By now we’re all pretty aware that social media platforms are tracking our web activity and using that information to target us with ads. Now, we’re finding that not only is it social media platforms, but all those streaming services you use to watch TV and movies are also collecting data on you.
Central Oregon Daily’s Meghan Glova has a festive start to fall at Smith Rock Ranch.
Smith Rock Ranch is open every Friday through Sunday for the rest of October. If you want to beat the ticket line ahead of time, go to smithrockranch.com.
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.
There are plenty of chat apps out there that can allow you to talk to people around the world, but those same apps can also be particularly dangerous for the teens and preteens who use them. Jamey Tucker has more on one of those apps. The Kik app that has found itself in the middle of controversies involving adults targeting minors.
Capping a 27-point second quarter outburst, Nolan Morris caught a 64-yard touchdown pass and then followed up minutes later with a 98-yard interception return to lead visiting North Medford to a 47-19 non-league football victory over Bend Senior High Friday night at Punk Hunnel Stadium.
For his effort, the junior earned Century 21 Relentless Player of the Game honors.
September 12, 2019
The Opportunity Gap and Community-Led Solutions
Oregon is experiencing widening socioeconomic disparities, and now, more than at any time in the past several generations, the circumstances into which a child is born largely determine the life he or she achieves. Community- and local-led change is the backbone of transforming our state. Communities across Oregon, whether connected by geography or common experience, can tell stories about who they are and what they value. When these stories focus on strengths, assets and shared values, they harness the power of positive change to address complex challenges. This is especially important in rural communities, low-income communities and communities of color, which all play a pivotal role in designing sustainable solutions.
This forum will focus on highlighting the stories of local Central Oregon organizations and people who have organized to create solutions that work for and because of the communities in which they exist. They highlight how building relationships across diverse communities is a necessary underpinning for efforts to address opportunity gaps. The forum will also focus on mobilizing all of us to create or champion community-engaged solutions.
City Club of Central Oregon – August 15, 2019 Forum
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Urban Renewal
Urban renewal is not just for blighted inner cities. With Bend’s fast-paced growth, we have the opportunity to redefine the center of our city as a place that accommodates mixed residential and commercial development, entertainment and community-friendly spaces. The City of Bend’s Core Area Planning process is currently identifying how to move these opportunities forward, using tools like urban renewal.
This month’s forum will focus on the Bend Central District (BCD), which has been the impetus for much planning and community advocacy to become a more dense, mixed-use neighborhood.
Featured speaker Michele Reeves is a national expert in helping communities recognize and leverage their strengths, and accomplish their economic development goals. Michelle will show how other communities have successfully used redevelopment to create vibrancy and provide economic opportunity to a wide cross section of their community, along with pitfalls to avoid. Case studies will include urban renewal and economic development initiatives that:
- Lower barriers to entry for minority-owned businesses
- Provide wealth-building opportunities for small businesses priced out of a market.
- Create district vitality for modest investments
In addition, hear from Allison Platt, Senior Planner of Growth Management with the City of Bend with a brief update of the current progress in the BCD.
Last week, we told you about a new wild steelhead sanctuary on the Umpqua River. This 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.