Culture/History, Outdoor

Mountain Lookout

One woman describes her time as a fire lookout on the south coast in the late 1950s. STORY BY THERESA VERBOORT Driving south of Coos Bay, on Highway 101, my mind always flashes back to my stint as a forest fire lookout, when I was a new graduate of Bandon […]

Culture/History, Outdoor

Ship of Mystery

Update June 2022: Ship timbers recently extracted from a sea cave near Manzanita were dated to the 1600s, providing strong evidence that they were from the Spanish galleon, Santo Cristo de Burgos. To read more about the recent find, visit the webpage for the Maritime Archeological Society. The timbers are […]


Sanctuary for Wolves

Sanctuary near Waldport provides a home for wolves as well as educational tours. PHOTOS COURTESY WHITE WOLF SANCTUARY In the forested mountains east of Waldport, Arctic wolves howl and play from amid the safety of spacious, enclosed habitats. The White Wolf Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization, has a mission to preserve […]