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Pilot spring Chinook fishery opens on lower Grande Ronde River

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – For the first time in almost 40 years, anglers will have a chance to fish for spring chinook on the Grande Ronde River June 27-30.

Montana T. rex goes to Washington, D.C.

As thunder boomed and lightning illuminated their small camper, Kathy Wankel couldn’t help but think that after years of being buried, the few fossilized bones she and her family had dug up that day, and carefully swaddled in towels and an old sweatshirt, did not want to be moved.

Spring brings end to era, rebirth to Valley life

Time is a constant, but we humans change and age through the course of our lives. The creatures in the natural world are tied to generations as they replace each other in looks and actions that are much alike, such as ants in a colony.

High demand likely to blame for ammo shortage

For more than four years, shooting enthusiasts have suffered through ammunition shortages that have often left shelves bare even at giant retailers such as Cabela’s.

Record gun sales boost wildlife budgets

Record-breaking sales of guns and ammunition in recent years have resulted in a windfall for wildlife conservation.

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Cheap UAVs give photographers an eye in the sky

Aerial photography, once confined to shots taken from an expensive-to-fly airplane or helicopter operated by a highly skilled pilot, can now be made from small remote-controlled helicopters holding mini cameras, the whole outfit costing as much as one tank of helicopter fuel.

Landers: Ghostly moose are proof that ticks suck

The graying look of moose you might see in the field this spring isn’t the result of old age.

Century rides are great way to explore Northwest

With the harsh winter weather finally behind us, cyclists are back out on the road in greater numbers, ramping up mileage and finalizing cycling event plans for the 2014 season. As a complement to the many excellent riding opportunities we have in the Walla Walla Valley, scheduling some century rides during the season is a great way to meet people and enjoy the scenic beauty in other areas of our region. It also establishes your training needs and the incentive to train.

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Ready. Aim. Plink.

Taking aim at targets that react can be great fun, but think before you shoot.

If you’re a shooter, you know putting holes in paper can get boring. No matter how tight a group you can shoot, it can be just as satisfying to make an aluminum can dance with a .22 rifle.

Google cameras raft through Grand Canyon

The Colorado River, under threat from drought and overuse, is now tourable via Google’s Street View.

Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Wallula Gap

A geocaching expedition to Wallula Gap.

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