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Rebuilding a Monument to Hikers June 25th, 2017 by Mike Teegarden

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is a bucket-list activity for long-distance hikers. Since January 2016, visitors to the southern terminus of the PCT have been greeted by a new monument marking the trailhead. Pacific Crest Trail Association volunteer Mike Lewis...


Take the Bite Out of Summer June 25th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

Local fishing guru, Pop, taught kids more than how to fish. He taught them a lot about bugs, too. “Keep your mouth shut,” he told a girl complaining about mosquitoes one day. The other kids shut up immediately; they thought...


The Show Behind the Curtain June 25th, 2017 by Dianna Troyer

Fourth of July fireworks pyrotechnicians get their satisfaction from crowds’ oohs and aahs Contrary to popular belief, pyrotechnicians do not always have the best seats for a fireworks show. “You don’t even have time to look up,” says Linda Bingaman,...


Chasing the Thrill June 25th, 2017 by Christopher Gaylord

Despite their risks, extreme sports offer a rush that keeps enthusiasts coming back for more In the 12 years since Biff Hutchison began pushing the limits on a pogo stick, he has broken enough bones to average two every year....


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...