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Oregon Growers Checking For Heat Damage To Grapes, Berries

Capital Press | Aug. 7, 2017 11:05 a.m.

Oregon berry and grape growers are watching for damage caused by unusually hot weather that settled into Western Oregon and the Portland area.

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Oregon Endurance Academy Draws College Skiers Across Nation

AP | July 23, 2017 12:12 p.m. | Bend, Ore.

Bend has never been much of a college town, but it is a place where college students — especially college athletes — want to spend summer vacation.

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Officials: Fire Near Summer Lake, Oregon, Was Human Caused

OPB | July 11, 2017 11:20 a.m.

The fire is now 50 percent contained and is burning 5,833 acres — down from 6,200 as of Tuesday morning.

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Fire Burning Near Summer Lake In South-Central Oregon

AP | July 9, 2017 11:50 a.m.

A wildfire burning in near Summer Lake in south-central Oregon has destroyed a hunting cabin and an outbuilding.

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Hut-To-Hut Biking On Mount Hood

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:45 p.m.

The Cascade Huts are 256-square foot green, metal structures along the Mount Hood bike loop.

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How To Hike From Portland To The Oregon Coast

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:45 p.m.

Jim Thayer wanted an accessible trail through the Coastal Range that avoided highways and stayed on public land.

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Luxury And Hardship At Mount Hood's Cloud Cap Inn

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

The Cloud Cap Inn is the oldest Alpine lodge in the United States.

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Pedaling The Rails From Enterprise To Joseph, Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Part bike, part old-fashioned rail car, railriders travel on the tracks between Joseph and Enterprise.

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Counting Mountain Goats On Mount St. Helens

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Prior to the eruption of Mount St. Helens, few people realized there were mountain goats living in the area. A recent survey shows they are thriving in the region.

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Skip The Drama, Backpack With A Llama In Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Llama backpacking is popular among Oregonians who don't want to carry a heavy pack on the trail.

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Shepherdess Briana Murphy Takes On Portland Foliage

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Briana Murphy's goats clear foliage throughout the urban jungles of industrial Portland.

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At 87, Buzz Bowman Is Still Patrolling Mount Hood

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Buzz Bowman is the longest-serving member of the Mount Hood Ski Patrol.

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Painter John Simpkins Creates Beauty From Solitude

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Painter John Simpkins and his dog Phoebe are the sole residents of Andrews, a ghost town at the base of the Steens Mountain.

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At 88, 'Raptorman' Jim Anderson Still Lives Up To His Nickname

OPB | June 30, 2017 1 p.m.

At 88 years old, Jim Anderson can be found climbing trees, tracking eagles and continuing the conservation work that earned him the nickname “Raptorman.”  

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The Sand Labyrinths Of Bandon, Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Labyrinths appear on every continent on the planet, in every climate imaginable — including the southern Oregon Coast.

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Fun In The Sun At The Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The famous Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest has been held every June since 1964.

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An Upriver Journey On The Chetco

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The Upper Chetco River is difficult to access, but that doesn't stop some kayakers from paddling it — upstream.

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Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival is one of the largest in the country.

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Backpackers On The Olympic Coast

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The rugged trail in Olympic National Park goes right along the water for 73 miles, traversing pristine beaches accessible only on foot.

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Drift Diving The Wilson River

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Mike Lees dives into the Wilson River to count the number of juvenile steelhead, salmon and trout that hatch there each year.