John Dodge can be reached at 360-754-5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One hundred years ago on March 19, the state Legislature did something far-sighted and beneficial for the citizens of Washington state. State lawmakers created the state Board of Park Commissioners, the launch pad for a state parks system that today includes 117 parks. 35 heritage sites, 13 interpretive centers and more than 700 historic structures spread across 120.000 acres.
One way to reduce the likelihood of harbor porpoises getting snared in fishing nets is to install small, cylindrical acoustic pinging devices to the gill nets to keep the porpoises away, he said.
Rosies Place took it to the next level Monday night.
For two hours, the conversation bumped along emotional terrain, the territory where gun violence, gun control, anger, suicide, dysfunctional families and gaps in the mental health care system meet.
It's not quite a victory tour, because the war on Puget Sound pollution, habitat loss and species decline is daunting and ongoing.
There are a couple of telltale signs that the garden planting season has finally arrived at Horsefeathers Farm.
Next Saturday will be one of those red-letter days for the Dodge family. That’s when my father, John Richard Dodge, will be among the seven inaugural members inducted into Olympia High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Early April is one of my favorite times of the year, filled with opening of the Major League Baseball season, the Masters golf tournament, the NCAA championship basketball game, plants and trees springing to life with new foliage, and, of course, the opening of the Olympia Farmers Market.
The Cascade Land Conservancy, a Seattle-based heavy hitter in the world of Western Washington land trusts, has quietly expanded its scope of interest from central Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula, with an eye directed at a more sustainable future around the U.S. Highway 101 loop from Aberdeen to Shelton.
As a young boy, Rollie Geppert went to grade school in a one-room schoolhouse built on his parents' rural Minnesota farm. He followed his father's simply stated advice: "Make your living with your head, not your back."