Outdoors

Outdoors Electrofishing the McKenzie River Electrofishing the McKenzie River(Photo Gallery)(Video)
It’s a beautiful sunny morning on the McKenzie River in Springfield, Oregon. Here, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is setting up for some of the first fieldwork of the season: they’re going electrofishing.
Outdoors Wildlife Safari elephants get new watering hole Wildlife Safari elephants get new watering hole(Photo Gallery)
The watering hole has elements for people as well as pachyderms. There's an underground tunnel that takes human visitors into an enclosure, a 12-foot waterfall for the elephants' splashing pleasure and a seating area above the falls so people can enjoy the view.
Outdoors 'Scud clouds': Don't be fooled by Mother Nature's ultimate prank 'Scud clouds': Don't be fooled by Mother Nature's ultimate prank(Photo Gallery)
Coming off of April Fool's Day and coming into the month that traditionally has the most "severe" weather (at least by paltry Pacific Northwest standards) I wanted to highlight a trick of atmospheric dynamics that fools countless people every year: "Scud" clouds and their tornado-like funnel impersonations.
Outdoors Woman trapped in wreckage of car in remote corner of Oregon Woman trapped in wreckage of car in remote corner of Oregon
Oregon State Police says 32-year-old Tarah Colwell's vehicle was spotted by Oregon Department of Transportation employees off Highway 95 near Rome. The workers say they hiked about 100 yards to the vehicle and found Colwell conscious, but trapped inside.