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Washington’s premier drive: Chinook Scenic Byway

Photo caption: Picturesque Lake Tipsoo. The Chinook Scenic Byway in Washington is recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The Chinook Scenic Byway travels through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. Major highlights 1. Skookum Falls and Snoquera Falls – Take the Skookum Flats trail off Huckleberry Creek Road. […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Washington’s premier drive: Chinook Scenic Byway

Photo caption: Picturesque Lake Tipsoo. The Chinook Scenic Byway in Washington is recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The Chinook Scenic Byway travels through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. Major highlights 1. Skookum Falls and Snoquera Falls – Take the Skookum Flats trail off Huckleberry Creek Road. […]

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Plenty of things to do in Redmond

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Washington state: what’s open, what’s closed

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Award winning vineyard & winery in Elkton

Editor’s note: Brandborg Vineyard and Winery is temporarily closed for wine tasting and events due to the Corona Virus restrictions by the State of Oregon. However, the winery is still open for bottle sales. Brandorg Vineyard & Winery is located in the Elkton Oregon AVA, the cool-climate Umpqua Valley region favorable for growing Pinot Noir, […]

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Rogue Valley winery is world-class

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Grain it up at Camas Country Mill

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Washington’s premier drive: Chinook Scenic Byway

Photo caption: Picturesque Lake Tipsoo. The Chinook Scenic Byway in Washington is recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The Chinook Scenic Byway travels through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. Major highlights 1. Skookum Falls and Snoquera Falls – Take the Skookum Flats trail off Huckleberry Creek Road. It is an easy 8-mile trail that leads to the picturesque falls and views of the Palisades rock formation. Winter temperatures may “freeze the falls” for another unique view.  2. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort - Crystal Mountain Resort is Washington’s largest ski resort offering 11 lifts and the only 8-passenger

Plenty of things to do in Redmond

Redmond, Washington is home to technology giants Microsoft and Nintendo of America, but the town near Seattle also has plenty of craft beer options and miles of hiking trails. Hiking opportunities on more than 1,600 acres of parks includes the Redmond Watershed Preserve and the Farrel-McWhirter Loop Trail, which is a soft service trail suitable for horses and hikers. You can also bike or hike to Luke McRedmond Landing, an open space with a canoe launch and fishing pier, or Marymoor Park where you can tackle the climbing wall, play basketball and tennis and walk your dog in the off-leash dog
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Washington state: what’s open, what’s closed

Photo caption: Mt. Rainier ranger station. Visitors and Washington State residents continue to be encouraged to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation close to home while the "stay-home" order is still in effect through May 31. Everyone is encouraged to follow the CDC recommended guidelines regarding hygiene and social distancing. Campgrounds, playgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms remain closed. The following locations are open for day use only: Ashford County park walking trail Boat launches for fishing at Alder and Mineral Lakes Federation Forest State Park Mount Tahoma Trails open for day use, huts remain closed. Pack Forest trails reopened to hikers on May 5.
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Safely Manage Insect Pests in Your Gardens

Photo caption:  Lightweight horticulture oil can be applied to garden plants during the growing season to manage insects like these leafhoppers.  Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers You plant and tend your garden hoping to enjoy a bountiful harvest and beautiful blooms. Despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and wreak havoc on your garden. The good news is you can manage problem pests without harming the pollinators that are so important to your garden. Start by reviewing the care your plants need to thrive. Make sure you are watering thoroughly and only when needed. Consider mulching

Award winning vineyard & winery in Elkton

Editor's note: Brandborg Vineyard and Winery is temporarily closed for wine tasting and events due to the Corona Virus restrictions by the State of Oregon. However, the winery is still open for bottle sales. Brandorg Vineyard & Winery is located in the Elkton Oregon AVA, the cool-climate Umpqua Valley region favorable for growing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau and other cool-climate varieties. The award-winning winery, one of five wineries in a five-mile radius, has received major accolades for their superb Gewürztraminer. The Umpqua Valley has 3000 planted acres, with pinot noir the most planted variety. The Elkton Oregon AVA (American viticultural area)
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Rogue Valley winery is world-class

Photo caption: Voorhies Mansion and Gardens. Editor's note: EdenVale Winery and Orchards is temporarily closed for wine tasting and events due to the Corona Virus restrictions by the State of Oregon. However, the winery is still open for wine orders. EdenVale Winery and Orchards in the Rogue Valley is known as the birthplace of Oregon’s thriving pear industry. Founded in 1885, the tasting room and property, which also includes the Voorhies Mansion, is run by a mother-daughter duo who keep the deep-rooted history alive by making world-class, hand-crafted wines and ciders. They also host a variety of events throughout the year, including Mystery

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Powerful crystal may someday power homes

Photo caption: Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK are experimenting with perovskites as the semiconductor in these small tin solar cells that could someday be on your rooftop supplying your home with free electricity. Credit: University of Oxford Press Office FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What is perovskite-based solar all about, and how does […]

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Portland tech firm creates virtual COVID-19 screening

Photo Caption: A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Portland-based Bright.md has helped health systems evaluate and treat tens of […]

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Portland’s Elephants Delicatessen honored

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) honored Portland-based Elephants Delicatessen during a special VIP dinner in Washington, in early March where they shared their story of giving back to the community and being a good neighbor to the planet. The NRAEF’s Restaurant Neighbor Award (RNA), developed in partnership with American Express, highlights outstanding local […]

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Microsoft expands NFL partnership

Photo caption: Microsoft Surface Instant Replay. (Photo by Cooper Neill/AP) Redmond, Washington technology firm Microsoft Corp. and the National Football League on Tuesday announced an expansion of their deep technology partnership. The multiyear expansion aims to help the entire NFL, including its coaches and players, be more efficient through enhanced communication and collaboration via Microsoft […]

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New video shows transistor chip journey

Intel builds processors at the heart of nearly everything. And transistors – lots and lots of them – make up the engine that powers every Intel processor. To build a modern microchip, Intel’s engineers place billions of these tiny switches into an area no larger than a fingernail. It’s one of mankind’s most complex feats, […]

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