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Change Can Be a Good Thing April 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

Fishing is like anything else: If you keep doing it the same way, don’t expect a different result. Let’s face it. We all fall victim to routine: fishing in the same places, using the same lures, doing the same things...


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In Touch With the Wild Side April 25th, 2016 by Rick Stedman

With a collection of animals from many parts of the world, the Jozee Rooz Indoor Petting Zoo in Tacoma, Washington, offers visitors a chance to interact with animals they may otherwise only see on TV. The brainchild of Debbie Dolittle...


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Hooked on Carving Fish April 25th, 2016 by Craig Reed

The details of the rainbow trout carving give it a lifelike look. The green and red colors of the fish shine, as if it is swimming through a pristine lake or river. The body is curved, as if moving. The...


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Value Added April 25th, 2016 by David LaBelle

“And that’s not all,” the excited voice in the advertisement squawks. “Act today and you’ll also receive …” Hoping to entice buyers by sweetening the deal, the seller “adds value” to the package. Like the bonus of a comb or...


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Wild Plants Appeal as Meals, Medicine April 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

For generations, Alaska’s native elders have advised drinking a tea brewed from fresh tender spruce tree tips as a springtime tonic. That advice and other knowledge about the state’s wild edible plants is being passed on through a popular ethnobotany...


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Making Money Out of Mushrooms April 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

Connie Green walks with ease in diverse worlds. As a professional forager, she hunts wild mushrooms in northern California for celebrity chefs and harvests sea beans in estuaries. She is equally at home in a kitchen, where she makes pickled...


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Nature’s Pantry Beckons April 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

Wild plant foragers find plenty of choices, from front yard to the forest Hannah Hynes-Petty browses around her yard, searching for fresh salad ingredients. She plucks chickweed, purslane and dandelion greens. “There’s a misconception that foraging takes place out in...


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Luthier Makes Music Pay March 25th, 2016 by Cris Ellingson

Josh Humphrey has worked with his hands from an early age. His experience with craftsmanship and a love for music led him to start his own business, JBH Guitars. “I feel lucky to be building guitars here in Ellensburg,” Josh...


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Take a Load Off March 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

Something that separates outdoor enthusiasts from most tourists is the desire to get off the beaten path. Backpacking is one way to do that. However, hiking with a heavy pack is hot and strenuous work, even on those rare occasions...


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Entrepreneur Drawn by Necessity March 25th, 2016 by Victoria Hampton

Four knee surgeries and other career-threatening injuries led Brian Keast of Sisters, Oregon, to draft a new stage in his career. “I spent 30 years as a martial arts instructor, which I combined with two high-risk-for-injury careers,” says Brian, who...