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Amanda Peacher

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.

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Recent Articles

local | News

19,000-Acre Central Oregon Fire Spreading Rapidly

OPB | July 3, 2015 2:58 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Corner Creek fire in Central Oregon is now burning more than 19,000 acres. The fire spread quickly overnight.

Recreation | Economy | NW Life

Oregon Scenic Bikeways Contribute $12.4 Million In Economic Activity

OPB | July 2, 2015 3:30 p.m.

Cyclists who rode Oregon Scenic Bikeways spent approximately $12.4 million dollars in 2014, according to Travel Oregon.

News | local | Education

OSU-Cascades Breaks Ground On Bend Campus

OPB | July 1, 2015 7:15 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

OSU-Cascades is moving forward with construction of their four-year campus in Bend, despite legal appeals.

Environment | News | local

Crews Stretch Resources To Suppress Oregon Fires

OPB | July 1, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Fire fighting resources are stretched between two wildfires burning in Central Oregon. 

local | News

Suspected Arson Fire At La Pine School

OPB | July 1, 2015 10:15 a.m.

School employees reported a fire at a middle school in La Pine early Wednesday.

Environment | News | local

Firefighters Working To Control Blaze In John Day Fossil Beds

OPB | June 29, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Dayville, Oregon

The Sugarloaf Fire is burning in grassland, juniper, and conifer forest, and was likely ignited by lightning. Part of the wildfire is within the John Day Fossil Beds.

News | local | Education

Bend Group Appeals OSU-Cascades Decision

OPB | June 26, 2015 4 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

A Bend group appealed a decision Friday about the construction plan for OSU-Cascades.

Environment | News

Oregon Firefighter Trains For A Big Season

OPB | June 25, 2015 11:45 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Across the West, wildland firefighters are preparing for a busy season and a hot, dry summer. We followed one new firefighter for a day of field training near Redmond.

local | News | Water

Heat Wave To Scorch Oregon This Weekend

OPB | June 24, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees in parts of Oregon and Washington.

local | News | Forestry

Firefighters Contain 30 Percent Of Buckskin Fire

OPB | June 22, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Fire crews are making progress containing the Buckskin wildfire in Southwest Oregon. The fire has been burning for more than a week near Cave Junction and O'Brien.


Eastern Oregon Ski Area Goes Up For Sale

OPB | June 19, 2015 4:34 p.m.

A small ski resort in Oregon's Blue Mountains is up for sale.

local | News

Applicants Line Up For Bend's New Affordable Housing Units

OPB | June 17, 2015 3:31 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

All this week, there's been a long line of hopeful tenants outside the nearly-finished affordable apartment complex in East Bend.


Crews Work To Contain Buckskin, Little Basin Fires

OPB | June 17, 2015 11:45 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Two wildfires are burning on opposite corners of Oregon.

Business | Politics | local | News

Deschutes Leaders Discuss 'State Of The Community'

OPB | June 16, 2015 2:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Deschutes County residents gathered Tuesday for the annual State of the Community address in Bend.

NW Life | News

Buckskin Fire Grows To 2,000 Acres

OPB | June 15, 2015 10:57 a.m.

A fire in Southwest Oregon near Cave Junction has grown to 2,000 acres.

local | News

Crews Gain Control Over Fast-Moving Fire Near Bend

OPB | June 11, 2015 3:54 p.m.

Fire officials in Bend warned that some residents should be ready to evacuate as a brush fire quickly spread Thursday.

Sports | local | News

Nike Becomes First Company To Have Its Logo On NBA Jerseys

OPB | June 10, 2015 2:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Nike will become the official apparel provider for NBA players, starting in 2017, the athletic apparel company and the NBA announced Wednesday.

Education | Land use | Communities | Land | News | local

How Land Board's Ruling Affects Planned OSU Campus

OPB | June 9, 2015 5:36 p.m.

What is the controversy over the planned OSU-Cascades campus? Why do some oppose it?

News | Land use

Land Board Opinion Favors OSU-Cascades And City Of Bend

OPB | June 9, 2015 1:32 p.m.

Oregon's Land Use Board of Appeals favors plan for OSU-Cascades in Bend. 

Environment | News | local

Mercury Cleanup Begins In Central Oregon

OPB | June 8, 2015 6 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Cleanup of a mercury-contaminated site began Monday on a Bureau of Land Management area in Central Oregon.