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Pre-season football drills underway

Aug. 21 was the first official day of practice for the 2013 football season for high schools in Washington, and Eatonville, Graham-Kapowsin and Bethel had their teams on the practice…

Junior football huddles up

Registration for the Eatonville Junior Cruisers football season is open through Sept. 3. Boys and girls in third through sixth grade are eligible. Practices are held Monday through Thursday from…

Danger beneath melting snow bridges

A safety advisory in response to melting snow bridges and the accompanying hazards for hikers, skiers and snowshoers remained posted last week for Mount Rainier National Park. Over the Fourth…

Ban on campfires canceled

If you’re planning a camping trip this weekend to a state park, include the firewood. Washington State Parks officials announced Thursday that they’ve lifted a ban on campfires in state…

Fall sports clearance schedule for EHS

Eatonville High School has set a schedule for clearing student-athletes for the fall 2013 seasons in football, volleyball, boys tennis, swimming and diving, girls soccer, cross-country and golf. The athletics…

New opportunities come with changing seasons

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Summer fishing is winding down. Autumn is nearly upon us and winter is not far away. For many sportsmen, the month of August is…

Cruisers’ opener at home against Orting

Eatonville will open its 2013 high school football season Sept. 6 on its home field against Orting. That non-league contest will be followed by another one Sept.13 at Elma before…

Helicopter hoists removed from ‘measured’ climber rescues

Climbers of Mount Rainer have one less way of being rescued if they get into serious trouble, and in some cases might not be rescued at all. That’s the cautionary…

Fishing on the Nisqually not worth mentioning, but elsewhere …

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown After weeks of mediocre fishing, there are signs that fishing is on the upswing on the Cowlitz. Although not red hot, there has been…

Local scholar-athletes at George Fox, PLU

Four student-athletes from Graham and Eatonville are among those at George Fox University and Pacific Lutheran University who have been named as Northwest Conference Scholar-Athletes for the 2012-13 academic year.…