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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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Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering on state lands Sept. 29 — 9/27/2012

Sep 27, 2012 10:37am

OLYMPIA — Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources invite the public to join volunteers and partner organizations to celebrate National...

Summit Lake is a short, scenic Cascades hike

Sep 27, 2012 10:37am

The Summit Lake hike provides a short hike to a pristine mountain lake with stunning views of Mount Rainier. It’s in the National Forest, so the National Park regulations don’t apply (people can...

Youth Fishing Derby at Lake Sylvia 05/31/12

Sep 19, 2012 12:49am

MONTESANO — Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano will host a kids’ fishing derby June 9. The free derby is open to children ages 15 years and younger. Anglers must take along their own equipment....

<p>The Hobby Stock class brings out many of the local drivers from Hoquiam to McCleary. Never a dull moment when the Hobby Stock class takes to the track, each trying to out position the other.</p>

Need a little dirt in your face? 06/21/12

Sep 19, 2012 1:02am

A trip through Elma offers a roar of excitement with a stop at the Grays Harbor Raceway.

This .375-mile dirt track packs in the fastest times for 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks,...

On the Trail: Mount Rose is a perfect place to debut a hiking stick08/02/12

Updated: Sep 19, 2012 12:39pm

Mount Rose, by any other name, would be as steep. The views would be as sweet. Nearby Mount Ellinor typically draws the most hiker traffic with its shorter, not-quite-as-steep summit ascent and...

Cascade Karting returns to ORV 06/21/12

Sep 19, 2012 12:47pm

McCleary — While racing fans have to wait one additional week to feel the rumble of the Grays Harbor Raceway, (the June 16 race was cancelled due to the threat of rain), others found ways to feed...

<p>Moss grows atop a stump on the Porter Falls trail, one of the few mildly scenic sights along the trail. Work has been done to make the trail passable, but it hasn&#8217;t yet been cleared to the falls at its terminus.</p>

On the Trail: Porter Falls 08/02/12

Sep 19, 2012 12:53pm

The road and trail to Porter Falls is much improved since last I tried to hike it. However, the trail itself needs more work before it’s easily hiked and recommendable. A couple years ago, I first...

Jet-Skis come back to Grayland 08/16/12

Sep 19, 2012 1:03pm

GRAYLAND — The Grayland Open jetski event runs from Friday-Sunday Aug. 17-19.

The event kicks off on Friday morning at 10 a.m. with a rider clinic that will be put on by some of the top-...

Horns & Hooks hits the stands 07/05/12

Sep 19, 2012 5:28pm

ABERDEEN — With offices tucked in the industrial area of Aberdeen, Horns & Hooks magazine promotes western U.S. outdoor adventure.

Now into its fourth issue from its January-February...

<p>The finish of the Masters category 4-5 race at Satsop Business Park on May 5. Rick Birdsey of Second Ascent, Step Down Racing, left, edges out Paul Coffee of Tacoma Bike, far right, with David Hose filling in the middle of the 32 starters. Just over 300 cyclist ran the 2012 Vance Creek Road Race ran between scattered showers and spots of daylight in Satsop. For full racing results go to</p>

Bicyclists race at former nuke site

Sep 18, 2012 11:46pm

The finish of the Masters category 4-5 race at Satsop Business Park on May 5. Rick Birdsey of Second Ascent, Step Down Racing, left, edges out Paul Coffee of Tacoma Bike, far right, with David...