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Acting: It’s the Mules’ Fault October 25th, 2017 by Mike Teegarden

Tom Firth has a budding acting career, and he places blame squarely on his mules. “If it hadn’t been for my mules this might not have happened,” says Tom. Tom, a resident of Anza, California, has a small speaking part...


Live the Dream: Fish Year-Round October 25th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

Pop was a year-round angler, and his rate of success was legendary. How the fishing guru of my childhood did it was beyond most observers. When asked about it, he often dodged, “I’m too poor to golf and too young...


A Closer Look: Windows and Doors October 25th, 2017 by Damaine Vonada

Windows do more than bring light into your home. They provide views of your neighborhood, connect the indoors with the outdoors, accent your home’s architecture and contribute to its curb appeal. “Windows matter,” says Brett Boyum of Marvin Windows and...


Santa’s Workshop for Soldiers October 25th, 2017 by Dianna Troyer

Project Rudolph USA ensures those who serve are not forgotten Every November, hundreds of volunteers with Project Rudolph USA transform a school gymnasium in southeastern Idaho into Santa’s workshop for soldiers. Within a few hours, thousands of decorated brown paper...


Curb Appeal October 25th, 2017 by Damaine Vonada

Give the exterior of your home a fresh look with durable and attractive new materials using vivid colors that pop You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That old saying is true for you and for...


Comfort Foods Contest Winners September 25th, 2017 by Jennifer Brown

Sometimes, the best cure for what ails you is food that provides a little emotional comfort. We asked our readers for “comfort food” recipes—whether they be for a dish reminiscent of childhood, a beloved relative or a favorite destination—that could...


Thinking In Threes September 25th, 2017 by David LaBelle

Much of our world works in trilogy. We see God in three persons. There were three stooges, three blind mice and three wise men. Pyramids and triangles get their power from three sides. Most stories have a beginning, middle and...


Perspective From the Oregon Coast September 25th, 2017 by Jacob Knudsen

The Chetco Bar Fire started July 12, 2017, as a quarter-acre fire caused by a lightning strike in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness 22 miles northeast of Brookings, Oregon. At first, the fire burned slowly in a remote, steep region with terrain...


Hiking the Transition Seasons September 25th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

There’s something wonderful about the transition seasons, fall and spring. With October’s arrival, temperatures are cooling and rain is starting to settle in again. It’s a time when you can encounter more wildlife without being eaten alive by bugs. This...


Wildfire Through the Eyes of a Photographer September 25th, 2017 by Susan Hess

Photojournalist Jurgen Hess records the drama of forest fires and offers an up-close perspective A teenager tossed fireworks over a mountain cliff and set off the massive Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon September 2. The fire has burned thousands of...