Carelessness Sparks Weekend Fires

A string of fires happened across the region over the weekend, all resulting from carelessness, the most recent was in a madras neighborhood. That legal fireworks and good gust of wind started fire, which quickly torches acres.

Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth has more on how to be safe with fireworks ahead of this Fourth of July.

The Longest Day

Every year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s association holds a nationwide fundraiser known as “the longest day” to raise funds and awareness for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with a local woman with a personal connection to the disease and a caregiver whose job working with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients turned into a second family.

Summer at the Tumalo Garden

The first official day of summer is Friday, and hotter temperatures are sure to follow as we head into July and August. For trending today we head out to the Tumalo garden market, where Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom is standing by with some tips on keeping your plants and garden healthy during the summer heat.

Missing Man Identified in Drowning at Wickiup Reservoir

A Bend man is missing and presumed dead after his canoe flipped on the Wickiup Reservoir in the early hours of Thursday morning. Today the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has just released an update on the situation. The missing man has been identified as 29-year-old Michael Mead, he is 5’6,” around 170 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes, and tattoos.

Mead’s family has been notified but he remains missing.

Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth spoke to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s about how tragedies like this can be avoided.