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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…

High adventure on challenge course

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The animals aren’t all that’s wild at Northwest Trek. A zip line and challenge course well-suited for thrillseekers have been added to the wildlife park…

Fastpitch teams converge for tourney

A girls’ fastpitch tournament drawing teams from as far away as Chehalis will be staged this weekend in Eatonville. Eatonville Youth Sports Association (EYSA) and Varsity Pizza are hosting the…

Catching chinook salmon depends on location, timing

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown July is a transition month between spring and autumn, and for many anglers it is a transition month in sport fishing. July opens the…