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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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Outdoor Expo set for April 20 and April 21 at fairgrounds

Apr 14, 2013 2:08pm

ELMA – The third annual Grays Harbor Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo will open a two-day run April 20 -21 at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds. The Expo will feature popular TV personalities from...

Horns and Hooks nets Root Sports

Apr 04, 2013 10:31am

ABERDEEN — Horns & Hooks, the Aberdeen based western outdoor adventure magazine, now just into their second year of publication, will soon have a 30-minute TV program on Root Sports Northwest...

GH Bowmen hosts Buck and Bulls 3-D shoot

Updated: Apr 03, 2013 2:15pm

ABERDEEN — Despite threatening weather, visitors and members enjoyed a fine weekend of archery at the Grays Harbor Bowmen range near Aberdeen on Feb. 23-24. The elements remained kind throughout...

Sports Briefs

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 9:46pm

The results are in and this year’s winners of the Festival of Lights Jingle Bell Jog are Tyson (12K) and Connor Lovell (2-mile). Connor finished his race in a time of 13:17 minutes with Tyson...

Montesano couple trek to Mount Everest

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:48pm

Kay Lynn and Dr. Russell Larsen spent two weeks trekking on top of the world. The Montesano couple, avid local hikers, hiked in the Himalayas to base camp on Mount Everest.

It was a dream...

Elma Logging Rodeo

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 7:44pm

ELMA — Elma Ag Boosters will host its WA State FFA Logging Rodeo at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1 at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The event will have over 100 FFA members from the state...

Signs of former logging activity, like this nursery stump, abound on the Capitol Peak Trail.

Capitol Peak provides nearby access to Mount Rainier view

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 7:14pm

Snow-capped Mount Rainier stood above a sea of white fog filling the valleys stretching to the east. Rare peaks of dark green peeked from scattered gaps in the cottony blanket covering the Black...

Slow Discover Pass sales lead to need for more State Park funding

Oct 25, 2012 10:31am

VANCOUVER — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission plans to address future budget shortfalls at its regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 25.

In September, the commission asked the...

Sports Briefs — 10/18/2012

Oct 18, 2012 10:30am

ABERDEEN — Aberdeen Parks and Recreation with the Y.M.C.A. of Grays Harbor announce the first Ace Race disc golf race.

The race will be 2 p.m., Oct. 28 at the Sam Benn Disc Golf Course in...

Fire ban in Olympic National Forest - 9/27/2012

Sep 27, 2012 10:38am

OLYMPIA — The Olympic National Forest banned open campfires and smoking Wednesday, Sept. 19. According to fire officials, a long persistent dry summer has created dangerously high fire conditions...