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Birds at the branch

Birds outnumber people at any Army Corps of Engineers park at Beaver Lake during winter. That's one reason the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society to host a field trip at the lake at least once each winter. Continue reading...

No chill for trout

Rainbows eager to bite on White River float trip

About the time winter slows the catching of warm-water fish, trout bite with more enthusiasm than most anglers show for getting out and catching them. Continue reading...

Duo follows Beaver Lake CD with songs about Buffalo

A dozen songs by musicians Kelly and Donna Mulhollan have raised awareness of the need to take care of Beaver Lake, the duo says. Their next project hopes to do the same for the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

January shaping up as one of the best for eagle cruise

Subscriber onlyThis may be the best winter yet for seeing bald eagles soaring high over Beaver Lake or roosting in shoreline trees, as if posing for a picture. Continue reading...

Corps takes annual bald-eagle count at Beaver Lake

Bald eagles are just one reason to get up from a comfy rocker by the hearth and bundle up for a wintertime boat ride on Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Polar Bear Tournament Starts New Year At Beaver Lake

Conditions on New Year's Day so cold they would please a polar bear didn't rattle the teeth of 60 or so anglers who bundled up for the annual Polar Bear Memorial Bass Tournament at Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Aquatic Invaders

Subscriber onlyThe lakes and streams of the Ozarks teem with life in the silent underwater realm. Not every fish, not every aquatic plant, is a good thing for our waterways. Continue reading...

Once Around The Park On Foot, Bike At Lincoln Lake

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Ozarks' Rivers, Forests Become Outdoor Classrooms

Subscriber onlyIt's a world of firsts for Jordanne Nelson and students like her who enroll in outdoor education classes offered at several of the region's high schools. Continue reading...

Bella Vista Angler Earns High Praise For Pickled Fish

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Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies bring Ali Matar to court Friday in Bentonville.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies bring Ali Matar to court Friday in Bentonville.

Published: January 31, 2015

Cedar waxwings offered an up-close view Jan. 17 at Rocky Branch park.

Cedar waxwings offered an up-close view Jan. 17 at Rocky Branch park.

Published: January 29, 2015

A bald eagle takes flight from shoreline trees at Beaver Lake Jan. 6 during the annual eagle count c...

A bald eagle takes flight from shoreline trees at Beaver Lake Jan. 6 during the annual eagle count conducted at the lake by the Ar...

Published: January 15, 2015

Alan Bland, left, and Brian Walch, Beaver Lake park rangers, look for eagles before leaving the dock...

Alan Bland, left, and Brian Walch, Beaver Lake park rangers, look for eagles before leaving the dock at Prairie Creek Marina. Rang...

Published: January 15, 2015

Rosanna Scott, from left, guide runner Sidney Brock and Jenna Scott go to the starting area for thei...

Rosanna Scott, from left, guide runner Sidney Brock and Jenna Scott go to the starting area for their first cross country race on ...

Published: October 12, 2014

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