Authorities ID Body Found Near Sunriver

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has identified the human remains found over the weekend near Sunriver as 48-year-old Curtis Frederick Pagel.

According to Lt. Chad Davis, Pagel had no known recent address, but had lived in Oregon for many years. The cause of death is still being determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Curtis Frederick Pagel

A camper on Sunday reported finding a possible decomposed body alongside a forest service road near Wake Butte. Upon arrival, deputies confirmed it was human remains. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Sgt. William Bailey told Central Oregon Daily the body was badly decomposed and had been there for “months” and detectives determined foul play was involved in the death.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance with any information they may have about Pagel, including past work history, past residences or any recent contact they might have had with him.

The public is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

Ralph Lawler – Extended Interview with a Living Legend

His name is Ralph Lawler, and for folks who may not know, Lawler has been the beloved broadcast voice of the Los Angeles Clippers on both radio and television for more than 40 years. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with Lawler to chat about his career in broadcasting, his recent retirement and the incredible off season the Clippers are having acquiring both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.

Source on the Scene: Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene” sponsored by Indian Head Casino. Central Oregon Daily’s Meghan Glova gives us a preview of a popular outdoor quilt show taking place this weekend in Sisters.

LA Clippers Broadcaster Retires to Bend

His name is Ralph Lawler, and for folks who may not know, Lawler has been the beloved broadcast voice of the Los Angeles Clippers on both radio and television for more than 40 years. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with Lawler to chat about his career in broadcasting, his recent retirement and the incredible off season the Clippers are having acquiring both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. 

Destination Oregon: Newberry Crater, East Lake and Paulina Lake Lodge

Central Oregon is a year-round destination for thousands of tourists, and for good reason. With this in mind, Dave Jones stayed close to home for this week’s Destination Oregon. Thanks to the USFS at Newberry Crater 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.

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.