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How to start campfire, cook breakfast and never leave your sleeping bag

Subscriber onlyIt's an amazing feat to start a campfire and get coffee and breakfast going without ever crawling out of a sleeping bag. Continue reading...

Outdoors: White River explorers

Subscriber onlySummer is a season of firsts when teenagers head outdoors. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyEditor’s note: Flip Putthoff, who compiles the fishing report, is on vacation this week. Here is last week’s report. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: Trolling for walleye or white bass has been productive this week. Continue reading...

Fix That Flat

Prepared riders won’t find themselves stranded on road, trail

Subscriber onlyDo much bicycle riding and one thing is going to happen besides burning calories and working those muscles. You’re going to have a flat. Continue reading...

High water brings swamp paddling to Ozarks

Conditions right for exploring backwaters

Subscriber onlyThis summer adventurous paddlers can canoe or kayak in the woolly swamp and never leave the Ozarks. Continue reading...

Overlook reveals history of Beaver Dam, lake

Subscriber onlyIt's good to see our tax dollars at work in a positive way, especially when the effort educates and adds a little fun to boot. Such was the scene on a visit to Beaver Dam and the remodeled overlook on the dam's south end. Continue reading...

Smallmouth bass no duds on Kings River float

Subscriber onlyThe biggest concern during our drive to the Kings River was if the stream would be crowded with floaters on the cusp of the July 4 weekend. Neither of us worried about catching fish. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE It’s that hot time of year when fishing for all species is best early, late or at night. Continue reading...

Outdoors: Teen goes it alone, backpacks 165 miles on Ozark Highlands Trail

Subscriber onlyMarek Stanley didn't waste any time starting a summer adventure once school let out. Two days after classes were through at Rogers Heritage, the 17-year-old set out by himself on a 165-mile backpack trip along the Ozark Highlands Trail. Continue reading...

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Jimmy Harmon of Bella Vista flies his drone June 19 near Lake Bella Vista. Harmon said he uses the a...

Jimmy Harmon of Bella Vista flies his drone June 19 near Lake Bella Vista. Harmon said he uses the aircraft in his photography bus...

Published: August 3, 2015

Blake Harrison (left) shows how to repair a flat tire July 16 with help from bike-repair instructor ...

Blake Harrison (left) shows how to repair a flat tire July 16 with help from bike-repair instructor Joel McCourt at the Greenway B...

Published: July 23, 2015

Juan Quiros shows two homes June 26 he and his crew have built in downtown Bentonville, in conjuncti...

Juan Quiros shows two homes June 26 he and his crew have built in downtown Bentonville, in conjunction with Lamplighter Restoratio...

Published: July 19, 2015

New homes are for sale or sold downtown along Southwest D street near the Bentonville square. Lampli...

New homes are for sale or sold downtown along Southwest D street near the Bentonville square. Lamplighter Restoration’s Todd Renfr...

Published: July 19, 2015

Scott Branyan of Rogers talks Saturday about backpack stoves and food preparation during his present...

Scott Branyan of Rogers talks Saturday about backpack stoves and food preparation during his presentation on backpacking at Hobbs ...

Published: July 19, 2015

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