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Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:14AM
WENATCHEE, Wash. - Good luck crashed at Wenatchee's Mission Ridge in 1944, and, I guess, that was the biggest reason for our skepticism.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:14AM
When Matthew Inman first started running around Seattle's Green Lake, he would envision being chased by a fatter version of himself - sometimes as a plump kid, sometimes as an obese adult.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:14AM
A new study is suggesting that although moderate amounts of running can have several health benefits, it may actually be detrimental to a person's health to run more than a few hours a week, WebMD is reporting.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 2:59PM
No digging will be allowed after noon on four beaches that will open.
Published April 8th, 2014 - 8:44PM

Olympic National Park is launching a new Junior Ranger program called Ocean Stewards, the park announced Tuesday. Ocean Stewards is a free self-guided program for people 4 and older.

According to a statement released by the park, “the new Ocean Stewards program is designed to be a fun and hands-on way for children to learn about the web of life within the park and how to explore safely, as well as understand how they can help protect the park.”

Like other Junior Ranger programs, participants use an activity booklet designed by the park. Booklets are available at park visitor centers and ranger stations throughout the park and online at http://www.nps.gov/olym/forkids/beajuniorranger.htm.

Published April 8th, 2014 - 7:40PM

Olympic National Park’s annual Barn Day is April 12 and will present an opportunity for horsemen and stock users of all experience levels to learn about backcountry travel.

The event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elwha Barn, located on Whiskey Bend Road off of Olympic Hot Springs Road, approximately seven miles west of Port Angeles.

Workshops include packing, trail equipment, leave-no-trace techniques and trail etiquette. Participants should bring their own stock animals.

Published April 6th, 2014 - 10:40AM

Nicki Hugie-Terry of Tumwater won Saturday’s Yakima River Canyon Marathon to lead a strong showing by South Sound runners.

Hugie-Terry finished the race in 2 hours, 59 minute, 2 seconds, a time that was faster than all but two of the men. Annie Thiessen of Tacoma was second in the women’s race in 3:13:02.

Michelle Brown of Tacoma was seventh in the women’s race at 3:23:01.

Tony Phillippi of Tacoma was fourth in the men’s race in 3:06:42. Phillippi, 52, was third in the masters division.

Scott Travera 23-year-old from Spokane, finished first in the 395-runner field with a time of 2:43:57.

Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Turkey hunters heading out for the spring season starting April 15 should see bird numbers comparable to the 2013 season.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Facing legal action, the state has announced it will not release nearly 1 million hatchery steelhead into Puget Sound rivers.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument recently launched new online reservation procedures for overnight camping permits in the Mount Margaret Backcountry.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge, a test of outdoor and hunter safety skills, will take place April 19 in Puyallup.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Famed angler, author and fly tyer Skip Morris will headline a daylong fly-fishing event April 19.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Thomas Lamphere will give a free presentation on fly fishing for tiger muskie at Thursday’s meeting of the Puget Sound Fly Fishers.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Mountaineers will kick off the 2014 BeWild Speaker and Film Series with a program April 17 as Ben Stookesberry presents “Be passionate with outdoor aspirations.”
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Japan Volunteers-in-Parks Association program at Mount Rainier National Park has received the George Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the Pacific West region of the National Park Service.
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