Taste This! – The Jerk Kings

In this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt heads to Redmond to visit with the owner of a local food truck and enjoy a delicious island lunch.

Find The Jerk Kings Monday through Saturday in Redmond at Wild Ride Brewing and in Bend at River’s Place and also online at the jerkkings.com.

A special thanks to Newport Avenue Market. They give us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short!! Eat good food! And have fun doing it!

Source on the Scene: Flight Aboard the Ford Tri-Motor

This week Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker takes us into the sky on America’s first commercial airliner: the Ford Tri-Motor.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings, pick up the most recent issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.

And 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.

 

 

Good Samaritan Helps Redmond Cop Restrain Suspect

Just before nine a.m. Thursday morning, the Redmond Police Department received a call about a disruption at Proust Coffee in downtown Redmond. A man had threatened to assault one of the coffee shop customers, but had left before police could arrive.

Officer Allen Speck, the responding officer, searched the area for the suspect and found 22-year-old Redmond Resident Trenton Yates making his way back toward the coffee shop. Officer Speck identified himself as a police officer and tried to talk to Yates, but things turned physical. Thankfully, a passerby stepped in to help the officer.

Central Oregon Daily spoke to good samaritan Travis Wilson, and Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on this story.

Flights Touch Down in Redmond After Two-Day Closure

After winter weather and damaged equipment closed Redmond Airport the first flights in two days touched down and took off from Redmond this morning. While more delays and cancelations are expected as winter storms continue, the airport is up and running.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan checked in with some travelers who were able to get back to Central Oregon this morning.

More Hotels Coming to Redmond

Redmond could soon see an 50 percent increase in hotel rooms in the city thanks to a number of national chains planning expansions into Central Oregon. This means more revenue for the city as well as more access for visitors.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with Redmond Mayor George Endicott to find out more about how these new hotels could affect the growing city.

Safety Concerns for Highway 97

A fatal crash last week left one woman dead after succumbing to her injuries, and caused extensive delays since the highway was shut down as crews investigated and cleared the scene. Crashes like this aren’t uncommon on this stretch of highway, an issue that has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to push for some safety improvements for the corridor between Redmond and Bend, but budget restrictions are proving an issue for the sweeping changes that are likely needed.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with ODOT officials and residents to see what kind of changes could be in store for Highway 97.

Redmond Marching Band Needs New Uniforms

The Redmond High School marching band has been a part of the community since it was started in 1927 and in those 90 years the band has only had three uniforms. Each set of new uniforms has been expected to last over 20 years, but these most recent uniforms have lasted almost a generation. That age shows with some uniforms missing buttons, zippers are broken, some just don’t fit many of the students and students and teachers alike describe the uniforms as “outdated.”

Central Oregon Daily’s resident band kid, and reporter, Anyssa Bohanan has more on how the band hopes to raise $55,000 for new uniforms.

Redmond Students Deliver Meals for Those in Need

Students in Redmond have embraced the holiday spirit and have been creating food gift baskets for the Family Access Network, or FAN, which supplies meals for those in need. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went up to Redmond to ride along as the students delivered those meals in style.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, This One Drives for FedEx

A random act of kindness by a 10-year-old Redmond girl has forged a friendship between her and the local FedEx driver who delivers her medication. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom brings us this heartwarming story, just in time for the holidays.

First Responders Train for Worst-Case Scenario in Redmond

It’s the kind of event that you don’t want to think about, but you have to prepare for it.
That was the situation on Friday when the Redmond Police Department – ORDeschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregonand other first responders held a Mass Casualty Drill at Obsidian Middle School.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton was there and has more on today’s drill.