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Hiker killed in likely cougar attack suffered broken neck

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Records released this week show that an Oregon woman likely killed in a cougar attack near Mount Hood suffered a broken neck and had over a dozen puncture wounds to the nape of her neck.

Washington State Parks announces 2019 free days

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer 12 free days next year. On free days, visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.

Off the hook: Swallowed tackle doesn’t seem to stymie sturgeon

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

A study of sturgeon in Hells Canyon determined a significant portion of the long-lived fish have hooks and other fishing tackle in their digestive tracts, but they seem to be able to process and pass the metal without harm.