Outdoors

Outdoors Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15 Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15
Beginning next winter, the park will collect a $10 per vehicle fee for visitors coming to enjoy the winter scenery and recreational opportunities. The park has always been authorized to charge fees in the winter, but has not done so in the past. Keeping the park open in the winter is very expensive, and it is hoped that the winter fee might help repair and maintain facilities that are subject to extreme wear and tear when kept open during the severe conditions encountered at the park in winter. Entrance stations will not be open, but visitors will be asked to stop at the visitor center to voluntarily submit the winter fee.
Outdoors BPA worker missing since 1987 BPA worker missing since 1987 (Video)
Julie Weflen's Bonneville Power Administration co-workers campaign for information gives her stepmom hope for answers in her disappearance.
Outdoors Asian demand turning Puget Sound's geoducks into gold Asian demand turning Puget Sound's geoducks into gold (Photo Gallery)
Last year, the U.S. exported $74 million, or about 11 million pounds, worth of live wild and farmed geoduck, mostly to China and Hong Kong. That's double the volume and value exported in 2008. An average clam weighs about 2 pounds and can fetch up to $100 per pound overseas.
Outdoors A few easy tips that can save your life on the water A few easy tips that can save your life on the water (Video)
As sunshine and 70s become more common this time of year, so do the spontaneous trips out to enjoy the warmth out on the water. And with that comes the busiest time of the year for water rescuers.

Sadly, May is the month with the highest amount of water-related fatalities in the Northwest and this year is no different.