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Fishing With a Purpose April 1st, 2015 by Curtis Condon

Let’s face it, most of us will never catch a record-breaking fish. We have a better chance of winning the lottery. Not to worry. There are other ways to demonstrate fishing prowess and create fodder for storytelling sessions back at...


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The Bobby Doerr Story April 1st, 2015 by Dave LaBelle

Bobby Doerr has embraced five great loves in his life: family, faith, friends, fishing and baseball. He graduated from Freemont High School in Los Angeles in 1936. A year later, he began his major league baseball career with the Boston...


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A Cycling Haven in the Hills April 1st, 2015 by Victoria Hampton

Coastal Mountain Sport Haus inspired by trip to Northern Italy By Victoria Hampton Bassano Del Grappa in Northern Italy isknown for its bounty of white asparagus, hospitality and scenic cycling routes at the foothills of the Venetian Prealps. Having cycled...


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An Uncommon Bond April 1st, 2015 by David LaBelle

Caregiver Shuree Sleeper has been a bright spot in the life of 96-year-old baseball Hall of Famer Robert “Bobby” Doerr for nearly a half century Story and photos by David LaBelle “Good morning, Bob,” Shuree Sleeper shouts, greeting the oldest...


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Beekeeping: How Sweet It Is February 27th, 2015 by Victoria Hampton

  Threatened honeybees important to economy, agriculture By Victoria Hampton Small clouds of smoke fill the air as Clint Carl uses a smoker to calm a box of bees before his inspection. Once the buzzing of the disturbed bees becomes...


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Spring Cleaning Without the Dust February 27th, 2015 by Curtis Condon

March is spring cleaning time. That goes for fishing gear, too. Not only is it a good time to muck out the tackle box, but it’s an opportunity to inspect, clean, replace and restock rods, reels and tackle. Inspect rods...


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How You Can Help Native and Domestic Bees February 27th, 2015 by U.S. Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership

Beekeepers and researchers nationwide have seen staggering honeybee die offs since 2006. While it is easy to determine a statistical mortality of honeybees because of commercial and hobby beekeepers, the loss of native bees is more challenging. However, native bees...


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A Haven for Healing February 27th, 2015 by Victoria Hampton

Blue Mountain Wildlife rehab center welcomes injured birds of every feather By Victoria Hampton The wide-open spaces of Eastern Oregon seem like an ideal setting for spreading a pair of wings and riding the wind. For many birds that call...


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Patrick’s 10 Tips for Aspiring Landscape and Wildlife Photographers January 30th, 2015 by

Prepare for the physical conditions. Dress appropriately, and have your camera gear well packed and prepared for the type of travel, hiking or climbing necessary for the task. Research your subject. Understand and respect a comfortable working distance from the...


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Creating Layers In Your Photos January 30th, 2015 by Dave LaBelle

It fascinates me how two people standing in precisely the same spot and looking at the same scene can see such different things. The eyes of one person might focus on the obvious—such as something moving or perhaps the largest...