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For the first 20 years of my reloading career, I got by with just the basics. A reloading press, beam scale and powder measure worked just fine. However, in the pursuit of better accuracy, I b…

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December flashed in like a lightening bolt, and it seems before anyone could count “one-one thousand, two-one thousand,” the thunder is booming with New Year’s fireworks. I had been looking fo…

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The Oregon Legislature created the office of public records advocate in 2017, and Ginger McCall was appointed to the post in January 2018 by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. One year and nine months la…

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Employers of any size will benefit from a straightforward, well written employee handbook. This document clearly spells out company policies and expectations as well as provides employees with…

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Tuck had a heartbreaking deer season this year. He missed a couple of shots at really nice bucks over the course of the season. We were both looking forward to his second season elk hunt for r…

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Big guns have a specific purpose and usefulness as do small guns. Similarly, big chain corporate businesses have their specific purpose and usefulness as do small businesses.

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Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno rejected two initiative petitions in December because they included more than one topic. It’s the second time recently she’s told would-be petition sponsor…

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2019 is an exuberant end to the decade. There has never been a better time to start or grow a small business than the current booming economy.

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Good friends, I must admit that I am pessimistic when it comes to Oregon public lands hunting. I will be the first to admit that I am not the best, most dedicated hunter to have roamed the wil…

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Over the last three years we’ve learned to be cautious with our optimism on matters of trade. But, it looks as though there has been some positive movement on that front this month.

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In a previous column, I wrote about struggling to decide which rifle to buy for my boy to use. I am happy to announce that we are the proud owners of a Bergara .30-06. Now we need to work up a…

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In an era of bare-knuckled politics, it is instructive to reflect on the career of William Ruckelshaus, the first administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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After drawing a perfectly good Murderer’s Creek second-season elk tag, I naturally had more spring to my step this summer. I daydreamed of branch bulls and the thought of hunting up something …

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The machine whipped me up and down, around and around.

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A young student was given a birthday gift of $20. Contemplation time: Do I put the $20 in my saving account or spend it? Do I give it to my neighbor or a stranger? Do I support local small bus…

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As online shopping has steadily grown during the past decade, brick and mortar retail businesses have been looking at new ways to address this shift in consumer behavior.

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On Nov. 6, I returned from elk camp to attend an "emergency" meeting about the roof of the Grant County Courthouse. As the meeting began, we were informed that the Court was declaring a state …

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When a local business announces they are closing their doors for good, the announcement is often greeted with a flood of comments from people sad that it is closing.

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Once upon a time, there was a little princess who lived with her queen mum, the court jester and a couple of stable boys. The little princess loved all things girl, from frilly pink clothes to…

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