Local Elementary School Students Connect With Students in Paradise

Weeks after the Camp Fire devastated the Northern California town of Paradise, students are now returning to school, but in nearby Oroville.
After learning about the destruction of the Ponderosa Elementary School in California, the students at Ponderosa Elementary School #inBend discovered a shared connection and are now helping the school with the same name.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story.

Bend-La Pine Schools

Brewing for a Cause

Sierra Nevada, located in Chico, saw first hand the destruction of the Camp Fire and decided create a special brew to help the victims. 100 percent of the proceeds from the Resilience IPA goes to help fire victims recover and other breweries are jumping on board.

Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond is also brewing up their own Resilience beer and Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker stopped by to see how the brewing was going.

Local Man Collects Donations for Fire Victims

Last weekend Bend resident Chris Coburn set up a small tent in Drake Park to collect donations for those who lost everything to the fires in California. The improptu donation drive did so well that he’ll be out at Drake Park again this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. collecting more donations, which will be trucked down to California that night.

Impact of California’s Camp Fire

The Camp Fire in northern California has become the deadliest in the state’s history, but it can be hard to wrap your head around the number of homes lost and the destruction left behind. That’s not a problem for one local family, who has seen the destruction impact their own relatives. Central Oregon Daily’d Allison Roecker spoke with a Bend family whose relatives’ home disappeared as the fire ripped through the town of Paradise.