Mt. Rainier opens winter operations

Although many park roads are closed to vehicle access for the winter, areas throughout Mt. Rainier National Park remain open for recreation.

State announces fishing closures

Sections of the upper Columbia River are closed to steelhead and rainbow fishing, according to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Special hunt

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Hail to the (fire) chief

Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham is pictured with the results of his successful hunt recently in the Entiat area, just north of Wenatchee.

Sunnyside League Bowling Report

WEEK #10

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Happy hunter

The first time proved a charm for 11-year-old Angel Tovar of Mabton, who bagged this elk recently on his first hunt.

Bumping Lake incident illustrates need for water safety

Although water safety is usually perceived as a summertime issue, there are water perils in this area later in the year as well.

Fall chinook return in record numbers

Fall chinook salmon are returning to the Hanford Reach section of the Columbia River in record-setting numbers. Scientists estimate 200,000 chinook are spawning in the Hanford Reach, the most fish ever counted in this area since dams were constructed in the 1930s.

Thornton earns top pick honors

A local woman stood out among participants in last week’s football contest.

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Trophy time

Sunnyside league bowling report


State seeks volunteers for hunter advisory group

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting letters of interest through Monday, Nov. 30, for membership on its Master Hunter Advisory Group.

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Big moment

Ten-year-old Wyatt Harlan Ohler was successful in his hunting ventures last month, bagging this four-point deer in Goldendale.

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Simon Johnston (L) proudly poses with his mule deer trophy, taken in the Bickleton area last month.

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Twelve-year-old Zaiden Tobin is all smiles with his first buck, a 6x4 non-typical deer he bagged last Saturday in the Rattlesnake Hills area.