Two Campers Found Dead in Tillamook Forest

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 23, 2014
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35-year-old Justin Norton and 53-year-old Nicholas Santangelo left their campsite at the Cedar Creek Campground late Monday night to look for some lost pets, and never returned.  They were last seen in a 1998 blue Ford Explorer.

Searchers found their bodies around 8:15 Friday night.  The Explorer went off a gravel road off Highway 6 in the Tillamook State Forest, rolling …

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Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
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Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

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100 Mile Float Ends in Canby

Posted by Mike Turner on August 22, 2014
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150 members of Paddle Oregon ended their adventure on the Willamette in Canby Friday afternoon.

The Willamette River keepers mix recreation and education each year as they explore a section of the River. This year’s trek began in Corvallis and floated nearly 100 miles to land at Mollala River State Park.

River keeper Travis Williams says its a chance to study the …

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Thirsty Trees Fall Due to Dry Summer

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 22, 2014
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Portland, Oregon     A number of trees have been falling all over the city.  The reason is we’ve been dry a very long time and the trees are bone dry.  Arborist Damien Carre  with Oregon Tree Care says, “Signs trees are in distress include leaves that turn yellow.  If the leaves curl, and the bark peels that’s a good …

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Hood to Coast Draws Thousands

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 22, 2014
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Photo Courtesy: KGW Photographer Eric Patterson

PORTLAND — Thousands of people will run or walk part of the 199 mile route from Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood to Seaside on the Oregon Coast this weekend.

The Hood to Coast Relay started in 1982 with eight teams.  Now in its 33rd year, there are more than 1,000 teams of eight to twelve runners …

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