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Course offers wilderness skills

JOSEPH — An outdoor course offered through Prairie Mountain Folk School will equip participants with skills to diminish the chance they will get lost in wilderness settings.

Students will learn to interpret maps with a variety of...

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BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Flowering hawskbeard offers arrangement of petals
BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Flowering hawskbeard offers arrangement of petals

Name: Long-leaved Hawksbeard

Scientific name: Crepis acuminata

Long-leaved Hawksbeard is one of nine species of Crepis in northeast Oregon. They are found in northeast Washington to California, to Montana to New Mexico, at low to...

Spring chinook season extended on Umatilla

The spring chinook salmon season on the lower Umatilla River from the Highway 730 bridge to Threemile Dam has been extended through June 30, because of a strong return of fish to Threemile Dam.

“After a slow start to chinook run, the...

Keep your eyes peeled when on the river

SALEM — The Oregon Marine Board advised paddlers, rafters and tubers to look out for trees and other river obstructions.

While the trees benefit fish, they can prove a risk for people on the river, according to the written statement from...

Pendleton teen gets jail, loses hunting license for poaching
Pendleton teen gets jail, loses hunting license for poaching

Oregon State Police used a Pendleton teen’s own digital images to help put him in jail for poaching multiple game animals in 2017.

The crimes also cost Joseph Reid St. Pierre, 18, his hunting license for life.

St. Pierre faced seven...

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