Lily, the 5-month-old Asian elephant, hopped in the water with her mom Rose-Tu and splashed around a bit. Lucky for all of us, a videographer from the zoo was there to capture it all and share with the world.
Hot, dry weather and winds made it difficult for fire crews to contain dozens of fires over the weekend.
It's one of the latest trends among photographers - wearable 'action' cameras that allow us to share unique perspectives of the world around us.
The DFPA says the Shively Creek Fire is 20% contained, and has not grown in size since Monday.
Photos of the Shively Creek Fire courtesy Kyle Reed of the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
It's a proposal that could end fishing opportunities for hatchery salmon in the Milicoma, as well as eliminate the hatchery steelhead program on the South Coos and Coquille rivers.
USDA Forest Service land managers have proposed expanding a ban on camping along the McKenzie River in Oregon to limit damage down to waterways by homeless camps. The proposal would ban camping and campfires within a 1/2 mile of the river outside established campgrounds.
You're going to need to water more than usual and let the water penetrate to make sure plants and flowers are getting enough to drink.
People burning debris were responsible for at least 36 of the 65 wildfires reported, according to Keep Oregon Green Association.
The 400-acre area known as Castle Rocks has been closed off and on to climbers since 2003, and may close permanently sometime this summer.
A 150-acre fire southeast of Canyonville has tapped Douglas Forest Protective Association resources early in the season.
A magnitude 2.7 earthquake shook the earth in eastern Douglas County early Monday morning.
While the skies will be sunny this weekend local experts warn waters will be cold and residents should be cautious.
Three national wildlife refuges in the Willamette Valley have banned running on their trails, and officials have posted new signs to warn visitors of the rule.