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Surviving River Guide School: Part 1

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Eugene is a city blessed with easy access to two beautiful rivers. Most people who live here visit those waterways seasonally, for recreation and relaxation. But some folks call these rivers their workplace.

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551: A Grandfather’s Gift

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There are memories buried in the chipped and faded veneer of my grandfather’s shotgun, and there are stories in it that I can only invent, not discover buried in the slowly growing rust and caked oil of the barrel.

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Backwoods Bait Gathering

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Although using live bait to catch fish is frowned upon in some circles, it is an old-school, highly effective way to get fish on the hook and to the dinner plate.

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Late Season Cross-Country Skiing for First-Timers

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Spring is officially here and the season openers are fast approaching for Oregon’s outdoorsy types. Soon bear hunters will be in the woods, gobbler guns will be loaded, and fresh-caught trout will be what’s for dinner … soon, but not quite yet. While you’re waiting for the excruciating countdown to finally end, there’s still time to get in a last-minute trip to the snow.

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Cutting the Cable: Week 2

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The true cord-cutters test will come this Sunday evening when we have friends over to watch the Walking Dead and we’re able to pull it off without a hitch. On the other hand, I am starting to believe that I was only afraid of losing cable because cable wanted me to be afraid of losing it. With the set up we have going now, and thanks to some late-night homework on my part, I believe I’m more than prepared for any of my family’s audio/video entertainment needs.

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Scouting for Spring Bear

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If you were timely enough to score a first-come, first-serve spring bear tag this year then there’s only one thing on your mind these days: Ursus Americanus, a.k.a. black bear.

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Cutting The Cable

in Eugene On The Cheap/Firehose/Rotator

How much is your cable bill? How about when you let it slide for a few weeks? Ever pick it apart and read the fine print? Now let me ask you this: Do you know what Stockholm Syndrome is?

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In-Town Hook-Ups: Fishing Alton Baker Canoe Canal

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This spring, you don’t have to hike miles into the wilderness or paddle your way into a high-alpine honey hole to make good trout fishing happen. You don’t even have to wait for spring to officially start. Catching nice-sized rainbow trout, in town, is as easy as taking a walk in the park—Alton Baker Park, to be exact.

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Schools Out For Summer!

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Schools Out For Summer! – Lindsey Asay, EOTC I may be alone in this , but anyone else feel like the school year went by…

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It’s A LU’AU!

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A FREE LU’AU! On May 20, 2011, EOTC Students of LCC’s American Design Drafting Association, are throwing a luau today from 2-6pm. This event is…

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