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Finalist wins by a whisker, basks in fish story fame

Subscriber onlyA big round of applause today for Joy Long of Fayetteville, winner of the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest. Continue reading...

Tailwind gives nice push on birthday ride

Celebration trek ideal on greenway

Subscriber onlyThree things are good to have when bicycling your age in miles on the Razorback Greenway -- plenty of water, snacks and a tailwind. Continue reading...

High water creates swamp on Beaver Lake tributary

Subscriber onlyThe square-stern aluminum canoe glided silently through the flooded timber and stained water of this magnificent swamp. Continue reading...

Cedars find 'Land of Opportunity' in Ozarks

Subscriber onlyWe sat in the sun on a slab of rock enjoying lunch next to magnificent Sweden Creek Falls, an 80-foot cascade deep in a Madison County hollow. Continue reading...

Lunker bass prove elusive at Lincoln Lake

Subscriber onlyNothing gets anglers packing their tackle faster than pictures of heavyweight bass caught from a little lake. Continue reading...

Tournament vision became reality on Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyBass fishing has a golden anniversary today, when 106 of the nation's top fishermen converged on Beaver Lake for the All-American Invitational Bass Tournament. Continue reading...

Two trails lead to Sweden Creek Falls

Sweden Creek offers easy hike

Subscriber onlyHikers can take the high or low road to visit the eighth highest waterfall in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Rock Island Trail blazed to join Katy Trail

Subscriber onlyThe 240-mile Katy Trail is even longer now thanks to a spur trail that's been added to its western end. Continue reading...

High water, right temperature spark white bass run at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlySchools of white bass coming out of Beaver Lake should get a tardy slip. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said spinner baits are working best for black bass and are the best choice where the water is muddy. Top-water lures, swim baits and spinner baits are working on the north end of the lake where the water is clear. Continue reading...

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Boat Dock, chief judge of the fish story contest, goes to Joy Long’s story to get his cat treat. Tha...

Boat Dock, chief judge of the fish story contest, goes to Joy Long’s story to get his cat treat. That makes Long the winner and 20...

Published: June 27, 2017

Joy Long, winner of the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest, shows a picture...

Joy Long, winner of the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest, shows a picture of her late father, Dr. Ross ...

Published: June 27, 2017

Parker Kyles (left) and Annie Downum, members of the Ozark Youth Shooting Team, shoot Saturday durin...

Parker Kyles (left) and Annie Downum, members of the Ozark Youth Shooting Team, shoot Saturday during a team practice near Bentonv...

Published: June 26, 2017

A hill at The Great Wall of Lowell on the Razorback Greenway rates high on the wheezer scale, unless...

A hill at The Great Wall of Lowell on the Razorback Greenway rates high on the wheezer scale, unless the rider is going downhill.

Published: June 20, 2017

Joe Neal paddles quietly while listening to birds May 26 in a swamp where the War Eagle River joins ...

Joe Neal paddles quietly while listening to birds May 26 in a swamp where the War Eagle River joins Beaver Lake. A lowland two mil...

Published: June 20, 2017

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