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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.…

Campfire update: Where they are and aren’t allowed

State Parks officials announced July 31 that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both…

How do you plan for 800 cyclists? Very carefully

Mount Rainier National Park was ready for 800 bicyclists last Thursday, which is how park officials like it. Careful planning and coordination of RAMROD has become a hallmark of the…

Fees, limited access may change hunting forever

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown   The Weyerhaeuser Co.’s decision in April to limit access and to charge a fee for entering its Vail and Pe Ell tree farms…

G-K back to Idaho for football opener

For the second year in a row, Graham-Kapowsin Hgh School will go out of state to open its football season. The Eagles will travel to Idaho to take on the…

High adventure awaits on trail to High Rock Lookout

High adventure awaits on trail to High Rock Lookout

From the Mount Rainier Visitor Association’s blog: We’re thrilled that the great weather has brought thousands of visitors into Mt. Rainier National Park the last few weeks.  However, long lines…