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.

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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.

Central Oregon Daily Receives Six Emmy Nominations

The Northwest Regional Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Recognizes Broadcast Excellence in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State

Known for their unique way of telling news through “Storytelling of all That Matters to Central Oregonians,” Central Oregon Daily News received six Emmy nominations for their news programming featuring the leadership of news and sports reporter, Eric Lindstrom. The nominations come from the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards will be held in Seattle, Washington on June 8, 2019. These stories were written and produced by Lindstrom along with videographers Forest Smith, Allison Roecker, Warren Shultz and Tim Wehde. Specific categories include:

Health/Science – Story/Series – No Time Limit
Countering Concussions
This was a story about Summit High School’s football team adopting new helmets in conjunction with The Center Foundation to try to monitor and prevent concussions.

Sports – News Story/Series
Against All Odds
This was a story about a Madras High School student named Kaegan Prevett who overcame a condition that made him deaf to become a kicker on the football team.

Sports – Program – One Time Special
Road to Redemption
This was a Central Oregon Daily original documentary about the La Pine High School football team, led by Coach Bo De Forest, who fell short in their quest for a state championship in the Fall of 2017, but then many of the same players and coaches came back in the Spring of 2018 to win a state championship in baseball.

Documentary – Topical
100 Miles to Build a Bridge
This was a Central Oregon Daily original documentary on professional ultra-runner and Bend resident, Mario Mendoza, who challenges himself to run 100 miles to build bridges between communities and cultures.

This award is for overall excellence in writing for news stories.

This award is for overall excellence in photography for news programming.

Central Oregon Daily News Director Curtis Vogel shared the good news with the Central Oregon Daily Team saying, “this is the kind of work that is setting a whole new direction for local news programming,” adding, “I’m so proud of Eric and the entire news team for consistently focus on telling stories that are important to our viewers, in a quality manner that captures the moments while sharing the feelings of those who stories deserve to be told.”

General Manager Shawn Wilcox weighed in stating that “we often hear from our viewers about the importance of our unique direction of news,” adding, “the entire company is proud of The Central Oregon Daily News team, and we will remain true to our vision of telling stories that matter to Central Oregonians, and we invite the community to see what happens next.”

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.

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

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.