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‘Big River’ offers fall adventure

NOTE: The Columbia River is a major river, with commercial traffic, rapid changes in flow and unpredictable weather. Boating the river may or may not be safe on any given day. Exploring a river the size of the Columbia is a daunting prospect for any paddler, and a region famous for its wind seems an unlikely haven for a canoeist. Even the Lewis and Clark expedition, having rested up a bit in The Dalles after crossing the plains, the Rocky Mountains and navigating Celilo Falls, were stalled for a time at what is now known as Crates Point because they were unable to make any headway against the stormy October wind. Only by leaving early the next morning were they able to round the point and proceed downriver.

What's happening from Nov. 30

Nonprofit events calendar from Nov. 30, 2014.

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Helmets now commonplace on slopes

BEND (AP) — They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! ... unfashionable. "Now I feel like if you go up to the mountain, it almost looks weird if you don't have one on," says Mikaela Costigan, accessories buyer for Powder House Ski & Snowboard in Bend.

Plan for Painted Hills wilderness wins broad support

BEND (AP) — A proposed federal wilderness area encircling Oregon's Painted Hills has won the backing of local leaders, but a lot more needs to happen for it to be created. The Wheeler County Court and the city of Mitchell recently voted to support the Sutton Mountain Wilderness. The federal designation of a wilderness, however, requires an act of Congress and approval by the president.

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Nonprofit events calendar from Nov. 16, 2014.

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Multnomah Falls in the rain

Rainy season a good time to visit the 620-foot waterfall.

Lyle district celebrates with community dinner

The Lyle School District invites the community to an open house and share a free meal Saturday, Nov. 15, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the secondary school cafeteria, 625 Keasey Ave., Lyle, Wash.

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Angler embarks on "Big Fishing Year"

How many species can a man catch in a year?

What's happening from Oct. 23

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 23, 2014.

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