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.
Brandon Perryman made an everlasting mark on Mountain View’s boys basketball team, though it wasn’t by scoring a ton of points or hauling in a pile of rebounds. As a ninth-grader Brandon showed up for the first day of basketball tryouts not quite 5 feet tall. But he made the freshman team, and in the next two years he earned a spot on the junior… ... more