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Golf: Larry Davis has high hopes for his TrueStroke putter (1)

May 8, 2015 — 

Larry Davis has made the pitch about his TrueStroke putter to the golfing world for 13 years.His enthusiasm for the product hasn’t waned one bit.The 71-year-old Myrtle Creek resident invented …

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Richard Hikes: Rainy North Umpqua hike beats a dry TV (2)

April 26, 2015 — 

I almost didn’t go hiking this particular mid-April morning. The day was rainy, and it just seemed like a good day to stay warm and dry, watching soccer games from …

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Outdoor Briefs for April 5 (3)

April 5, 2015 — 

ROSEBURGHiking club to hike Acker Divide TrailThe Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club is planning to hike the Acker Divide Trail on Saturday.The moderate hike will be around six miles, …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Turkey and bear hunters spring into action (4)

April 5, 2015 — 

Spring is here. Well actually it has been here for a while now, unexpectedly. This weather is really going to increase our outdoor activities this spring.One activity that will be …

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Umpqua District fisheries biologist retires (5)

April 5, 2015 — 

After years of working on behalf of fish, Laura Jackson has closed up her tackle box and retired from the Roseburg office of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.The …

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Hunting Works For Oregon emphasizes impact on economy (6)

March 15, 2015 — 

There are 196,000 people who hunt in Oregon each year and they each annually spend an average of $1,215 on the outdoor activity.Those numbers come from several national sportsmen’s foundations. …

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Richard Hikes: Taking a shine, kind of, to the Sterling Mine Ditch trail (7)

March 8, 2015 — 

Due to ancient seismic processes, the Siskiyou Mountains were squeezed up to the surface like the last little bit of toothpaste in the tube. Several billion years later, man entered …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Outdoors events provide educational opportunities (8)

March 8, 2015 — 

This last month, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers in Douglas County had several opportunities to have a lot of interaction with the public. Different events gave us time …

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Fly fishing expert to give presentation Thursday (9)

February 28, 2015 — 

Dylan Rose, the saltwater destinations manager for Fly Water Travel in Ashland, will be the guest speaker Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers Club.The meeting …

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Edelweiss Ski Club hosts William Sullivan (10)

February 17, 2015 — 

Sullivan to host presentationWilliam Sullivan will host a presentation for the Edelweiss Ski Club tonight.Sullivan will present a slideshow at the Ford Room of the Douglas County Library at 7 …

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Umpqua Dairy team nets 28 steelhead to win derby (11)

February 15, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Dairy Products team of two guides and four anglers netted first place in the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby that was held on the Umpqua River system two weeks …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Umpqua River boaters should be aware of low winter water (12)

February 15, 2015 — 

Thankfully, as I wrote this article several days ago, the rain was falling. The spring weather prior to the rain was enjoyable, but also presented a few problems and will …

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Roseburg outdoors show offers displays, activities, products (13)

February 8, 2015 — 

Visitors to the 19th annual ServPro Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show this weekend in Roseburg won’t know whether to look up or down.The Art of Falconry presentations will feature a …

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Treacherous waters a hazard for Umpqua boaters (14)

February 8, 2015 — 

The drift boat hit the submerged rock, swung sidewise to the river and was pushed up on the rock.As quick as that, the South Umpqua River flowed into the boat.Within …

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Fall Creek Falls Trail offers nearby hike through the millennia (15)

February 1, 2015 — 

The recently rain-swollen North Umpqua River has been exciting to watch from the Winchester Bridge as it spills over the dam. But all of that water must collect somewhere, draining …

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Roseburg man hooked on derby and fish (16)

January 25, 2015 — 

Fish and fishing, the Umpqua River Basin, education, water safety — these are all important to Dave Loomis. They are also important to the mission of the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement …

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Richard Hikes: Rain and sand highlight coastal hike (17)

January 18, 2015 — 

It rained for 40 days and 40 nights and Noah built an ark and floated to Turkey. Given the context of the arid and dry Middle East, the deluge was …

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Audubon Society raptor trip set (18)

January 14, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society hosts its annual Raptor Field Trip, formerly the Raptor Run, next week around Douglas County. Master birders Dale and Elva Paulson will lead the trip …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Troopers appreciate hunters’ behavior; remember to purchase 2015 licenses, tags (19)

December 28, 2014 — 

Looking back on this past hunting season I was pleasantly surprised. We had a significant change in Weyerhaeuser’s access policy that worked very smoothly. The Roseburg office of the Oregon …

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Umpqua Valley Audubon to host birding trip to Ford’s Pond (20)

December 27, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society is hosting a birding trip to Ford’s Pond in Sutherlin on Jan. 10. It will be part of a series of birding trips at one …

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