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Waterfowl hunting will be deja vu

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Even though a record number of ducks have been counted on northern breeding grounds, Washington waterfowl hunters will not see any big changes in…

Prep football warming up

High school football teams begin their formal pre-season practices on Wednesday in preparation for season-opening games that are barely two weeks away. At Eatonville, where the Cruisers are coming off…

No entry fee at parks

Admission to state and national parks will be free Aug. 25 in recognition of the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service. The offer applies only to day-use visits with…

Athletic facilities at Eatonville schools may get upgrade

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville School District officials and community members have begun discussions that could lead to major upgrades of athletic facilities in the district. The Citizens Facility…

Swimming areas at Alder Lake are dry

Low water levels in Alder Lake are putting a damper on some recreation there. Officials at Tacoma Power, which operates parks at the lake, said in July that all facilities…

Salmon rules could be a nice ‘gift’

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” is an old proverb that suggests when receiving a gift, be appreciative for what it is.…

5k and 8k runs at Northwest Trek

Registration has begun for the Run Wild 5k and 8k runs and 5k walk set for Sept. 19 at Northwest Trek. Those who register early get the best deal –…

No admission fee at park Aug. 25

Mount Rainier National Park will celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary with a free-admission day Aug. 25. The service is waiving all park entry fees on that date nationally.…

Part of Foothills Trail closing

Foothills Trail, between the Orting and Crocker trailheads, will be closed beginning July 27 while Pierce County crews work on a flood-control project. The closure will last for up to…

Bethel riders win state equestrian events

Bethel High School teammates Morgan Abrams and Lawran Reed won individual titles in the 2015 Washington High School Equetrian Teams state championship in Moses Lake. Abrams came out on top…