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Central Oregon Correspondent

David Nogueras

David served as OPB's Central Oregon Correspondent from May 2010-June 2014. He reported on a broad range of topics, from geothermal energy to craft beer.

Before moving to Bend, David spent seven years at NPR in Washington D.C. During that time, he worked as a producer at All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. In 2008, David was selected as NPR's Reporter Intern following in the footsteps of previous recipients like Guy Raz and Ari Shapiro. David earned a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont where he majored in Music. David's stories have appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace and The World.

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Recent Articles

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3 More Counties Seek Emergency Drought Declarations

OPB | May 13, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

A state advisory board is recommending that Governor Kitzhaber approve emergency drought declarations for three more Oregon counties. 

Body Of Fallen Climber Found On Mount Hood

OPB | May 13, 2014 8:57 a.m.

The body of a climber who fell on Mount Hood Tuesday morning has been located.

local | Education | News

EOU Administration Considering Cost-Cutting Measures

OPB | May 12, 2014 4:21 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Administrators at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande are considering cost-cutting measures that could pare down academic offerings, and eliminate dozens of administrative and teaching positions.

local | Science | News

Quake Detected Off Oregon Coast Too Far Away To Pose Danger

OPB | May 12, 2014 1:25 p.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a minor earthquake about 200 miles off the coast of Coos Bay just before noon. But it was too small and too far away to pose any risk on land. 

local | Business | News

Museum Begins To Move Historic Airplane Collection To Central Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2014 3 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Look to the skies in Central Oregon this week and it's possible you might catch a glimpse of aviation history overhead. 

local | Business | World | News

Trade Mission Will Focus On Bringing Oregon Dairy Products To Asia

OPB | May 8, 2014 2:54 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Representatives of Oregon's Dairy Industry will be in Seoul, South Korea Friday to kick off a 12-day trade mission across Asia.

local | Land | News

Electric Cooperatives Concerned About Sage Grose Proposals

OPB | May 7, 2014 4:31 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The head of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association told Washington lawmakers Wednesday that proposals to protect the greater sage grouse in Oregon could wind up raising the cost of electricity for rural ratepayers.

local | News

Police Continue Search For Escaped Deer Ridge Inmate

OPB | May 6, 2014 1:58 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Law enforcement officials are continuing the search for an escaped inmate who broke out of a minimum security facility near Madras this weekend.

local | Forestry | News

Forest Service Plans Central Oregon Prescribed Burns

OPB | May 4, 2014 6 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Residents of Central Oregon could see some smoke in the air this week, as the U.S. Forest Service attempts to conduct several prescribed burns in advance of fire season.

local | Politics

House Republican Primary Offers Rare Choice For Second District Voters

OPB | May 1, 2014 3:50 p.m.

Republican voters in Oregon's 2nd Congressional District have more than one name to choose from in this month's primary election, for the first time in eight years.

local | Education | News

OSU Delays Completion Of New Bend Campus By 1 Year

OPB | April 29, 2014 1:57 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Oregon State University says it's pushing back the scheduled completion date of a new four-year branch campus in Bend by one year.

local | Agriculture | News

Blueberry Growers Get Their Day In Court After 'Hot Goods' Ruling

OPB | April 25, 2014 3:02 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

A federal judge has upheld a previous ruling throwing out settlements between the U.S. Department of Labor and two Oregon blueberry growers accused of minimum wage violations. 

local | NW Life | News

Avalanche Warning Issued For Mt. Hood, Western Slopes Of Cascades

OPB | April 24, 2014 12:06 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Northwest Avalanche Center in Seattle has issued an avalanche warning between Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier.  But the danger zone might extend even farther than that.

local | Land use | News

Judge's Ruling Clears The Way For New Sno-Park West Of Bend

OPB | April 23, 2014 5:32 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The U.S. Forest Service says a new sno-park west of Bend should be open to visitors by next winter.   The announcement comes roughly a week after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the project.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Land | News

BLM Moves To Restrict Geocaching In Central Oregon

OPB | April 22, 2014 2:49 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

In Central Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management is putting new restrictions on the outdoor hobby of "geocaching."

local | News | Economy

La Pine Poised To Increase Grow Acreage By 20 Percent

OPB | April 18, 2014 4:49 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

This week in Central Oregon, commissioners in Deschutes County are expected to finalize the transfer of two parcels of federal land, totaling 1,000 acres, to the city of La Pine and the La Pine Park and Recreation District.

local | Forestry | News

Ashland May Redraw Fire Hazard Maps To Include Entire City

OPB | April 17, 2014 2:56 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Fire authorities in Ashland are recommending changes that would bring the entire city into what's known as a wildfire hazard zone. 

News | Family | Economy

Auditor's Report Details Challenges Faced By Oregon Welfare Program

OPB | April 16, 2014 4:50 p.m.

A newly released audit of Oregon's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program concludes little to no progress is being made on the goal of moving beneficiaries toward self-sufficiency. 

local | News

Redmond Considers Old School For New City Hall

OPB | April 15, 2014 2:10 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Improvement in the economy is prompting Redmond's City Council to revisit plans for a new city hall.

local | News

Armed, Possibly Suicidal Man Taken Into Custody At PCC Sylvania Campus

OPB | April 15, 2014 11:39 a.m.

Police in Southwest Portland detained a 35-year-old student on Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus Tuesday morning after receiving a report the man was armed and possibly suicidal.