Kingsport Times News Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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FISHING REPORT: Unresolved Boone Dam timetable has anglers worrying and wondering

FISHING REPORT: Unresolved Boone Dam timetable has anglers worrying and wondering

January 23rd, 2015 12:00 pm by George Thwaites

The worst-case scenario is by no means a sure thing. But the more time elapses, the best-case scenario seems equally remote.

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Two men reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climb

Two men reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climb

January 14th, 2015 7:04 pm by Associated Press

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson used ropes and safety harnesses to catch themselves in case of a fall, but relied entirely on their own strength and dexterity to ascend by grasping cracks as thin as razor blades and as small as dimes.

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Bug battle: New firewood restrictions for Smokies

Bug battle: New firewood restrictions for Smokies

January 11th, 2015 2:55 pm by Associated Press

Beginning in March, Great Smoky Mountains National Park campgrounds will allow only heat-treated firewood that has been certified. The policy aims to slow the spread of invasive, tree-killing insects.

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Second Yosemite climber completes grueling segment

Second Yosemite climber completes grueling segment

January 10th, 2015 2:12 pm by Associated Press

Kevin Jorgeson, 30, and Tommy Caldwell, 36, are two weeks into what is billed as the first free climb of the vertical Dawn Wall to reach the 3,000-foot summit of Yosemite's El Capitan.

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Judges rule against environmentalists on lead bullets

Judges rule against environmentalists on lead bullets

December 24th, 2014 5:00 pm by PETE YOST, Associated Press

A federal appeals court has ruled against environmentalists who are trying to force the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate spent lead bullets and lead shot used in hunting and shooting sports.

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Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

December 23rd, 2014 7:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

State officials are asking area boaters to help stop the spread of a destructive mussel species which was discovered in Cherokee Lake for the first time last month.

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Off-target: Vandals damaging Carter County shooting range

Off-target: Vandals damaging Carter County shooting range

November 28th, 2014 6:39 pm by JOHN THOMPSON, NET News Service

The Pond Mountain Shooting Range was meant to provide marksmen with targets set up at 25, 50 and 100 yards. But those targets apparently aren't enough for some.

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Cold temps the rhyme and reason behind the need for anglers to go deep

Cold temps the rhyme and reason behind the need for anglers to go deep

November 28th, 2014 12:00 pm by George Thwaites

With unseasonably cold temperatures gripping the area, water temperatures have dropped enough to drive fish to deeper depths.

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The weather is horrible, the fishing is terrific

The weather is horrible, the fishing is terrific

November 14th, 2014 10:00 am by George Thwaites

The weather outside is frightening, but with water temperatures averaging in the upper 50s across the Holston watershed, the bass and striper fishing has been inviting.

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Rogersville's Henard wins bass tournament on Kentucky Lake

Rogersville's Henard wins bass tournament on Kentucky Lake

October 28th, 2014 10:58 am by staff reports

J.R. Henard of Rogersville weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 42 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Chevy Wild Card on Kentucky Lake Saturday. His win qualified him for the 2015 BFL All-American tournament.

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