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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 Duy Mai

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 Duy Mai

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 Duy Mai

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 Duy Mai

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...


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Outdoor 101: Wildlife Encounters January 30th, 2015 by Curtis Condon

If you spend enough time outdoors, chances are you will come face-to-face with a potentially dangerous animal. Most human-animal encounters happen without incident. However, knowing what to do when they do occur can mean the difference between a memorable moment...


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Dream Work January 30th, 2015 by Denise Porter

Every day is an adventure for professional outdoor photographer Patrick Endres It isn’t unusual for this hunter to hitch a two-hour ride in a bush plane far into Alaska’s Arctic National Park in search of his target. Perhaps he is...


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Home Sweet Grain Bin January 30th, 2015 by Dianna Troyer

No, Kendell Karlson and his family do not live in a silo. Or a barn. “It’s a grain bin,” says the Burley, Idaho, resident, whose customers at his auto body repair shop and towing business have asked about it. “Sometimes...


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An Original Ax Man January 30th, 2015 by Victoria Hampton

Cameras zoom in on a logger attaching choker cables to freshly limbed logs. After the logs are attached, the logger steps away to a safe distance. As the yarder begins to pull the logs up the hill, a branch is...