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Our four horses were suspicious. Bullard’s Beach Horse Camp, just north of Bandon, is tucked behind the fore-dunes — so it has protection from the wind, but the distant thunder of the not so distant surf and the moan of a foghorn can be clearly heard.

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Howdy everyone! First off, I want to apologize for not being here last week. I’m not sure what I had, but I was dizzy and wanted to throw up, which was compounded greatly whenever I would read anything. And seeing as how I kind of have to read everything I write, it just wasn’t gonna happen.

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Effective at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the Douglas Forest Protective Association has implemented public use restrictions throughout all 1.6 million acres of DFPA protected private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands.

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Howdy everyone! We’ve had a good run of warm weather and sunshine lately but we’ve also had some wind mixed in which has kept us off the ocean some days.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

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South Umpqua Memorial Pool has been cooling off the community since 1963. With the support of the community, specifically a group named “The Friends of the Pool Task Force,” the pool has continued to repair, renovate, and provide a variety of classes and activities throughout the years.

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Southern Douglas County is surrounded by gorgeous rivers, lakes, mountains and forests. It is the perfect playground for a sunny day trip or relaxing getaway. Experience all that the Myrtle Creek area has to offer by stepping into it’s gorgeous backyard.

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REEDSPORT — Day-use entrance fees will be waived at Loon Lake by the Bureau of Land Management to host a free fishing day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Howdy everyone! Rockfish are biting, lingcod are being caught, surfperch are on the beach, clams are being dug, shad and red-tailed perch are running on the Umpqua and bass and panfish are aggressively taking lures and bait everywhere. In short, it’s my favorite time of year.

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From the Umpqua Valley, visitors can take a day trip to the coast to eat fresh seafood, take a sandy stroll, see unique rock formations and more.

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The Umpqua Valley has a variety of sites showing off the natural world and its inhabitants, from fish to butterflies and flowers to elk.

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Howdy everyone! When we can get out, the ocean continues to throw rockfish and lingcod at us. The ling have been better the further south we go and the Bandon spots are seeing a better grade than here locally. This doesn’t mean we aren’t catching ling locally, because we are.