Outdoors

Wildlife federation honors Kansas Riverkeeper for conservation efforts
03:53 p.m., March 16, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Wildlife Federation recently honored Kansas Riverkeeper Laura Calwell with a statewide conservation award.
Changes to Kansas water policy moving forward
February 22, 2012
Legislators moved forward Monday on Kansas water policy changes aimed at improving conservation efforts and prolonging the life of water supplies.
Snowy owls head south in search of food
06:00 a.m., December 31, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
While the lack of snow on the ground may have put a damper on the holiday season, it’s something of a boon for those trying to spot a rare sight around these parts.
Great blue herons take up residency in central Shawnee
Extra-large carnivorous birds pesky for some, ‘magnificent’ to others
April 4, 2011
In years of walking Mill Creek Streamway Park, Ascension Hernandez has seen the occasional great blue heron — water lapping at lanky legs, rope-like neck forming a graceful ‘S.’
Canoe race postponed
June 26, 2008
The canoe race from Eudora to De Soto scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of safety concerns associated with the high river level on the Kaw.
Pool sign-ups
May 1, 2008
Eudora Parks and Recreation will have a registration fair for the upcoming summer aquatics season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10.
Boater safety course offered
April 16, 2008
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a one-day boating safety class to the boating public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
Baseball, softball sign-ups
February 28, 2008
Eudora T-ball, baseball and softball registration will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 5 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at Nottingham Elementary School.
Deerhunters help feed hungry across Kansas
January 24, 2008
Bob Bergeson is part of a unique food chain. It is a chain that starts with a resource that roams the state’s fields and timbers and includes stops at a number of local meat processing plants and social service agencies before ending up on the tables of low-income families.
The green thumb
January 17, 2008

Want to give your garden a different look? There is more to mulch than wood chips - try something new this year to add a different finish to the landscape.

The green thumb
January 9, 2008

By now, you have probably already made your 2008 resolutions, but add one more to the list: Resolve to share your love of gardening with at least one other person.

Green thumb
December 20, 2007

Apply de-icer after shoveling is complete and only if there is remaining ice. Salt is not necessary on already wet surfaces, unless you’re pretreating surfaces.