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Home sweet hummingbird home: ‘Feisty’ Rufous breed now spending winters in Tri-Cities area

Home sweet hummingbird home: ‘Feisty’ Rufous breed now spending winters in Tri-Cities area

September 27th, 2013 7:24 am by Marci Gore

Spending summer in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and normally wintering in Mexico, the Rufous has the longest migration route of all U.S. hummingbirds. But recently, the Rufous’ route has brought it to Northeast Tennessee.

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Going Places: Wooded campsites and waterfalls await visitors at Rock Creek Recreation Area

Going Places: Wooded campsites and waterfalls await visitors at Rock Creek Recreation Area

September 25th, 2013 9:00 am by Debra McCown

Earl and Cindy Booth live just three miles from Rock Creek Recreation Area, but it’s been their vacation spot of choice for some 30 years.

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Virginia Trappers Association announces Rendezvous

Virginia Trappers Association announces Rendezvous

September 24th, 2013 7:44 pm by George Thwaites

Organizers note that History Channel's "Mountain Men" has helped the public image of wild fur harvesting, as well as boosting overall interest and participation.

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28-year-old Brit first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska

28-year-old Brit first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska

September 24th, 2013 6:49 pm by MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press

A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea.

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Tennessee Aquarium helping to restore brookies

Tennessee Aquarium helping to restore brookies

September 22nd, 2013 9:36 pm by MORGAN SIMMONS, Knoxville News Sentinel

Last month, the Tennessee Aquarium released 225 Southern Appalachian brook trout — the only trout species native to Tennessee — into Hampton Creek as part of a long-term effort to restore these fish to their native waters.

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Smokies sets up sister agreement with Thai park

Smokies sets up sister agreement with Thai park

September 22nd, 2013 5:00 am by Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a new sister in Southeast Asia, and except for the language they could almost be twins.

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Cooler night temperatures one of several good signs for region's anglers

Cooler night temperatures one of several good signs for region's anglers

September 20th, 2013 4:27 pm by George Thwaites

Water levels on area reservoirs are moving down. Pleasure boat and jet ski traffic is thinning. Bait fish are moving up. "Fishing Heaven" is on its way.

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Federal decision keeps Tennessee fish hatcheries open

Federal decision keeps Tennessee fish hatcheries open

September 20th, 2013 3:00 am by Associated Press

A decision by the Department of the Interior means that Tennessee fish hatcheries, which are located in Erwin and Dale Hollow, will remain open, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Wednesday.

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Fishermen rescued after boat capsizes near Rogersville dam

Fishermen rescued after boat capsizes near Rogersville dam

September 18th, 2013 7:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — One of the best fishing spots in Hawkins County is also one of the most dangerous, as two fishermen found out Wednesday morning when their boat capsized at a Holston River dam near Rogersville.

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Just outside Las Vegas, kayaking through a canyon

Just outside Las Vegas, kayaking through a canyon

September 17th, 2013 6:27 pm by KAREN SCHWARTZ

It’s easy to trade the wild ways of Las Vegas for the wilds of the nearby Colorado River: All it takes is a call to a boating outfitter and a federally approved form of ID.

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