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Assembling The Collective Wisdom From ActiveRain Members  ActiveRain contains a wealth of shared practical knowledge on real estate, mortgage lending, staging, marketing, social media, and much more.  Members invest their time to write posts, ask questions, respond to comments, and comment on the...
When other central Oregon Coast beaches are crowded on a hot summer's day, I can usually find peace and relative solitude at the Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint, where China Creek flows into the Pacific Ocean.  There are many miles of beach in either direction, offering further ...
Be Aware - Bears and cougars are native to this area!This is the sign that greets me as I begin my hike in Wild Iris Ridge Park.  The trail is the newest link in the Ridgeline Trail System, located in the south hills of Eugene, Oregon.The trailhead is wihin easy walking distance from my home and ...
You never know who will read your ActiveRain post once you hit the Publish button and send it into the Internet.  We trust that we're reaching our audience and hope that they like the content, find it credible, and will be motivated to reach out to us.Recently I wrote a post titled "Sleep in a Ti...
Lane County, Oregon residents have many choices for water recreation in the verdant Pacific Northwest.  Before Fern Ridge Reservoir was completed in 1941, Triangle Lake was the most popular local spot for enjoying the water. Triangle LakeThis 293-acre lake was originally known as Loon Lake, Lake ...
A Night Out Ends In A Life Lost It was a warm August Saturday night like most others in Eugene, Oregon.  Jessica Tutt, Andrew Michael Rosborough, and Kelly Ann Hover were enjoying friendship and a few drinks at Taboo, a downtown Eugene nightclub, with employees of KNRQ Rock 97.9 FM, owned by Cumu...
You don't have to be a Plains Indian living in the 19th century to be able to sleep in a tipi.  Just make a reservation to stay at one of the two tipis available at an Oregon State Park in central Oregon. Clyde Holliday State Recreation SiteThe Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site is along US Hig...
Willamette RiverThe Willamette River flows north from the Cascade Mountains in western Oregon, through Eugene, on its way to Portland where it joins the mighty Columbia River.  Its 187-mile journey provides ample opportunity for water recreation for nearby residents.Marshall Island Boat RampMarsh...
Willamette National ForestThe Willamette National Forest in western Oregon has over 1.5 million acres of nature to enjoy and explore.  It has eight wilderness areas and numerous backpacking and day hiking opportunities.  A favorite day hike near the McKenzie River is the Delta Old Growth Nature T...
Vaclav Hajek (1997 - 2007)On a sunny late August day in 2007, a 10-year-old boy prepared to walk his bike across a crosswalk after tending to the family's community garden plot.  A car stopped to let the boy cross the street.  Behind the car, an impatient teenager in a pickup truck swerved around...

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