Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Lakeview, Lake County
The mule deer was named for its large ears that along with its nose are its first line of defense.


The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State Police are investigating a confirmed cougar sighting that occurred about 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 7 near the Sweetbriar Elementary School in Troutdale. Officials surveyed the area this week after receiving two reports from Troutdale area residents, including one with a photo of the animal. No further sightings have been reported...
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America’s National Parks Need Our Help Now More Than Ever
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, MAY 12, 2017

I’ve always believed that our national parks and our national monuments were as secure as Yosemite’s Half Dome: solid as a rock, inviolate, and well-protected from those who would try to diminish or exploit them. Sadly, that’s not the case. In May of 2014, I wrote an article titled “America Needs Parks Now More Than Ever.” At the time, there was...
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Main Stem Eel update
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 12, 2017

Eel River

“The main stem Eel is looking better every day,” said Paul Grundman of Rio Dell’s Grundmans Sporting Goods. “The water level has dropped considerably this week, and it should be fishable by the weekend. I wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t some downrunners around and you may even run into some fresh ones as well.” As of Wednesday, flows were...
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Getting Kids Hooked
Backcountry Travels
by Phil Akers, MAY 12, 2017

Now,  more than ever, we need to get our kids involved in the outdoors. Many kids are becoming softer and lazier with each generation, losing touch with nature, depending on technology to instantly learn everything, presumably, and get them where they need to go. We are also losing many of our precious natural resources. Kids should understand – and more...
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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Pit River Campground, along the banks of the Pit River, remains closed to the public until the extensive flood damage to the recreational area can be fixed. The raft and kayak launch and the lagoon are still flooded; damage to these areas will be assessed once the flood waters recede.   BLM crews are using heavy...
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 Public access to shooting areas along Iron Mountain Road west of Redding will be restricted from May 16 through May 26, while the Bureau of Land Management completes a project to control storm water drainage. There will be no restrictions from Saturday to Sunday, May 20 to 21. Officials at the Bureau of Land Management Redding Field Office said restrictions are...
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