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So it was the Oklahoma River that made the triathletes sick.
ESPN is even reporting the Oklahoma River story. Not great publicity.
Bet some folks at city hall wish it was still called the North Canadian River now…


Gary Giudice of Norman is leaving Thursday for a month-long trout fishing trip up the spine of the Rocky Mountains.
He and his friend, Ed Weber, are going to let the insects guide their way.
They plan to follow the insect hatches on streams from Arizona to Canada. Giudice will be blogging on the trip beginning Monday on…

Oklahoma will get a new state wildlife director next month. Greg Duffy, director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for the past 17 years, is retiring at the end of the month.
Duffy is currently the longest serving state wildlife director in the country. His assistant, Richard Hatcher, already has been appointed by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission to succeed him…

Some fishing guides are grumbling about the new state license they are now required to buy along with a minimum of $500,000 liability insurance.
But here’s the real rub. Even with the guide’s license, they still have to buy a regular state fishing license…


Looking for some free entertainment? The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s Behlen Classic begins Thursday at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie.

Competitors have to ride through a variety of courses and shoot 10 balloon targets using specially loaded blank cartridges fired from Old-West style single action revolvers.

 The competitor who rides the fastest with the least misses wins. Competition is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day through Sunday. Admission is free.

On Saturday night, the “Top Ten Showcase” professional series features the nation’s top 10 horses and riders in Cavalry Class, Rifle Class and Colt Eliminator finals.

Action begins at 7 p.m. and it also is free.


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Ed Godfrey

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more... Read more ›