Outdoors

Outdoors Campgrounds on Diamond Lake open early Campgrounds on Diamond Lake open early
Unseasonably warm weather and low snow pack has created early recreational opportunities on the Umpqua National Forest. According to staff at Diamond Lake Resort, 1978 was the last year with weather this warm so early in the spring.
Outdoors Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015 Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015
Enough adult salmon are now finning off the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts to give Brookings a good chance to repeat as Oregon's top port for boating chinook. But the ever-changing ocean currents have to do their part.
Outdoors Some wildlife rehab work is a bear of a job Some wildlife rehab work is a bear of a job
Right now no one is good enough to rehabilitate black bears in Oregon, where no rehab centers have the facilities, staff and policies in place to meet the meticulous protocols for ensuring that cubs raised in captivity don't turn into nuisance bears once released.
Outdoors Cruise ship rescues pilot from ocean off Hawaii Cruise ship rescues pilot from ocean off Hawaii (Photo Gallery)
Holland America Line's cruise ship ms Veendam answered a request for assistance from the United States Coast Guard to rescue the pilot, who had ditched his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 after he experienced a mechanical issue with the fuel system.