Amanda Peacher is a multimedia reporter/producer covering Central Oregon. She started at OPB in 2011 as the Public Insight journalist.
Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist, wilderness ranger and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit.
Amanda has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the UO. She’s a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and has reported in Mexico as a Savage International Peace Fellow. In 2013, she reported for NPR Berlin on a two-month Arthur F. Burns fellowship. In 2014 she received the national Equal Voice Journalism Award funded by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to report on hunger and SNAP in Oregon.
Amanda enjoys cycling, playing cello and baking sweets.
A proposal to remove Bend's Mirror Pond Dam and redevelop the waterfront has strong community support. That's the result of a four-month public process presented Wednesday at a public meeting of the Mirror Pond ad hoc committee meeting.
The communication system for emergency responders in Ontario has been failing intermittently.
America's national emblem is the highlight of a celebration in Central Oregon this weekend.
This week's forecast calls for more clear, mild weather in much of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
local | Sustainability | News | EducationOPB | Feb. 9, 2015 7:20 a.m. | Bend, Oregon
Oregon State University announced new funding toward their plan for an environmentally sustainable campus in Bend Monday.
Wind gusts in Central Oregon reached hurricane-level strength Friday downing trees and causing power outages.
A bill in front of the Oregon legislature would make data centers exempt from state imposed taxes on assets that are beyond Oregon.
Top runners from around the country will be in Central Oregon next year for the USA Track and Field Cross Country Championships.
Last November the Woodgrain Mill shut down most of its operation in Prineville and laid off nearly 200 workers, after the mill's roof collapsed. Now, both the community and laid-off workers are struggling to recover.
Agriculture | local | Economy | NewsOPB | Feb. 3, 2015 3:11 p.m.
Potato farmers in Eastern Oregon have lost an important contract with Heinz. That's the company that owns the Ore-Ida brand.