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.

Redmond Seeks Funds For Three New Police Officers

The Police Department in Redmond is asking for more officers to address the growing population of their community, but now the question is, how does the city pay for those officers?

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel joins us with a look at the budget discussions going on in Redmond tonight.

The Redmond Police Department says the originally-planned increase in officers would have helped them establish a drug enforcement team, increase the size of daily patrol teams on duty and help reduce traffic violations and accidents as well as institute a downtown foot patrol.

With the public safety fee idea now shelved, the City of Redmond’s budget director says they are going to have to pull from other departments budget to even add three more police officers.

2nd Amendment Rally Planned in Redmond

Women Gather in Support for the Second Amendment

This weekend, women across the state are expected to gather at four different locations including Redmond City Hall in a show of support for the Second Amendment. It’s a follow-up to a series of pro-gun rallies that were held last weekend in all 50 states.

Preston says she is asking attendees to refrain from bringing open carry rifles even though it’s legal to do so. She says she wants to work in partnership with local law enforcement and welcomes everybody to what she says is meant to be a family friendly event.

Addiction in Central Oregon

Representative Walden Discusses Drug Issues in Central Oregon

Representative Greg Walden was in Madras today to discuss substance abuse and addiction in Jefferson County and found that opioids are not as big a problem as other drugs in that area. 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there for the roundtable discussion

You can reach out to Representative Walden’s office with any questions or feedback on any of the upcoming anti-opioid proposals before Congress by contacting Nolan Hern at Nolan.hern@gmail.house.gov or at 202-224-6730.

Redmond Park Wins Funds for Accessible Playground

Central Oregon Park Wins Statewide Contest

Redmond’s Baker Park is the winner of the Portland Trailblazers Moda Assist Program. Baker Park was one of the three comunity projects across the state that were eligable for the contest. The park will recieve $13,590 which equals $10 for every one of the 1,359 assists that happened during the contest. The money will be used to install playground equipment.

Ready to Rumble

Bend Fighter Makes His Professional Boxing Debut

Chris Johnson got a late start to his boxing career, making his first Golden Gloves appearance as a 22-year-old, but late last year, the 25-year-old Bend fighter became a father for the first time, and he decided that is was now or never, if he was ever going to take his shot at becoming a professional boxer.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom followed Chris “The Truth” Johnson, all the way from the opening days of training camp in Bend to the final bell of his first professional fight in Medford.

Gun Control Debate

Redmond Gun Store Owner Weighs In on Future of Firearms Industry in Wake of Florida High School Shooting

The debate over gun sales and gun control has been re-ignited ever since the deadly high school shooting in Parkland.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton talks to the owner of Colfax Tactical, RBR in Redmond about this renewed debate, and the challenges he faces as a gun owner, maker and seller.

There have been more than one hundred federal gun control bills introduced in Congress since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, and all have failed. There are still signs that this time could be different as the high school survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting are keeping up the pressure on Congress and planning mass protests around the country to end gun violence.

Five Dogs Rescued from Redmond Home

On February 25, 2018 the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen reporting several dogs abandoned on a property in Redmond.

Deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of NW Progress Lane in Redmond, to check on the dogs, which the citizen said had likely not been cared for in several days.

Deputies observed several dogs inside the residence through a window and attempted to contact the last known resident of the home, but those attempts were unsuccessful.

On February 26, deputies executed a search warrant and rescued four pit-bull mix and one Chihuahua mix dogs. A fifth pit-bull mix dog was found dead on the property. The Sheriff’s Office said through its investigation in was concluded that the dogs were likely not fed, cared for, or checked on for at least six days prior to being seized.

On February 28, Anne M. Springer of Redmond, who was determined to be the owner of the six dogs, was cited in lieu of custody on five counts of Animal Neglect II and one count of Animal Neglect I.

The five dogs are currently at Brightside Animal Center in Redmond.

Free Professional Photo of Your Pooch at Smith Rock on August 26th

Celebrate National Dog Day on Saturday, August 26th at Smith Rock State Park. Bring your four-legged friends to the Dogs of Smith Rock 2017 event for a hike and a free professional photo, courtesy of Gary Eidsmoe Photography. There will be water, dog treats and a raffle for dog gear, services and more, provided by Bend Pet Express, 10 Barrel Brewing, Doggieville Ranch and ParaPup Designs, with all proceeds going to Brightside Animal Center in Redmond.