The third leg of Oregon's 3-D archery shooting competition comes to the Rogue Valley this weekend.

The third leg of Oregon's 3-D archery shooting competition comes to the Rogue Valley this weekend.

Beekman Ridge Archery Range near Eagle Point will host the Oregon State 3-D shooting championships, which is open to the public.

The Saturday and Sunday event is the third and final leg of the Oregon Bowhunters' three main competitions. You don't have to be an association member to participate, but only association members qualify for awards.

Participants shoot at three-dimensional targets set at varying distances and angles, with scoring based on the placement of shots. No range-finders are allowed.

Participants can compete in a wide range of categories by age and gender, as well as a pro division.

The range is at 15580 Butte Falls Highway.

The event has a sliding cost scale, with a family of three or more able to participate both days for $85.

Participants can register at the range from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight and 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. On-site camping is available.

For information about the association, see

Howard Prairie Resort will get a new dump station later this year so lake visitors will have an easy way to clean out their boat toilets and keep the lake's water cleaner.

The Oregon State Marine Board recently approved an $11,250 Clean Vessel Act grant, as well as a $3,750 Marine Board grant toward the $15,000 project for the Jackson County Parks Department, which operates the resort.

The Marine Board money comes from a combination of marine fuel taxes and state boat registration fees, and the two grants will cover the entire $15,000 cost of the project, according to Marine Board spokeswoman Ashley Massey.

The station will be at the resort, which is the hub of activity at the lake on the Dead Indian Plateau east of Ashland. It is home to a regular fleet of private fishing boats, as well as the Rogue Yacht Club, and many of the boats spending the summer at the lake have portable toilets on board.

The county plans to place the dump station near the resort's boat ramp but far enough away from the ramp to curb congestion.

Dumping human waste into the lake is a violation of state and federal clean-water laws.

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