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Outdoors: Rainy days get Sweden Creek Falls rocking, rolling

Subscriber onlyWhen an all-night rain pelts rooftops across the land, sleepy explorers know sunrise will shine on waterfalls roaring to life in the Ozarks backcountry. Continue reading...

Battlefield project creates fish habitat for Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyWhat's good for the forest is good for the fish in Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Yellow Rock Trail offers hikers a view

Three-mile loop popular at Devil’s Den

Subscriber onlyThere’s lots to like about the Yellow Rock Trail at Devil’s Den State Park, including a lofty view that’s one of the most scenic in the Ozarks. Continue reading...

Young writers base outdoor stories on true life

Subscriber onlyHats off today to the fine sixth-grade writers at Lingle Middle School in Rogers who took the outdoors writer class during the annual Lingle outdoors school at Lake Atalanta on April 30-May 1. I'm honored to teach the class each year. Here are a few of their stories. Continue reading...

Smallmouths kings of the river

Subscriber onlyThere's no closed season for floating and fishing on the Kings River, but it was opening day of sorts for a trio of eager anglers. Continue reading...

Bella Vista duo wins chamber bass tournament on Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlySteven Meador and Aaron Stanphill, both of Bella Vista, won the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce buddy bass tournament at Beaver Lake on Saturday with six bass weighing 17.93 pounds. Continue reading...

Outdoors: Walmart FLW Tour bass tournament starts today at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyFishermen hope to catch black bass to earn some green prize money when the Walmart FLW Tour bass tournament starts today on Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Beaver Lake in fishing spotlight during FLW tournament

Subscriber onlyAnglers don't have to be pros to be part of the big Walmart FLW Tour bass tournament next week at Beaver Lake. There's a free concert to enjoy, weigh-ins to watch, fishing games and clinics, even trout fishing for the kids. Continue reading...

Outdoors: Ozark Mountain Bike Festival is region's pedaling party

Subscriber onlyRiders who came home with sore legs, a dirty bike and smelling like campfire smoke may have been part of the annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival held April 4-5 at Devil's Den State Park. Continue reading...

River's mixed catch

Trolling trip produces walleye, white bass

Subscriber onlyNo one was counting the number of fish we caught during a foggy trip on the White River below, but we could count the number of casts on two hands. Continue reading...

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Janet Humphrey teaches an aqua aerobics class Friday at The Jones Center in Springdale. The center r...

Janet Humphrey teaches an aqua aerobics class Friday at The Jones Center in Springdale. The center received a $250,000 from the Wa...

Published: March 14, 2015

With a frozen waterfall behind him, Jessie Wilkes of Springdale shows the 105-pound paddlefish he ca...

With a frozen waterfall behind him, Jessie Wilkes of Springdale shows the 105-pound paddlefish he caught at Beaver Lake on Monday ...

Published: March 5, 2015

Mike White catches a largemouth bass at Beaver Lake in May 2014. Several bass tournament circuits be...

Mike White catches a largemouth bass at Beaver Lake in May 2014. Several bass tournament circuits begin their seasons this month a...

Published: March 5, 2015

Kayak anglers may fish competitively in the Arkansas Kayak Anglers circuit. The group fishes small a...

Kayak anglers may fish competitively in the Arkansas Kayak Anglers circuit. The group fishes small and large lakes in the region.

Published: March 5, 2015

Russ Tonkinson fishes for trout Jan. 30 at Roaring River downstream from the boundary of Roaring Riv...

Russ Tonkinson fishes for trout Jan. 30 at Roaring River downstream from the boundary of Roaring River State Park. Trout can be ca...

Published: February 26, 2015

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