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Backpacking in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming has long been my husband Kyle’s dream. So, when the closed Canadian border torpedoed our plans to haul gear for some motorcyclists to the “Top of the World Highway” in Canada, we simply downshifted plans to Wyoming.

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Mildred Kanipe, a farmer, passed away in 1983, leaving her ranch to the public to be a county park. Mildred’s ranch had 1,100 acres of land. On this, there are pastures, creeks, rolling hills, orchards, forests, and an ostentation of peacocks.

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Jerry Fletcher loaded his dog Parker in his truck and left his home in Bend at 5 a.m. Saturday to make sure the pair got to the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club’s Father’s Day Hunt Test on time. The two will head back home Sunday, and Fletcher says the trek was well worth it.

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FishingFrom the high lakes in the Cascade Mountains to the east and to the mouth of the Umpqua River on the Oregon coast to the west, fish and fishing opportunities abound in Douglas County. Diamond Lake at the top of the Cascades features a popular rainbow trout fishery. Other high lakes an…

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About three or four times each year the moon reaches full about the time it is closest to earth in its monthly orbit. Recently, these close full moons are called super moons.

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The Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby is partnering with Diamond Lake Resort to host the inaugural 2021 Ice Fishing Derby at Diamond Lake, beginning Monday and running through April 15.

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It’s almost like something out of a horror movie. Waves of invasive European green crabs are threatening the Coos Bay estuary, and its existing population of Dungeness crabs, as well as clams, oysters, and mussels, according to a recent report published by South Slough National Estuarine Res…

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We are approaching an amazing close conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on Dec 21. This will be the closest well-placed conjunction since 1226. The weather prognosticators are forecasting some cloudy and showery weather in the coming days and nights. Don’t lose hope.

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Many families in the Valleys of the Umpqua are looking for something to do during our pandemic stay-at-home times. Perhaps trying some backyard stargazing will provide some fun challenges.

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Now is a great time to become a backyard birder! All you need is a quiet place to begin observing birds. To attract more birds, you can grow some bird-friendly plants, put up a bird feeder, or install a birdbath.

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The following is the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Southwest Region fishing report, compiled by fisheries and biologists from Oregon’s southwest region spanning from southern Lane County to the Oregon/California border.

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Much of the equipment the Douglas County Wolf Advisory Board plans to purchase for non-lethal gray wolf management was determined Monday afternoon during the board’s public meeting at the Douglas County Courthouse.

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GLIDE —A poacher shot a trophy-size white-tailed buck in the city limits of Glide on Oct. 7, then left the animal to languish. A reward for information leading to a citation currently stands at $500 or four hunter preference points.