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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…

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“Lay the fly on the water. Strip line out. That’s right. Now shake the rod tip.”

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PENDLETON — Angling for early season stream trout and hunting spring mushrooms are two activities I look forward to.

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The flowers selected for this week’s article display the colors of our flag — red, white and blue — and all three plants are native to the United States. All three are still blooming at middle…

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CHICAGO — Cognitive dissonance is a psychological phenomenon in which the subject effectively carries out actions directly opposed to his or her values, beliefs or ideas. Not quite an oxymoron…

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STANFIELD — Josie Goodrich grew up in the sport of rodeo.

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Once a teenager with wild dreams of becoming a fish biologist, I set my graduate school sights on studying the prehistoric and long-lived sturgeon that swim among the barge…

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WALLOWA LAKE — We rented a boat at the marina, Number 42, called Lucky. We appreciated the name more when we saw the monikers given to a few of the other boats: Flippy and Oopsi.

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WALLOWA LAKE — Out-of-towners from Idaho, Montana, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, California as well as many places in Oregon were evident over the weekend at Wallowa Lake State Park. Day use ar…

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LA GRANDE — The new Eastern Oregon University women’s lacrosse program added 12 more athletes to its roster, bringing the number of players in the first-year program to 13.

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LA GRANDE — When the coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of race after race that cyclists Elijah Romer and Sean Lerner had planned to enter, the La Grande duo decided to improvise.