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Home on the Range

If you’re a big fan of Oklahoma’s myriad nature offerings, being a park ranger might be the perfect job for you. Constantly outdoors and basking in the Okie wilderness, the role is a truly wonderful one that has wide-reaching effects.  But what kind of expertise would you need for the job?  “Communication skills are key,” says Capt. Ranger Steven Fisher, based...

All Calm in Kenton

With a population too small to be listed on the official state map, and at least 40 miles from the next-largest town, Kenton – tucked away in the northwest corner of the panhandle – might seem to be a remote spot on Oklahoma’s high desert plain. Nevertheless, the area beckons visitors for a variety of reasons. And for its handful...

Beat the Heat

As the temperature rises this month and Oklahoma becomes its usual sticky mess, getting outside to relax or go on vacation may not seem like an optimal choice. But an effective one-two combination – shade and water – provide the perfect counterpunch to the Sooner State’s hot summers. The following areas – most well known; some not so obvious – give...