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Be like the water

Published October 18th, 2018

Science Wednesday often includes fun games and moving around! Here we have some fifth graders demonstrating the cohesion and polarity of water.

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Fungi-filled Forest Thursday

Published October 18th, 2018

The students at the Boys and Girls Club re-purposed some egg cartons to create these cuties!

 

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The Properties of Water

Published October 18th, 2018

Week 1 of Science Wednesday was all about the water! We witnessed the properties of cohesion and adhesion through this fun experiment.

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What does a scientist look like?

Published October 18th, 2018

It was a busy summer and the fall has been just as jam packed with fun and science. Fifth graders at Fir Grove Elementary pondered this question and drew their best renditions of a scientist.

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Fall 2018

Published September 8th, 2018

Patrick Schneider

As 99.7 KQUA nears a year old, much progress has been made in developing and airing unique content. At the moment, 99.7 KQUA has 5 weekend specialty programs; 4 of which are locally produced and topics range from environmental talk to unique music programming. Other shows are in development.

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Fall 2018

Published September 7th, 2018

Stanley Petrowski

A River Dying?

It’s been a difficult summer for the anadromous fish of the Umpqua Rivers. The river was so hot that the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, to their credit, shut down much of the angling of the basin. Even the notoriously beautiful cooler waters of the North Umpqua were restricted [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 7th, 2018

by J. Patrick Quinn

“Environmental Terrorists,” is what some clear cutters and their advocates in local, state and national government label citizens who speak up in defense of steadily deteriorating ecological conditions on our watersheds! This time it is Ryan Zinke, exclaiming these and other inflammatory epithets. Trump’s appointed Secretary of the Interior appears to [...]

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Fall 2018

Published September 4th, 2018

Facilities Management

John Hunter

Summer has been a busy one for the Facilities Management Committee (FMC) that was filled with progress, challenges and setbacks. On June 5th a water pipe broke in one of the downstairs rented businesses flooding two of our rental units. Thankfully we had insurance and with the help of Dry Pro [...]

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Fall 2018

Published September 3rd, 2018

WILDERNESS

Robbin Schindele

Summer has been a busy time for UW’s Wilderness Committee. We’ve sponsored hikes into our proposed Wilderness with 2 more are scheduled for September. We have increased our Facebook presence to over 1000 views/month and planned events to increase awareness with business supporters. Thanks to Bob Hoehne, Diana Pace, Richard O’Neil and [...]

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Fall 2018

Published September 3rd, 2018

DCPARC

John Hunter

The hot and smoky summer has been a busy and hectic one for DCPARC. We toured Mildred Kanipe Park in July after hearing that the Parks Advisory Board alleged numerous trees were dying and posing a fire danger. Our tour was led by Mike Burke of Friends of Mildred Kanipe Park where he [...]

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