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Campfire burn ban lifted for western Washington state parks

Aug 21, 2014 2:33pm

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced last week that the ban on campfires in Western Washington state parks has been eased as of this morning.


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Horns & Hooks gets more buzz, expanding brand

Nov 28, 2013 8:30am

MONTESANO — Horns and Hooks magazine is now nationally distributed and is looking at its second season on Root Sports with their “Horns and Hooks” TV show.

“There is a lot of great buzz on...

Scot Pearson | The Vidette Taking their bikes into the dirt, brothers Sam, 7 and Luke, 9, Woodworth of Bonney Lake, run the mini course last month. The Woodworth family has been riding at the ORV Park for three years and love the park with all it has to offer.

ORV Park scores grants to fix rock problem on track

Oct 24, 2013 9:13am

The Straddleline ORV Park, located east of McCleary, has received state funds to finally deal with the rocks that keep popping up along its tracks.

Although the ORV Park didn’t get the funds...

Green Diamond opens land

Updated: Oct 10, 2013 6:38pm

Green Diamond company representatives announced recently that company lands are open for recreation, effective immediately. A program allowing for cash rewards for information about criminal...

Horns and Hooks holds second fishing derby

Sep 12, 2013 10:30am

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Horns and Hooks magazine will be holding its second annual fishing derby in Grays Harbor, running Sept. 20-22.

Hoping to see salmon catches larger than last year’s 24...

Linda Parker | For the Vidette Here the Hill’s sit with their trophies. Mason, left, took first in the PeeWee Male Barebow, Spencer, far right, in the PeeWee Freestyle Limited and father Justin scored top points in the Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle group.

Bowmen Hunters’ Dreams M3 shooting event

Updated: Aug 27, 2013 1:25pm

ABERDEEN — Grays Harbor Bowmen held its Hunters’ Dreams M3 shooting event on Aug. 3-4 at Grays Harbor Bowmen range near Aberdeen. Forty competitors shot both days and were eligible for the deer-...

Bear Fest Fun Run Results

Jul 17, 2013 10:15am

MCCLEARY — As part of the festivities of the annual Bear Festival, the 2013 Fun Run brought out 115 participants who ran or walked three separate distances. In the 2-mile walk/run Katrina Ayers of...

Scot Pearson | The Vidette The second running of the Dirty Dash at the Straddleline ORV Park brought over 5,000 people to the local area for the June 22 event. Now the second busiest day, next to the Bear Festival, the park is looking at other like events to help bring in even more people that is a win-win for the park, Grays Harbor County and area business.

It’s a mud fest at ORV

Jun 28, 2013 8:15am

MCCLEARY — With an increase in participation, the second running of the Dirty Dash at Straddleline ORV Park brought out 5,250 people for a day of fun in the sun and MUD.

An increase from...

Mini-hydroplanes race at Vance Creek Park

Updated: May 08, 2013 2:29pm

ELMA — A gust of wind felt good to anyone at Vance Creek Park on Saturday fishing or taking in the sun. But for those on Bowers Lake, wind became a racing hazard. Now in its second year in Elma,...

Ashley Courts and Katie Raphael, both nine and of Aberdeen, pose with Andy, a North American Black Bear at 485 pounds, during the photo session provided by The Great Bear Show. “I liked the dancing bear,” said Ashley, who was hoping for a picture with the bear who waltzed, called Cindi.

Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo hits the mark

Updated: Apr 24, 2013 9:04pm

ELMA — More than 3,500 people packed the 2013 Grays Harbor Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo this past weekend, getting their antlers and trophies scored and meeting local and national...

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Grays Harbor Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo

Updated: Apr 18, 2013 7:31pm

ELMA — The Third Annual Grays Harbor Outdoor and Adventure show is coming to the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds this weekend and is projected to be one fun-filled event. Running April 20-21, the...