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Walt Gentis or Mike Browning or Jim Sproul ought to be writing this article. The experience those gentlemen have in hunting and long-range shooting with rifles chambered for this 147-year old …

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The COVID-19 virus outbreak put unexpected pressure on an array of state and federal agencies, and in at least one case, the compression created leaks that sprouted into wide fissures.

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Curbside appeal does not just apply to houses. It’s the first impression customers have of your business, and especially during this tough economic time, anything a business owner can do to at…

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Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: These are great and glorious concepts. We celebrate them this time of year, whether we process it that way or not, because they’re so deeply ingrained …

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It’s been one heck of a year so far, and it’s only June. Like you, I’ve been doing whatever it takes to keep the bills paid and the family fed. For us “essential workers,” life has been especi…

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Looking at nature show signs of spring arriving with trees budding, crocuses spouting, birds chirping, calves arriving, new births and temperature fluctuating. What do we do to prepare? Trees …

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Oregonians trust politicians to make decisions about what taxes are collected, how taxes are spent and policies that shape lives. But should politicians be trusted with setting up voting districts?

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Many business owners have applied for or received funds from the Paycheck Protection (PPP) and/or Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). We have received the following questions and want to sha…

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All of us had to start somewhere. Some folks I know get into hunting and shooting at a very young age, while others — my mother, for instance — don’t get their start until later in life. Each …

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There is not a single person who has not been affected in some way by the fact many businesses have been forced to temporarily close. However, don’t assume you should not continue to market yo…

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Since I moved home to John Day 10 years ago, I have been chasing turkeys off and on pretty hard without success. With all the turkeys around, that is kind of embarrassing to say, but I freely …

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In the weeks since the Small Business Administration rolled out its lending program there have been significant implementation challenges.

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