The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is extending a salute to a
La Grande resident who makes a habit of extending a hand to the
Les Henderson has received a plaque from the ODFW’s Northeast Region
office honoring him for his support of the annual youth pheasant hunt at
the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area.
The annual Nordic event is becoming one of the longest running cross
country skiing competitions in Eastern Oregon. It will be conducted for
the 12th consecutive year Saturday. Few current competitive cross
country events in Eastern Oregon have been run longer, according to Dick
Knowles, manager of the Nordic Center at the Anthony Lakes Ski Area.
Many Northeast Oregon residents will hit the dance floor tonight as they celebrate the final hours of 2010.
Others will hit the ski slopes.
At least they will at the Spout Springs Ski Resort.
Night skiing begins this evening at Spout Springs. It will be offered from 5 to 9 tonight and each Friday and Saturday for the remainder of the ski season.
|Throughout the world, many species of wild animals resort to migration
as a means to make their lives more comfortable. Along the way they face
considerable hardship and many obstacles. African wildebeests move
through a gauntlet of predators and raging rivers to reach greener
pastures. Alaska’s great caribou herds face similar threats on their
long journey to reach northern calving grounds.
JIM WARD photos With help from his brother, Kristian, OHA member Ty Hamilton takes aim at a “10 penny” on a stretch of pole fencing — constructed to give elk a crossing with less damage to the animals or the fence. With support from OHA chapters throughout the state, the Union/Wallowa county chapter is finishing up on this project, which also involved funds to help local ranchers with elk-damaged fences.
A single cougar would have no trouble keeping the freezers of half a dozen households filled with fresh meat.
Adult cougars kill a deer or elk an average of about once every
seven days. At least they do in the Mount Emily Unit of Union and
Umatilla counties, according to the preliminary results of a government
cougar ecology and management study. The Oregon Department of Fish and
Wildlife is conducting the study in cooperation with the Confederated
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Umatilla National
Forest, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and many area land owners.
The predation study, which started 18 months ago, has involved about
30 cougars to which radio collars with GPS units were attached.
White put his name in for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep drawings every
year since 1976. His name was never drawn over the next 34 years.
“I was wondering if it would ever happen,’’ White said.
Then it did.
Eight months ago Bill Canavan of Island City was in the midst of six of
some of the most memorable and fulfilling months of his life.
Still he dreaded getting up each morning.
Why the apparent paradox?
Chris Dudley, the 6-foot-11 ex-NBA basketball player who narrowly missed
being elected Oregon’s next governor this week, would consider ducking
if he walked into this indoor archery range.
The range, in the basement of the Eagles Lodge, has a ceiling between
7 and 7 1/2 feet high. Dudley could easily touch it by barely raising
an arm over his head.
Tall visitors might not like the low ceiling, but it is a slam dunk
with most archers. The ceiling, filled with fluorescent lights, provides
near-perfect illumination for archers.
Riverside Park may soon be the destination of bicyclists throughout the Northwest.
The park is the proposed starting and ending point of a route that
could soon become part of the Oregon Scenic Bikeways Program, which is
run by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.
|Four months after landing a monster kokanee, Ron Campbell has landed in the world record book — twice.
Submitted photo Ron Campbell of Pendleton holds the 9-pound 10-ounce kokanee that he caught at Wallowa Lake June 13.
The Pendleton angler, who took a 9-pound 10-ounce kokanee salmon at
Wallowa Lake June 13, learned last week that his fish is now officially
recognized by the International Game Fish Association as a world record
fish in two categories.
“Learning that was quite a rush,’’ Campbell said.
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