Recreation



Fire safety team eyes camp sites

There have been 200 abandoned campfires in the past several weeks within the Mt. Hood National Forest and a special team of fire prevention experts is now on the move to educate visitors about safety restrictions in place during hot and dry weather. “Everybody needs to be aware of the dangers of wildfire, while still enjoying the many recreational benefits the national forest provides,” said Mark Wiles, leader of the Mt. Hood National Forest NW Area Fire Prevention Team.

August 17, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..


Program adds options for athletes

DUFUR – From baseball to basketball, Dufur High School graduate Steven Begay loves to bring the game to local youths. Earlier this summer, he coached a 12U group, called Slammin’ Salmon, to a 6-0 record, where they outscored opponents by a 120-42 margin to secure first place at the Blazers Rip City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Portland. “I have always enjoyed coaching,” Begay said.

August 14, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..


Title caps memorable run for McGlovin

It has been a long road on the softball field for Rocky Linebarger, as countless close calls and bad breaks kept him from winning Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Adult Softball League championship. At long last, he finally earned title No. 1.

August 14, 2018 2:51 p.m. read more..


Hot days impact fishing

Anglers can do their part to reduce the stress fish are under, according to state officials. This is especially important when fishing in waters that include native fish that may be released.

July 31, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


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..

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