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Web training: Variety of sites helps Lawrence athletes tackle fitness goals
April 19, 2010
Marathon training is often a lonely business full of long stretches of road and a trail of tattered soles.
With the arrival of spring, annual burns going on in Flint Hills, Baker Wetlands
09:09 a.m., April 14, 2010 Updated 05:34 p.m.
Flint Hills farmer Larry Soyez is setting the prairie on fire.
Wild about mushrooms: Local mushroom hunters anticipate their favorite time of year
April 4, 2010
Finally. The winter weather is gone, and for Stan Schneck and other mycologically minded souls, that can mean only one thing: mushroom time…
City hosting compost sale March 18 to 20
March 9, 2010
Lawrence citizens can pick up free compost March 18 to 20.
Climber prepares to peak in Argentina
Woman ready for 23,000-foot ‘sufferfest’
February 8, 2010
Sandy Brown is no stranger to a challenge.
Gears of War: Bicycles and mallets collide in Scary Larry Bike Polo
February 4, 2010
While most sports enthusiasts will be turning their gaze toward Vancouver next week, they should look no further than their backyards for some intense athletic competition…
Happy camper: Free State grad camps in 50 states
October 5, 2009
When her daughter was just 7 weeks old, Kathi Firns-Hubert and her husband, Barney, fastened the newborn into her car seat and took her camping.
Hunting: Good for the environment?
September 21, 2009
Hunting is a real controversy among environmental advocates. What effect does it have on the environment?
Mark’s on the Move: Hunters use calls to attract animals
September 20, 2009
Sept. 13, Sept. 21 and Oct. 31. They are the dates that avid Kansas hunters have had their sights set on all off-season long.
Magazine names best river trips
August 16, 2009
They’re not the country’s biggest rivers, or the best-known. But National Geographic Adventure is highlighting six wild and scenic rivers in the U.S. ideal for rafting trips.
Mark’s on the Move: Water-skiing program caters to special-needs children
August 16, 2009
The spray on their faces and the warmth of the sun on their skin were just a couple of memorable impressions made Wednesday for several area visually impaired children.
Fit to ride pain-free
July 6, 2009
This is about the time of year more than a few cyclists find the excitement of Bike to Work Week and early-season charity rides replaced by the soreness of overworked knees and shoulders. Long days in the saddle can lead to injuries caused as much by an ill-fitting bike as a lack of cycling fitness.
Eliminate bagworms before they eliminate your evergreens
July 6, 2009
If you have evergreens in your landscape, you are most likely familiar with bagworms. Bagworms are small caterpillars that feed off needles and leaves, stripping plants of their foliage and causing trees and shrubs to die. Bagworms are easily identifiable by the 1-inch to 2-inch spindle-shaped sack they live in.
Lawrence aiming for world’s largest workout
June 24, 2009
Inspired by the ever-growing popularity of Red Dog’s Dog Days, a small group of local health and business leaders working together on a new initiative called LiveWell Lawrence came up with a novel idea: What if Lawrence could set a world record for the largest community workout?
Armadillos venturing northward — and upward
June 24, 2009
Turns out an armadillo’s natural defenses don’t stand up all that well to cars, trucks and SUVs. A suit of armor doesn’t do much good when you jump up to three times your height while standing in the middle of the road.