Brent Frazee, The Star’s outdoors editor, received two national writing awards at the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s annual conference July 16-18. He took first-place honors in one category for his feature on Terry Hart, who salvages wooden vintage boats, restores them and uses them to tour Lake of the Ozarks. He received a third place in another category for his feature on Dennis Steinman, who invented a high-tech device that attaches to arrows and helps bow hunters locate deer they have shot.
The Fishing Tournament Trail reports results of fishing tournaments and notices of upcoming events. To report either, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-234-4319 before noon on Mondays. For results, please include spellings and hometowns of the first two places and the big-bass winner, with number of fish, weight and winnings.
Some fishermen strive to catch the biggest fish in the lake. Not James Anderson. He is quite content to go after the “mighty mites” of the fish world. He is a bluegill fisherman. And he takes his game seriously. In the spring, Anderson often is preoccupied with catching crappies at Wyandotte County Lake. But once summer arrives, he switches his focus to bluegills.
A dozen plastic hula hoops of different colors and sizes had been spread out on the grass beneath a cedar on Sacramento's 21st Avenue parkway. A DJ stood behind a fortress of booming speakers, bobbing his head to electronic dance music. Resolute Hoop Troupe was ready to bring hooping to the masses.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. - The cashier in the gift shop at Logan Pass - Glacier's famous perch on the Continental Divide - looked at my Idaho driver's license and said, "You didn't have to go too far to get here." Oh, but we did.