Holiday Travels

If you’re traveling for the holidays, either by plane or by car, officials are sending the same message – leave early and prepare for delays. With more people traveling and snow in the forecast Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan checked in with officials from Oregon Department of Transportation and RDMRedmondAirport to see how this year’s holiday travel season is shaping up.

New All-Female Owned Brewery Opens in Bend

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sits down with the owners of Spider City Brewing, to taste some of their beers and hear the story behind Bend’s newest brewery ahead of the grand opening.

Pray for Snow

Mt Bachelor generally tries to schedule its opening day on the Thanksgiving weekend, but this year Mother Nature isn’t cooperating. However the ski area employees and local skiers remain hopeful that colder tempuratures could bring snow sooner rather than later.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went up to the mountain today to check out the current conditions.

New Permit System for Three Popular Wilderness Areas

Due to the sharp increase in people hiking and camping in the Three Sisters, Mt Washington and Mt Jefferson Wilderness areas the Forest Service is implementing a new permit system in 2020.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on how this new system could effect both visiting and local hikers.

Escaped Inmates Captured

Two inmates escaped from the Deschutes County Sheriff Rescue Ranch south of Bend today. The inmates, who were trained and given permission to use an ATV for work purposes, made an attempted to escape. However, both were eventually apprehended near Lava Butte.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has more on the capture and how one nearby school responded.

Local Businesses Struggle Under Rent Hikes

Last week, we heard Bouncing Off The Wall was closing partially due to high rent costs, but now two more local businesses, Riverbend Brewing and Revs House, are now being forced to close or look for another location due to rising rents.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.

Election 2018: Republican Candidates Hold on in Deschutes County Commissioner Races

The two conservative candidates have likely squeaked out wins in competitive Deschutes County Commission races.

Incumbent Tony DeBone held on to his early lead against democratic challenger Amy Lowes. DeBone holds 51.35 percent of the vote as of Thursday morning to Lowes 48.54 percent.

The race for position three continues to be too close to call. Republican candidate Patti Adair holds a slight lead with 50.64 percent of the vote over democrat James Cook’s 49.23 percent. The results of that race won’t be certified until later this month.

 

Election 2018: Gubernatorial Race Likely a Close Call

On the ballot for Oregon voters is an unexpectedly close race for governor between incumbent Kate Brown and Bend’s Dr. Knute Buehler. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel caught up with Buehler today at his election office in Bend to hear how he’s spending his last few days of campaigning.