OR-7 has more pups, looking 'lean'

OR-7 has more pups, looking 'lean'

Famed Jackson County wolf OR-7 and his mate have added two new pups to their Rogue Pack in eastern Jackson County, but the wolf whose epic 2012 journey to find a mate drew international interest may be getting a bit long in the tooth, authorities say.

Trail cameras earlier this month captured images of two new pups that have boosted the Rogue Pack's total to as high as nine wolves, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The photo shows the two young pups ambling along...

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OR-7 has more pups, looking 'lean'

OR-7 has more pups, looking 'lean'

Famed Jackson County wolf OR-7 and his mate have added two new pups to their Rogue Pack in eastern Jackson County, but the wolf whose epic 2012 journey to find a mate drew international interest may be getting a bit long in the tooth, authorities say.

Trail cameras earlier this month captured images of two new pups that have boosted the Rogue Pack's total to as high as nine wolves, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The photo shows the two young pups ambling along...

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Battle for Yellowstone Lake

Battle for Yellowstone Lake

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Mike Finley traveled earlier this month from his Medford home to his old stomping grounds to fish for one of America's more treasured trout in one of its most picturesque places.

Native cutthroat trout in the streams of Yellowstone National Park, where Finely was park superintendent for seven years, were more than willing to take turns biting Finley's barbless flies floated on creek surfaces.

"I'd catch maybe 10 and leave the hole for the next...

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Train-to-hunt competitors off to nationals

Ashland native Trever Neistrath will head to Utah next month to defend his national title in the third annual Train to Hunt Challenge, a biathlon of sorts for archery hunters looking to get into shape for the upcoming season.

Neistrath, 34, will be joined by two others from their Ashland-based club at the nationals set for Aug. 13-14 at a shooting range outside Salt Lake City.

Also headed to the national championships is Neistrath's wife, Lindsey, and Steven Dahn of Ashland, both....

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Fishing Report: Friday, July 29

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Small-craft and hazardous seas advisories are in effect for the Southern Oregon coast through Sunday, with 30-knot winds and nine-foot seas forecast. That will but a lid on salmon, bottomfish and tuna angling and discourage clammers looking to take advantage of some upcoming minus tides.

When anglers do return to the ocean, they must stay inside the 20-fathom line while fishing for rockfish to reduce pressure on...

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Get Out: Friday, July 29

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Poison Meadows hike

Saturday, July 30: Poison Meadows is a meadow complex on the western boundary of Crater Lake National Park. Jennifer Beck, Crater Lake National Park botanist, will lead a moderate, off-trail hike on rolling terrain through forest stands and meadows to see a variety of plants, including Mt. Mazama, leather...

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Edifying experiences on Mount Eddy

Edifying experiences on Mount Eddy

Sparkling blue mountain lakes, colorful wildflowers and — peek-a-boo — an edifying view of Mount Shasta.

For years, hiking friends have praised Mount Eddy. And, like the nearly unanimous response from most folks, my reply was, "Never heard of it. Where is it?"

Now I know.

Located west of Weed, Calif., Mount Eddy is tall but often overlooked. It doesn't stand out, because it's surrounded by other mountains nearly as tall and it's dwarfed by Mount Shasta. Still,....

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Zane Grey's cabin added to historic places registry

Zane Grey's cabin added to historic places registry

Zane Grey's one-room cabin on the Rogue River, where in the words of the famous novelist, "it flows through a lonely valley set down amid the lofty green mountain slopes," has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The historic cabin is located at Winkle Bar, one of the most unique sites along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River.

In 1925, Grey launched an expedition down the Rogue River from Grants Pass to Gold Beach with nine other adventurers in seven wooden boats.

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Giant lions, wolves and more found in cave

Giant lions, wolves and more found in cave

LOVELL, Wyo. — Out of the darkness of an ancient cavern near here, light is being shined on the last ice age.

“It is an impressive site for ice-age paleontology in North America,” said Julie Meachen, 38, professor of paleontology at Des Moines University in Iowa. “But with the work we’re doing now, it’s become even more consequential.”

Last spring Meachen authored a research paper showing that wolf bones recovered from expeditions.....

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Property owners rent luxury tents to Bend tourists

Property owners rent luxury tents to Bend tourists

BEND (AP) — A queen-sized bed. Wi-Fi. A home-cooked breakfast.

These amenities aren't usually found at the average campground, where campers are often responsible for bringing their own toilet paper and are lucky to access a shower.

But in the midst of peak summer tourist season, property owners are pitching luxury tents, teepees and campers on private property and offering them to Bend's tourists. The rentals cost anywhere from $15 to well above $100, with some that boast....

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