Outdoors

Outdoors Sheriff: Divers find body in Oregon Coast lake Sheriff: Divers find body in Oregon Coast lake
Five juveniles were swimming on the east side of Woahink Lake when a member of their group went underwater and didn't resurface Thursday around 6 p.m., the sheriff's office said. Divers found a body Friday morning.
Outdoors 'Unprecedented' toxic algae bloom disrupts shellfish harvests 'Unprecedented' toxic algae bloom disrupts shellfish harvests
Federal biologists have embarked on a research expedition to examine the largest toxic algae bloom along the West Coast in more than a decade, an occurrence that has prompted the closure of some shellfish harvests in Washington, Oregon and California.
Outdoors Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15 Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15
Beginning next winter, the park will collect a $10 per vehicle fee for visitors coming to enjoy the winter scenery and recreational opportunities. The park has always been authorized to charge fees in the winter, but has not done so in the past. Keeping the park open in the winter is very expensive, and it is hoped that the winter fee might help repair and maintain facilities that are subject to extreme wear and tear when kept open during the severe conditions encountered at the park in winter. Entrance stations will not be open, but visitors will be asked to stop at the visitor center to voluntarily submit the winter fee.
Outdoors Razor clamming closed along entire Oregon Coast Razor clamming closed along entire Oregon Coast
Razor clamming is closed along the entire Oregon Coast due to elevated levels of domoic acid, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday.