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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...

Rogers sixth-graders share outdoor stories

Subscriber onlySixth-grade writers put pencils to paper May 4-5 during the 20th annual Lingle Middle School Outdoors School held at Prairie Creek park on Beaver Lake. Students from the Rogers school picked from a variety of outdoor-related classes, including outdoor writing. Continue reading...

Pea Ridge park works to restore quail habitat

Subscriber onlyPEA RIDGE -- Bird songs, not cannon fire, ring these days at Pea Ridge National Military park, more than 150 years after the Battle of Pea Ridge during the Civil War. Continue reading...

High, muddy lake has bright side

Subscriber onlySome see nothing but gloom and doom when they look at high, muddy water in Beaver Lake. Others have a more optimistic view. Continue reading...

Spring blossoms at Kings River Falls Natural Area

Subscriber onlyA one mile hike can take a couple of hours when wildflowers waving in a gentle breeze line the trail. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Much of the lake is muddy, but the fish are biting. Continue reading...

Carter, Simon win chamber tournament at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyRance Carter of Rogers and Dustin Simon of Bella Vista fished Saturday in the clear water on the north end of Beaver Lake to win the 26th annual Bradford Marine and ATV Buddy Bass Tournament to benefit the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. They weighed five bass totaling 17.03 pounds. Continue reading...

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