The State Department confirmed that Gordon Lee Rowan of Oregon was killed at the Ain Amenas field in the Sahara. U.S. officials identified Texas resident Frederick Buttaccio as the first death last week.
"Ghost Mine" will air at 7 p.m. PST on the Syfy network. The new show combines both the ghost hunting for which Syfy is known — the network's roster of programs includes "Ghost Hunters," which airs directly prior to "Ghost Mine" on Jan. 16 — and mining.
The mountain goat population appears to be growing on Central Oregon's Mount Jefferson, two years after Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs returned the high-climbing animals to the peak.
About 70 Rocky Mountain elk gather daily at Anthony Creek, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife feeding site at 4,100 feet elevation along the base of northeastern Oregon's craggy Elkhorn Mountains.
Mountain goats captured from the Elkhorn Mountains of Baker County were released at the base of Mount Jefferson on Tuesday, returning the animals to part of their native range in the Oregon Cascades for the first time since the 19th Century
Eleven tags for the Rocky Mountain goat are available for Oregon's 2009 hunting season. Eighteen of those goats now can be found near Baker City, where they were released by Fish and Wildlife officials in July.