Category: Outdoors

Outside: Skateboarding

Skateboarding Fosters a Can-Do, Not Anti-Authoritarian, Attitude By Alyce Pearce When first approaching SolSk8s skateboarding shop, with countless stickers obscuring the door’s view inside, one anticipates the stereotypical scene that won skateboarding its anti-authoritarian...

Cog-Happy Kids

Bend Endurance Academy Gears Up for Mountain Biking Fun By Brian Jennings The opportunities for young people to participate in outdoor activities in Central Oregon are seemingly endless. The Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) excels...

Team Sports: Virtues and Vices

By Kevin Sperl Growing up in the small town of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Kim Vierra, and her schoolmates had no choice but to play team sports. “We all had to play or we...

Climbing Over Obstacles

Central Oregon’s world class rocks offer exciting rock climbing challenges By Taylor Thompson There comes a time in every parent’s life when that ever-mysterious cookie jar loses all of its—well, mystery…and distance from grabbing...

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Nature vs. Technology

How to win the battle for conservation   By Taylor Thompson Once upon a time, in a world free of iPads and smartphones, there lived a young girl whose outdoor spirit was wholesome and...