Berg’s Sends First Bus to Mt. Hood

EUGENE, Ore. — The owner of Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop in Eugene says they’ve have to make some major adjustments this year, because of the lack of snow. Willamette Pass has just announced it’s doing a partial opening on Friday, but Berg’s won’t send a bus up there this weekend. Instead, they’re sending a … Continue reading »

Ski Businesses Await Snowfall

EUGENE, Ore. — Expected snowfall throughout Oregon is welcome news for ski resorts that haven’t been able to open in weeks. There’s currently about 15 inches of snow at the Hoodoo Ski Resort. Willamette Pass got 6 inches of snow overnight. They need at least two feet of snow to open, but with snowfall expected … Continue reading »

Rare Bumblebee Discovered on Mt. Hood

PORTLAND, Ore. – A recent survey by the Xerces Society has uncovered Oregon’s westernmost rare bumblebee. The Oregon Zoo Foundation funded a survey by Xerces Society biologist Rich Hatfield, who spent six weeks identifying bumblebee species in the Mount Hood National Forest this summer. Hatfield discovered a dozen of the rare, western bumblebees near Timberline … Continue reading »

Rescued Hiker Describes Ordeal

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Against all odds, an injured hiker who got lost in the snow on Mount Hood survived his ordeal and is now telling his story. David Anderson had set out on a daring mission to hike from Cascade Locks in the Columbia Gorge all the way to the Mexican border. But his journey … Continue reading »