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.
PENDLETON — Moments after giving birth last Friday, Kimberly Weathers cradled her tiny son in her arms and cried. Pistol Tuff Weathers, red-faced and trembling, was nothing less than a miracle. Nine months ago, Kimberly had an idyllic life — a spouse who loved her, two active sons, a thriving business and her health. She and husband Bill rejoiced when they discovered Kimberly was pregnant… ... more