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Spring Is Here – Get Out Your Gear

When trails open in late Spring and the ice breaks up, make a dash to the Mountain Lakes Wilderness. The brook and rainbow trout have a rapacious appetite after the thaw. As Darren Roe attests, “They’ll eat anything!” I recommend caddis and small copper john patterns and mosquito dope for the fly fisherman! If you don’t like to hike, try the Upper Sycan country where you can drive to this brook trout heaven.
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Season Of Giving

It may be that givers are seen as leaders, or that through giving we build social capital. It could be that people who give are happy. Surveys show that those who give to charity are 43 percent more likely than people who don’t give to say they’re very happy people. Happy people show up for work more and work longer hours. Ask any business person who they’d prefer to hire and they’ll say happy people.
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Winter Wings: Birders Flock to Klamath

It is the Klamath Basin Audubon’s Winter Wings Festival, a celebration of the thousands of eagles, hawks, swans, geese, and other waterfowl that flock to our area every winter. This incredible concentration of wildlife is literally viewed from all our backyards. Upper Klamath Lake, Link River, Lake Ewauna, Miller Island, and all the USFWS National Wildlife Refuges surrounding Klamath are some of the most renowned hotspots to view this winter spectacle.
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Snow Much Fun!

Some of the most spectacular days in Klamath County are nestled between November and March, when snow-covered mountains, trees and fields beautifully contrast against the vast, blue sky. Local outdoor enthusiasts and the Farmer’s Almanac predict a snow-laden winter east of the Cascades. Cross-country skiers, downhill skiers and snowboarders are already looking forward to slapping on the equipment and making tracks. If your winter jam doesn’t include skiing or snowboarding, check out these ideas to have snow much fun in and around the Klamath Basin.
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KU Gets Top Grade For Style And Function

Some Klamath residents groused about the cost of Klamath Union High School’s (KU) recent remodel, but it’s not the first time this site has seen controversy. In the early 1900s, a 15-year battle ensued over the Hot Springs Courthouse—built on the very same spot as KU.
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Training Your Bird Dog

Dove hunting starts the bird season in September, and various birds are in game through February. Having a good bird dog is a definite asset to the hunter. According to Walt Barnes, local duck hunter and dog trainer, the three most important factors in training a dog for hunting ducks or other birds are being obedient, being in shape, and being safe.
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Keeping the Fire Burning

Brisk fall evenings are perfect for cuddling up in front of a wood stove, reading a book and sipping a cup of hot cocoa. The crackling of a wood fire draws people like moths. Our love affair with wood fires goes back to when the humans first discovered fire and depended on it for warmth, cooking and protection. That allure has only grown over the centuries.
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Fall Fairs and Festivals

The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is the largest annual event held in the Klamath Basin, designed as a fair where “our friends from over the line in Oregon could meet and visit and compete and enjoy each other.” The week following Labor Day, over 40,000 people of all ages and backgrounds relish in the carnival rides, Kids Barnyard Rodeo, Jr. Livestock Auction, live music, and loads of fair food.
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Table Matters

I mix my china with different ceramic and pottery pieces to make it interesting and fresh. Find unique pieces to mix with your dishes at Poppy. I mix my sterling with flatware I picked up at a garage sale. Combining different sets of flatware creates a warm, collected setting. Mix brass or wood with black stainless and sterling. Taking a cue from the leaves in my centerpiece, I use amber and amethyst glassware, which I found at Treasures and Keepers Corner.
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