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Apr 6, 2010
When it comes to nabbing endorsements on being Oregon’s next governor, John Kitzhaber and his cowboy boots appear more like leather-clad steamrollers. In the past couple of weeks, he’s smashed his...
Apr 2, 2010
Can it The snow is going off on Hood. And so are the deals. Today at Skibowl, a donation of four canned goods nets you a free lift ticket. The donations benefit Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine...
Apr 1, 2010
There are lots of rumors circulating around the blogosphere today. (If you haven’t heard, the US Outdoor Store has reportedly purchased Mount Hood.) But here’s a cold hard truth: all that deep...
Mar 30, 2010
Well, here’s an idea that’ll keep some of those new America the Beautiful quarters in your pocket. Last week, the National Park Service announced that for National Park Week (April 17 – 25) they’d...
Mar 26, 2010
Scavenger Hunt Okay, so much for my raving last week about the wonders of spring skiing. Slushy snow and suntans be damned, it’s freaking dumping on Mount Hood. Meadows, which reported about 15...
Mar 25, 2010
It probably goes without saying that this week’s national headlines have featured more than enough politics to go around. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to point out that here on the...
Mar 19, 2010
A quick check-in with some friends’ weekend plans revealed the following: As I type this, one is en route to Otter Rock for a day of surfing. Another will be trekking out to Seaquest State Park...
Mar 16, 2010
The beauty of the Western wake-robin
Mar 5, 2010
If you’re one of those folks who happens to think everything sounds a bit jazzier with an English accent, hold on to your hat. This week, Oregon Uncovered, a popular European travel show, has...
Mar 1, 2010
Okay, Geocachers—time to gear up. The City of Gresham is sponsoring a hunt for the GPS-enabled, treasure-chasers among us. (I know you’re out there, the sport was invented here after...
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