Category Archives: Parks & Recreation Dept.

Politics | Recyling | Diversity Outdoors – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The voter turnout rate in the May primary was just 33 percent. But Phil Keisling, director of the Center for Public Service at PSU says that is actually a triumph for Oregon. Also, we’ll get a preview of the upcoming special session of the legislature with OPB’s Dirk Vanderhart. More than five months after China […]
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Cottonwood Canyon adding cabins, ‘experience center’

Project funded by Oregon State Parks Foundation. Cottonwood Canyon, one of Oregon’s newest and most expansive state parks, is getting several new facilities to host more campers and activities. Four cabins, a bathroom and an “experience center” are under construction at the state park on the Sherman County side of the John Day River. The […]
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State historians differ with UO over historic value of East Grand at Hayward Field

A state agency and a representative of the University of Oregon are at odds over the historic status of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand, adding a wrinkle in the university’s push to demolish the 93-year-old structure to make way for a modern stadium.The university is required to consult with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office under […]
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Coquille River Water Trail releases new logo and calls on landowners for input

New logos for The Coquille River Water trail have been released this week as coordinators for the proposed 41-mile water trail are continuing to work with community members on phase one of the new trail. Introduced as a potential economic pull into Coos County last year, the trail will extend from Hoffman Myrtle Grove in […]
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Free Fishing Weekend coming up June 2-3

It’s free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.  During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents. Source: Free Fishing Weekend coming […]
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Special Honor To Be Bestowed On U of O’s Mother’s Day Pow-Wow

This weekend marks the golden anniversary of a major cultural event at the University of Oregon. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the 50 th Annual Mother’s Source: Special Honor To Be Bestowed On U of O’s Mother’s Day Pow-Wow | KLCC

End of the Trail

The marathon search for Oregon’s first director of outdoor recreation, a position offered in only four states, might soon reach the finish line. The state Parks Department could announce a hire by the end of the week. Source: Oregon Business – End of the Trail

Silver Falls is pure Oregon magic

What’s more magical than a waterfall cascading over a towering cliff, nestled deep in a lush Northwest forest? How about 11 waterfalls? How about a sprawling state park surrounding them? Few places capture the magic of Oregon nature like Silver Falls State Park, the crown jewel of our state park system, and one of the […]
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Progressives are playing dirty in Portland: Guest opinion

The unmitigated elitism of so-called “progressives” and their animosity to tradition and conservation are on full display in The Oregonian‘s April 29 op-ed by John Tapogna, Lorelei Juntunen and Mike Wilkerson, “A wake-up call for equality warriors.” Source: Progressives are playing dirty in Portland: Guest opinion |

Historic Vote Anniversary Shows How Some Northwest Issues Never Go Away 

Before there was an Oregon, Idaho and Washington state, there was the Oregon Country. Early settlers and pioneers voted to form a provisional territorial government 175 years ago this week.  The vote was close and featured arguments that may sound surprisingly familiar today. Source: Historic Vote Anniversary Shows How Some Northwest Issues Never Go Away […]
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