Three Rivers Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 24, 2016

Things to know before buying a new grill

The barbecue industry is sizzling in 2016, according to a new survey commissioned by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association that reveals consumers are barbecuing more this year, and many plan to purchase new grills. Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults own a grill, and more than a third (37 percent) of those surveyed said they had plans to purchase a new one in 2016. Nearly a third (30 percent) of current owners plan to grill with greater frequency. “Our national pastime for gathering around the grill is not only strong but also showing all indications that the passion... READ MORE

Under the summer stars: Catching crappie during nighttime KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

It had been hot in Arkansas for weeks. The thermometer shot up to 101 degrees one day, and it had been over 100 for close to a month.

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