EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan, a long-time journalist, have returned to The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column 13 years ago. His thoughts are…
GLIDE — With names like snow queen, fairy slipper, prince’s pine and buttercup, a guided tour along the North Umpqua Trail east of Glide is like stepping into a fairy tale.
Not everyone has the time or physical ability to hike to distant fields to find many of Oregon’s native wildflowers. For them, there’s the Glide Wildflower Show.
WINCHESTER — Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, as people’s furry friends at the Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center made clear Saturday afternoon.
The first signs of spring not only bring out the primroses but they also inspire us to think of summer vacations. That will bring an influx of visitors looking for the natural beauty of our state and its many outdoor activities.