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Oregon's Horse Butte attracts winter mountain bikers to bikes.This relatively new area in Redmond features mostly flat, technical rock riding, with several loop options. The trailhead is located in northeast Redmond at the High Desert Sports Complex, near the Smith Rock BMX track.

...the investigation of abuse at the Tierra Blanca High Country Youth Program, located at a 30,000-acre compound in high desert country, about seven miles from Hillsboro. Officials said that the teens, ages 13 and 17, weren't at the property...
Newby chases big dream: Soldotna graduate recovers from arm surgery, pitches in Triple A

...Newby posted a 1.42 ERA with five walks and four strikeouts. During his 3 2/3 innings with the Single-A affiliate High Desert Mavericks, he had a 0.00 ERA with two walks and three strikeouts. Being moved all over the country was both positive...
Philmont Ranch Trekking with Boy Scouts in New Mexico

...meadows and valleys, is the crown jewel of American scouting's network of wilderness areas. A hiker can scuff through high desert, clamber up ponderosa pine hillsides, slosh through mountain brooks, and camp by alpine meadows. At the ranch's...
Opening day at Topaz brings schools of anglers

...Bone-chilling temperatures in the low teens can't freeze the enthusiasm for opening day of fishing season at this high-desert reservoir 70 miles south of Reno on the Nevada-California line. For die-hard anglers, there's no other place...
Oilers sign 2 from University of Nevada, Reno

...and field. Blueberg also was awarded First-team All High Desert League as a pitcher in 2011 as well as a second-team infielder. He led the High Desert League in home runs in 2011 as well. Hunt, a 5-11...
As seen on screen Europe's snow-capped mountains, Scotland's lush valleys, Alaska's rugged coastal beaches and Morocco's high desert landscapes." "They ended the movie from Clam Gulch to Homer and Pat and I were their guides," said Sarns. "We...
Former Nikiski resident making it in Hollywood

...considers a success is called "Robobot." It is a several-minute long, stop-motion, animated film and played at the High Desert Shorts International Film, Art, Wine and Music Festival. "Cat and Mouse" is the second film he said is a success...

...back at least 10,000 years.The petroglyphs found on limestone boulders near Pyramid Lake in northern Nevada's high desert are similar in design to etchings found at a lake in Oregon that are believed to be at least 7,600 years old. Unlike...
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The Western rides again: Russell Crowe shines as bad guy in remake of '3:10 to Yuma'

...wants their fearless leader back and will stop at nothing to retrieve him. What follows is a desperate race across the high desert, through Indian-country and miners' camps, with the villains hot on the heels of McElroy, Evans and the rest of...


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