Busy Night for La Pine 911; Shop Fire, Rollover Crash and Medic Call 4-Minutes Apart

A shop fire, rollover crash and chest pain call within four minutes of each other Wednesday night had La Pine firefighters, police and medics scrambling

Chief Mike Supkis said just after 7 p.m., the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District responded to a shop fire on Huntington Road. At the same time, firefighters were also responding to a one-car rollover crash, also on Huntington Road. Additionally, La Pine firefighters were responding at the same time to a medical call for chest pain.

The driver of the car in the crash was taken to St. Charles in Bend. No word on the extent of injuries.

Supkis said one of the fire units responding to the car crash was diverted to the shop fire and arrived less than a minute after the 911 call was made. Firefighters knocked down the fire quickly.

LPRFD says the fire was caused by an overloaded electrical circuit. A 50-amp RV shore line was daisy chained to a 30-amp adapter to a 20-amp adapter and plugged into a 15-amp household receptacle. No one was injured in the fire and damage was contained to one wall and the ceiling area.

Image courtesy La Pine Rural Fire Protection District

La Pine Girl in Custody after Posting a Video Alleging School Shooting

A 12-year-old La Pine girl was arrested after a video she posted to SnapChat was reported to law enforcement. In the video the girl made claims about a potential shooting at La Pine Middle School. The video sparked fear in the community and law enforcement worked quickly to both protect students on campus and investigate the video.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.

Local School Tries to Curb Vaping Trend

Vaping among young adults and children is on the rise nationally and Central Oregon school aren’t immune from the issue. With teachers and health professional concerned about the potential health risks, communities having been trying to find way to curb the trend.

In Central Oregon, La Pine High School is spear heading a program that educated parents, community members and students about vaping, vape products and the potential health risks that could accompany them. The first meeting for the community was held Thursday night but school officials have said their doors are always open if parents or community members have questions.

Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland has more.

Preview: Road to Redemption

New Documentary on La Pine High Baseball Team Debuts on July 4th

Tune in on Wednesday, July 4th, when Central Oregon Daily debuts a new 30-minute documentary called “Road to Redemption”, a six-month journey with La Pine High School student-athletes who turned a devastating loss in the football playoffs to an inspiring run for the state title in baseball.

Here’s a preview of this Special Edition of Central Oregon Daily airing on July 4th at 3pm, 3:30pm and 6pm on KOHD-ABC and 7pm on KBNZ-CBS.

Free Lunches

The annual summer food service program is now available in hundreds of communities statewide, including here in Central Oregon. The program offers free meals and snacks to all kids ages one through 18.

For over a decade, the Bend-La Pine School District has ensured that no child goes hungry, even when school is not in session. Monday marked the beginning of the district’s free summer meals program, which provides healthy meals to children in Bend and La Pine.

At least one location in both Bend and La Pine provides breakfast and lunch to children. Parents are encouraged to attend and can also purchase a meal for $4.

The program is funded through the United State Department of Agriculture and is run by district staff members. The program provides and estimated 5,000 meals in the Bend-La Pine area over the summer months.

The program runs Monday through Friday ever week until August 24th in most locations. The free lunch program in La Pine will open at the La Pine Event Center starting July 9 and running through August 17. A full list of all the locations in Bend and La Pine, as well as times and dates, is available on the Bend-La Pine School District website.


The Great Outdoors: Oldest Ponderosa Pine in Region

There are so many natural treasures in Central Oregon that some can be easy to overlook. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to one of the oldest and biggest of those treasures at La Pine State Park.

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.

La Pine Boys Baseball Takes State


La Pine Wins Class 3A Baseball State Title

The La Pine Hawks came back from an early deficit and held on for a 10-5 win over Horizon Christian to earn the school’s first-ever state baseball championship in OSAA Class 3A action on Friday.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom was at Volcanoes Stadium and has all the highlights and reaction from the player of the game.

Riding for the Title

Equestrian State Championships in Redmond

Teenage equestrians from all across the state are in Central Oregon this weekend at the Deschutes County Fairground and Expo Center in Redmond.

Central Oregon’s Lisa Carton met some of the young riders who are competing in the Oregon High School Equestrian State Championships.

The team winners of this state competition move on to Washington to compete there at the Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship.