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Apr 6, 2013 at 8:44 AM
By Tuesday, the cabin burglar's life on the lam came to an end, done in by an educated guess by searchers who had grown to know his tendencies, the tracks he left with his snowshoes and the sounds of him chopping wood outside a cabin near a mountain reservoir.
Apr 2, 2013 at 5:00 AM
For the first time, federal biologists are assessing whether illegal marijuana gardens in the back woods of the West could threaten the extinction of a wild animal.
Feb 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM
As exploding targets become more popular they are more often linked to wildfires. The devices have been blamed for starting at least two dozen fires across the West last summer.
Feb 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Big changes are in store for the nation's forests as global warming increases wildfires and insect infestations, and generates more frequent floods and droughts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns in a report released Tuesday.
Feb 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Two Oregon employees of a helicopter company accused of causing an accident that killed 9 people in 2008 by falsifying aircraft records could face prison if found guilty of federal criminal charges brought against them by a grand jury indictment.
Dec 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM
The 4-month-old bear nicknamed "Boo Boo" was discovered by a fisherman in a tree along the Salmon River in August days after the 312-square-mile Mustang wildfire complex passed through the area.
Nov 6, 2012 at 10:49 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A study of mountain streams in the West over the past 60 years finds the hottest temperatures of summer and the lowest water levels of fall are converging — which is bad news for salmon.

The authors say the...
Nov 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM
A study of mountain streams in the West over the past 60 years finds the hottest temperatures of summer and the lowest water levels of fall are converging — which is bad news for salmon.
Nov 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM
On the spectrum of enigmatic beasts, the wolverine is only slightly less mysterious than a sasquatch. Between 1921 and 2000, fewer than 10 verified sightings were recorded in Oregon.
Oct 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM
The U.S. Forest Service has reopened bids on a contract to operate the next generation of firefighting planes after two companies protested the initial award.
Sep 26, 2012 at 1:33 AM
The fire, named the Milepost 66 fire, closed one eastbound lane of the I-84 freeway from milepost 65 to milepost 68 late Tuesday, about a mile from Hood River. The lane remained closed Wednesday morning so crews could park vehicles and set up gear.
Sep 17, 2012 at 6:53 AM
Two teenage boys from Federal Way died Sunday during a hike in the mountains outside of North Bend after falling from rocks near a water fall.
Sep 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Fire crews continued to work on containing a 1,200-acre fire burning in rugged terrain near the Columbia River Gorge as high temperatures and increasing winds pushed smoke from the fire towards the Portland metro area on Friday.
Aug 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will install a gate across the Saddle Dam Boat Launch at Blue River Reservoir, about 4 miles northeast of the town of Blue River, Ore. 
Installation work will close the launch ramp 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily,...