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TRI CITY — After seven days of pedaling their way around Southern Oregon, about 2,000 cyclists with Cycle Oregon crossed the finish line at the South Umpqua School District grounds in Tri City on Saturday.

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As part of the Every Kid in a Park program, all fourth grade students, and up to three accompanying adults, can visit more than 2,000 federally managed public lands and waters across the U.S., including Crater Lake National Park, free of charge for a full calendar year starting Sept 1.

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Fly-fishing enthusiasts are planning to come together for the eighth Annual North Umpqua Fly Fishing — Tying Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Glide Community Center, 20062 North Umpqua Hwy., Glide.

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My husband Kyle labeled the cup I use while horse packing, “Calamity Carol.” For me, spills, bites, lacerations and disasters are just part of an average trip — all of which makes me the perfect person to discuss wilderness safety. I have been wandering in the woods for over 50 years, so I c…

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Three Douglas County communities are preparing for Cycle Oregon’s 2016 Week Ride through Southern Oregon. During the week of Sept. 10-17, more than 2,100 cyclists will ride along parts of the Umpqua and Rogue rivers, the Oregon Coast, and through several towns, including Myrtle Creek and Glendale.

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I find cinder cones interesting. When they first erupt, bubbly gas-filled magma is ejected as “cinders” and pile up around the vent, forming a perfect cone. As the eruption wanes, heavier magma, no longer bubbly and gas-filled, leaks and oozes from the base of the cinder cone.