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Four Tips for Fishing With Kids May 25th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

Fishing with kids is different than fishing solo or with other adults. It is both wonderful and challenging at the same time. The key to making a fishing trip with kids successful is to understand their needs and concerns. Here...


Confidence Course May 25th, 2017 by Victoria Hampton

On a well-trodden, wooded trail, Jennifer Harvey leads a child on her first horseback ride. The pony, Comet, is well versed in giving children an unforgettable experience, and gently clops along while listening to Jennifer’s every cue. “The only crying...


Seeing the Light: Treasures Around the House May 25th, 2017 by David LaBelle

Many people love traveling and foolishly believe anywhere other than where they currently are will produce better pictures than those from home. We become so enamored with far-away places we can miss the beauty right under our noses. We have...


Growing Greens In the Arctic May 25th, 2017 by Will Anderson

Walking from the snowbound streets of Kotzebue, Alaska, into the Arctic Greens container is like being suddenly transported to the Amazon jungle. Even when it is pitch black and below zero outside, the “sun” still rises, thanks to rows of...


Surviving Natural Disaster May 25th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

From tornadoes and wildfires to earthquakes and floods, learn what you need to do to protect yourself and your family from harm On a stormy morning in October 2016, trained meteorologist Gordon McCraw was surprised to get a call about...


Pack an Emergency Kit May 25th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

One of the most important aspects of disaster preparedness is an emergency kit. The Red Cross recommends having kits in the three places you most likely will be when disaster strikes: home, work and your car. The kit should include...


Reconnecting to the Land April 26th, 2017 by Lori Russell

Michele and Dan Spatz have been visiting the Hood River County Fruit Loop since their daughters were old enough to pick pumpkins from a patch. The couple from The Dalles, Oregon, has shopped at area farmers markets and fruit stands,...


Exploring Far Afield: Tips for Rural Visits April 26th, 2017 by Lori Russell

Looking for some country fun? Plenty of online resources are available to plan a rural getaway without getting your hands dirty. For an overview, begin with state tourism websites. Search for agritourism attractions by location and activity at travelalaska.com, visitarizona.com,...


Capturing a Sense of Awe April 26th, 2017 by David LaBelle

I saw it at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s old city, and see it over and again at the foot of the breathtaking, 375-foot-tall Duomo in Florence, Italy: that awestruck gaze washing over so many stunned and humbled faces. Even...


Six Tips for a Comfortable Bike Ride April 26th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

May is National Bike Month. What better excuse to enjoy one of the region’s myriad biking hotspots. Follow these tips to stay comfortable and maximize the fun. The bike frame should fit your frame. On a properly sized bicycle, you...