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State shellfish managers were hoping for some good news this week from domoic acid tests on razor clams. They didn't get it. "We were hoping that today's razor clam domoic acid results would allow … more
GRAND COULEE — The sky was still the deep blue of early morning and dominated by the moon when Michael Schroeder leaned in and asked, over the wind, "Can you hear them?" I listened. I heard … more
A drop in the number of reports of sick or dead birds across Washington and other Northwest states means backyard bird feeders can be put back up, according to the Washington Department of Fish and … more
Nearly 2,000 rainbow trout were planted in Deep Lake at Millersylvania State Park in south Thurston County Monday. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1,815 fish weighing … more
Warnings of sick songbirds contaminating feeders spread throughout Washington earlier this year and led to many bird lovers taking down feeders or ramping up their cleaning tactics. The … more
Amid low returns, fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) this week  announced a closure to sportfishing in the Queets, Quinault, Humptulips and Chehalis … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that salmon fishing is closed on the Cowlitz River, Cispus River and Lake Scanewa effective Friday, March 5. It will be closed until further … more
Because bird feeders continue to be a way the disease salmonellosis is spread among birds, the state Department of Fish & Wildlife has extended a recommendation to keep feeders down until at … more
Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day.  March 19 is the third of 12 State … more
Current salmon forecasts indicate 2021 sport and commercial fishing opportunities will be similar to those set last year for Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay. "Washington salmon seasons are likely to … more
When skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts head to White Pass Ski Area this winter, it will be a much different experience than years past. It will be more reminiscent of a time before large … more
A forager trudges through a thick patch of western sword ferns before emerging through onto a flat, pine-needle-covered forest floor on a damp Sunday afternoon. A ribbon of sunshine flashing through … more
RUNNER’S HIGH: Stanley Started Off as a Hobby Runner and Has Transformed Herself Into One of the Top Women Ultra Runners in the World Sabrina Stanley stood at the Blanks Gulch Trailhead, 150 … more
Bearcats: Twenty-Seven Players, Along with Coaches, Met at Westside Park Monday On Monday the W.F. West boys basketball team did something they hadn’t done together as a unit in nearly two and a … more
By Jordan Nailon jnailon@chronline.com Bluebird skies birth brown head and wide side widget ducks. At first winging by, then flutter brakes engage with flailing feathers and feet across the … more
Bluebird skies birth brown head and wide side widget ducks. At first winging by, then flutter brakes engage with flailing feathers and feet across the slackwater ripple top. Just a brief pause to … more
A single snowflake melts away in absolute anonymity on the southern flank of a far off mountain range. That’s how this story begins. A drop of water rolls downhill and picks up other droplets … more
It all began with a seed that was perfect by all metrics and intention.Smooth like river rocks but fragile and precious like an egg, the seed sat still and full of promise until the time was right … more
In the final throes of winter, steaming compost piles still secrete the scent of death’s redemption and send vapors soaring toward the heavens even as rain drops fall all around. Smoldering slash … more
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