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Traversing the road less traveled

Anyone that has driven the Chico-to-Red Bluff section of Highway 99 is aware of the asphalt's multiple personalities.

September 15, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Loss of friend a reminder of how I started

Two close friends of mine recently lost their father due to an unexpected illness.

September 10, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Trail camera enhances hunting experience

I'm sorry about not having a column in last month's paper. I had rotator-cuff surgery for the second time, on the same shoulder … after injuring it again.

September 09, 2010 | By WAYNE DANIELS Hunting columnist | Sports Columns


Sleeping in a bag at Buck’s

It occurred to me just before I fell asleep that the sugar pine that stabbed at the speckled night above me would, if hollowed out, make a perfect mailing tube for shipping submarines.

September 08, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Eating what you catch: Tastes depend on lakes

Every once in a while I run into people who talk about eating their catch.

September 03, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


A tale of poor man’s hunting

Depending on what kind of hunting you examine, hunting can be either a rich man's sport or a poor man's sport.

September 02, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Reading between the (fishing) lines

I've never shot a caribou, or moose for that matter, though I have had a moose burger with caribou chili in Talkeetna, which is reason enough to head back.

September 01, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Tips for those living in snake country

Over the past several years, I have developed a couple educational programs for presentation to the general public.

August 30, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Tournament fishing a good outlet for competitive spirit

This past weekend, a close friend and I decided to enter a local tournament instead of just going out and fishing for the day.

August 27, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


COUNTDOWN TO ZERO

School is in session and cooler weather is on the horizon.

August 26, 2010 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Champ vs. chump: Lund takes Harman to task on the links

Kyle Harman is the type of player that will go find the tee he used when practicing his drives at the range, even though he bought a bag of 100 for $4.99. Just because he has a scholarship to play college golf, doesn't mean he is above such a thing as recycling tees.

August 25, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Delta can be full of surprises in late summer

Several years ago I took a friend out fishing on the Delta.

August 20, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


The trick is to desire needs, not just wants

Plenty of people have inquired as to how I am maintaining buoyancy after returning from Alaska, to which I have responded something to the effect of, "I am okay with it."

August 18, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Solitary fishing ideal for Moyer

Fishing, for me, is primarily a solitary pursuit.

August 12, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Memories: What sticks, what won’t

Surrounded by conversations of whales, sailing, the Panama Canal and authentic Scottish whiskey, I spend the last moments in the Alaskan time zone reading.

August 11, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


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Nick Saban’s 6th championship is the best of all

ATLANTA - Nick Saban saved his best for No. 6.

January 09, 2018 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Danica Patrick shifts careers, courts new fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Danica Patrick's days as a race car driver are pretty much over. She says she has two races left in her ...

January 09, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Great to see youth catch ‘fishing bug’

Recently, while checking out of a hotel we were staying in, I spotted a boy who was no older than 12, sitting there with a ...

December 29, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Manteca Raiders accepting signups

Coming soon: The Manteca Raiders.

December 19, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


About knives, razors, stones & strops

In a previous column I mentioned possible gifts for the outdoor enthusiast. High on the list for an outdoor related gift has got to be ...

December 17, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Smooth on field, Derek Jeter struggles in Miami’s front office

Derek Jeter, The Player, glided through two decades in the Big Apple. His charisma made it all look so effortless, a beloved figure who could ...

December 17, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Reading the water

In my heart of hearts, I am a stream fisher. While I love plugging for bass in a farm pond, or trolling a big reservoir ...

December 11, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


State should institute 12-month licenses

Last week, I had the opportunity to get together with a few childhood friends for a day of sturgeon fishing.

December 01, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Sentimentality doesn’t go far in the NFL

Eli Manning lasted a lot longer than most before being tossed onto the scrap heap that eventually claims almost everyone who has ever strapped on ...

November 30, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Woods is back, but maybe not the guy on TV

NASSAU, Bahamas - Tiger Woods couldn't have scored more points with his two children than when he took them to Miami this summer to watch ...

November 28, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports Columns


Holiday gift ideas for your outdoorsmen

I'm having trouble believing it, but I actually went shopping on Black Friday.

November 27, 2017 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Delta striped bass fishing improving

Fishing on an empty stomach is something I've never experienced the day after Thanks-giving.

November 24, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fly tying: Simple is the best

Fly Tying is among my many vices. On the surface, you'd think that a hobby that consists of wrapping a few strands of fur ...

November 19, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Career anglers don’t have it as nice as you’d think

I recently overheard a few anglers talking about how making their hobby their job would be like not working at all. I used to think ...

November 16, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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