Dutch Bros founder Travis Boersma wants to build a luxury dining and drinking facility with betting machines that he says would help make horse racing at Grants Pass Downs viable. Oregon’s indigenous tribes say the “Historical Horse Racing” gambling terminals take business away from tribal casinos and shouldn’t be approved.
Until recently, Oregon’s southernmost glacier was on Mount Thielsen, an extinct volcano mountain in the Cascade Range, east of Diamond Lake in Douglas County. But sometime over the past half decade, Lathrop Glacier disappeared.
About a million Chinook Salmon could be released at a smaller than normal size next year. Due to a power outage at Cole Rivers fish hatchery in Jackson County, there won't be warm incubation tanks for the winter.