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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
Swimming in a trance of magical surrealism in that realm that resides right between sleep and exhaustion, the bonk on the head was an exceptionally rude awakening, especially for a king.The weather … more
It had been months since anyone other than the local fauna had been down the secret path. But instead of being overgrown from inattention, the way was wide open thanks to the magic wand of Old Man … more
To his grandchildren, the garden simply seemed as if it had always been there. It marked the beginning of time known to them and its omnipresence gave the impression that it would continue to grow … more
It’s strange how something like a new year makes the mind wander back to things that are now, all of a sudden, old. In a few days, we’ll move into another decade as seamlessly as a duck’s … more
LONG BEACH — Nobody knew exactly what to do for the good old boy’s bachelor’s party, including the hirsute groom-to-be himself. The conventions of big occasions and observation of proper pomp … more
Some folks who are perennially cooped up in their ivory towers have conjured up a highfalutin notion that going out into the wild is what makes a person, in fact, wild. They are, of course, … more
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