It was a bit of a surprise considering there wasn't much solar flare activity but the Northern Lights made a faint appearance over Western Washington Monday night.
To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year.
Trip visits to Smith Rock State Park, the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and Crater Lake National Park surged in 2014 due in large part, according to parks officials, to the state's savvy "Seven Wonders of Oregon" media campaign.
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.
"There's big seas, high winds and bad weather. There's lots of steep cliffs, there's lots of inaccessible areas," Coast Guard pilot Lt. Caroline Kearney said. "We usually don't get a lot of calls here, but when we do they're usually pretty serious when the helicopter gets called out."
A 5.7 earthquake shook off the coast of Northern California on Wednesday just before 1:09 p.m.
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse will re-open for free public tours starting Sunday.
Wolves in Oregon have hit the threshold for consideration of taking them off the state endangered species list.
Watch #LiveOnKVAL Thursday at 6 or 11 p.m. for a special report on the Coast Guard and the Oregon Coast.
A man remains lost at sea after a boat with three people on board capsized off Paradise Point on Sunday afternoon. Two of the 3 made it safely to shore.
A cluster of 8 earthquakes shook northwestern Nevada overnight, about 40 miles southeast of the Oregon town of Lakeview.
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.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department is sending the bear to the Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary near McCall, Idaho.
National Park workers found a relic of the old West hiding in plain sight last November.
Ground was broken this week on a tsunami-proof school building on the coast at Westport. It is the first of its kind in North America.