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Great horned owlet found in East Tennessee taken to wildlife rehabilitator

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Great horned owlet found in East Tennessee taken to wildlife rehabilitator

February 13th, 2015 3:49 pm by Liv McConnell, Knoxville News-Sentinel

TWRA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents determined the owlet's parents had not visited the nest since its return.

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The Beer Mile: There will be vomit

The Beer Mile: There will be vomit

May 28th, 2015 9:02 am by Tony Casey

Before I go any further, I want to point out that this took place at a safe location with many sober people and designated drivers available. Not one of my fellow competitors has anything resembling a drinking addiction - if anything, they have a mild add

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A tale of 2 lakes: Boone suffers, Watauga flourishes for Memorial Day weekend

A tale of 2 lakes: Boone suffers, Watauga flourishes for Memorial Day weekend

May 23rd, 2015 9:52 pm by Jessica Fuller

For lakes and marinas in the area, this summer might be the best of times and the worst of times, but Memorial Day weekend still managed to draw out the crowds.

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The benefits of having a lake monster

The benefits of having a lake monster

May 21st, 2015 10:46 am by Tony Casey

The Tennessee Valley Authority could use a monster, or the inkling of a monster, right now in Boone Lake, to bring out boaters, explorers, scientists and recreational types.

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Bear activity shuts down campground at Clarks Creek

Bear activity shuts down campground at Clarks Creek

May 20th, 2015 5:23 pm by Staff Reports

The Washington County Emergency Communication Center confirmed reports of bear activity at the Clarks Creek campground in Jonesborough.

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Carter County's Roan Groan is one of nation's biggest elevation gains

Carter County's Roan Groan is one of nation's biggest elevation gains

May 19th, 2015 9:49 pm by John Thompson

For the 35th straight year, the Roan Groan Bicycle Race has been challenging some of the nation's best bicycle racers, and this year the race will be event tougher for the top competitors.

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Tennessee Aquarium crews release sturgeons back into Tennessee River

Tennessee Aquarium crews release sturgeons back into Tennessee River

May 16th, 2015 4:00 pm by Kendi Anderson, Times Free Press

The prehistoric-looking lake sturgeon swam up and down the Tennessee River until 1961, when they disappeared.

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TVA biologists get to bottom of Watauga River habitats

TVA biologists get to bottom of Watauga River habitats

May 14th, 2015 10:20 am by Nathan Baker

During a biological survey Tuesday in the Watauga River, it was the small fry that drew the interest of the Tennessee Valley Authority's biologists., but that doesn't mean the study was boring.

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Tennessee must do a better job of protecting its rivers

Tennessee must do a better job of protecting its rivers

May 11th, 2015 3:40 pm by Johnson City Press

A leading environmental group has ranked two of Tennessee's rivers among the top 10 most "endangered" waterways in the nation.

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Alexander: Fish Hatchery funding solution is 'permanent'

Alexander: Fish Hatchery funding solution is 'permanent'

May 11th, 2015 11:00 am by Gary B. Gray

The agreement assures stocking from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatcheries will continue at 13 TVA tailwaters and reservoirs beyond 2016, when a temporary TVA funding arrangement is due to expire.

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Northern Johnson City area 'bear-icaded' to help catch elusive creature

Northern Johnson City area 'bear-icaded' to help catch elusive creature

May 7th, 2015 2:05 pm by Tony Casey

Matthew Cameron, a public information specialist with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, said a humane trap had been set in 15-acre woodlot just off State of Franklin Road's walking path for a male bear that's been spotted several times in populated

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