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May 12, 2010: Headlines

The River Why Watch It?David James Duncan, author of acclaimed novel The River Why, won’t be watching the silverscreen version currently touring film festivals across the country. In a statement on his blog, Duncan, who fought the filmmakers in court for several years for film rights (settled in 2008), says: “So, to the filmmakers—and the betrayers,…

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The River Why Watch It?

David James Duncan, author of acclaimed novel The River Why, won’t be watching the silverscreen version currently touring film festivals across the country. In a statement on his blog, Duncan, who fought the filmmakers in court for several years for film rights (settled in 2008), says: “So, to the filmmakers—and the betrayers, too: peace. And to…

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May 11, 2010: Headlines

Parent’s 411 to Gulf Oil SpillWired Magazine’s Geekdad guide to BP’s ongoing oil botch succinctly puts the spill into 5th-grader context, helping your kids (and us) wrap their brains around it: “If you were to fill gallon milk jugs with the oil and put them on a U.S. football field, you’d cover 91 percent of the…

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May 10, 2010: Headlines

Tips: When the Wind BlowsAndros South OG guide Torrie Bevans enjoys long walks on the beach, especially his wicked Death March to inland tidal lagoons loaded with big bones. When the wind’s up, he offers pearls such as: “You want to be gentle with your female so be gentle with your rod… so then it’s…

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Citizens Stomp for B.C. Wild Salmon

Vancouver—Nearly 1,000 people crowded Government Street on Saturday at the end of a 500-kilometre walk to protest fish farms, which participants blame for killing B.C.’s wild salmon. Surveying the crowd, the largest local rally yet in support of protecting wild salmon runs, biologist and activist Alexandra Morton said it’s proof the cause has turned mainstream.

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North Platte River Appeal

Wyoming—Continued public fishing access to a blue-ribbon stretch of the North Platte River rides on the outcome of a lawsuit that goes before the Wyoming Supreme Court this week. The court on Tuesday will hear arguments from private landowners appealing a district judge’s ruling last year that boaters, anglers and hunters may continue to access a…

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New Mexico Still Hates Kilmer

The Albuquerque Journal says that the San Miguel County Commission won’t allow Val Kilmer to open his ranch to paying guests. They are still mightily annoyed by derogatory comments attributed to him in 2003 in the Rolling Stone magazine, such as saying he lives in the “homicide capital of the south-west” and 80 per cent “of the people…

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May 7, 2010: Headlines

Glacier NP100 Years and CountingGlacier National Park is commemorating its centennial anniversary this month. Here’s the breakdown, by the numbers:5.11.1910—Glacier officially established as a park1.2—Million acres16,000—Square miles of protected land350—National Historic registered places131—Named lakes; more than 700 lakes, total700—Miles of trails25—Active glaciers2030—The year scientists predict above mentioned glaciers may disappear0—The number of permits/licenses required to fly…

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World’s Biggest Beaver Dam

Outside—Biologists recently discovered a beaver dam in Alberta’s remote Wood Buffalo National Park, stretching for more than half a mile and visible from space, according to backpacker.com. Scientists think the beavers spent over 20 years building their palatial digs from sticks, rocks, and mud, and several generations have used it as a comfortable home.

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Glacier NP

100 Years and Counting Glacier National Park is commemorating its centennial anniversary this month. Here’s the breakdown, by the numbers:5.11.1910—Glacier officially established as a park1.2—Million acres16,000—Square miles of protected land350—National Historic registered places131—Named lakes; more than 700 lakes, total700—Miles of trails25—Active glaciers2030—The year scientists predict above mentioned glaciers may disappear0—The number of permits/licenses required to fly…

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May 6, 2010: Headlines

Mountainfilm Preview 2010: Eastern Rises… UpMountainfilm at Telluride begins on May 28. This year’s showdown includes Eastern Rises, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel’s awaited Kamchatka film—a mash-up of wicked trouting and Big Foot’s biopic. Also featured is Chris Malloy’s 180 South, retracing the 1968 Mt. Fitzroy adventures of Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, and Lito Tejada-Flores. From…

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May 4, 2010: Headlines

BP Blob Looms—Local Fisheries Still BuoyantTAMPA — The oil spill in the northern Gulf has shut down fishing from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle but has had little effect so far on local fisheries and shipping lines. As the immense blob of oil gets closer to the Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current, the anxiety grows for…

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Guide School

Saturday Wake at 11:00. Practice straight-faced recitals of: “It’s really more of a mid-day fishery.” Anyone up before 9:00 will be sequestered for remainder of week. Anyone up at 6:00 saying “Let’s go for bagels!” will be sent home immediately. Afternoon seminar: co-opting expertise—sponging off of your buddy’s success stories. Extra workshop: Motivational Flyfishing with…

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