Preview: Road to Redemption

New Documentary on La Pine High Baseball Team Debuts on July 4th

Tune in on Wednesday, July 4th, when Central Oregon Daily debuts a new 30-minute documentary called “Road to Redemption”, a six-month journey with La Pine High School student-athletes who turned a devastating loss in the football playoffs to an inspiring run for the state title in baseball.

Here’s a preview of this Special Edition of Central Oregon Daily airing on July 4th at 3pm, 3:30pm and 6pm on KOHD-ABC and 7pm on KBNZ-CBS.

Free Lunches

The annual summer food service program is now available in hundreds of communities statewide, including here in Central Oregon. The program offers free meals and snacks to all kids ages one through 18.

For over a decade, the Bend-La Pine School District has ensured that no child goes hungry, even when school is not in session. Monday marked the beginning of the district’s free summer meals program, which provides healthy meals to children in Bend and La Pine.

At least one location in both Bend and La Pine provides breakfast and lunch to children. Parents are encouraged to attend and can also purchase a meal for $4.

The program is funded through the United State Department of Agriculture and is run by district staff members. The program provides and estimated 5,000 meals in the Bend-La Pine area over the summer months.

The program runs Monday through Friday ever week until August 24th in most locations. The free lunch program in La Pine will open at the La Pine Event Center starting July 9 and running through August 17. A full list of all the locations in Bend and La Pine, as well as times and dates, is available on the Bend-La Pine School District website.

 

The Great Outdoors: Oldest Ponderosa Pine in Region

There are so many natural treasures in Central Oregon that some can be easy to overlook. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to one of the oldest and biggest of those treasures at La Pine State Park.

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.

La Pine Boys Baseball Takes State

THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

La Pine Wins Class 3A Baseball State Title

The La Pine Hawks came back from an early deficit and held on for a 10-5 win over Horizon Christian to earn the school’s first-ever state baseball championship in OSAA Class 3A action on Friday.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom was at Volcanoes Stadium and has all the highlights and reaction from the player of the game.

Riding for the Title

Equestrian State Championships in Redmond

Teenage equestrians from all across the state are in Central Oregon this weekend at the Deschutes County Fairground and Expo Center in Redmond.

Central Oregon’s Lisa Carton met some of the young riders who are competing in the Oregon High School Equestrian State Championships.

The team winners of this state competition move on to Washington to compete there at the Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship.

La Pine Dog Breeder Charged

The Owner of The 53 Seized Dogs Faces Charges

A La Pine woman is facing felony charges tonight, a week after 53 dogs were seized from her property by the Deschutes County Sheriffs Office. 
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel joined us with the latest details on the investigation.

63 year old Pamela G Kyler was cited and released on two counts of felony animal neglect. However, the Sheriffs office says that charges could be added or dropped depending on the dogs conditions as they move forward in the investigation.

Here in Central Oregon, a dozen of the dogs have been adopted so far and the Humane Society of Central Oregon says that the first set of puppies will be available for adoption soon.

They encourage you to continue checking their website to find out when they become available. https://www.hsco.org/

Affordable Housing Projects Break Ground

The communities of La Pine and Sisters are about to get two new housing options. 
Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed was at both of the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new townhomes on Tuesday and has the details on who will be eligible to rent them.

Property Management will take applications for the properties about two to three months before completion which is expected to be next Spring in 2019.

Dogs Seized From La Pine Property Get Ready for Adoption

Just days after more than 50 dogs were seized in La Pine Friday night, the Humane Society of Central Oregon says many of those dogs are thriving and could be ready to start new lives as early as the end of this week. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the latest on the criminal investigation against the dog’s previous owner and the dogs’ progress after medical treatment.

The Humane Society got a lot of support from the Bend Veterinary Clinic as well as LaPaw Animal Hospital but are still looking for donations. Monetary donations can be made online at www.HSCO.org/donate, and the website will also tell you when dogs become available.

53 Dogs Seized from La Pine Home

The Deschutes County Sheriffs office has opened a criminal investigation after more than 50 dogs were seized in La Pine Saturday evening before being transported to the Central Oregon Humane Society in Bend.

On March 16 Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 51000 Block of Ash Road in La Pine to perform a welfare check on multiple dogs.

Deputies were permitted to perform a visual inspection of the dogs on the property and observed that minimum care standards for the animals were not being met. Additionally, deputies found one adult female dog and two puppies in distress and in need of urgent care. The adult female dog was taken to a veterinary clinic for treatment and has since been euthanized. The two puppies located with the adult female dog are being cared for at the Humane Society of Central Oregon, but their prognosis is uncertain.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the owner of the dogs is cooperating with investigators. During the initial stages of the investigation, she released ownership in the 53 dogs to the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Medical assessments have been ongoing throughout the weekend and the health of each dog varies. The breeds of the dogs removed from the property include Labradors, German Shorthairs and Dachshunds.

Since the Humane Society of Central Oregon did not have enough space to accommodate all 53 dogs rescued, 22 of them were picked up by the Oregon Humane Society and transported to Portland for continued treatment.

Even with those 22 dogs heading to Portland, the Humane Society of Central Oregon is at capacity and is asking for donations of soft blankets, food and toys for the new arrivals. Donation’s can be made online at WWW.HSCO.ORG/DONATE. The Humane Society will also provide more information about when and which dog will be available for adoption.