The Great Outdoors: Rimrock Dig

For almost a century, the dominant theory in archaeology claimed that the first people to live in North America came via a land bridge across the Bering Strait, from what is now Asia to Alaska and down into the continental United States.

However, in this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to a new dig site just east of Bend that is debunking that theory and showing that Native Americans were here long before others migrated from Asia.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver 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: Preserving the Pacific Crest Trail

There are so many popular trails for hikers to enjoy in Central Oregon that it’s easy to forget that those trails didn’t just happen. They were created so that millions of visitors could enjoy them every year and they have to be maintained to keep them accessible to everyone.

In this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, Brian Jennings meets the volunteers who work year-around to protect and preserve one of the longest trails in North America.

Supper Club: Outdoor Recreation Industry, Part 2

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant: those are the ingredients for our weekly “Supper Club” series brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

This week, we focus on the outdoor recreation industry. Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson sat down with Associate Professor of Tourism and Recreation at OSU-Cascades Kreg Lindberg, General Manager of Mt. Bachelor John McLeod and owner of Pine Mountain Sports Dan McGarigle, to look at the economic impact of the industry on our region.