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Regional parks leader named

Palmer “Chip” Jenkins Jr. has been named deputy regional director for resource stewardship and planning for the National Park Service’s Pacific West region. He’ll manage park operations for 17 national…

Hot weather cooled off fishing

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Our recent bout of hot weather affected all of us in some way or another. One of the effects was a downturn in fishing…

New league, new opportunities for Eatonville

A lot is brand new – and also familiar – for Eatonville in the 2012 high school football season. The Cruisers have switched to a new league and classification, but…

Bethel vs. Spanaway Lake in opener

Bethel High, hoping to repeat its playoffs-worthy effort of a year ago, will open the 2012 football season Friday at Spanaway Lake, a cross-district rival in the Bethel School District.…

A sweet 16 for Graham-Kapowsin

If one word best describes Graham-Kapowsin High School’s football team in 2012, it might be experienced. Few of the other teams in the South Puget Sound League 4A’s South division…

.30-30 is the grandfather of hunting rifles

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Except for the .30-06 Springfield, there probably has been more printed matter published about Winchester’s Model 1894 rifle and its .30-30 cartridge than any…

Preps have fall on their minds

Monday was the first official day of practice for fall high school sports teams not wearing helmets and pads. Locally, Eatonville, Bethel and Graham-Kapowsin student-athletes in cross country, boys tennis,…

Kids’ volleyball, flag football teams forming

Bethel Recreation is accepting registration for third through sixth-grade flag football and girls volleyball teams. The cost is $40 per child, and the deadline for registering is Sept. 1. Online…

Gridders girding for first kickoffs

High school football teams are one week into their pre-season practices for the 2012 campaign that sees its first action next week. Graham-Kapowsin, Eatonville and Bethel put on the pads…

Barbed or barbless hooks? That’s the question

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown When it comes to barbless fishing hooks, there seems to be two major chains of thoughts regarding their usage. One group of fishermen believes…