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Spectator sport: salmon spawning



Editor’s note: Susan Davis is a Crescent City-based park ranger for the Redwood National and State Parks

There! Right by that mossy rock, where that white stick is twitching in the current! Wait … well, I thought I saw it…maybe not.

The dark mass shifts ever so slightly, teasing with a brief flash that one doesn’t quite see; the shadow moves, then morphs into a different shape, then shifts again. And you’re still wondering in the quiet if something is really there. Suddenly the water explodes in a tumult of splashing as writhing forms tear against the current and you can see one, two, no — three —huge fish in improbably shallow water thrash their way up to the next deep sheltering pool.

The quiet closes in again and you find you’re holding your breath, marveling at what you just witnessed — salmon in their epic journey home.



Historic Hughes House open for Christmas tours


SIXES — Victorian splendor in grand holiday style is presented at the annual Christmas opening of the historic Hughes House in Cape Blanco State Park north of Port Orford. 

Visitors will get a chance to peruse the Victorian farmhouse, built for pioneers Patrick and Jane Hughes, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Dec. 15) and continuing Sunday, Dec. 16, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 and 23, and Wednesday, Dec. 26.



A gift for the animals

Read more...Most children ask for presents on their birthday — a new doll, the most recently released video game, the next book in a series — but 8-almost-9-year-old Charlize Nolte doesn’t want gifts. Instead she’s asked all of her friends to bring a donation to the South Coast Humane Society to her birthday party on Friday. 

“I was watching TV, and I saw somebody donated shoes to the people who don’t have any,” the Brookings resident said. “So then I thought, ‘We have a Humane Society here and why not donate, because animals probably need money because they don’t have a home yet.’


Gifts from the heart

Volunteers with the local Toys for Tots program prepare wrapped gifts for delivery last year. The Pilot/Jef Hatch

In four days, Delma Olsen has wrapped more than 200 toys. She wraps four to seven hours a day, five or six days a week. This is her sixth year. 

“I get where I can wrap in my sleep,” Olsen said. “I just feel so good to be able to get them done and getting them done in time. I always feel like I’ve accomplished something.”


Holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” opens Friday at Chetco Playhouse

The Ghost of Christmas Past (Susan Brickley) shows Ebenezer Scrooge (Howard Patterson) his past, causing him to react to the scene. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting

“Mankind should be our business Ebenezer, but how seldom do we attend to it?”

With this one line in Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” the ghost of Jacob Marley begins the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a miserable, old, penny-pinching skinflint, to the man he should be.


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