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Dreaming Green

January is a good time to pore over seed catalogs and get the garden ready for growing time

January 16, 2014 12:44 p.m. read more..

Owls and other wildlife dying from rodent bait

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife veterinarians advise home and land owners that poison baits used to control mice and rats can sicken or kill owls, hawks, foxes, bobcats and other species. To protect wildlife, people should carefully follow product directions and explore other options for rodent control.

December 26, 2013 8:52 a.m. read more..

Protect your garden from winter ice and cold

CORVALLIS — The Arctic blast that recently chilled much of Oregon might make you worried about your plants. Ross Penhallegon, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, advises several ways to protect your landscape.

December 14, 2013 11:47 a.m. read more..

Extension cord: Find Christmas gifts your gardener will love

Although Christmas may seem a strange time to be thinking about gardening, if you have a gardener on your gift giving list, now is a perfect time to think about what they may want for Christmas. There are all kinds of gardening items on the market that would make ideal gifts for the gardener, or even the non-gardener.

December 14, 2013 11:45 a.m. read more..

Home at Last seeks stability for property

In a presentation to the Wasco County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, Kris Boler, executive director of Home at Last Humane Society, formally requested the county “gift the [animal shelter] property and facility at 200 River Road with a reversionary clause.”

December 6, 2013 12:12 p.m. read more..

Extension Cord: Expect the best; plan for the worst

September is National Preparedness Month. Throughout the nation, various agencies like the American Red Cross, Extension Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), local fire departments and emergency medical services staff, churches and utility companies are partnering to sponsor “Get Ready” events.

September 21, 2013 3:33 p.m. read more..


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