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by Tracy Barry

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Posted on September 7, 2007 at 4:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

A collective cheer went up in the newsroom yesterday afternoon when late word came in that 76 year old Doris Anderson had been found...alive!

Her family calls it a miracle and who can disagree? She had been missing for two weeks in the Wallowa mountains after getting separated from her husband on a hunting trip.

Jack Penning was quickly dispatched to Baker City to cover the amazing story of survival. We are learning even more information today about how she was able to make it in such harsh, rugged conditions for so long on her own. The real life story is better than any made for t-v movie...probably because it turned out so well.

You can't say enough good things about the Baker County Sheriff's deputy and the Oregon State Police trooper who decided to search the area just one more time and ended up finding Doris. What a gift they gave the Anderson family.... and all of us really.... longing for more happy endings.

Have a great weekend.

And as always, thanks for watching.

Tracy Barry