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Want to jumpstart the new year with a brisk, breath-taking “polar plunge”? We’ve got you covered like a warm blanket with a few suggestions to answer how, where and why.

New Hampshire Public Radio recently announced that the state is still struggling to control the conflict between humans and its native bear population. In the last year alone, conflicts between humans and bears have doubled with nearly 800 encounters reported. Though most conflicts are benign — a bear might go

Camping is certainly one of the most popular American pastimes, with nearly six out of 10 U.S. households reporting that at least one of the residents has gone camping. But if you thought that this beloved activity was limited to the summertime, think again. You can just as easily camp

One of the fondest Christmas memories anyone can create is hunting for one’s own Christmas tree. For some families they find their tree within the first couple minutes and then spend the rest of the day sledding, having a spirited snowball fight, and drinking hot chocolate. For others, hunting for

The 2018-19 junior league ice hockey season is well under way and though it’s been a bit of a shaky opening for the Southern Oregon Spartans, their outlook remains optimistic. “It’s been challenging,” admits assistant coach, Matt Reed. Six straight losses during November away games against Canadian teams, Edson Aeros

To say the world is big would be a huge understatement — the Hawaiian island of Oahu is 597 square miles just by itself! And with there being so much to see, it’s always great to get outside and experience all that nature has to offer. No matter the season

Just because the cold weather has arrived doesn’t mean your love for the outdoors has to stay tucked away inside. Winter hiking and camping is just as fun as warm-weather activities, as long as it’s done right. So what exactly do you need before you head out on a snowy

No more excuses. No high-wet grass to discourage kids from running out on the soccer field. No prohibitive costs limiting families from getting involved. No misconceptions that soccer is only for the elite. Oregon Futbol Academy, located in Grants Pass, now has an indoor facility making year-round soccer accessible and

Between that last morsel of pumpkin pie and racing out the door to conquer the cheapest PlayStation or Samsung, there’s digestion. A walk after your Thanksgiving meal might ease that full belly, along with the pressures of the holiday shop-a-thon pandemonium. The last, and best, course of the meal could
fattest bear 2018

Let’s talk about bears. Huge, lumbering beasts that look cuddly and cute, but are also, pound for pound, one of the most deadly apex predators on the planet. They are big and they eat a lot. In Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Reserve, they claim to have the largest population of