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Perhaps the best part of summer is the return to nature. While hiking, camping and other outdoor activities are not limited to warm weather, there is something special about spending hot summer days by the lake or on a trail.

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ENVER — Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for a bit and then fell back to the bouncy mat.

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Howdy everyone and my apologies to those of you in markets where my article was missed last week! I have an excuse and probably not that good of one, but I’m going to run it by you anyway.

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Howdy everyone. I hope you have been getting out and enjoying the outdoors lately. The winds are abating, the air is warmer and the daylight hours are significantly longer!

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Friday adopted a wolf plan at its meeting in Salem in response to the 44 people who came to testify and thousands of public comments.

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Before we get to today’s fishing report and topic de jour, I need to apologize for an egregious error I made in last week’s column. I’m not sure if I sent an old article or what happened, but there are not salmon and tuna being caught right now.

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Howdy everyone! I hope those of you inland have been enjoying the heat and those of you on the coast have been weathering the incessant wind.

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On April 27, birder Dave Irons will lead a trip and hold two book signings for his new book, "American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of Oregon."

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Howdy everyone! I hope y’all aren’t flooded out and drifting down river. The rains just keep coming and coming and it seems like the wind and waves on the ocean are part of the package deal. In my eight short years here as owner of Basin Tackle I have noticed how we get what I call the April…

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A group of gray wolves confirmed in northern Douglas County this past month is part of a population that has grown 10 percent in the past year, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said earlier this week.

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PORTLAND — A plan to kill California sea lions to save an endangered run of fish on a river that cuts through Portland, Oregon, appears to be working just months after wildlife officials began euthanizing the giant marine mammals, biologists said Thursday.

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Howdy everyone! We’ve had some amazing sunny days in the mid to high 60s here in Charleston recently and while we’re not out of the woods yet in terms of possible winter weather, it’s just getting better and better outside.

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Oregon State University Extension Service of Douglas County will offer a day of classes centered on forestry and natural resource topics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Mar. 29, at Phoenix Charter School, 3131 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

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Do you own or manage a small woodlot in Southern Oregon? Are you thinking about acquiring property? Are you a land manager, logger, arborist or simply a natural resource enthusiast? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this conference is for you! Tree School Umpqua features 3…

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Howdy everyone! We’ve had more amazing weather lately with sunshine and low to mid-60s, not to be confused with the Midwest and their negative mid-60s. This is with the windchill factored in mind you, but regardless I still think we win in terms of best weather in America this winter.

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Howdy everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the chilly, frosty mornings, the honking of geese flying to warmer climes and the clear blue sunny skies that we have been having.