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February 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Two skiers injured in an avalanche in the Oregon backcountry were in "satisfactory" condition with broken bones after about 50 rescuers labored for 16 hours to save them, authorities said Thursday. Rescuers had to leave the bodies of two other skiers on the northeast Oregon mountain until the weather improves. Two to three more inches of snow were forecast for Thursday night. Those killed were Jake Merrill, a 23-year-old ski guide for Wallowa Alpine Huts, and Shane Coulter, a 30-year-old aerospace engineer from Seattle who had been on the multi-day trip with five others, the Baker County Sheriff's Department said.
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NATIONAL
February 5, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian
A Seattle energy company received initial regulatory approval Wednesday to build five massive wind turbines floating 16 miles off the Oregon coast. The pilot project off Coos Bay would be the first offshore wind facility on the West Coast. It also would be the biggest demonstration of technology that places floating turbines on platforms in deep water, according to federal officials and executives at Principle Power, the developer. The turbines would be as tall as a 60-story building, vastly larger than typical turbines on land-based wind farms, and able to tap strong ocean winds that blow consistently in southern Oregon, said Kevin Banister, Principle's vice president for business and government affairs.
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Ariana Washington of Long Beach Poly, the state's top female sprinter, has signed with Oregon. Hurdler Kymber Payne signed with LSU. Oregon already has the state's top distance runner, Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley, headed to Eugene. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SCIENCE
February 4, 2014 | By Julie Cart
Twenty years of federal and local efforts to save the Oregon chub, a tiny minnow found only in the Willamette River Basin floodplain, have brought the fish to the verge of being taken off the endangered species list. If the effort is successful, the chub will be the first fish de-listed because its species is considered recovered. Chub thrive in habitats with little water flow and were imperiled by habitat loss and threats from nonnative fish. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and private landowners collaborated to restore habitat and natural water flows.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | By Chris Foster
CORVALLIS, Ore.  - What is said in the locker room, stays in the locker room … as a rule. But when the angry words seem to burst through brick and mortar, there was no way to ignore the significance. UCLA flat-out stunk Sunday. BOX SCORE: Oregon State 71, UCLA 67 Coach Steve Alford made that clear during a verbose 10-minute instant-review to his team following a 71-67 loss to Oregon State that denied the Bruins a chance to move closer to first-place Arizona in the Pac-12 Conference standings.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Gill Coliseum. On the air: TV: ESPNU. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 17-4, 6-2; Oregon State 12-8, 4-4. Update: UCLA has owned this series the last 20 years, winning 34 of 40 games. Oregon State has not had a team in the NCAA tournament since 1990. People are wondering whether Coach Craig Robinson will last through his brother-in-law's administration; Barack Obama leaves office in two years. The Beavers need a kick finish. It helped that 6-foot-10 forward Eric Moreland has returned.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Life is a little harder on the road. UCLA learned that in a men's basketball loss to Utah two weeks ago, and received a refresher course at Oregon on Thursday. The difference was the Bruins won in Eugene. It took a village - Jordan Adams , Tony Parker , Travis Wear , etc. But it certainly could not have been accomplished without junior guard Norman Powell . What the 6-foot-4 Powell does on the court has an effect away from home. He scored 17 points in UCLA's 70-68 victory over Oregon, 15 coming at the free-throw line or within inches of the rim. "He drives the ball so hard and is great in transition," Coach Steve Alford said.
SPORTS
January 30, 2014 | By Chris Foster
EUGENE, Ore. - There have been times when UCLA sophomore guard Jordan Adams has thought about last season's Pac-12 Conference tournament championship game. The Bruins reached the final riding on Adams' back. They then were manhandled in the title game by Oregon because of his foot. Adams suffered a broken bone on the last play against Arizona in the semifinals and could only watch the final. “I wished I could have played,” Adams said. “We were a hot team. But things happened.” BOX SCORE: UCLA Bruins 70, Oregon Ducks 68 Things happened Thursday.
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