The Great Outdoors: Fly Fishing Flies and Protecting the North Umpqua River

Last week, we told you about a new wild steelhead sanctuary on the Umpqua RiverThis week, Gary Lewis goes back to the Steamboat Inn to tie a classic steelhead fly and hear about a new gold mine being proposed on the river in this segment of the Great Outdoors.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Taste This! – Great Earth Cafe & Market in Madras

In this week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt headed north to Madras for some tasting and shopping at the Great Earth Cafe & MarketIf you’re driving through or you live nearby, stop in at the corner of 5th and D Street in Downtown Madras and you can also find them online at greatearthcafemarket.com.

Thanks to Troy, her husband and business partner, Gary, and the whole Great Earth gang for spending a morning with us, and thanks to Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

Taste This! – Riff Cold Brewed Coffee

This week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt spent a morning at the Riff Taproom in Bend’s historic Box Factory and found out this is not your typical coffee shop.

Thanks to Bobby and Paul Evers and a special thanks to Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

War Stories: David Deichler

In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war and some who didn’t. This week we introduce you to the story of Marine Corps veteran David Deichler.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.