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Dig this

Families head out to find fortunes in public mines. Barring fortunes, at least they'll discover some fun.


Features

Heide Brandes
Want to find a fortune with nothing but a shovel and a little sweat?
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Eco booze

Want to save the environment? Try throwing back a few.


Food and Drink Features

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Drinking vodka may not save the rain forest, but choosing the most environmentally friendly spirits can ease the carbon footprint hangover.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Make it rain

Rain gardens filter water before it enters the storm drains.


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Visit the Ideal Homes neighborhood of Trail Woods in Norman, and half of the homes have flowers and plants blooming at the curb.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Green beer

Coop does its part to be environmentally friendly


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Coop Ale Works, a sustainable and environmentally friendly craft brewery, started its first batch of beer with the planet in mind.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Way out West

Head toward the sunset for an adventure in Western Oklahoma.


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The old man peers from under a black cowboy hat covered in mud, his face pink underneath a bushy beard as white as the clouds in the big sky over Freedom, Okla.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Irish ayes

Say ‘yes’ to the oft-overlooked Irish whiskey.


Food and Drink Features

Heide Brandes
The first time Afton Fisher tasted Irish whiskey, she said it “was like being kicked in the teeth by a donkey, but I liked it.”
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Light rail proponents met recently with Texas rail reps to talk about commuter rail's next step in Oklahoma


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Commuter and light rail proponents in Oklahoma City are urging citizens and stakeholders to not fear the price tag as discussion continues on commuter rail possibilities.
 
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Modern-day adventurers explore the abandoned and forgotten buildings of Oklahoma


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Moore and Cody Cooper are two of a handful of urban explorers on a mission to examine these spots as part of the organization Abandoned Oklahoma.
 
Thursday, August 5, 2010

The American Diabetes Association presents the Tour de Cure, a cycling event to raise awareness


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Tour de Cure6:30 a.m. SaturdayWild Horse Park1201 N. Mustang, Mustangwww.tour.diabetes.orgNathan Hamilton thought he'd be the lucky one in the family.With an astounding number of family members with d...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lavender farms offer fragrant adventures


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Row upon row of the busy plant " spiking up with spears of flowers that range from dark purple to hot pink to white " create a scent on the Oklahoma winds that remind you more of France than Middle Am...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Falconry brings the 'sport of kings' to Oklahoma skies


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Oscar Pack of Mustang is an enthusiastic hunter. Yet, he rarely hunts with firearms or archery.Instead, he trains his eyes to the sky to watch his golden eagle " a 9-and-a-half-pound bird of prey with...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

A popular natural springs park still attracts big crowds after 100 years


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It's always been about the water.At the turn of the century, settlers sought out the healing powers of the natural mineral springs and shaded travertine formations in the wooded areas south of Oklahom...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bill allows formation of transportation districts between cities, encouraging passenger rail


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Central Oklahoma cities, towns and counties now can form transportation districts with each other, thanks to a bill approved by the state Legislature. Proponents say the measure brings Central Oklahom...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Live Earth Oklahoma uses entertainment to bring awareness to global water issues


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Live Earth OklahomaSaturday-SundayOKC Adventure Districtwww.liveearthoklahoma.comOn Saturday and Sunday, Oklahoma City will join cities around the globe in the Live Earth Festival. If organizers have ...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Amtrak study proposes four different alternatives for rail service from Kansas City to Fort Worth


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With a recently released study by Amtrak and actions from the Kansas and Oklahoma Legislatures, a state-sponsored interstate passenger rail service is chugging closer to reality.On March 11, four pass...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010
 
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