Source on the Scene: Flight Aboard the Ford Tri-Motor

This week Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker takes us into the sky on America’s first commercial airliner: the Ford Tri-Motor.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings, pick up the most recent issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.

And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

 

 

Wilderness Area Permits Planned for 2020

Day permit systems will go into effect during the summer of 2020 at seven trail heads at Mount Jefferson, two trail heads at Mount Washington and 10 trail heads at Three Sisters. More information about how to purchase these passes will be available in the near future.

Creating a Defensible Space

Fire and emergency management teams are asking that residents begin protecting their homes from potential disaster during wildfire season. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan met with members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon, the Bend Fire Department and Project Wildfire for an in-depth look at how you can create defensible spaces around your home to protect it and your family from wildfire.

Statewide Day of Action

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan highlights the “Day of Action” in which educators, school staff, parents, and many others across the state took to the streets to bring attention to Oregon’s lack of education funding and the impact it is having on our public schools.

Prescribed Burn Season Underway

If you are seeing smoke in the Sisters and La Pine area tonight, it’s a sign of the beginning of the prescribed burn season. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel looks at why the low-intensity fires are so important in the effort to prevent larger wildfires in the summer.

To Catch A Thief

One local business in Bend turned to Instagram before the police to try and catch a thief this week and they’re not the only business to take that tactic in the past few months. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at how social media is becoming a crimefighting tool for local business. If you believe you have knowledge about this incident at Bend Brewing, please contact the Bend Police Department’s non-emergency number at 541-693-6911.

Ridgeview High School Principal Receives State Honor

A Central Oregon school administrator was named Principal of the Year in Oregon on Thursday, and the best part is that he didn’t know about it until his staff and students surprised him with the news at a special assembly on Thursday afternoon, and Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there for the priceless moment.

Local Leaders Appointed to State Wildfire Council

In the face of growing wildfire dangers Oregon Governor Kate Brown created a wildfire council to help Oregon’s wildfire management make decisions on how to best fight fires and mitigate fire danger in the future. Two Central Oregon leaders have been asked to participate; Bend Mayor Sally Russell and Captain Tricia Connolly of Bend Fire were both appointed to the 37 member council.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with Russell to see what she hopes she can accomplish with this new appointment.