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Park celebrates with free admission

Something the federal government did 98 years ago will get visitors into Mount Rainier National Park for free Aug. 25. The creation of the National Park Service Act on on…

Rehabilitation gets some footpower

Rehabilitation gets some footpower

By Elisa Rau Contributing writer One moment in 2010 changed Richelle Heacock’s life forever. The multi-sport athlete was driving home to Ashford when she was in a car accident that…

Jumping into football

Jumping into football

High school football is back. Wednesday is the first day that the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the regulatory body of high school athletics in the state, allows organized team practices…

State lifts campfire ban

A ban on campfires in state parks in western Washington has been lifted. State parks officials announced the change Aug. 15 because of changing weather conditions, including recent heavy rain.…

Could be another chinook record this fall

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown It looks like this year’s fall chinook return to the Columbia River might be another record run, according to Washington and Oregon fish managers.…

Parks wins on Symetra Tour

Sadena Parks, the former Bethel High School student-athlete, fired a 5-under-par 67 in the final round and then defeated Jackie Stoelting on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the…

Happy to be a junior hydro racer

Happy to be a junior hydro racer

Two years ago at Silver Lake near Eatonville, Travis Ulsh took a boat-racing class put on by the Seattle Outboard Association. He’s been a junior hydroplane racer ever since. The…

To the mountain and back

To the mountain and back

About 700 riders tackled the 152-mile RAMROD bicycle ride mlast Thursday. The one-day ride started in Enumclaw at 5 a.m. and wound through Pierce and King counties and Mount Rainier…

Anglers have something to look forward to

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Last week, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced anglers will be allowed to retain up to six adult hatchery coho on…

Eatonville starts fall sports signups

The fall sports signup for Eatonville High School student-athletes is scheduled for Aug. 20, Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Aug. 26-29 from 7 a.m.…