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  1. Week ahead in spring sports: Playoff spotlight turns toward baseball, softballRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago |

    Class 6A playoffs, Monday-Wednesday-Friday : The 32-team field begins play with first-round action Monday. Winners advance to Wednesday's second round, followed by quarterfinals on Friday.


  2. Smith Rock heart attack (where is that bus?): Memorable moments in 7 Wonders of OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 |

    These climbing ratings are confusing to non-climbers. Suffice it to say that they go up exponentially, like the Richter scale does for earthquakes.


  3. 10 best Oregon trails to check off your list this spring, summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 |

    Although Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne in central Oregon is mostly known as a mecca for rock climbers, the hiking opportunities within the park are outstanding. Middle North Falls, 106 feet, on the North Fork of Silver Creek, one of the 10 waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park, near Silverton, Oregon, on April 2, 2015.


  4. 10 best spring hikes in central Oregon's high desertRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 |

    These are the best hikes, though these are more hiking areas than single hikes because most have has multiple trails. You could quadruple the length of spring break and not hike all the trails at these places.


  5. Whychus Creek Trail, riparian zone in central Oregon near Sisters damaged by vandalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 |

    Vandalism near Whychus Creek in central Oregon near Sisters is causing erosion into the creek and impacting stream banks and the scenic beauty of the area, according to news release from the Deschutes National Forest . Sometime more than a week ago, a volunteer river steward reported to the U.S. Forest Service that vandals had destroyed a scenic area near the Whychus Creek Trail.


  6. Honoring the valiant, distinguished life of Marlene Schmidt DuyckRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 |

    Described as a woman "who spent her entire adult life devoting herself to her family and the church," Marlene Schmidt Duyck '59 received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from Valley Catholic School. Presented annually by Valley Catholic and the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Foundation, the award is given to graduates who excel in their life's work, demonstrate a high standard of personal integrity, strive for excellence and live a valiant life.


  7. Reports detail fatal fall on Middle Sister outside BendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | The Oregonian

    Before his fatal fall near the summit of Middle Sister , a Bend man told his climbing partner he was "bonking" - dizzy and running out of energy. Atop the 10,047-foot mountain in the dark close to 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 12, Benjamin "Ben" Newkirk, 39, and Ryan Burton, 25 - a pair of climbing buddies who took to the high country together almost every weekend - took a break so Newkirk could regain his bearings.


  8. 'Wild' adventures await on Oregon's Pacific Crest Trail: make your own hit movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 |

    Little Crater Lake, Mount Hood National Forest, Clackamas County. Scenes along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in Oregon.


  9. Tumalo State Park set beautifully on Deschutes River, with more geese than people in winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 |

    Canada geese seem more like a bonafide wildlife sighting when you see them in the snowbank along the Deschutes River in central Oregon than in a Willamette River park in Portland. Either way, the geese keep a wary eye on human intruders, standing their ground along the bank ready to jump in the water and swim away, should a person approach too closely.


  10. Pilot Butte State Park offers bird's-eye view of Bend, central Oregon volcanoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 |

    Down below, you're in a busy shopping district, then a residential neighborhood, as you drive to the parking lot. Up above, on top of Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, you have the world at your feet.


  11. West Linn falls short in Schwab final; Lynnwood takes Shootout title: ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 |

    West Linn's three-point barrage not enough to overcome Montverde Academy in title game of Les Schwab Invitational Pendleton advances to Wilsonville Tournament final by making 26 of 32 free throws , including 18 of 21 in fourth quarter, in 63-58 win over Springfield Sisters routs Banks 47-24 to reach championship game of Sisters Holiday Tournament Joseph Smoyer's 29 points not enough for Franklin in 68-64 loss to West Albany in Abby's Holiday Classic Girls basketball Lynnwood throttles South Salem 59-38 for championship of Nike Interstate Shootout, becoming first Washington team to win title since 1995 South Medford knocked out in semifinals of tournament in California by St. Mary's of Stockton, ranked fifth in the nation After losing twice in final, Hermiston finally wins championship of Les Schwab bracket in Nike Interstate Shootout, beating Centennial 43-37 La Pine sets school record ... (more)


  12. Sisters embraces an urban amenity: A year-round food cartRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 |

    A few food carts could become a permanent fixture in downtown Sisters after a recent decision by the city approved them for a corner lot next to a bike and ski shop owned by Mayor Brad Boyd, whose term ends in January. Food carts within the city have been approved as temporary vendors in the past, but the application submitted by Boyd for the quarter-acre lot is the first time anyone has undergone a site plan review for a piece of property where the carts could be kept year-round.


  13. Giant cuckoo clock at PDX welcomes travelers, in a very Portland wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 |

    Travel Portland , the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, unveiled the centerpiece of its winter advertising campaign at Portland International Airport, December 18, 2014. A 24-foot tall, handcrafted cuckoo clock, recognized as the largest free-standing cuckoo clock in North America, looms over the south atrium between the A, B and C concourses, drawing stares, snapshots and squeals from passing travelers.


  14. Live Chat: Gladstone, North Bend battle in class 4A finalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 |

    Playoff scores: North Bend def. La Grande 71-22, South Umpqua 42-13, Mazama 41-40; Gladstone def.


  15. Bend climber missing since Wednesday found dead near summit of Middle SisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | The Oregonian

    A multiday search for Benjamin Newkirk came to an end late Sunday morning when search and rescue found the missing climber, who fell off a ridge on Middle Sister on Wednesday, Nov. 12. "Knowledge of the mountain terrain as well aircraft surveillance assisted in locating Newkirk," according to a press release from the Lane County Sheriff's Office. He was found approximately 800 to 900 feet below where he fell.


  16. Search starts again for climber who reportedly fell down Middle SisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 |

    Searchers started looking again for a 39-year-old Bend climber who reportedly fell while nearing the summit of Middle Sister three days ago. Ben Newkirk has been missing since Wednesday at about 10 p.m. But winds up to 60 mph, whiteout conditions and frigid temperatures hampered search efforts on Thursday and Friday.


  17. Mt. Bachelor clears runs for new chairlift, looking for ways to get guests into new terrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 |

    Well, Mt. Bachelor waited, too. The central Oregon ski resort has the go-ahead from the Deschutes National Forest to build a new chairlift, but those kinds of big investments are usually made when money flows freely.


  18. McKenzie Pass Highway in Central Oregon closed until summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Oregonian

    A group of riders road along 1930s-era McKenzie Pass Highway in May 2009, in the magical time before the snow-surrounded road reopens to cars. Cyclists try to ride behind the closed gates shortly before they reopen to cars, when the road is likely to be clear of snow or nearly so.


  19. Henley's Lexi Healy, Phoenix girls prevail in 4A meet: 2014 Oregon state cross countryRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 |

    EUGENE Henley junior Lexi Healy held off Phoenix sophomore Danielle Jantzer for the second week in a row to win the OSAA Class 4A girls cross country championship Saturday at Lane Community College. Phoenix, the runner-up last season, won its first team title.


  20. Forest Service drops plans for two paved recreation trails in SistersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | The Oregonian

    In the face of determined resistance from rural subdivisions, the Forest Service has dropped plans this year for two paved trails originating in the Central Oregon mountain resort town Sisters. Residents of the subdivisions said the trails for pedestrians, runners and bicyclists would be too close to their homes, or putting it through the woods rather than along a highway where users would be visible could spook wildlife, causing more deer-vehicle collisions.


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