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It was only days ago that the gridwork streets, hidden meadows, and preening orchards were chock full of canopies bursting with white and pink blossoms.

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Starting at a young age, Lee Barkie of Chehalis had an interest in fishing and wonderment at what existed below the water’s surface. Born and raised fishing the Cowlitz, Barkie has spent the past 30 years learning new tricks, trying new things and running a fishing guide business. However, a…

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When a fleet of snowmobiles went zooming over the trails of Mount St. Helens on a recent winter day, two dozen kids joined the chorus of engines with squeals and laughter. Many of the children couldn’t see the trees and slopes surrounding them, but they could feel the jolt of speed and hear …

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From the parking lot of the Marble Mountain Sno-Park, hemmed in by 10-foot snow walls kept at bay by a diligent plow, there’s little to indicate you’re a short distance from the summit of an iconic volcano. A thick forest encircles the pavement, and it’s only the gear-clad figures of climber…

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At 24, most are fresh out of college, struggling to find a job, and saving the little money they have to get out of their parents’ guest room. But for Yacolt-native Shane Ring, traversing through oceanic storms and planning the opening of his fishing lodge top the list of his concerns. 

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Nestled within the pines by Battle Ground Lake lies Wade Nutter’s taxidermy workshop. It’s filled with easels, sawdust and refrigerated pelts of deer and elk that will soon be stretched and sewn onto antlered forms so hunters can have a visual reminder of their conquests.