Crews Work to Contain McKay Butte Fire

Fire officials are still investigating what started a wildfire near McKay Butte, which has now burned more than 190 acres.

Currently the fire isn’t posing much of a threat and nothing is officially closed in that area. However, there are level one evacuation notices in place for McKay, Ogden and Prairie campgrounds, which means campers should be prepared to leave the area quickly. Fire officials are asking that people in that area stay tuned into the radio, social media, and news should anything change.

The fire was spotted from the Lava Butte fire lookout on Sunday around 3 p.m. Firefighters were on the scene within an hour.

According to fire officials firefighters worked through Sunday night to get the fire partially contained. However, by Monday they were still working to achieve full containment. Ground crews are using everything from hand shovels to dozers to create a fire line, and are being assisted from the air by three air tankers and a helicopter.

Redmond Welcomes New High School Principal

After a year without a principal the Redmond School District is welcoming a new face. Redmond high schools new principal brings with her a list of credentials that should fill the void the school has been missing and then some

Audrey Haugan spent more than three decades as an educator in the suburbs of Chicago before moving to Redmond for this opportunity.

Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth has more.

Planning Underway to Relieve Terrebonne Traffic Congestion

The Oregon Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans to address traffic congestion through Terrebonne.There are those in Terrebonne who would rather not see these changes implemented but feel they are powerless to stop them.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has been working with the Terrebonne community to find a solution that would provide another option for travel through the town.

Source on the Scene: High Desert Classic

This week Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth heads out to J Bar J Ranch for the High Desert Classic, an elite competition that is raising money for a good cause.

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.

Central Oregon and the Space Race

50 years ago today three American astronauts made history by becoming the first humans to land on the moon. However, before that historic day those astronauts were right here in Central Oregon, training to do something that had never been done before.

Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth has more on how Central Oregon played a critical role in getting a man on the moon.

Suspect in Madras Shooting in Court

Details are still unclear on what happened leading up to Sunday morning’s shooting, but Madras Police report that the incident took place on SE 16th Street and that two victims were shot with a twenty-two rifle.

The victims are being treated for their injuries, but further details on their condition are unknown at this time.

The suspected shooter, Juan Francisco Hernandez-Medina, appeared in court today facing two counts of attempt to commit murder, assault in the first degree, and unlawful use of a weapon. Hernandez-Medina’s arraignment is set before the grand jury on Thursday at 2 p.m. and due to the serious violent nature of the crimes, Oregon’s measure eleven mandates a minimum sentence of seven and a half years for each count of attempt to commit murder and assault in the first degree. Hernandez-Medina is facing a minimum of 30 years without the chance for parole.

Ralph Lawler – Extended Interview with a Living Legend

His name is Ralph Lawler, and for folks who may not know, Lawler has been the beloved broadcast voice of the Los Angeles Clippers on both radio and television for more than 40 years. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with Lawler to chat about his career in broadcasting, his recent retirement and the incredible off season the Clippers are having acquiring both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.

Source on the Scene: Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene” sponsored by Indian Head Casino. Central Oregon Daily’s Meghan Glova gives us a preview of a popular outdoor quilt show taking place this weekend in Sisters.

LA Clippers Broadcaster Retires to Bend

His name is Ralph Lawler, and for folks who may not know, Lawler has been the beloved broadcast voice of the Los Angeles Clippers on both radio and television for more than 40 years. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with Lawler to chat about his career in broadcasting, his recent retirement and the incredible off season the Clippers are having acquiring both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.