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.
What happens when you combine more than 1,200 miles of driving, 40 miles
of backpacking in the remote wilderness, a marriage proposal and a
16-hour summit day climb to over 13,800 feet?
A trip you won’t soon forget.
The sight was unusual and sparked conversation, but not to the degree it would have a decade ago.
A bull moose was spotted in northern Baker County just south of
Medical Springs less than a week ago. A photo of it appeared on the
front page of Tuesday’s Observer.
Tradition versus technology — sparks fly wherever debates concerning it are raised, including the bow hunting arena.
La Grande outdoorsman Phil Gillette understands this first hand. He
is a bow hunter and a member of a committee of the Oregon Fish and
Wildlife Commission created to recommend what, if any, technological
devices should be allowed for use by bow hunters. The committee,
following some lively discussions, is concluding that technology is a
good thing as long as it does not make bow hunting less challenging.
|Biologist Cathy Nowak knows the answer before posing the question.
Nowak is among the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staffers who work at the local Youth Pheasant Hunt every September.
year youths take the first pheasants of their lives during the weekend
hunt at the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area. Nowak can easily identify those
who had taken their first pheasant before they check out and report
their results to her.
The record sockeye being caught in Wallowa Lake is not the only reason salmon fishing is making headlines in Northeast Oregon.
Salmon fishing is also making news in the upper Snake River.
In 2007 I completed part of the adventure, without knowing or
planning for it, by solo climbing Mount Hood (11,239 feet). Sometime
between 2007 and 2008 I set a lifetime goal to climb the 50 highpoints
in the 50 states. Some will be climbed with family while vacationing and
some of the more technical highpoints will be with climbing partners or
|The La Grande Country Club is taking its biggest step forward since the
days when Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller were three of
the world’s top golfers.
DICK MASON/The Observer The new west entrance to the La Grande Country Club features a porch and a rock face exterior.
|Darrington is an isolated western Washington town with a population of only 1,500.
DICK MASON / The Observer Ron Babcock, left, and Jerry Gibson, both of La Grande, displayed their archery prowess at the 65th annual National Field Archery Association Outdoor National Championships.
But last weekend it was the capital of the nation’s field archery scene.
And Ron Babcock and Jerry Gibson of La Grande made their presence
felt at the 65th annual National Field Archery Association Outdoor
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