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Gray Whale Sightings Up Off Northwest Coast

A big factor is multiple days of calm, clear weather that made it easier to locate migrating gray whales.

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First Responders: Hikers Disregard Hazards After Eagle Creek Fire

First responders say they continue to deploy law enforcement and search and rescue teams to rescue hikers entering closed-off areas of the Columbia River Gorge.

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Crime Ring Targeted Fee Boxes At Oregon Parks And Campgrounds

A team of at least three people allegedly stole from numerous parks, campgrounds and trailheads in the Little North Santiam, Detroit Lake and Willamette National Forest areas last summer.

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Oregon Breaks Record For State Park Camping In 2017

Despite concern about increased screen time and a lack of nature in the modern diet, Oregonians are going camping more than ever.

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Snowboarder, Skier Die On Oregon's Mount Bachelor On Same Day

A snowboarder and skier died on Mount Bachelor in separate incidents on the same day after each fell into holes at the base of trees and were covered by snow, Central Oregon authorities said.

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Climbers Face Another Frustrating Setback On Mount St. Helens Website

For the second time this month, things did not go as planned for Mount St. Helens permit buyers. 

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After System Crash, Mount St. Helens Reopens Climbing Permits Site

It’s been nearly a month since a barrage of hikers overwhelmed the Mount St. Helens permit system. But starting Monday, those hoping to nab a coveted climbing permit will get a second chance.

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No Medals, But Golden Memories For Northwest Athletes At 2018 Winter Olympics

None of the 13 athletes with Pacific Northwest roots who competed in PyeongChang won a medal. But they seem to be coming home happy anyway.

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NW-Raised And Trained, But Competing Under Foreign Flags At Olympics

If you've been watching the Winter Olympics, you may have noticed athletes native to one country competing for a different country's team. There are three Northwest-raised and trained Olympians who are competing under foreign flags.

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Opt Outside: US Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees On Presidents Day

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington Monday in honor of Presidents Day.