Recreation



ODFW invites hunters to forum

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting to discuss big game hunting regulations and tag numbers for 2019 next week in The Dalles. The forum begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Dalles ODFW Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Drive.

July 13, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..
 

Cooling Jets

Jeremiah Muma, 3, plays with a jet of water shooting up from the ground in the splash park at Thompson Park, momentarily blocking the jet of cool water with his hand.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Jumpstart camp still has spots available

Starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. starting on Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, the Jumpstart Basketball Camp will start its 25th season of giving youths from grades 2-9 the opportunity to hone in on their hoops attributes in a five-day event at Dufur High School.

June 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Sailing on a Sunday

Four sailboats are sparring with the strong winds whipping through the Hood River Marina. Waves crash over their hulls from bow to stern as they attempt to navigate a course marked by three buoys topped with fluorescent orange flags. Yet the sailboat captains, who, in a normal race, would be standing at the helm guiding their ships, are nowhere to be seen. They are standing, safe and dry, on a sidewalk above the marina.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Grossmiller honored by Spray rodeo

For nearly 30 years, rodeo announcer and local radio personality Jake Grossmiller has kicked off the action at the Spray Rodeo with the words, “...where the pavement ends and the west begins!” This year, in recognition of his decades as the voice of Spray Rodeo, he will be honored as Grand Marshal.

April 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Vital and venerated: Mt. Hood Meadows turns 50

Mount Hood, called “the mountain of youth” by one speaker, is an ageless wonder to another. The 400 or so people at the 50th anniversary of Mount Hood Meadows ski resort Jan. 25 heard words honoring the half-century old resort as an organization, and the mountain itself as a vital, venerated place.

February 1, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


New regs available

SALEM—The new 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing and Big Game Hunting regulations are now available at outdoor stores and ODFW offices, as well as online. Licenses and tags for 2018 went on sale Dec. 1.

January 6, 2018 11:30 a.m. read more..


Emma’s Bear

Oregon Hunter Education Instructor and long-time outdoorsman Scott Napoli of Tygh Valley shares a young girl’s first bear hunt

January 6, 2018 11:24 a.m. read more..


Locals try out for Timbers Development Team

The Dalles Middle School student-athletes Mauricio Vega, Luciano Alvarado and Orlando Mora, along with Lyle native Jaeden Bullard, tried out for the Portland Timbers Olympic Development Team in a second session last weekend in Hillsboro.

December 1, 2017 2:58 p.m. read more..


Athletics East qualifies nine for regionals

For their first cross country race off the fall campaign, runners from the Athletics East Running Club rose to the challenge at the Oregon USATF Oregon Association Junior Olympic State Championships this past Saturday on the campus of Corbin University in Salem.

November 15, 2017 1:42 p.m. read more..
 

CGBA to host team tryouts

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

October 10, 2017 12:39 p.m. read more..


Wildfires push Oregon hunters and hunted into new terrain

MEDFORD (AP) — Wildfires will displace both hunters and the hunted this fall as burning forests and backwoods public-safety closures push men and beasts into new haunts. Big-game animals such as deer and elk do fine in the face of wildfire, often showing uncanny abilities to stay ahead of encroaching flames or finding green oases amid a fire's roar. Creek anytime soon, they likely will feel at home in the smoky areas immediately around wildfires and closed areas, biologists say.

September 27, 2017 12:18 p.m. read more..

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