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Youth need to spend more time in the great outdoors

May 10, 2014
dsp By Kenneth Cobb - Special to The Inter-Mountain , Inter-Mountain

Most of us know kids are spending less time outdoors than they were 50 years ago. I know when I got home from school, I would put down my books, quickly change clothes, and head out the door for some kind of outdoor activity, weather permitting. Even when the weather was unfavorable, most of the neighborhood kids would be playing baseball, basketball, football (tackle or touch) in a local open field or lot. On weekends, we were often exploring the hills behind the city of Dunbar, where we grew up.

 
 

 

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