Even after snow, Central Oregon still mired in drought – 2/14/2019

Even after snow, Central Oregon still mired in drought – 2/14/2019

By Stephen Hamway Cold, snowy storms pounded much of the Pacific Northwest, Central Oregon included, for a week, prompting winter weather warnings and canceling travel plans over the mountains. By the time those storm cells passed through, they’d dropped more than...
Walking on a Knife’s Edge – 11/12/2018

Walking on a Knife’s Edge – 11/12/2018

by Caleb Diehl The trail that cuts through the Wild West of rural land-use politics in Oregon’s high desert. Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva crested a canyon rim and faced an endless expanse of sagebrush. He was hours from any sort of town, after spending days swimming...
Rockfish are bouncing back from years of overfishing -12/20/2018

Rockfish are bouncing back from years of overfishing -12/20/2018

By Cassandra Profita Booming populations of yelloweye and bocaccio rockfish, cow cod and ocean perch could bring in $60 million and support hundreds of jobs in California, Oregon and Washington. Federal fishery managers are increasing the catch limits for several West...