Outdoors

ODOT Road Construction Update

JACKSON COUNTY • INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Exit 24 (Phoenix), Jackson County curb ramps, Phase 2A ($1.4 million) This project will replace ADA sidewalk curb ramps in Jackson County. Construction will take place at and around I-5 Exit 24 (Phoenix). Work areas will be located on both sides of the[Read More…]

Commission To Consider Fishing, Hunting Fee Increases

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the 2025-2027 agency requested budget, including proposed fee increases for hunters and commercial and sport fishermen, at its meeting this week. The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s budget is funded through a mix of lottery funds, federal funds, the general fund, and others.[Read More…]

 Grants Pass Downs Season Starts Soon

Racing on the Rogue is back at Grants Pass Downs. The thoroughbred and quarterhorse racing at the Josephine County Fairgrounds includes a seven-day program beginning the Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16 weekend. The Downs’ summer program includes three weekends and ends on its traditional July 4 closing day (a Thursday). Post time[Read More…]

Packer’s Cabin Vandalized

Recently discovered by US Forest Service personnel, Packer’s Cabin, a historic Forest Service cabin located on the Gold Beach Ranger District of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, has been broken into and vandalized. This quaint, historic 3-bedroom cabin is located approximately 1.5 hours from Brookings. The damage to the cabin[Read More…]

It’s National Fishing And Boating Week

We’re in the middle of National Fishing and Boating Week, an annual observation and celebration of the benefits these two recreational pursuits provide to individuals and the economy. Whether you’re an experienced angler or casting for the first time, there’s so much to learn and enjoy. Those of us who’ve[Read More…]

Fish, Clam And Crab Free This Weekend

No fishing or shellfish licenses or tags are needed this weekend, Oregon’s annual first weekend of June Free Fishing Weekend. This applies to both residents and nonresidents, and also includes free parking and camping Saturday in Oregon State Parks. All other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size[Read More…]

Popular Shellburg Falls Reopens

Courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry One of the most popular Santiam State Forest recreation areas, Shellburg Falls, will reopened after being closed in the aftermath of the 2020 Labor Day wildfires. “It’s almost unbelievable how wildfire can impact the landscape,” said Joe Offer, Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Recreation[Read More…]