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Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
As the weather warms up and clouds roll away, Western Washingtonians will have the chance to reacquaint themselves with a natural phenomenon many haven’t seen since last summer: the stars.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
People fishing for shrimp near Tacoma will have three days to set their pots, while anglers will have nearly all of May to seek shrimp in the waters around Puget Sound.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 10:22AM

North Cascades National Park will host a volunteer work party on April 22 in honor of Earth Day and National Park Week.

The work party will help clean up Colonial Creek Campground on Diablo Lake. Participants are asked to meet at the park compound in Marblemount where the carpool will depart at 8:45 a.m. For more information call 360-854-7304.

 
Published April 11th, 2014 - 10:22AM

North Cascades National Park will host a volunteer work party on April 22 in honor of Earth Day and National Park Week.

The work party will help clean up Colonial Creek Campground on Diablo Lake. Participants are asked to meet at the park compound in Marblemount where the carpool will depart at 8:45 a.m. For more information call 360-854-7304.

 
Published April 11th, 2014 - 12:05AM
There will be plenty of opportunities next weekend to celebrate Earth Day, including events at two South Sound parks. The annual worldwide event Earth Day is April 22.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 3:36PM
Agreements include recreational closures on Puyallup, Nisqually and Skokomish rivers.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 2:03PM
Local adventurers Jordan Hanssen and Pat Fleming will appear on "Dateline NBC" on Sunday during a one-hour special featuring their 2013 attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 6:33PM
Hometown athletes from Park City, Utah, dominated the U.S. medals count at the Sochi Olympics. They alone won more medals than many participating countries. What was their secret? How did they train to reach the world's highest possible level of athletic excellence?
Published April 10th, 2014 - 1:03PM
Hometown athletes from Park City, Utah, dominated the U.S. medals count at the Sochi Olympics. They alone won more medals than many participating countries. What was their secret? How did they train to reach the world's highest possible of athletic excellence?
Published April 10th, 2014 - 8:43AM
Does vodka really work in disinfecting hydration bladders?
Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:14AM
You know those crispy, salty, too-good-to-give-up fries you've accepted as a necessary evil in your diet? Well a new study might make you consider ditching the sinful starch sticks: Research recently published in the British Medical Journal looked at the eating habits of 37,000 men and women in the US and found that eating fried foods more than four times a week had twice the negative effect on body mass index (BMI) for people who already had a high genetic risk for obesity.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:14AM
One of the many inevitable truths about children: They outgrow their shoes. Fast. Hi-Tec's kids shoe line helps parents out a bit with its Big-Fit system, which includes two insoles for each shoe to keep children in their shoes longer. When the shoe starts to feel tight, just remove the second insole to increase the shoe by approximately half a size.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:14AM
Tired of wiping your pup's paws every time he comes back inside or are worried about the elements irritating his sensitive pads? Ruffwear Summit Trex dog boots solve those problems with a set of four dog boots that keep paws clean and irritant free.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:14AM
A ceramist by profession, and by passion, Eric Peach often leaves his home studio in Auburn, Calif., to venture down into the American River Canyon, looking for inspiration in the rushing white water, the winding trails, the abundant wildlife and bountiful flora of a thriving ecosystem.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:14AM
I'd like to tell you how, while traversing the trails up, up, up to the craggy breccia peaks of our newest national park, I communed with the majestic, not-quite-so-endangered-now condors, how I felt at one with these gorgeous avian creatures as they reached full wingspan and rode the thermals in the gathering, rose-tinged dusk.
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