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.

Vaccine For That

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanen sat down with Doctor Guyn, a population health expert, to discuss House Bill 30-63 which will remove all non-medical exemptions when it comes to deciding whether to vaccinate your school-age children.  The St. Charles Healthcare System has launched a new campaign in an attempt to spread information about the importance of getting vaccinated. That campaign can be seen at vaxforthat.com.

Downtown Parking Changes Impact Nearby Residents

Three weeks ago, the city of Bend made some changes to the downtown parking rules to relieve congestion, but now homeowners nearby say those chnages are having unintended consequences on the safety and security of their neighborhoods.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel talked with one of those concerned homeowners on Thursday after eight residents spoke up about the issue at Wednesday night’s city council meeting.
During that city council meeting, councilors promised to schedule a work session to address the issue.