Hiker Missing on Middle Sister

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A rescue operation on the Middle Sister should be under way soon after weather conditions forced crews to suspend operations. The hiker, 39-year-old Benjamin Newkirk, of Bend, reportedly fell down the west face of the mountain Wednesday night. Several teams went out, but the strong winds and white-out conditions were just … Continue reading »

Climbers Reach for Competition Win

EUGENE, Ore. — The pressure was on at a Eugene rock gym Saturday. Climbers faced off in a bouldering competition at Crux Rock Climbing Gym.