A decomposing 40-foot sperm whale carcass washed up near Chetco Point in Brookings. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says the carcass is too far gone to haul off, and the beach sand is too shallow to bury it, so it will be left to rot. Department spokesman Chris Havel says it came in on the tide early Thursday. People who go to look at the whale are advised to approach from upwind.
Move over, large lap pools. Smaller swimming holes are making a big splash. Sure, the economy is playing a role in making this luxury littler: Smaller pool equals smaller budget. But it's more than that, says Brett Berry, owner of Landscape Renderings, a Missouri business that designs and builds outdoor living environments. “You can create a fantastic sense of intimacy and atmosphere with a small… ... more