Clay

Years are passing by, 27 so far

February 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Feb. 13, 1991 this column first appeared in the Columbia Basin Herald. It was titled “With Clay Feet,” at the time. My mentor, Fred Peterson of Spokane, gave the column the name. It came from a verse from the Bible which stated the words...

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Nugent continues sharing time and money

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently Eastern Washington newspapers published a story about Rock ‘N Roll Icon Ted Nugent helping replace a well-respected Republic police dog. The dog, assigned to Police Chief, Loren Culp, died last December.Nugent heard of the loss and...

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2018 SHOT Show report

February 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

An e-mail sent to Ted Nugent on Jan. 19, 2018 at 10:31: “Ted, Will we see you at SHOT?”Reply on Jan. 19, 2018 at 11:10: “We won’t make it this year. Tell everyone “Hi” for us and send me a report,” Ted and FamilyMy reply to Ted: “Will do.”M...

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This is a good weekend for a daytrip

January 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s time for a daytrip. This column suggests a trip out of the immediate area every year during this week, if the roads are ice and snow free. This year the weather is prime for such a trip.The second reason for a trip through the area thi...

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Warm weather beacons the outdoor-minded

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

My, my do I dare believe my eyes? Just checked the 10-day weather forecast for Moses Lake and found what could be considered fair weather for this time of year.The daytime highs are in the 40s, with the lows in the high 20s to the low 30s. ...

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What to do in the middle of Winter

January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

The middle of winter is here. This week is a bit unusual, as the weather is above freezing. Usually the temperatures this time of year is below freezing and, sometimes, near zero.The 10-day forecast has the lows in the low 30s and the highs...

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New beginning at first of year

January 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our readers know my first column of the year is always about giving back to the Great Outdoors. This is fitting, as it sets a positive tone for the rest of the year.Picking up after othersThere are many ways to accomplish the giving-back th...

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Year-end thoughts

December 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

This was a fun year, with many enjoyable adventures.Camping and fishingGarnet and I pulled our 26-foot Hideout travel trailer to Potholes State Park twice. Site 23 is our favorite spot, which is exactly 23 miles from the driveway at our hou...

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Last minute mop up of Christmas gift ideas

December 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

OK, so there are a few more Christmas gifts ideas on my plate. This is the time for the last-minute crowd to scurry forth and purchase presents for the forgotten person.Example: A friend, not a close friend, but a friend is spotted in a dow...

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Fishing and hunting are lifetime sports

December 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

FishingThere are many lifetime sports available to each person. This came to my attention many years ago, perhaps 20. A teacher in a Grant County school called and asked me to demonstrate the art of fly tying.This includes taking a bare hoo...

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