Outdoors

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.
Outdoors Mudslide: 911 callers ranged from calm to frantic Mudslide: 911 callers ranged from calm to frantic(Video)
Audio recordings of 911 calls made in the moments after a massive, deadly mudslide struck the tiny Washington state town of Oso ranged from a frantic woman who reported people screaming for help to a caller who described her amazement that the landslide had pushed a house all the way across a highway.
Outdoors 50 years ago: 9.2 quake hits Alaska, triggers tsunami wave 50 years ago: 9.2 quake hits Alaska, triggers tsunami wave
The earth shook for 4 1/2 minutes on March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. as the largest earthquake in U.S. history tossed and bent Alaska. The 9.2 magnitude earthquake killed 15 people. Another 113 died in tsunamis, including 4 in Oregon. The damage was costly: $113 million in 1964 dollars, more than $2.3 billion by today's standards.
Outdoors Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, Good Friday quake in Alaska Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, Good Friday quake in Alaska(Photo Gallery)
The earth shook for 4 1/2 minutes on March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. as the largest earthquake in U.S. history tossed and bent Alaska. The 9.2 magnitude earthquake killed 15 people. Another 113 died in tsunamis, including 4 in Oregon. The damage was costly: $113 million in 1964 dollars, more than $2.3 billion by today's standards.