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It’ll be a short Chinook season; try Riggins while you can (fishing report, June 23)

Fishing report: A lack of Chinook salmon this year is limiting fishing access.

Outdoors

Five essential rules of buying running shoes

While the "comfort filter" covers the performance of the shoe, it also applies to fit. And fit, while often overlooked in our fascination with midsoles, might be even more important when it comes to how a shoe affects your stride.

Outdoors

This workout can help with back pain

I'll concede that the idea that yoga might aid with an aching back is not exactly groundbreaking. (Deep stretching and sustained, strengthening poses might help iron out some kinks from a long day of sitting at my desk? Shocking.) But I also won't pretend that the progress I've charted through my own practice hasn't been significant. After years of grimacing through lower back issues – and, more recently, a stubborn pinched nerve in my shoulder blade with a tendency to shoot pain down my left arm at any given moment – I've been virtually pain-free since committing to near-daily yoga late last year. It's truly the best physical therapy I could have asked for, without the headache of an insurance copay.

Videos

Bucks fight in front of wildlife officers' trail camera

Are they fighting or dancing? The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers who captured this footage of two bucks hitting each other with their front paws told the agency he believed the deer were fighting over a food plot.
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Bucks fight in front of wildlife officers' trail camera 0:11

Bucks fight in front of wildlife officers' trail camera

Pro mountain bikers tackle Tamarack 1:51

Pro mountain bikers tackle Tamarack

The wildflowers are blooming on Mores Mountain 1:54

The wildflowers are blooming on Mores Mountain

Trail to Stack Rock is open 1:21

Trail to Stack Rock is open