Outdoors

Outdoors Hundreds take the Polar Plunge Hundreds take the Polar Plunge(Photo Gallery)
Hundreds of people cheered as 303 polar plunge participants raced without hesitation into the cold Willamette River in support of Special Olympics Oregon athletes.
Outdoors Snowy mountain + new antenna + freezing temps = ODOT at work Snowy mountain + new antenna + freezing temps = ODOT at work(Photo Gallery)
When winter arrived early in the mountains of northeastern Oregon, a team of state employees and private contractors set out in the snow for the top of an 8,000-foot mountain to install a 20-foot radio antenna to serve as a lifeline for fish and game officers in a remote corner of the state.
Outdoors Idaho lawmakers back $2 million to kill wolves Idaho lawmakers back $2 million to kill wolves
This wolf control fund's proponents argue existing measures by federal trappers and hunters aren't enough to tackle wolves that prey on sheep, cattle and elk herds coveted by hunters.
Outdoors Study: Volcanoes can go from dormant to active in a couple months Study: Volcanoes can go from dormant to active in a couple months(Photo Gallery)
A new study suggests that the magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Oregon’s Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years, but that the time it takes to liquefy and potentially erupt is surprisingly short – perhaps as little as a couple of months.