War Stories: Roger Heegard

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 week’s War Stories, producer Cody Rheault introduces us to a longtime Bend resident and Army veteran, Roger Heegard.

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.

OSU-Cascades Honors Former University President

OSU-Cascades unveiled a memorial to honor former Oregon State University president Paul Risser today.

Risser served as president of OSU from 1996 to 2002 and was instrumental in bringing the four-year university to Central Oregon

He passed in 2014, two years before OSU-Cascades relocated to its own campus, but his wife Les Risser was in Bend today to celebrate the success of his dream. 

The university hopes that the memorial will serve as an informal gathering area where people can collaborate and problem-solve in honor of Risser.

Destination Oregon: The Ultimate Oregon Clam Chowder Trail

The website: Only in Your State, lists something called the Ultimate Oregon Clam Chowder Trail. When our Dave Jones caught wind of this, he immediately volunteered his Destination Oregon crew to explore this clam chowder trail along the Oregon Coast. Thanks to the folks at Pelican Brewing Company and Gracie’s Sea Hag for giving our crew a taste of the clam chowder trail.

Join us every Thursday for new edition of Destination Oregon, where Dave Jones takes you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state.

ODFW and Bend PD Search for Cougar, Now Deemed a Public Safety Threat

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with Bend Police to track down and kill a cougar that has been deemed a threat to the community. Police have received several reports of a cougar spotted in the Deschutes River Canyon and a deer was found killed in a nearby subdivision.

Due to its aggressive behavior and proximity to populated areas the cougar has been deemed a public safety risk, but not everyone is on board with the plan to kill the animal.

Central Oregon Daily’s Samantha O’Connor has more.