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Pacific Northwest unique holiday adventures

Caption: For Oregon Wine Giving Season, Cória Estates is offering private vineyard tours with the purchase of 12 bottles. (Photo by Joey Hamilton Photography) Are you ready to celebrate the holidays? There are hundreds of holiday events and activities taking place throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are just a few of them: Made in La […]

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Environment Technology Washington

Conservation dogs help endangered wildlife

Caption: “Pips” of Rogue Detection Teams was able to find larvae and larval poop of the endangered checkerspot butterfly for the Forest Service in Washington State in 2019. Credit: U.S. Forest Service- Pacific Northwest Region, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What are conservation dogs?— Jon Gretcham, Portland, OR Simply put, conservation dogs are canines specially trained in […]

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Dinosaurs to invade Clark County Event Center

Jurassic Quest, North America’s largest dinosaur event, will take over the Clark County Event Center in Vancouver Nov. 26-28 during Thanksgiving weekend. See over 100 Life-Size animatronic Dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and a 50 Foot Long Megalodon. Meet the trainers, baby dinos and watch a live interactive Raptor show. Other attractions include dinosaur rides, […]

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Environment Uncategorized Washington

Seattle’s new arena promotes Climate Pledge

Caption: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, the first net-zero-emissions arena of its size in the world, is home to the NHL’s Kraken and WNBA’s Storm. Dear EarthTalk: What is the “Climate Pledge” that Seattle’s new hockey arena is named after all about? — E. Howard, Washington, DC When Seattle’s new sports and concert arena opened […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Spooky fall fun at Northwest Trek

Each weekend in October, “spooky” fall fun can be found at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. From a scavenger hunt to exploring the forest at night, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The park will be decorated with eerie spider webs, spooky glow-in-the-dark eyes and pumpkins. Guests are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes any […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Washington

PeaceHealth offering new treatment option for COVID patients

PeaceHealth is now offering monoclonal antibody IV therapy in southwest Washington. This therapy is a promising treatment for patients at risk for severe complications from COVID-19. In southwest Washington, PeaceHealth will initially provide the treatment at PeaceHealth Memorial Urgent Care at 3400 Main Street in Vancouver. To be eligible for treatments patients must have a […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Canadian Rvers await U.S. border re-opening

Written by Steve Froese Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. For information, go to www.northwestrving.com. A few months ago, I wrote an article speculating when the US/Canadian land border might open again to non-essential travel. I’m not […]

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Northwest Lifestyles Washington

School driving tips 

As the 2021-22 school year gets underway, AAA Washington reminds drivers that this long-awaited return to in-person learning also marks the return of traffic safety rules most haven’t considered for nearly 18 months. Drivers need to exercise an extra level of caution while adapting to these once-normal traffic situations, be alert for youngsters heading to […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway is a scenic pleasure trip

Caption: A paraglider takes off at Larrabee State Park. Photo by Jason Hummel Chuckanut Drive is a 20-mile jaunt between Burlington and Bellingham, Washington, that takes visitors through tidal bays, coastal views and rolling farmland. Near the drive’s southern terminus, just outside of Burlington, Bay View State Park serves as a jumping-off point to explore […]