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Memorial bench in Red Bluff brings back fishing memories

Last week, my wife  and I took a road trip up Interstate 5, spending a couple of days in Ashland, Oregon, for the theater ambience and then on to Corvallis to see friends. Before leaving California, we made what for … Continue reading

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Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and a bunch of Shasta Lake otters have this in common: they’ve messed up a good public image and need the help of smooth PR agents. Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medal winner, concocted a wild story … Continue reading

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Huge culvert crossing under bike trail should help salmon stranded during floods

Despite being a pessimistic observer of the salmon and steelhead decline in Northern California, I find my spirits lifted by a protection project going on close to home. Let’s call it a tiny light at the end of a tunnel … Continue reading

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A better view out the kitchen window

In the beginning, there were garbage containers, an old dog-eared wood fence and the side of the neighbor’s house. Now, the salmon run is in full flow, and we have a window seat to watch a spectacle of nature unfold. … Continue reading

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Indictment and a steelhead arrive on the same day

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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