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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Sheriff: Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a dead hiker was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:48 a.m.

Rescue teams help 3 fallen climbers on Mount Hood

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. – Officials say three climbers took a fall in the Hogsback area of Mount Hood. KATU-TV reports that Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies got a call about the …


Terror, heroism revealed in Oregon climbing death 911 calls

The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood – a lot of it. The critically injured …


Climber’s death on popular Oregon peak underscores dangers

Oregon’s tallest peak rises above the streets of downtown Portland, its gorgeous snow-capped slopes luring 10,000 climbers a year.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

1 climber dies, rescuers reach others on Oregon peak

Rescuers reached more than a half-dozen climbers stranded by tumbling rocks and falling ice on Oregon’s tallest peak before expected heavy snow makes conditions even more treacherous. One climber fell …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Missing hiker found alive near Mount Hood

A hiker reported missing in Oregon has been found alive near Mount Hood.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Mount Hood climber died after delays slowed rescue

A series of miscues and delays tested rescue operations on Mount Hood last May, adding critical minutes to the wait for help after John Thorton Jenkins fell nearly 600 feet. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Backpackers tried to save 1 of 2 fallen hikers at Mount Hood; one victim attended Gonzaga University

Backpackers frantically tried to save the life of one of the two young Portland women who apparently fell to their deaths at Mount Hood, a series of calls to Clackamas …


Rescuers say man killed on Mount Hood was not using ice ax

Rescuers who had come to a man’s aid after he tumbled down Mount Hood in Oregon say he had not been using an ice ax.


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Seattle climber dies after fall on Mount Hood

Authorities say a 32-year-old Seattle climber has died in a 600-foot fall on Mount Hood.


Actor, comedian Kevin Hart runs in Oregon relay

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart says he’s up for a sequel after running in an Oregon relay.


Mother, daughter spend night stranded on Mount Hood

A mother and daughter hiking pair have been rescued after spending the night on Mount Hood.


Searchers rescue lost hiker on Mount Hood

Searchers found an Oregon man who became lost during a day hike on Mount Hood.


Magnificent Mount Hood: Recreational opportunities abound

This territory is definitely Portland’s playground. There are numerous campsites, RV parks, motels, restaurants, golf courses and condos to ensure a comfortable get-away. Plus, small gateway towns leading up to …


Mount Hood’s Timberline Trail to fully reopen in 2017

One of the most spectacular trails in the United States – and perhaps the most iconic pathway in Oregon – is scheduled to reopen in full by the summer of …


Five ski areas on Mount Hood offer diversity, deep roots in sport

The Northwest’s most diverse skiing scene might be concentrated on one mountain. And it’s a notable spring bargain. Government Camp, at the foot of Mount Hood, is the birthplace of …


Oregon wildfires grow; Hood blaze jumps line

PORTLAND – Hot, dry weather complicated efforts Saturday to fight wildfires across Oregon as crews ordered the evacuation of recreation areas near Sisters and a blaze near Mount Hood jumped …


Whiteout preventing search for Mount Hood climbers

Whiteout conditions Tuesday prevented mountaineers or aircraft from searching for two climbers who have been missing on Oregon’s tallest mountain since the weekend.


Mount Hood rescue crews facing storm

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. – As a winter storm barreled toward Mount Hood, rescuers raced to find two experienced climbers missing for four days on Oregon’s highest peak. A military Black …


Oregon rescuers race clock in search for climbers

As a winter storm barreled toward Mount Hood, rescuers raced to find two experienced climbers missing for four days on Oregon’s highest peak.


Climber dies on Mount Hood

Large chunks of falling ice struck a Portland woman climbing Mount Hood and sent her 400 feet to her death on Wednesday, authorities said.