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They shoot blanks but aim to win

If becoming a dead-eye shooter while racing around on horseback sounds like your kind of fun, Western Washington Mounted Shooters promises to make it happen. The group is recruiting participants…

Do predators select only weak or crippled prey?

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Of all the myths surrounding predators and predation, none is more persistent than the notion predators deliberately cull weak, crippled, or inferior animals from…

Library trustee dies after RAMROD mishap

The 152-mile RAMROD bicycle ride last Thursday was marred by a fatal accident for one of the riders. Steve Albers, 60, suffered a severe head injury when he apparently fell from…

New assistant superintendent going coast to coast

New assistant superintendent going coast to coast

Tracy Swartout, a 12-year veteran of the National Park Service, will go all the way across the continental U.S. for her next assignment. Swartout, the superintendent at Congaree National Park…

Three days for junior football signups

Eatonville Junior Cruisers football players can register for the upcoming season and receive their gear July 30-31 and Aug. 1. Signups on any of the three days are scheduled for…

Free-roaming house cats are tough on wildlife

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown While humans are one of the greatest threats to wildlife, they are also responsible for another devastating threat to wild animal populations: The domestic…

Cyclists hit the road for 152-mile RAMROD

Hardy bike riders poured through Eatonville and nearby communities Thursday during the 152-mile Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day (RAMROD). The annual ride begins in Enumclaw in King County and…

Fatal accidents possible, so popular mountain trail closed

First a washout, now an avalanche are keeping Comet Falls Trail at Mount Rainier National Park closed to hikers. Officials announced last Wednesday that a new closure is in effect…

Guilty plea in bear bait and hunting case

An Eatonville man has pleaded guilty to charges of using bait to illegally hunt bears in Okanogan County. James Erickson, 52, was sentenced to 180 days in jail. All but…

Disabled getting more chances to hunt and fish

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Opportunities for the disabled to hunt and fish were limited not too long ago, but those opportunities have grown over the last few years…