Outdoors



Vital and venerated: Mt. Hood Meadows turns 50

Mount Hood, called “the mountain of youth” by one speaker, is an ageless wonder to another. The 400 or so people at the 50th anniversary of Mount Hood Meadows ski resort Jan. 25 heard words honoring the half-century old resort as an organization, and the mountain itself as a vital, venerated place.

February 1, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


First super blue blood Moon in three decades

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood Moon because of its red hue.

January 31, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..


‘Eagle Watch’ is Saturday

The eagles have landed! The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is a popular site for visitors to see bald eagles as they congregate along the Columbia River to feed during their winter migration. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers will be on hand this Saturday to help visitors learn about our national bird, watch the raptors in their natural habitat and enjoy interactive educational activities.

January 18, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..


New regs available

SALEM—The new 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing and Big Game Hunting regulations are now available at outdoor stores and ODFW offices, as well as online. Licenses and tags for 2018 went on sale Dec. 1.

January 6, 2018 11:30 a.m. read more..


Emma’s Bear

Oregon Hunter Education Instructor and long-time outdoorsman Scott Napoli of Tygh Valley shares a young girl’s first bear hunt

January 6, 2018 11:24 a.m. read more..


Winter Shelter

A Boxelder bug (Boisea trivittatus), with orange markings on its wings and bright red eyes, hunts for a crevice in the bark of a Ponderosa Pine where it can shelter for the winter. The insects often overwinter in large groups.

December 6, 2017 1:17 p.m. read more..


Bigfoot debate: Spirit or science?

Last Friday night the Discovery Center hosted a lecture by Mel Skahan, called “Sasquatch & Spirituality.” Mel is a forester for the Yakama Nation, and he’s worked outdoors in that postion for over 20 years.

November 21, 2017 2:06 p.m. read more..


Sweet Visit

Wanda Fisher is 91 years old and enjoys feeding the birds at her home in the Pomona Meadows. These hummingbirds seem to appreciate her generosity on a cool fall day.

November 8, 2017 1:15 p.m. read more..
 

Long nights extend opportunities for stargazing

With the change of seasons, we’re entering that time of year when nights are long and darkness comes early. Starting Nov. 5, it’ll come even earlier with the end of daylight savings time. Our bright planets are no longer high in the evening sky and easy to see.

October 28, 2017 12:07 p.m. read more..
   

Oregon state park and trail closures ease

CORBETT (AP) — A handful of state-owned trails are reopening after being closed due to the Eagle Creek Fire. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on Monday re-opened Dabney State Recreation Area, Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, Rooster Rock State Park and Starvation Creek State Park.

September 28, 2017 1:40 p.m. read more..


Wildfires push Oregon hunters and hunted into new terrain

MEDFORD (AP) — Wildfires will displace both hunters and the hunted this fall as burning forests and backwoods public-safety closures push men and beasts into new haunts. Big-game animals such as deer and elk do fine in the face of wildfire, often showing uncanny abilities to stay ahead of encroaching flames or finding green oases amid a fire's roar. Creek anytime soon, they likely will feel at home in the smoky areas immediately around wildfires and closed areas, biologists say.

September 27, 2017 12:18 p.m. read more..

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