Outdoors Newsletter


Craig Hill: Tacoma students set to bike from Seattle to Portland thanks to new cycling program

Tacoma students new to cycling set to ride in the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic

More than 70 students turned out for the new bicycle club at Lincoln High and Steward Middle schools this year. The club, Major Taylor Project, is sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club. Seventeen of the students will ride in the July 11-12 Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.

Fire bans in parks, forests vary from agency to agency

Wildland fire managers are trying to reduce the risk as the hot holiday weekend approaches.

Smoke from the Paradise Fire fills the Queets River valley Monday. The fire has burned more than 1,130 acres inside Olympic National Park.

Lakewood couple using epic baseball road trip to raise awareness of poverty

Already masters of the road trip, a Lakewood couple is adding purpose to their most recent adventure.

Jack and Jodi Petrinovich at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The retired Lakewood couple is on a 3 ½-month, 15,000-mile road trip visiting all 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums and trying to find sponsors for 30 needy children along the way.

Hike of the Week for July 4

HIKE DESCRIPTION: The series of short, flat trails at Belfair’s Mary E. Theler Wetlands is an ideal place for an easy and scenic family stroll...

The Mary E. Theler Wetlands is the perfect place for a sea-level stroll during the winter.

Nisqually refuge lecture series begins July 8

Experts will give free talks on topics such as bees, pelicans, climate change and Billy Frank Jr.