1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) – A snowboarder who got lost out-of-bounds
on Mount Hood has been reunited with his friends. The friends of
34-year-old Lim Dae called for help as darkness fell Saturday. The
Mount Hood Ski Patrol began searching and were soon joined by
search-and-rescue officials with the Clackamas County sheriff’s
office. They reached him by 2:15 a.m. yesterday and brought him
back to the Timberline Lodge.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Critics want to open up access to Lake
Oswego. The Oregonian says critics claim Oregon’s sovereign rights
to the water supersede federal and private designations. They say
the city of Lake Oswego is obligated to pursue public access. Lake
Oswego Corporation manages the lake through easement agreements
involving lakefront and nearby homes. Board of Directors President
Doug Thomas says shareholders have maintained the lake and he asks
why they should have to share it.

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Wild horse protection advocates are accusing
the federal Bureau of Land Management of stacking a public advisory
board with friends of cattle ranchers at the expense mustangs. And
they say they are worried the panel is becoming increasingly
sympathetic to the idea of slaughtering excess animals in
overpopulated herds on U.S. lands in the West. BLM spokesman Tom
Gorey denies the charges. He tells the AP the horse defenders are
resorting to dishonest scare tactics.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – Gross sales of beef in Baker County
topped $50 million in 2011, the highest yield on record. The Baker
City Herald reports sales were up $8 million and ranchers are
optimistic the market conditions will persist. Beef prices rose as
supply dropped in drought-stricken states like Texas and Oklahoma.
The current U.S. cattle herd is smaller than it has been since

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