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DAYS CREEK — A cylindrical wooden pavilion called the Salmon Portal sits next to the quietly burbling Fate Creek on Sandy and Russ Lyons’ ranch. A person seated on the bench inside can watch the creek pass by. If they’re lucky, they might catch a glimpse of a coho salmon.

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Riddle is celebrating a big number this year, 127 to be exact. On Jan. 30, our fair city will celebrate its 127th birthday. There will be singing in the streets, cupcakes and trivia and we are hoping to incorporate the high school band in the mix — lots of moving parts to make that happen, s…

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RIDDLE — Umpqua Cheer’s All-Star team was the first and only Oregon recreational cheer team to receive an invitation to the Varsity Question Championships in Florida, but now team members have to earn the money to get there.

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It’s a chilly December morning as Teresa O’Sullivan pulls into the Dutch Bros. coffee kiosk on Northeast Garden Valley Boulevard, the barista greets her by name and starts on her order — Golden Eagle, super hot — before she can get a word out.

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A few weeks ago I sat in on an early morning webinar titled “A New Vision and Future for Chambers of Commerce” by Roger Brooks. It was very informative and was hosted by Henry Stevens with the Bring Em In Committee.

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TR CITY — The McDonald’s here was the place to be Saturday night, and it was not because of the Big Mac’s, fries or clean bathrooms (although those did come in handy).

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Ganglioglioma is very rare, but 2-year-old Elizabeth Woods, of Winston, was diagnosed in April with an inoperable, low-grade ganglioglioma tumor. Because of its location on the brain, doctors can’t operate on it, so Elizabeth has to go to Portland once a week for chemotherapy.

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MYRTLE CREEK — Bonnie Gregory has put her Ye Olde Art Shoppe in Myrtle Creek up for sale and it’s difficult to argue with her logic.

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MYRTLE CREEK — Besides its sheer beauty, an appealing feature of the Cougar Canyon Golf Course outside of Myrtle Creek is just how quiet it is. One brochure for the course refers to it as A Peaceful Escape.

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Fall is here, school is in session and things are certainly hopping in Riddle! The Main Street flower baskets have given way to fall colors of the planter boxes. The beauty of fall is all around us.

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MYRTLE CREEK — Ask just about anyone and they’ll tell you that the sixth hole at Cougar Canyon Golf Course is the toughest of the bunch. At about 340 yards, it’s not that long, but the fairway is narrow and uphill and the green is tight.