SOUTHEAST ZONE VIEWING Harney County Most migrant shorebirds and sandhill cranes have passed through the area for wintering areas further south. Look to agricultural lands near Burns for viewing opportunities of migrant Canada geese.
SOUTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, FOREST GROUSE, UPLAND BIRDS, WATERFOWL
Weekend fishing opportunities: Trout fishing has been good on the Blitzen River, which remains open to catch-and-release fishing. Ana Reservoir and River remain ice-free throughout the winter, and with a constant temperature of 60 F trout will remain active throughout the winter months.
Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Mill A Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 12, 2013.
TDW junior places 31st at west regional running event
Homeowners along Mill Creek, and some downtown business owners, are being asked by two public agencies to explore their flood insurance options due to the possibility of excessive runoff from a higher elevation as a result of damage caused by last summer’s wildfires.
Western officials have marked wildlife habitat
Measures taken to reduce operating expenses
CENTRAL ZONE VIEWING The changing weather―from hot summer conditions to cooler, wetter weather― will bring changes in the routines of animals. Deer and elk will be thinking about moving down on to the Wildlife Area from their higher summer ranges in the Cascade Mountains.
CENTRAL ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTEFOREST GROUSE, MOURNING DOVE, QUAIL, UPLAND BIRDS, WATERFOWL (see regs) BEAR SEASON CLOSED NOV. 30 IN EASTERN OREGON.
CENTRAL ZONE FISHING Weekend fishing opportunities: Trout fishing on the Crooked River continues to be very good.
Portland Area Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge If you live or visit the Portland area, put Oaks Bottom on your calendar. This month look for American Goldfinch, Dark-Eyed Junco Golden-Crowned Sparrow, White-Crowned Sparrow, Orange-Crowned Warbler, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Golden-Crowned Kinglet, Steller's Jay, Northern Flicker, American Coot and Red-Tailed Hawk and Northern Pintail.
WILLAMETTE ZONE HUNTING OPEN: BEAR, UPLAND BIRDS, DUCK, GOOSE, FALL TURKEY, FURBEARER
Weekend fishing opportunities: Winter steelhead fishing prospects should improve as the recent cold snap gives way to warmer temperatures and rain. Walling Pond will be stocked this week with 450 legal- and larger-sized rainbow trout. It was also stocked Nov. 18 with 50 large brood trout, and some of those fish could still be available. Walter Wirth Lake was stocked last week with 100 large brood trout. It will receive another 1,400 legal- and larger-sized rainbow trout this week.
HERMISTON, Ore.—Nearly 40 pronghorn antelope were captured and relocated from the Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) to Malheur County yesterday
OCDC Headstart: The Dalles site 2 hour delay. Odell site 2 hour delay.
The Gorge Gift Guide and Gorge Giving Guide are now available online.
Crews rushed to mount snow tires during the past week as motorists struggled to drive in snow and ice. Rain, and possibly freezing rain, are predicted Thursday
LOS ANGELES — Steve McQueen’s historic saga “12 Years a Slave” topped the nominations list for 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, boosting its Academy Awards prospects with four nominations. John Wells’ dysfunctional family adaptation “August: Osage County,” which hits theaters Dec. 25 and features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, also picked up awards-season momentum with three nominations, including outstanding performance for the cast.