Origin Story: Become a Confident Female Rock Climber

In our Origin Story series, we introduce you to Central Oregonians who turn their passions into a profession.

Rock climbing is an integral part of the Central Oregon lifestyle, but in a male dominated sport, a group of women, led by Lizzy VanPatten have started a revolution to get more women climbing with She Moves Mountains.

If you would like to learn more about She Moves Mountains or to sign up for a clinic, visit shemovesmountains.com.

Destination Oregon: Touring Bend on an Electric Bike

Bend has a rich history, but it it is hard to take it in from behind the wheel of your car. It is much easier is to view that history from a bike, especially when it’s an electric one. For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones hops on an e-bike from Pedego Electric Bikes for a trip down memory lane.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state, with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Precious Resource: Balancing Agriculture, Conservation and Recreation

Did you know 55 percent of the carrot seeds in the U.S. are grown in Jefferson County and another 10 percent is grown in Crook and Deschutes Counties?

That’s just one of the sectors that drives the agricultural economy in Central Oregon.

In tonight’s cover story, Brian Jennings looks at the growing concerns over the key resource needed to keep that economic engine alive: Water.

The Great Outdoors: Mountain Bikes in Our Wilderness Areas

In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings explores both sides of one of the most volatile proposals facing our wilderness areas.

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: 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.

Destination Oregon: Whale Watching in Depoe Bay

Next week is spring break, and coincidentally, it’s also whale watching week on the Oregon Coast. Volunteers will be on hand up and down the coast to help vacationers spot gray whales as they migrate.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, our Dave Jones takes us on land and sea in search of these great mammals. Special thanks to Dockside Charters in Depoe Bay for taking us whale watching.

Origin Story: From Tragedy to Triumph

Jason Lepore inherited a good work ethic, impeccable craftsmanship and an extensive toolkit from his father. And with those three things, he was able to turn the hardest week of his life into a thriving business, SamSon’s RV Restoration.

The Great Outdoors: ODFW Pheasant Youth Hunt

Every September, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sponsors pheasant hunts across the state for young hunters under the age of 17.

For this week’s Great Outdoors segment, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company, Brian Jennings went along on a youth hunt at the gateway canyon preserve near Madras.

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.