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Scio, OR, United States

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Past articles by Zach:

Oregon mountain passes to get another foot of snow, rain returns to Willamette Valley

Oregon's mountains will continue to get hammered by winter's wrath Thursday to Friday. → Read More

Betsy Johnson, rural lawmakers and loggers condemn Oregon state forests plan

The former candidate for Oregon governor was joined by around 100 rural residents in opposition to a state Habitat Conservation Plan. → Read More

Bend backcountry skier killed in avalanche on Black Crater

Search and rescue teams on Friday were still working to recover the body of the man. → Read More

When will it end? Willamette Valley stuck in cold, snowy pattern into next week

How much longer will this cold, wet and snowy weather remain with us? → Read More

Winter storm alerts issued for Willamette Valley foothills, Portland, mountain roads

Winter storm warnings have been issued across northwest Oregon, including the edges of the Willamette Valley → Read More

Snow forecast for Willamette Valley Saturday night; a foot possible for mountain passes

The National Weather Service is forecasting Willamette Valley snow yet again while the Oregon Cascade Range passes could see another foot of powder. → Read More

Shred the dunes: Rare major snowfall allows Oregon Coast snowboarding at Cape Kiwanda

A uncommon major snowfall event at the Oregon Coast allowed for a rare chance to snowboard the dunes. → Read More

‘Not going away’: Snowy pattern for Willamette Valley returns late weekend into next week

The wintery mischief that’s plagued northwest Oregon recently isn’t going away anytime soon. → Read More

Another 1 to 3 inches of snow forecast for Willamette Valley into Thursday

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Salem, Eugene and the rest of the central and southern Willamette Valley into Thursday. → Read More

Salem man dies after fall from cliff near Cougar Reservoir and Terwilliger Hot Springs

A 22-year-old Salem man died after falling off a cliff located near Terwilliger Hot Springs on Saturday. → Read More

Snow forecast for Willamette Valley Wednesday and Thursday

Snow is forecast for the Willamette Valley Wednesday. But how much will fall and how big of an impact will it have? → Read More

Heavy snow to slam Oregon mountain roads, Willamette Valley snow possible

Heavy snow will blast Oregon’s mountain roads while the Willamette Valley will see a 50% chance of sticking snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. → Read More

Bills would give $1 million for work on Oregon Coast Trail

Two bills would appropriate $1 million from Oregon’s general fund for continued development of the Oregon Coast Trail. → Read More

Oregon mountain snowpack reaches 108% of normal, busy holiday ski weekend likely

Oregon’s Cascade Range passes gained around 14 inches of new snow on Monday and Tuesday to help boost Oregon’s snowpack to 108% of normal. → Read More

Oregon bill would increase penalty for assaulting rangers amid growing violence outdoors

The number of rangers being assaulted and harassed by visitors at campgrounds, on trails or at other recreation areas has increased in recent years. → Read More

Willamette Valley snow possible, major snow forecast for Oregon mountain roads

A snowstorm from Monday to Tuesday is forecast to bring major impacts to Oregon's mountains, foothills and possibly the Willamette Valley floor → Read More

Oregon again delays release of controversial wildfire risk map as Legislature considers issue

Oregon will delay release of a controversial wildfire danger map for the second time as the state Legislature takes up the issue. → Read More

Smith Rock bridge replacement will limit access at iconic park in late summer

Smith Rock State Park is getting a new bridge, but installing it will mean briefly losing access to some of the most iconic parts of the park. → Read More

Second whale washes ashore at Fort Stevens, third to die on Oregon Coast this month

The most recent whale is a baby gray whale that is roughly 12 feet in length, according to the Seaside Aquarium. → Read More

Winter weather advisory issued for Oregon mountain passes as snow returns

Snow levels will hover around 3,500 feet before dropping to 2,000 feet this evening. → Read More