Supper Club: Preview of the State of the City Address

The State of the City Address is coming up next week and Bend Mayor, Casey Roats and the city manager, Eric King, sat down with Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt for a preview of the State of the City in this week’s Supper Club.

Thanks to Casey and Eric for joining us. If you want to watch the State of the City in person, you can see it next Tuesday at 10 Barrel Brewing‘s eastside location at 5 p.m.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: City Club of Central Oregon – Carbon Pricing in Oregon

Back in 2007, the Oregon legislature set ambitious goals for reducing carbon pollution across the state, and now, some state lawmakers are pushing for new legislation in 2019 to set a price on carbon in what is known as a “cap and invest” program.

In this week’s Supper Club, we hear from three experts on energy policy-making and the energy business, who gathered at a recent City Club of Central Oregon event to talk about how carbon pricing would work in Oregon.

Thanks to City Cub of Central Oregon for hosting the event. A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: CBD/Hemp Oil

One of the hottest new trends in the cannabis industry right now is CBD, or hemp oil. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with cannabis industry experts to talk about CBD/Hemp Oil and ask what is it and who benefits from it?

Thanks to Brian Clark, owner of Apex Hemp Oil, Michael Sackin, owner of Mother’s Juice Bar and Cafe, and Jeremy Klettke, founder of Davis Farms, for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: The Benefits of CBD/Hemp Oil

One of the hottest new trends in the cannabis industry right now is CBD, or hemp oil. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with cannabis industry experts to talk about the pros and cons of CBD.

Thanks to Brian Clark, owner of Apex Hemp Oil, Michael Sackin, owner of Mother’s Juice Bar and Cafe, and Jeremy Klettke, founder of Davis Farms, for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Community Response Team

There’s a special team within the Bend Police Department who handle all of the mental health crisis calls, which can range anywhere from five to 15 calls a day.

For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with the three officers to talk about their daily work on the front lines of the ongoing mental health crisis.

Thanks to Sergeant Elizabeth Lawrence, Officer Kecia Weaver and Officer Jake Chandler for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: City Club Regional Forum

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt attended the City Club regional forum at Eagle Crest in Redmond, titled: Growth’s Impact on our Communities. The speakers included local city managers and a mayor from Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Sisters and Madras.

Moderator Scott Aycock with the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council set the stage with some impressive statistics. Since 1990, Central Oregon has grown 122 percent. By 2025, there will be another 37,000 people here. By 2040, another 113,000 and the population is expected to double with another 250,000 people by 2065.

How are the diverse communities in our region planning for this growth and what are some of the challenges they are facing? This was the conversation at the City Club forum and some highlights of that conversation make up this week’s Supper Club.

Thanks to City Club for inviting us to their regional forum and thanks to all of the city managers for their input. 

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: The Importance of Prescribed Burns

Another prescribed burn happened near Sisters this week, which is the latest in a series of controlled burns that are designed to prevent larger wildfires later in the season.

For this week’s Supper Club, Lisa Carton sat down with three fire experts to talk about why these burns are so important to do right now, at this time of the year. The month of May is also wildfire awareness month in Oregon.

Thanks to Deschutes County Forester, Ed Keith, Project Wildfire Program Coordinator, Alison Green, and Alex Robertson of Central Oregon Fire Management Service, for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Mental Health in Local Schools

The recent shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida has re-ignited the national debate over guns. However, there is one issue that all sides can agree on: something has to be done to help people with mental health issues before they commit mass shootings.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with three local high school students who helped organize last month’s March For Our Lives to talk about the power of people coming together and the mental health issues they see in their own schools.

Thanks to Lauren Hough, Emma Smith and Vinna Ottaviano for joining us.

special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region in a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Deschutes Primary Election Candidates – Part 2

We’re less than a month away from Oregon’s Primary Elections and we’re continuing our series of discussions with local candidates in this week’s Supper Club.

Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt sat down with the two Republican candidates running for Deschutes County Commissioner Position #3, the incumbent Tammy Baney and her challenger, Patti Adair.

Thanks to Tammy and Patti for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Deschutes Primary Election Candidates

We’re about a month away from Oregon’s Primary Elections and we’re kicking off a series of discussions with local candidates in this week’s Supper Club.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sits down with the two Republican candidates running for Deschutes County Commissioner Position #1, the incumbent Tony Debone and his challenger, Ed Barbeau.

Thanks to Tony and Ed for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.