Run, Bike, Float, Repeat

Run, Bike, Float, Repeat

Easy Float's first sponsored athlete takes on the Leadman & Leadwoman Leadville Series for his older brother
Running is hard. Biking is hard.

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They're on the Move!

On birds in winter, and all those robins you're seeing right now
If you haven't seen them, you're either not paying attention, or you're really busy doing something else. It's really hard to miss them, especially if they're pooping all over your deck like they are at my place, or on your car if it's parked under the juniper tree at the edge of your driveway.

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Newts Deserve Respect, or Else...

Victor Berthelsdorf, who lives over in The Swamp on a farm near McMinnville, recently sent me an email with a photo of a great egret posing with a mouthful of rough-skinned newt.

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Winter Sky Watch

Start the new year off with celestial events over Central Oregon—including an upcoming lunar eclipse
In 2017, a total solar eclipse created a cosmic sensation across Central Oregon. The next total solar eclipse, laying a path of totality from Texas to Maine, will be April 8, 2024.

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Where Have All the Insects Gone?

I'm not a pessimist, at least I try not to be one. But...

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From Rainshadow to River

It's pretty uncommon to bring farm-to-table organic meals for a 21-day adventure on the Colorado River. Here's how one local group achieved it
Whether on her farm, at market, or on the river, Sarahlee Lawrence, owner/operator/founder of Rainshadow Organics, is perpetually surrounded by an entourage of farm folk, or "farmily" as she coins it. In talking to the interns, apprentices and other Rainshadow contributors, it's clear they're committed to the new wave of modern farming—and Lawrence is leading the charge.

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Shiny New Things

Need something new to do in the outdoors? Let these activity options give you some new inspiration for the New Year
Even though there isn't actually a difference between 2018 and 2019 (or any other year) there's something about seeing the new start of January 1 that gets people thinking about all the things they need to do differently for the new year.

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Holiday Outings

Looking for something (and maybe free) to do with family in town this week? Go play in the snow and ice!
You've been cooped up in the house with your relatives for days—a length of time that has you plotting next year's destination holiday in the tropics, sans familia. But now's not the time to lose your sh*t, budding Grinch—because you still have to keep those relatives entertained for a few more days.

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A Brush with a Papa Owl

In tales of the great horned owl, Part 2, our columnist recalls nearly losing an ear
I once had a sheep-raising pal—one of the Shumway boys—lead me to an active great horned owl pair that was using an old red-tailed hawk's nest in the top of a juniper that had been blown over near Alfalfa. Telling this tale, you have to realize that old pals have different ways of looking at humor, friendship — and science.

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Holiday Lights Paddle Parade

Bend tradition brings holiday cheer
The ever-popular Holiday Lights Paddle Parade returns to the Old Mill District this weekend — featuring paddleboards, kayaks and canoes all dolled up in festive Christmas decorations and lights. Last year, boats and boards decorated in holiday garb floated through the Old Mill District while lighting up the Deschutes River.

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The Notorious Nest-Stealers

A tale of the great horned owl, part 1
Well, it's that time of year (again). If you're fortunate enough to have a home close to the same habitat great horned owls need to make a living, you're also hearing them now as they cuddle up and sing love songs to each other.

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Pro File: Graham Zimmerman

Nicest local guy slaying big mountain routes worldwide
He's a photographer, alpinist and intellectual, and a lover of nature, people and dogs. He's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

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Yoga Beyond the Mat

Yoga Beyond the Mat - Blissful Heart

Mon., Jan. 21, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Central Oregon Women's March

Central Oregon Women's March - Drake Park

Sat., Jan. 19, 12 p.m.
6th Annual High Gravity BrewFest

6th Annual High Gravity BrewFest - McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Sat., Jan. 19, 1-8 p.m.
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