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Hiking in the American Southwest

Hiking in the American Southwest

May 14th, 2014 8:40 pm by GIOVANNA DELL'ORTO, Associated Press

In seven parks from Phoenix to near El Paso, I wandered barefoot across blindingly white sand dunes, climbed on all fours over red boulders, trekked to waterfalls deep inside a canyon, and played rockhound — all while basking in uninterrupted sunshine.

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Community Sports Live Outdoors
Boaters urged to Wear It! Because life jackets save lives

Boaters urged to Wear It! Because life jackets save lives

May 13th, 2014 8:32 pm by Staff Report

National Safe Boating Week is May 17-23, and the National Safe Boating Council and the Johnson City Sail & Power Squadron are encouraging boaters to Wear It! Because life jackets save lives.

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Community Outdoors
Mountain bike enthusiasts hope Web contest can help Doe Mountain trail efforts

Mountain bike enthusiasts hope Web contest can help Doe Mountain trail efforts

May 13th, 2014 6:51 pm by NET News Service

The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association of the Tri-Cities is seeking Internet votes from the community for a grant from Bell Helmets, which will be used to build mountain bike trails on Doe Mountain.

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Scrapbook Showcase: Hidden Gems

May 12th, 2014 5:43 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

This week's Scrapbook Showcase features Hidden Gems of Southwest Virginia. The photos were submitted by Lee County's Rebecca Edwards.

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Community Education Outdoors
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting National Park Career Day

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting National Park Career Day

May 9th, 2014 1:45 pm by Staff Report

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting National Park Career Day from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 10, and invites students, recent graduates and their families to get a behind-the-scenes look into National Park Service careers.

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Local News Outdoors
Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs  below seasonal levels

Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs below seasonal levels

May 7th, 2014 8:59 pm by Hank Hayes

As of March 15, Norris was at 50 percent of normal water runoff, Cherokee was at 49 percent and South Holston was at 57 percent. That means lower-than-normal water levels, exposed banks and shallow areas as the summer recreation season begins.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Hiking and learning on the Civil War battlefields

Hiking and learning on the Civil War battlefields

May 7th, 2014 6:45 pm by Associated Press

There are more than 300 miles of trails to explore in the 24 national parks designated as significant battlegrounds of the Civil War. The Manassas National Battlefield in Virginia, for example, has more than 40 miles of trails.

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Sportsmen push for constitutional hunting and fishing rights

Sportsmen push for constitutional hunting and fishing rights

May 7th, 2014 8:31 am by By Scott S. Greenberger, Stateline.org (MCT)

Eight states are considering constitutional amendments to protect hunting and fishing rights.

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Trail Life builds local boys' character

Trail Life builds local boys' character

May 5th, 2014 8:54 am by Leigh Ann Laube

On Jan. 1, Trail Life USA officially launched its outdoor adventure program for boys and young men, offering a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts of America.

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Local News Outdoors
Whether nuisance or newborn, local bears sent packing

Whether nuisance or newborn, local bears sent packing

May 2nd, 2014 11:45 pm by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

This past week, state wildlife officers were able to "bear" witness to the discovery of three locals who were in need of a good home.

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