Oregon

Latest: Malheur occupiers sentenced
Latest: Malheur occupiers sentenced
Ten other participants still await their punishment.
The fire season by the numbers
The fire season by the numbers
Fire agencies are preparing for the eclipse hordes, in the midst of a large fire season.
Why I obsess about the names of plants and animals
Why I obsess about the names of plants and animals
Naming things makes individuals out of a landscape of birds, trees and bumblebees.
A gang of goats; Western weed booms; crow funerals
A gang of goats; Western weed booms; crow funerals
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The West braces for a “cosmic traffic jam”
The West braces for a “cosmic traffic jam”
Hordes of travelers have filled up campsites and hotels in preparation.
Who needs a camper when you could be cold and hungry?
Who needs a camper when you could be cold and hungry?
Why I’ll always choose camping in the wild over a luxury motorhome.
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
An angler documents his pursuit of the uglier species.
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Federal charges against John Kitzhaber have been dropped.
Your guide to the solar eclipse
Your guide to the solar eclipse
Totality, traffic, telescopes: How ready are you for the event of the century?
The thru-hike you’ve never heard of: Oregon Desert Trail
The thru-hike you’ve never heard of: Oregon Desert Trail
Photographer Meg Roussos shares views from her solo-trek deep in the backcountry.
A network of trails that spans the country
A network of trails that spans the country
The National Trails System, by the numbers.
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
At the border, migrants and long-distance trekkers hike side by side but worlds apart.
Hooligan Island; Tree-hoppers in Joshua Tree; Kanye for president?
Hooligan Island; Tree-hoppers in Joshua Tree; Kanye for president?
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
West Obsessed: Crimes against non-humanity
West Obsessed: Crimes against non-humanity
High Country News staffers discuss human-wildlife killings and conflicts.
LNG project rises again, with support from Mountain states
LNG project rises again, with support from Mountain states
White House backing could ease approval for the Jordan Cove export terminal, and set off a new drilling boom in the Interior West.
In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict
In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict
An Oregon rancher is charged for an elk slaughter.
Meet Ruth, who makes a home for the houseless
Meet Ruth, who makes a home for the houseless
After her husband’s death, a woman collects a new family.
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public
Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public
The state reverses course and decides not to sell its first state forest.
Homesick for nowhere
Homesick for nowhere
An Oregon man finds his sense of place in the Zumwalt Prairie.
Oregon’s monuments need protection from logging
Oregon’s monuments need protection from logging
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument shouldn’t be managed for timber interests.
Republicans shy away from town halls
Republicans shy away from town halls
Fleeing shouting matches, some politicians are changing the way they talk to constituents.
Oregon youths get another chance at learning outdoors
Oregon youths get another chance at learning outdoors
Outdoor School tries to give children common ground on conservation.