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Planting in Summer’s Heat June 30th, 2015 by Kris Wetherbee

Don’t let the summer heat keep you from adding plants to your garden. Here are tips to make it work. A misconception about gardening is you never should plant during summer when it is hot. Conventional wisdom says planting is...


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Knots for Anglers June 30th, 2015 by Curtis Condon

One essential—but often overlooked—fishing skill is knot tying. A good knot could be the difference between landing a whopper or seeing it slip away if the knot fails. Needs change depending on the situation, which is why knowing how to...


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Keeping History Alive June 30th, 2015 by Christopher Gaylord

Jon and Dena Morford of Tacoma, Washington, own a trucking company called Two Crazy Vikings. The quirky name is a nod to what they do in their spare time: explore how Scandinavians and other European cultures lived hundreds of years...


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Water-Thrifty Plants for Your Garden June 30th, 2015 by Kris Wetherbee

A colorful summer garden does not need a lot of water. Keep your garden looking lush with these water-wise plants and gardening tips. Rain might be ample in winter, but once the summer heat descends, rain often is nowhere in sight when...


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Making the Most of Melons June 30th, 2015 by Victoria Hampton

Bob Walchli walks through his field in Hermiston, Oregon, searching for a ripe watermelon. “You want them not too high pitched or dull sounding,” he says. Bob taps his hand on the melons. After finding the desired tone, he checks...


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Take Them or Leave Them May 29th, 2015 by Sharon Taylor

What to do with pets when the travel bug bites We love our pets. They are a constant source of joy, amusement and love. But sometimes they complicate our lives, such as when the travel bug bites. That is when...


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A Whimsical Journey for the Pursuit of Nothing May 29th, 2015 by Debby Schoeningh

An Eastern Oregon entertainer merges steampunk and magic for his “World of Oddities and Wonders” show The peculiar Professor Algernon lives in a time warp, a retro futuristic universe with gears and gadgets, cogs and goggles, and funky top hats....


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Small Farm Becomes Big Cheese May 29th, 2015 by Lori Tobias

Mother and daughter earn international recognition for their cheese Left to their own devices, mother-daughter cheesemakers Pat and Astraea Morford tend to always find a way. Granted, it may be a way that turns heads, but on a 12-acre farm...


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Things to Remember When Hiking With Your Dog May 29th, 2015 by Curtis Condon

Dogs love to hike with their owners, even if it’s at the end of a leash. They enjoy taking in all of the new sights, sounds and scents. Dogs are required to be on a leash on most maintained trails and...


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Travel on a Budget April 30th, 2015 by Karen Olson House

With a little research, you can save money and still have fun When I was growing up, my family did not have money for expensive vacations. But my parents loved to travel, so when we visited relatives we made the...