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Elijah Davidson followed his dog Bruno into the cave, leaving his rifle near the entrance, with just six matches in his pocket.

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Hiking through a forest in central Peru 11,000 feet above sea level, Noah Strycker of Cottage Grove searched for a glimpse of black-and-gold feathers. The golden-backed mountain-tanager can only be found in five remote areas in Peruvian elfin cloud forests and Strycker was determined to see it.

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Wearing a yellow vest and a headset microphone, Dan Burden of the Blue Zones Project led about 50 community members and city and state officials along the downtown Roseburg sidewalks Wednesday morning. He stopped occasionally to pull a measuring tape across a traffic lane, point to traffic l…

  • CAROL LOVEGREN MILLER For The News-Review
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How can a picture convey the thrill of witnessing a mama grizzly rearing up? The awe of watching the magnificent, treacherous, Fraser River surge below an abandoned bridge in wild upwellings and whirlpools? The warm kiss of the sun, or the sweet aroma of drying fir needles?

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“Make sure you keep an eye on the kids, because a bobcat’s been spotted in the area,” the park ranger at the Loon Lake Recreation Area entrance booth told us as we arrived for the last camping trip of the summer.

  • CAROL LOVEGREN MILLER For The News-Review
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How can a picture convey the thrill of witnessing a mama grizzly rearing up? The awe of watching the magnificent, treacherous, Fraser River surge below an abandoned bridge in wild upwellings and whirlpools? The warm kiss of the sun, or the sweet aroma of drying fir needles?

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Due to poor air quality and the thick layer of smoke hanging around the Umpqua Valley, the Umpqua Velo Club decided to cancel the 2017 Vineyard Tour Bike Ride, its biggest annual fundraiser.

  • RICHARD O’NEILL For The News-Review
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Boy, it’s been getting tough to hike in the Cascades these days, what with temperatures hotter than a Scotch bonnet pepper and smoke thick enough to make me think I’d been mysteriously transported to Los Angeles while I slept. At least there was no dithering about which trail to hike on. I j…

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Bow hunters will be setting up camp in the Umpqua National Forest this weekend as hunting season officially begins today. The U.S. Forest Service reminds the public wildfires across the forest are restricting access to various roads, trails and campgrounds.