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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.

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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.

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Thirty-five members of the North West Rafters Association and the Oregon Whitewater Association — along with three dogs — splashed through the rapids of the North Umpqua River the weekend of April 28.

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Howdy everyone! Summer snuck up on us lately and we have been hitting temperatures in the mid to high seventies and as soon as I am done with this article I am grabbing my little ones and heading to the beach for some surf-perch fishing!

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In celebration of our 34th Saint Patrick’s Day wedding anniversary, my husband, Kyle, and I dressed up. Sporting our unfashionable wool ski pants, we loaded Suzie Q (our Subaru) with antiquated cross-country skis and headed up Highway 138E towards Diamond Lake. We never made it to our destination.

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Howdy everyone! I hope you have weathered the weather. Boy that sounds wrong, but I’m leaving it. Rain, wind, hail, and sun all on the same day! It’s been a smorgasbord of seasons lately and I have to confess I’m enjoying it. There’s something about the shop stove throwing off heat and makin…