Flu Season Isn’t Over Yet

The Pacific Northwest is seeing a particularly roughly flu season and it’s not over yet. Oregon, Washington and Idaho have all reported an increase in deaths due to the flu and Deschutes County Public Health said they’ve seen an increase in flu reports locally this year as well. Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed sat down with Dr. Eric Wattenburg of Your Care Urgent Care in Redmond to get an update on this year’s flu and how people can protect themselves. According to Wattenburg its as simple as getting your flu shot, washing your hands and wearing a mask if you’re coughing or around people who are coughing.

Redmond Warming Center

With temperatures in the teens overnight, it could be dangerous if you had no warm place to go or be. Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed takes us to Redmond for a tour of the only official ‘warming’ shelter in town.

If you or someone you know needs more information about shelters in any city in Central Oregon, you can go online to homelessshelterdirectory.org.

City of Madras Calls for Very Own Craft Brewery

At last count, Central Oregon has 28 craft breweries from Bend to Prineville, but one community has yet to cash-in on one of the fastest growing industries in the region. Now, city leaders of Madras are trying to change that.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed looks at the efforts of Madras officials to bring a brewery to their city.