War Stories: Ben Lemire

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly War Stories series we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war and some who didn’t.

In this episode, War Stories producer Warren Shultz introduces us to a navy veteran and longtime resident of Terrebonne, Ben Lemire.

Thanks to Ben for sharing his story and a special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Destination Oregon: Climbing at Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne is full of trails for everyone from novice walkers to avid hikers, but the towers of rock can be intimidating for those who aren’t used to rock climbing.

For tonight’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Mackenzie Wilson joins Chockstone Climbing Guides‘ Jim Ablao to show that you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy some of the best rock climbing areas in the country.

Trump Supporters and Protesters Clash at State Capitol

What started out as competing rallies for and against President Trump at the Oregon State Capitol turned into violent skirmishes over the weekend.

After a group called the Northwest Trump Alliance for Change was granted a permit to stage a rally at the Oregon WWII Memorial in Salem, Oregon Saturday, another group called Salem Stands for Love organized their own rally just down the street on the steps of the Capitol.

What was already a tense atmosphere between two groups turned violent after a group of counter-protestors joined the fray, and now, a Terrebonne man is facing charges for his involvement in the conflict.