▶️ Keeping things sweet for others

It’s a story of success from a hobby to a profession. Marcie Risch loves baking cakes and giving back by making people happy. Central Oregon Daily’s Samantha O’Connor visits with Marcie to find out who and what inspired her to dedicate herself to the baking world.

You can contact Marcie Makes at 541-279-8365 or marciemakestwo@gmail.com.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a  profession with a new edition of Origin Story every Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.

▶️ Expanded hunting opportunities on Hart Mountain Refuge

Plans to expand hunting opportunities on national wildlife refuges are moving ahead with new hunting seasons scheduled this fall. On this week’s edition of The Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely takes us to the nearest refuge impacted by the changes, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, in remote southeast Oregon, where some hunting already occurs.

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.


▶️ Birdseed isn’t just for the birds

In this Taste This! culinary adventure, Dave Jones visits with Birdseed Food Co owner Ashley Chase to get the scoop on her gluten-free granola. Birdseed granola is available locally at a variety of locations, including Newport Avenue Market in Bend, Oregon.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

▶️ Exploring Bend’s history by bike

Bend has a rich history, but it can be hard to take it all in from behind the wheel of your car. It is much easier to view that history from a bike. For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones hops on an e-bike for a trip down memory lane.

Thanks to the folks at Let it Ride for showing us around. Join us every Thursday for another new edition of Destination Oregon, where Dave Jones takes you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state.