PacificCorp buys 1,880 more acres for wildlife habitat

Company now owns nearly 4,500 acres in Swift-Marble area

COUGAR, Wash. — PacifiCorp has purchased another 1,880 acres of wildlife habitat in the Marble … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Access leading to the reservoir is good. Recent sampling indicated … Read more

Biking at La Pine State Park

La Pine State Park, which covers more than 2,000 acres in southwest Deschutes County, is … Read more

Outside Games run through Sunday

The Outside Games — a five-day celebration that includes hiking, biking, climbing, paddling, fly-fishing and … Read more

Central Oregon’s snowmelt means more outdoor pests

Ticks, mosquitoes may be on the rise

Expect more ticks and mosquitoes this spring and summer, say health authorities, which in turn … Read more

Hiking the Scout Camp Loop

Trail on the Middle Deschutes offers dramatic scenery

CROOKED RIVER RANCH — Finally free of snow, Cascade Lakes Highway had just opened from … Read more

Blue catfish are destroying the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland

More than a decade ago, the northern snakehead was Public Enemy No. 1 on the … Read more

Fishing safe in Detroit Lake, avoid swimming in reservoir

It remains safe to go fishing at Detroit Lake despite a toxic blue-green algae alert … Read more

Seattle sailing club leaves disabilities at the dock

SEATTLE — Bob Ewing rolls up to his sailboat in his wheelchair with the nonchalance … Read more

Drowning fears up in West as rivers surge with snowmelt

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Massive waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and rivers raging in … Read more

Mosquitoes in Oregon to be tested for Zika virus

After a snowy Central Oregon winter, mosquitoes and ticks are thriving across the region. Here’s how to stay safe this summer

The Zika virus didn’t make a big impact on Oregon last year, even as the … Read more

Indoor and outdoor learning collide in Eastern Oregon

It was the growl of a saber-tooth tiger that first caught my daughter’s attention. Then … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Access leading to the reservoir is good. Recent sampling indicated … Read more

Fishing at South Twin Lake

Frequent stockings of rainbow trout make South Twin Lake a popular place to fish. The … Read more

Hiking Black Butte

Hiking Black Butte

Black Butte is not necessarily an incredibly demanding or spectacular hike, but it is quite … Read more

Mountain biking at La Pine State Park

Trails ideal for beginners and families

LA PINE — While mountain bike trails in Central Oregon seem to be increasingly geared … Read more

World’s toughest mountain bike race attracts two from Bend

2,700-mile ride traces The Great Divide

This race is a tad more than Bend cyclists Tom Hainisch and Bryan Bergstedt have … Read more

How to teach climate change where most parents are skeptics

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — Jakob Namson peered up at the towering ponderosa pine before him. … Read more

Solo climber is 1st up Yosemite’s El Capitan without ropes

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — An elite rock climber became the first to climb alone … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Access leading to the reservoir is good. Recent sampling indicated … Read more

A 3-peak weekend: Mounts St. Helens, Adams and Hood

In the span of the Memorial Day weekend, Jason Keen became a veteran of scaling … Read more

South Africa’s ‘lion whisperer’ gets up close with big cats

DINOKENG GAME RESERVE, South Africa — The male lion brushes through the tall grass and … Read more

Riding the Mrazek Trail

By connecting multiple junctions, mountain bikers in Central Oregon can create any number of complicated … Read more

Fishing East Lake

Lava Lake has always been THE Central Oregon lake for fishing with kids. But if … Read more

Search for Indian motorcycle nets rainbow trout but no bike

There are good reasons why someone might have rolled an Indian motorcycle into a garbage … Read more

Fly-tying corner: BH Tungsten Princess

When the circumstances call for a stonefly nymph, reach for this bug. It looks like … Read more

Bikepacking the west side of the Cascades — a lesson loved

A trip along secluded BLM and Forest Service roads

I may be problematically susceptible to suggestion. Friends recently invited me to ride along on … Read more

Hiker treks 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail in just 3 weeks

Renowned Seattle hiker Heather Anderson left Bend on May 15

Heather Anderson insisted that, this time, she would not be going for a record. “I’m … Read more

Fisheries managers move to protect B-run

Washington, Oregon mull rolling closures, Idaho adopts wait-and-see policy

Washington and Oregon are poised to implement rolling closures of the steelhead fishery from the … Read more

Fishing Report

FISHING REPORT

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Access leading to the reservoir is good. Recent sampling indicated … Read more

Montana tags anglers with invasive species fee

Montana has taken a different twist on the regional fight against aquatic invasive species. All … Read more

Falcons soar back from brink of extinction in Virginia

For nine years, a pair of peregrine falcons have made their home in an unlikely … Read more

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