Recent Stories in Outdoors

Oakland couple enjoys anniversary adventure along the Rogue (1)

April 6, 2014 — 

The Siskiyou Mountains — the very name conjures rugged, remote and dangerous images — and that is just the treacherous stretch of Interstate 5 freeway. Until now, the Miller family …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Spring time offers numerous outdoor activities (2)

March 30, 2014 — 

Spring is here. A couple of weeks ago we sprang our clocks forward, but that isn’t the only part of spring I am talking about. The spring on my radar …

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Richard Hikes: Refreshed by the Rogue and the Cascades (3)

March 23, 2014 — 

There’s not a lot of snow in the mountains and there surely will be dire consequences come summer. The forests will be on fire, lakes will dry up and salmon …

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Conservation Corner: Planting for a changing climate (4)

March 23, 2014 — 

Whether you are planting a garden, the yard around your home or across a much larger landscape, certain planning is required. Generally trees are planted in the winter and shrubs …

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Thoughts from Your Trooper: Rain, snow and ice enhance outdoor activities (5)

February 23, 2014 — 

If you recall, in last month’s article I was hoping for rain. It looks like my wishes came true. The river levels have risen and snow is starting to fall …

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Umpqua fish derby reels in plenty of fish and cash (6)

February 16, 2014 — 

More than one fish frenzy occurred during the annual Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby two weeks ago. Out on the Umpqua River system, guides and their anglers caught a total of …

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Conservation Corner: The balance of working lands and wildlife (7)

February 16, 2014 — 

There can be many conflicts between working lands and wildlife. But with careful planning and management, there can be a balance, and one can complement the other. Livestock and wildlife …

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Outdoors show brings high-flying acts to Roseburg (8)

February 13, 2014 — 

The News-Review Visitors to this weekend’s outdoors and recreation shows at the Douglas County Fairgrounds will literally be able to envision adventures at new heights. They’ll be enthralled and thrilled …

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Unique machines travel from Maine (9)

February 13, 2014 — 

The Ripsaw, the Badger and the Termite, the Ripchair and the Bulldog. These unique, extreme off-road machines designed and produced by Howe & Howe Technologies of Waterboro, Maine, have traveled …

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Richard Hikes: Coastal hike salutes two Samuels (10)

February 9, 2014 — 

The trail dropped suddenly and steeply, resembling more a goat path than the venerable Oregon Coast Trail. After 50 yards or so and for no reason at all, the path …

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Outdoors and recreation show features products and activities (11)

February 8, 2014 — 

Visitors to the 2014 Outdoors and Recreation Show in Roseburg will literally be able to envision adventures at new heights. They’ll be enthralled and thrilled by the Condor Encounter, a …

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View from the Center: We don’t have to be in gridlock over forest management (12)

February 2, 2014 — 

Yes, we are, and it’s worth listening. The D-Bug management effort began in 2007 with a proposal to improve the health of the lodgepole pine ecosystem around Diamond and Lemolo …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Low river levels impacting migration of coho, Chinook and steelhead (13)

February 2, 2014 — 

This year started out to be a strange weather year due to a lack of rain. It will be interesting to see how the year progresses and how the weather …

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Partnership with the Umpqua derby benefits fish, restores habitat (14)

January 26, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby is 21 years old. The Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers is 20 years. They have been partners for pretty much all those years. The derby …

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Conservation Corner: From backyards to acreage, habitat improvement opportunities abound (15)

January 19, 2014 — 

I love living and working in the Roseburg area because it has a variety of amazing habitats. From the inner depths of an old growth Douglas fir forest, through mixed …

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Richard Hikes: Trek to sodden Sutton Creek yields hard-won rewards (16)

December 29, 2013 — 

It seemed simple enough: Wade across Sutton Creek or hike around it. The logic of the two options was indeed elegantly simple. But the first option would be a wet …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: After helping on slick roads, troopers anticipate Umpqua steelhead run (17)

December 29, 2013 — 

We are now looking forward to a new year of outdoor recreation. I hope this last month went well despite the bitter cold we experienced. The cold and snow slowed …

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Surplus Umpqua hatchery fish donated to Douglas County food facilities (18)

December 22, 2013 — 

The trapped fish can become food on a plate or fertilizer in the river. The food option is becoming more popular and Douglas County food pantries are benefiting. The most …

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Conservation Corner: Composting can give soils a softer side (19)

December 15, 2013 — 

Soil: It is beneath our feet, around our house, under our lawns and roads, and in pastures and fields. In winter, we tend to think of it as mud, a …

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Roseburg hunter tags record whitetail buck (20)

December 8, 2013 — 

After Russ Goff’s new muzzleloader misfired on three bucks, he picked up his father’s trusty old weapon. It was a good decision. On his first shot with his dad’s muzzleloader, …

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