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Deer Hunters Harvest 96,435 Bucks and 54,379 Antlerless Deer
First Night 2003
Pocahontas County High School's Boys Soccer Team is the Coalfield Conference Champs for the second straight year.
But the most common question we ourselves have had to field, and for which we are keeping a daily count (so far up to 42) is: "Where y'all headed?" The reply is met with a mixture of surprise and incredulity, and is frequently superseded by the phrase: "Are you crazy?" And yes, after eight days of non-stop cycling, numerous tins of tuna and weather as unpredictable as, well, the weather, we are indeed beginning to think that we are in fact out of our minds.
We didn't want to leave Seattle; the starting point of our epic journey, but you should always leave a place knowing you could stay there a few days longer.
Just get away ... like this!
I raise this because an old friend of mine declared recently he regularly goes camping with the family. I was shocked. Unlike the surfer searching for the perfect wave, this chap had already found his Xanadu - picturesque, isolated and pristine. It even has a sacred river. He was so enamoured of the site he bought the property and decreed a four-bedroom, twin-garage, cathedral-ceilinged stately pleasure dome.
Camping is not my thing, but before you accuse me of ignorance I'll have you know that I have been camping - twice. The first time was with the local Scouts.
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Many veterans eligible for free fishing and hunting licenses and other recreational discounts
Many Ohio military veterans (and certain active members of the military) are eligible to receive free hunting and fishing licenses, free boat registrations and special recreational discounts at Ohio State Parks facilities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
"Ohio owes a great debt to her veterans," said Sam Speck, ODNR director. "Providing these benefits to our veterans who enjoy the outdoors is one way our state can show its gratitude for their service."
As the national Veterans Day observance approaches on Nov.
moose lake state park
The land was once sheltered by old growth red and white pine. The area was heavily logged at the turn of the last century and the great pine forests have been replaced by aspen, basswood, birch, maple and open fields.
Over the years, red and white pine and spruce have been planted by the DNR to give the park a flavor of what northeastern Minnesota looked like before the axes and saws came.
The trees are thriving and one of the trails, the Tall Pine Trail, takes visitors through a magnificent second growth pine forest. The dusty green branches of the red pine appear to be etched into the bright August sky.
One on One: Carey on Carey
Hey ya'll, what's up? This week it is my privilege and pleasure to introduce ya'll to our third and final freshman ... so, without further ado, I would like ya'll to meet my grandfather's-cousin's-nephew's-sister's-grandbaby's-
dog's-uncle's-fourth-generation cousin: Kalee Carey!
In anticipation of all the questions as to whether we Carey's are related or not, we decided to take a look into our past - and, in fact, we ARE related just as I mentioned above! OK, maybe not entirely ... but close! Check this out - Kalee has family in Oklahoma, Arizona and Wyoming. I have family in Oklahoma ... my dad worked in Wyoming ...
Prospectors, police and videotape
He did nothing more than videotape a conversation between himself and two Oregon State Police troopers, but for that Carl "Matt" Mattson faced the threat of one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
Under Oregon law, it's known as illegally obtaining the contents of a conversation. The law is meant to prevent someone from using a hidden microphone or one placed a long distance away to eavesdrop on a conversation, said Tim Gleason, dean of the School of Journalism & Communication at the University of Oregon.
Mattson, 46, did neither.
Hiker disoriented by storm
Todd Pollert returned to the base camp in the Rocky Peak area Tuesday morning. He was about 10 minutes ahead of a Routt County Search and Rescue crew sent to find him, said Search and Rescue member Darrel Levingston.
Pollert left about 11 a.m. Monday for what he intended to be an hour-and-a-half hike on the west side of Rocky Peak. When he had not returned to his base camp, on the east side of Rocky Peak, by about 7 p.m., his camping partner called his wife, who then called the Routt County Search and Rescue, Levingston said.
Pollert was well prepared to spend the night in the cold, Levingston said.
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How do I get to Mullen?
Where can I get information about camping and recreational areas in or near Mullen?
Who can I contact concerning the Sandhills Golf Company south of Mullen?
Who are the town and county named after?
When is the annual Sandhills Sharptail Shootout ?
How do I get to Mullen?
Mullen Is located at the junction of NE Highway 2 and Nebraska Highway 97. We are 70 miles of North Platte on Highway 97, 65 miles south of Valentine on NE Highway 97, 100 miles west of Broken Bow on NE Highway 2, and 100 miles east of Alliance on NE Highway 2. (All mileage is approximate.
Straight Through the Night: 24-Hour Racing
It's 1 a.m. I'm standing next to my bike with my eyes closed, just trying to relax. When I open them, I notice a headlamp weaving its way toward me through the trees, along the trail to where I'm standing. And I'm still in the way. As I drag myself and my bike a little farther off the trail, I notice an uncomfortable dampness on my feet.
I think I just puked on my shoes.
"Great night, isn't it?" a voice calls out to me from the darkness. "Is everything all right?"
"You bet," I reply, as cheerfully as I can muster between gulps of water from my CamelBak. It is a beautiful night.
Seattle Weekly: News: Did they get their man? by Rick Anderson
JUDY RIDGWAY is one of the few people left who thinks her husband isn't
responsible for the 49 Green
River murders. Judy, 57, and Gary Ridgway, who observed his third month and 53rd birthday in King County Jail last week, had what she calls a happy 17-year marriage. "He was the best thing that ever happened to me," she said the other day.
But on Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, King County Sheriff Dave Reichert announced that authorities had arrested "the" Green River killer.