Oregon author covers Lost Dutchman legend factually

The History Channel recently wrapped up another inane series having little to do with history, "Legend of the Superstition Mountains." It supposedly documents a modern-day search for the fabled Lost Dutchman Gold Mine in Arizona.
   I say "inane" because that sounds nicer than "absurd" or "foolish."
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Need a boost? Charge it at PEMCO

Our fearless marketing leader, Rod, walked into my office and said, “You’ve got to come see this.”
   We walked to our PEMCO office window, and down below, in our customer parking area, yet another customer was charging an electric car at our free charging station.
   But this fellow looked like he...

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Fast, simple tool gauges your risk for ID fraud

In the wake of recent news that a Premera security breech could impact millions of customers, Northwest policyholders nervously await further word.
   Do you know how much you’re at risk for identity fraud?
   PEMCO customers have a helpful tool that helps gauge that risk. It’s called the ID...

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Homeowners feel safer in their 'hoods than renters

Do you know all of your nearest neighbors? I don't.
   But I know far more than in my early adult years, when as a renter I knew few of them. And that pretty much matches the results of our latest PEMCO Poll.
   PEMCO learned from 1,200 Washington and Oregon residents that renters worry more than...

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This dog has chased its last bear

Washington’s alpha Karelian bear dog no longer is being tasked with harassing cougars and bears.
   After 12 years of serving Washington State Fish and Wildlife, Mishka and his handler, Bruce Richards, have retired.
   Karelian bear dogs are rare in the U.S., numbering only 400. They’re smart,...

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Smoke alarms now expected in each bedroom

When Daylight Saving Time kicked in March 8, many people dutifully changed the batteries in their smoke alarms.
   It’s a good habit to do that twice a year, when the time changes. PEMCO posted a new smoke-alarm infographic on social media sites as a reminder.
   Just one problem: We missed the fact...

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PEMCO shop once housed champion hydros

Civic history buffs and hydro geeks take note: I’ve confirmed that famous hydroplanes of the past once called PEMCO home.
   A PEMCO storage building, that is. What’s more, that building also housed the offices of M. Lamont “Monte” Bean, president and chairman of Pay‘n Save Corporation.
   Besides...

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Shed hunters head for Oregon’s hills

In March, you can hunt for mushrooms. Or rabbits. Or you can fish several lakes in the Columbia Basin.
   Or, you can scour the woods for shed antlers.
   What are shed antlers? Deer and elk grow and lose their antlers annually. They shed them around March, and then hormones trigger a new pair to...

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Will Ferrell unlike any other Mariners talent

Comedian Will Ferrell played second base for an inning in today’s Mariners spring training game, prompting some wry comments from teammates.
   “It’s not every day," Willie Bloomquist noted, “that Will Ferrell takes over for me during a game.”
   Ferrell’s on-field appearance (he fielded no...

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Buy your Kalakala souvenirs starting Friday

Kalakala souvenir hunters, take note – you can buy relics of the scrapped art deco ferry Friday and Saturday in Parkland.
   Among the items salvaged and for sale are port holes, brass window frames, even huge pistons and connecting rods. Prices range from $10 to $3,000.
   Bring cash, Visa, or...

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