones stayed close to home for this week’s Destination Oregon. Thanks to the USFS at Newberry Crater for showing us around.

And special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Fish Biologist Amy Stuart

She dedicated her life to working in the outdoors and helped pave the way for women in natural resources jobs dominated by men. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings introduces us to Amy Stuart, retired ODFW fish biologist.

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.

Origin Story: Project Bike

It’s not often that a person’s childhood hobby becomes their adult career, but John Frey could not ignore his lifelong passion for cycling. But in a place like Central Oregon, where cycling is a big part of the outdoor community, John is changing up the bike retail game and offering bike people like himself a personalized bike shop experience.

Project Bike is located at the corner of Bond and Colorado, right across the street from Palate Coffee. Stop in, grab a beer from the 10 Barrel vending machine … they’ll provide the nickel … and say hi to John and the bike guys.

Destination Oregon: Rafting on the Deschutes River

People come from all over the world to enjoy Central Oregon’s great outdoors. In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us just down the road to enjoy one of the region’s most scenic, exciting and wet experiences, whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River with the Seventh Mountain River Company.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state, with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.