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The Polar Bear Plunge…Why?

Every January 1st, hundreds trek down to Sanders Beach on Lake Coeur d'Alene to take part in a tradition called the Polar Bear Plunge. Although this year there were vendors selling t-shirts and other trinkets, the event is still informally organized and has not sign-ups or registration. Just come, strip down to swimwear and jump in to welcome the new year. But question still remains, why do they do it?

K-State wins Diamond Head

HONOLULU – Rodney McGruder scored a career-best 28 points and Kansas State used a big first-half run to beat Long Beach State 77-60 on Sunday and win the Diamond Head Classic. McGruder finished 10 of 11 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range. He also went 6 of 7 from the line.

Grab a cozy, affordable front-row seat along Cannon Beach

CANNON BEACH, Ore. – If someone were to write a book about the weather in Cannon Beach, it would be part mystery, part thriller, part summer romance. A fleece vest and scarf were all I needed on a recent brisk afternoon as I sat on the Oregon beach, snacking on fresh crab and white wine.

Delayed cranberry harvest under way on coastal bogs

LONGVIEW, Wash. — The cranberry harvest on the Long Beach Peninsula is officially “on” with the local Ocean Spray receiving station accepting deliveries. Peninsula growers like Malcolm McPhail, who co-owns 122 acres of CranMac-brand bogs in partnership with his son Steve, are expecting “average to slightly below average” yields because of cooler than normal weather in the spring and early summer.

County to consider park, water bargain

Spokane County commissioners may buy 110 acres of Liberty Lake parkland Tuesday at a steep discount and get a needed water line in the bargain. The water line alone might cost about $1 million, according to county officials, but developer Jim Frank is offering both for $400,000.