Madras Girls Soccer Team Fights for a Playoff Spot

The Mountain View/Bend High School Civil War football game wasn’t the only big sports matchup in Central Oregon on Friday. The girls soccer team at Madras High School hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2003, but this year they put themselves in contention for a spot in the postseason.

On Friday afternoon, it was “win or go home” for the Lady Buffaloes in a play-in game versus Yamhill-Carlton.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the story.

***UPDATE – Madras White Buffaloes lose a heartbreaker to end their season. After being up 1-0 at Halftime, Madras gave up the tying goal in the 71st minute and after two scoreless periods of Extra Time, the game went to penalty kicks and Yamhill-Carlton outscored Madras 3-2 to win the game 4-3 and advance to the 4A Playoffs. Congrats to the Lady Buffaloes on a hard-fought season.***

Photographing the Solar Eclipse

Here are some helpful tips on taking pictures during the total solar eclipse without hurting your eyes or your camera (or smartphone).

Central Oregon Daily will be live from Oregon Solarfest in Madras, beginning Friday, August 18 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ. Then we will continue with live reports throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday on KOHD-ABC and KBNZ-CBS, and then we will have live broadcasts at 6 p.m. on KBNZ-CBS and 11 p.m. on KOHD-ABC on Sunday night. We will broadcast live during the eclipse from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

Starting Friday, August 18, you can also watch all of our shows and live reports through live-streaming at centraloregondaily.com.

Governor’s State of the Eclipse

Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order to formalize the state’s plans to handle the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to descend on Oregon this week leading up to the total solar eclipse.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has the details of the plans that the governor laid out on Tuesday with some of the state’s top agencies in Salem.

How to Safely Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

Here are some helpful tips to make sure you have a safe and unforgettable experience when watching the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Central Oregon Daily will be live from Oregon Solarfest in Madras, beginning Friday, August 18 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ. Then we will continue with live reports throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday on KOHD-ABC and KBNZ-CBS, and then we will have live broadcasts at 6 p.m. on KBNZ-CBS and 11 p.m. on KOHD-ABC on Sunday night. We will broadcast live during the eclipse from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

Starting Friday, August 18, you can also watch all of our shows and live reports through live-streaming at centraloregondaily.com.

St. Charles Madras Reveals New Expansion and Remodel Ahead of Total Eclipse

The city of Madras, Oregon is expecting more than 100,000 visitors in the days leading up to the total solar eclipse, and among the many preparations being made for the crowds St. Charles is opening the expanded and remodeled areas of the Madras hospital.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story.

How to Safely View a Total Solar Eclipse

NASA has named Madras, Oregon as the best place in the entire country to view the total solar eclipse this August. So the organizers of the Oregon Solarfest are doing a lot of outreach to students to make sure they know how to protect their eyes from the damaging rays of the sun, with help from special glasses.

Central Oregon Daily’s Diane Dean checked out of the presentations at the St. Thomas Academy in Redmond, Oregon.

Senator Merkley Holds Three Consecutive Town Halls in Central Oregon

The new health care plan being debated in Congress was the hottest topic at three town halls hosted by Senator Jeff Merkley in Central Oregon over the weekend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel went to Madras, Prineville and Redmond, where constituents expressed their concerns about the proposed American Health Care Act.