Outdoors



‘Cheetahpult’ helping speedy residents stay fit

A custom-made contraption has catapulted the Oregon Zoo’s cheetahs toward a new level of fitness. Dubbed the “cheetahpult,” it’s an 8-foot wooden device that flings a ball far enough for a cheetah — the fastest land animal on earth — to chase. After more conventional ball launchers fell short, the cheetahpult was designed and built by staff members with the zoo’s speediest residents in mind.

August 17, 2018 4:10 p.m. read more..
 

Hot days impact fishing

Anglers can do their part to reduce the stress fish are under, according to state officials. This is especially important when fishing in waters that include native fish that may be released.

July 31, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


ODFW invites hunters to forum

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting to discuss big game hunting regulations and tag numbers for 2019 next week in The Dalles. The forum begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Dalles ODFW Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Drive.

July 13, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..
  

Outdoor Beauty

A native lupine blooms in the foothills overlooking the Columbia River near The Dalles.

June 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Six honored for ‘Eagle Watch’ support

Six volunteers were honored for long-time support of The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch with Volunteer Excellence Coins from the Corps Foundation. “What volunteers began as a one-time event for our agencies has snowballed into an annual expectation by the community. It continues to grow, thanks to our excellent volunteers,” said Amber Tilton, a park ranger with The Dalles Lock and Dam.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Unexpected Visitors

Three deer spent the day lounging at the Anderson Homestead on W. 16th St., near the Fort Dalles Museum earlier this week.

April 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Multnomah Falls view opens

Multnomah Falls’ lower viewing platform is open to the public for the first time since it was closed over six months ago due to the Eagle Creek fire, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday.

March 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Spring Hike

Hikers on a Friends of the Columbia Gorge trail in Mosier pause at a falls on Mosier Creek during a bird watching hike Monday morning.

March 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Wanted: Volunteers for Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures with Military Heroes is seeking volunteers to help organize yearly hunting and fishing trips for wounded warriors, and ideas for other programs. “We are open to anything outdoors that a veteran wants to do; whether its photography or some other kind of activity,” said Fred Coleman, a captain at Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue and president of the local nonprofit group.

February 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Bronze Beauty

A bronze elk appears to be leaping through the sage brush and pine of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center on a recent sunny day.

February 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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