• Nearly 30 small, shallow quakes rumble beneath Paulina Lake; seismologists see no cause for alarm

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    30 small earthquakes occurred beneath the eastern shore of Paulina Lake. Find out more here.

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (KTVZ) — Nearly 30 shallow earthquakes — too small to be felt — have occurred in the past week and a half beneath the eastern shore of Paulina Lake at Newberry Volcano, but U.S. Geological Survey seismologists said Monday they are not a cause for alarm and are “likely the result of fluids moving in the hydrothermal system.”

    In their information statement, the seismologists called it “a slight uptick in seismic activity” and said there were no signs of ground deformation or “other indications of unrest,” so the alert level for the area remains at “normal.”

    It’s been a decade since Cascades…

  • Cool, wet spring in store for much of Pacific Northwest

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    According to a top meteorologist, the Pacific Northwest will be cool and wet this spring and summer. Find out more here.

    SPOKANE — Spring and summer will be cool and wet in the Pacific Northwest as the La Nina weather pattern lingers, a top meteorologist told attendees at the Spokane Ag Show.

    Art Douglas, professor emeritus of atmospheric sciences at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., presented his annual weather forecast Feb. 1.

    “You guys are going to be kind of the lucky folks as we go towards the spring,” Douglas told farmers. “You all have a better sense of how well your crop is established. My feeling is, you’re going to have a pretty good turnaround with that crop because…

  • Snowboarder rescued from volcanic vent near Mount Hood summit in third rescue in five days

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    A snowboarder who fell into a volcanic vent was rescued on Mount Hood. Find out more here.

    By Zach Urness, Salem Statesman Journal

    A snowboarder who slid out of control into a volcanic vent near the summit of Mount Hood was rescued in a daring mission around midnight on Tuesday, according to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.

    George Stevens, 26, of Idaho, was successfully extracted from the Devils Kitchen fumarole with ropes by the Hood River Crag Rats and Portland Mountain Rescue after falling onto rocks deep in the fissure and sustaining serious injuries.

    He was transported down the mountain and loaded into an ambulance, according to rescuers, although his current condition is…

  • Oregon indoor mask rules will end March 31, at the latest

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    The mask mandate will be lifted on March 31st. Find out all the details here.

    On Monday, state health officials announced a schedule to lift the mask mandate in the coming weeks, based on current hospitalization trends.

    SALEM, Ore. — With COVID case rates declining and hospitalizations leveling off, most of Oregon’s indoor mask requirements are set to be lifted March 31 at the latest, state health officials announced on Monday.

    The mandate will be lifted for indoor public spaces and K-12 schools on March 31, but it will remain in place for health care settings, according to state health officer and epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger.

    He said…

  • Housing, hotel, retail spaces planned for vacant KorPine site in Bend

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    A new development is being planned for 21 acres in the heart of Bend. Discover more here..

    A vacant 21-acre parcel of land in the heart of Bend will soon be developed into a mix of apartments, affordable senior housing, homes, a hotel, and other retail space, according to a California-based development firm.

    Kennedy Wilson has entered into a joint venture with Matt Day, owner of Bend-based Hooker Creek Companies, to develop the project at the former KorPine mill site adjacent to Crux Fermentation Project and the Box Factory.

    “We are thrilled to expand our presence in Oregon and to partner with Matt Day and his family in bringing a thoughtfully and sustainably designed project to one of the most exciting and…

  • Oregon’s coho salmon run breaks record, steelhead numbers decline

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    Record-breaking numbers of coho salmon have made their way home. Find out more here.

    LOSTINE — A record-shattering number of coho has made the long journey from their home streams to the ocean and back.

    Nearly 24,000 coho salmon have made passage through the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River — the last dam between the ocean and the Grande Ronde and Wallowa rivers.

    The prior record, set in 2014, saw 18,098 coho make their way past the Lower Granite Dam. In recent years, those numbers have fluctuated between 1,449 and 8,178, with 2020 seeing just 7,797 coho return to the Lower Granite Dam. The run this year marks a…

  • Sky watchers might see meteors fly by during lunar eclipse this month

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    Tune into the sky late tonight/early tomorrow morning for what could be a spectacular show. Read on to find out more details.

    Original article by Jamie Hale of the Oregonian/Oregon Live

    Sky watchers will get a treat next week, with two astronomical events in the forecast for Pacific Northwest skies.

    A partial lunar eclipse will take place early Nov. 19, according to NASA forecasts, coming directly on the heels of the Leonid meteor shower, which is expected to peak on the nights of Nov. 16 and 17.

    Jim Todd, director of space science education at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, said that means there’s a possibility…