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You’ve seen those bikes with the big balloon-looking knobby tires. Why would someone ride a bike like that? Here’s why …

The Doobie Brothers Band was recently nominated for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after 50 years on the music scene. They’ve sold more than 48 million albums and have had 16 top-40 hits on Billboard’s Charts.

This is a good time to transplant landscape trees and shrubs. Construction activity rarely leaves soils in good shape. At worst, most of the topsoil may have been removed. At best, there is major soil compaction. What are the best ways to improve degraded soils for your garden and landscape?

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On a sunny afternoon the first weekend of summer vacation, the Christensen family of Brookings took visiting out-of-state friends to play in the Chetco River at Loeb State Park.

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Organizers of the Brookings-Harbor School District’s Kindergarten Academy said they were pleased with the first year’s turnout and expect to draw even more participants next summer.

For 6-month old Nox Toler and his 2-year-old brother, Theo, of Crescent City, it was an up-close and personal visit with first-responders and superheroes … with no emergencies to deal with.

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Whenever there’s a cheese competition somewhere in the world, it’s a good bet the name Rumiano will be among those acclaimed.

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There are numerous ways one might spend those golden years after retirement — traveling, spending more time with family and friends, pursuing a hobby …

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The words “library” and “a quiet place” seem to go hand in hand.

Beets and chard clobbered by leaf miners

Imagine an alien invasion last night in Crescent City. A group of youthful musicians here did just that, playing an appropriate soundtrack to accompany such a sci-fi spectacular.

Carpenter ants are the scourge of homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. They do far more structural damage to homes and other buildings than all other insects combined.

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In the summer of 2013, a change was happening in the ocean. It was initially unnoticed by all but the most observant – the sea stars were disappearing along the West Coast, becoming victims of sea star wasting disease (SSWD).