The Great Outdoors – Passion Drives Design of Outdoor Gear

Much of Central Oregon’s economic base is comprised of small businesses that provide unique services, including those that serve the thriving outdoor industry. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings profiles Kim Brannock of Sy Design, a Bend woman who designs outdoor clothing for major brands across the world.

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: Belknap Hot Springs Resort

Oregon has many natural hot springs, and Central Oregon is home to quite a few of them. In this week’s Destination Oregon report, Dave Jones takes us to Belknap Hot Springs Resort which has been soothing aching muscles since the 1870s.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of our state’s most beautiful and interesting locations every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

 

 

The Great Outdoors: Stay Safe While Snowmobiling with this Avalanche Safety Device

Last week in our Great Outdoors segment, Brian Jennings took you snowmobiling around Paulina Lake to show you the fun part of the activity, but there’s also an inherent danger in snowmobiling this time of year. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian looks at a device that could save your life in the event of an avalanche.

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.

The Great Outdoors: Snowmobiling at Paulina Lake

Snowmobiling has long been one of the favorite sports for outdoor enthusiasts in Central Oregon, but one long-time advocate says you can’t take the sport for granted, because it all depends on the availability of public spaces.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us snowmobiling around Paulina Lake.

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.

Surviving a Tree Well

A Central Oregonian Shares His Story of Escaping a Harrowing Fall Into a Tree Well

Since the death of two Oregonians at Mt. Bachelor last winter, officials there have put a priority on warning visitors about the dangers of tree wells. That’s why La Pine resident and longtime skier Jack Reynolds wanted to share his story with Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings about the time he almost died in a tree well, because he hopes to help prevent future tragedies.

The Great Outdoors: Returning Native Fish to the Deschutes River

Historically, red-band trout, salmon and steelhead were plentiful in the upper and middle Deschutes River, but their numbers have dropped in the last few decades. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings looks at new efforts to return the native fish to our local waterways.

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.

The Great Outdoors: Disc Golf

We use our beautiful public lands for all kinds of recreational pursuits. In this Great Outdoors segment,Brian Jennings takes a look at one of the more unusual games people play in the woods here in Central Oregon.

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.

The Great Outdoors: Maintaining Back Country Trails in Central Oregon

If it weren’t for the work of thousands of volunteers, many trails in Oregon’s public lands would be impassable. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings shows you the work of an organization whose mission to maintain the vast trail system in the back country near Sisters.

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.

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.