Monthly Archives: April 2019

Summer Tech Gadgets for the Outdoors

Summer Tech Gadgets for the Outdoors

With summer just around the corner, here are the latest outdoor gadgets. From a portable camp stove, to mosquito repellant soap, to what’s new in hammocks, here are some ideas for those who can’t wait to get outdoors.

Portable Fire Pit Camp Stove:
Enjoy the great outdoors with the Portable Fire Pit Camp Stove.  This unique camping stove makes campfire cookouts easy by allowing you to prepare meals quickly and with ease. Crafted of thick steel and made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, the stove is resistant to warping from high heat and can easily be assembled and disassembled for ease of transport.  Includes an 11-gauge removable steel lid and riser base that elevates wood to 4” above the ground to promote airflow so fires can burn hotter and longer. Cost: $179

Osana Mosquito Repellant Soap
All you have to do is take a bath to keep mosquitoes at bay. Forget lighting citronella candles or rubbing sticky mosquito repellant on you. Along with citronella, the soap also contains: natural menthol leaf extract, coconut, safflower and palm oils which cleanse and moisturize your skin. The good news is the osana mosquito repellant soap wont leave you smelling like chemicals and will keep those pesky buggers away. Cost: $23.74

Stand-up Weed Puller
With the Stand-Up Weed Puller you can extract weeds along with the roots ensuring that they will never grow again. This ingenious tool by Fiskars saves you the arduous task of bending over and kneeling down to remove weeds. With stand-up weed puller, you can extract weeds standing upright in a comfortable position. Cost: $39.15

Flying Saucer Hanging Hammock Chair
Relax outdoors and enjoy the weather, makes sure you are relaxing on the Flying Saucer Hanging Hammock Chair. The circular hammock keeps you cozy and comfortable.  Cost: $259.99

Channel updates in Madras, La Pine, CRR, Prineville, Culver and Metolius

Customers in Madras, LaPine, Crooked River Ranch, Prineville, Culver, and Metolius take note: On May 15, our customer notification channel will move from Channel 4 to Channel 1. In addition, the Central Oregon Visitor’s network (CO4) will move from Channel 21/121 (HD) to Channel 4/104 (HD). The Central Oregon Visitor’s Network is for people vacationing… Continue Reading

Central Oregon Daily News Receives 6 Emmy Nominations

Known for their unique way of telling news through “Storytelling of all That Matters to Central Oregonians,” Central Oregon Daily News received six Emmy nominations for their news programming featuring the leadership of news and sports reporter, Eric Lindstrom. The nominations come from the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.The… Continue Reading

Earth Day: Inspired 50 years ago

Earth Day: Inspired 50 years ago

After witnessing the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, former U.S. Senator and Wisconsin native Gaylord Nelson hosted the first Earth Day in 1970. At the time, the Santa Barbara oil spill was the largest oil spill in the United States. Within a 10-day period, an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude… Continue Reading

Personalized email scams on the rise

Personalized email scams on the rise

Gone are the days when we only needed to be wary of generic emails from unknown senders. As consumers and employees get cyber-savvy, criminals up their game by adding a personal touch to email and phone scams. Scammers are now doing more background research, getting to know more about email addresses, and working to establish… Continue Reading

What your favorite Thrones character says about you?

What your favorite Thrones character says about you?

We’ve all taken personality tests. You probably know your Myers-Briggs type, your DISC assessment, and even your Hogwarts house (Hufflepuff forever!), but do you know what your favorite Game of Thrones character says about you? Before we close the door on the final season of the HBO hit, let’s revisit some of Westeros’ remaining power… Continue Reading