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UMATILLA — The 16th annual Bob Brinkley Memorial Turkey Shoot fundraiser golf tournament is accepting team and individual entries for its Saturday, Nov. 21, event held at Big River Golf Course…

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The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is proposing to increase fees at 28 campgrounds and to charge fees at 24 other recreation sites, most of them also campgrounds, that are free now. The chang…

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HERMISTON — With Heppner’s Blake Knowles holding the lead with a time of 8.7 seconds on two runs, Dalton Massey knew he had to have a quick run if he wanted to finish atop the leaderboard in t…

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LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University football team will play a seven-game regular season schedule in the upcoming season that will feature a contest against each Frontier Conference opponent.

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LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University volleyball team edged rival Southern Oregon University to be selected as the preseason favorite in the Cascade Collegiate Conference coaches poll, whi…

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HEPPNER — Earning a trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is no easy feat during the best of times. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, cowboys were fighting for every last dollar t…

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“King of the woods.” Otherwise known as the ruffed grouse. I won’t go so far as to agree with those who believe ruffs are the king of all upland birds, yet I am yielding to this “king of the w…

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“… ouzels seem to show excellent taste in their choice of surroundings.” — Charles Batchelder

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LA GRANDE — The new championships dates for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2020 season — which the NAIA recently moved to the spring of 2021 — have been set.

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FILLMORE, Utah — Tonight, I’m writing my column at the last minute from my motel in Fillmore, Utah. If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry, neither had I.

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Collapsing my tenkara rod, I reflected on the brilliant California golden trout I had just released back into the trickle of a mountain stream dropping from a series of high lakes in the Ansel…

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“If I’d hesitated another moment I could have had a bear and T-bone steaks,” joked Oregon hunter Dan Turpin. It was opening day of deer season and he was hunting in the Ochocos.

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PENDLETON — Sauren Garton was ready to hit the court with the rest of the Pendleton Bucks volleyball team in just a matter of weeks. Now, she’ll have to wait months.

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For much of my life, the upper Umatilla River has served as a place of refuge. As a child, my parents drove our 1955 Mercury station wagon from Weston to the heart of the Umatilla Indian Reser…

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HERMISTON — There will be “Friday Night Lights” for the Hermiston Bulldogs this coming school year, but instead of playing in the fall, football will begin in March.

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PENDLETON — Just when Blue Mountain Community College thought it had a plan in place for athletics for the upcoming school year, the Northwest Athletic Conference updated its plan of action.

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PENDLETON — One plan leads to another, but the Oregon School Activities Association has not given up on trying to put together an athletic calendar for its nearly 300 member schools.

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The Pacific Northwest is uniquely wonderful, in no small part because it actually has seasons. Now, fall has long been my favorite season and even though it marks the end of my unfettered play…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Rocky Mountain elk have often been a controversial animal in Wallowa County, but one long-standing issue — the number of elk on Zumwalt Prairie’s private lands — has finally b…

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“Any day catching wild trout on the fly is a good day,” I said to my buddy Derek as we traversed a bedrock cascade on one of our favorite mountain trout streams. It had been a couple years sin…