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Community Scrapbook: Trail Work on High Knob

April 29th, 2014 3:26 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Today's Community Scrapbook features photos of work along the Chief Benges Scout Trail on High Knob. The photos were submitted by The Clinch Coalition.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Appalachian Trail Conservancy holding nationwide photo contest

Appalachian Trail Conservancy holding nationwide photo contest

April 26th, 2014 8:47 pm by Staff Report

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is accepting submissions for its "Zoom in to the Appalachian Trail" photo contest, a nationwide search for the best photos featuring close-up shots of the details that make up the Appalachian Trail.

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News Outdoors
Sherpas leave Everest in wake of deadly avalanche

Sherpas leave Everest in wake of deadly avalanche

April 23rd, 2014 7:05 pm by Associated Press

With the entire climbing season increasingly thrown into doubt, the government quickly announced that top tourism officials would fly to base camp Thursday to negotiate with the Sherpas and encourage them to return to work.

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News Outdoors
Global warming likely to make Everest even riskier

Global warming likely to make Everest even riskier

April 23rd, 2014 6:59 pm by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

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Community Sports Live Outdoors
Free boat safety inspection Saturday at Winged Deer Park

Free boat safety inspection Saturday at Winged Deer Park

April 22nd, 2014 9:02 pm by Staff Report

Members of the Johnson City Power Squadron and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be providing a free boat safety inspection on Saturday at the TWRA Boat Ramp at Winged Deer Park on Boone Lake.

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Sports Live Outdoors
Wakeboard boat burns to a crisp on Norris Lake

Wakeboard boat burns to a crisp on Norris Lake

April 21st, 2014 9:25 pm by Staff Reports

A wakeboard boat caught fire late Monday morning on Norris Lake shortly after being launched at Anderson Co. Park, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials reported.

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Business & Technology Outdoors
Natural Camo: Couple creates face paint for wild turkey hunters

Natural Camo: Couple creates face paint for wild turkey hunters

April 19th, 2014 3:52 pm by DAVE ORRICK, St. Paul Pioneer Press

You could call it man makeup. It's made from natural ingredients, will last all day and can be removed with just a wet cloth. No animals were harmed during its development. But it's deadly on wild turkeys.

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Community Outdoors
Heirloom seed expert to speak in Abingdon

Heirloom seed expert to speak in Abingdon

April 16th, 2014 8:29 am by Leslie Grace

Bill Best continues a way of life Appalachian farmers have handed down for generations.

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News Local News Outdoors
Widespread, hard freeze expected to threaten spring growth

Widespread, hard freeze expected to threaten spring growth

April 15th, 2014 12:44 pm by Staff Report

The National Weather Service expects temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees across the region tonight, meaning a widespread freeze will threaten blooming trees, spring crops and other plants.

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Local News Outdoors
TWRA removing bear trap from JC site because of inactivity

TWRA removing bear trap from JC site because of inactivity

April 14th, 2014 7:02 pm by Staff Report

For several days, TWRA officials have been trying to trap a black bear that's been causing problems in Johnson City. Because of inactivity at the trap site, however, they've chosen to remove the trap and reevaluate the situation if new sightings occur.

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