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Tag: Olympia

July
8th

Injured climber rescued Sunday evening on Mount Rainier

UPDATED AT 1:18 P.M.

A Canadian man was rescued high on Mount Rainier on Sunday evening after falling and suffering “multiple traumatic injuries,” Mount Rainier National Park announced this morning. The man was taken by Chinook helicopter to Madigan Army Medical Center.

Park spokeswoman Patti Wold identified the victim as Peter Almerling of British Columbia, reported The Associated Press. No additional details on Almerling were available.

According to the park statement, the man fell while descending at 13,500 feet above sea level on the Emmons Glacier. The incident was reported to Camp Schurman, where climbing rangers are stationed,

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June
10th

South Sound Running to open new store in Puyallup by July 1

South Sound Running plans to open a new store in downtown Puyallup by July 1, owner Greg Klein said.

The store, located at 115 South Meridian, will be Puyallup’s only running specialty store.

Klein says the store is undergoing final renovations before opening its doors to the public. He says the store is similar in layout to the Tacoma store. South Sound Running also has a store in Olympia.

The store will be managed by Rick Bogatay, an Emerald Ridge High School graduate and 2011 Sound to Narrows champ.

The store is already sponsoring Puyallup races, including the June 22

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May
13th

Olympia, Tacoma honored among nation’s most bicycle friendly communities.

The League of American Bicyclists announced its rankings of bicycle friendly communities today and nothing has really changed in the South Sound.

Communities who earn rankings are given a designations of platinum (highest), gold, silver, bronze or honorable mention.

Olympia remains at the silver level, behind only Seattle’s gold ranking in Washington. Bellingham, Port Townsend and Redmond also earned silver rankings.

Tacoma remains at the bronze level with Bainbridge Island, Snohomish, Spokane and Vancouver.

Anacortes rounded out the Washington communities on the list with an honorable mention.

On May 1 the league announced Washington as the nation’s

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Oct.
28th

Contest: Adventure Guys South Sound Geotours of Tacoma and Olympia

If you read today’s story on Geotouring and want to give it a try here’s your chance. We’ve built a short Geotour of Tacoma and Olympia so you can get a feel for the game. Go to the coordinates and answer the corresponding question. Send your answers to craig.hill@thenewstribune.com or P.O. Box 11000, Tacoma, WA 98411. High scores for the Tacoma and Olympia tours will be entered in a drawing for a prize.

TACOMA GEOTOUR

1. N 047 15.135, W 122 26.316

What is like the new Venice?

2. N 047 15.260, W 122 26.407

How many cans does it

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May
22nd

Washington named top bike friendly state … again

Washington is once again the most bicycle friendly state in the country according to the League of American Bicyclists. It’s the fifth year in a row Washington has received the distinction.

“We’re encouraged to see significant progress in top states like Washington …,” league president Andy Clarke said in a prepared statement.  “But, as the scores clearly highlight, there’s much work to be done in critical areas like infrastructure and funding.  Overall, we see states – and especially state Departments of Transportation and state legislatures – lagging behind cities and the expectations of local cyclists, despite the many well-documented benefits of a

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May
14th

Tacoma earns first “bicycle friendly” distinction from League of American Bicyclists

Tacoma joined the ranks of bicycle friendly communities today earning a bronze designation from the League of American Bicyclists.

Tacoma was one of 24 new cities to make the Washington D.C. organization’s annual list. This year’s list included 214 communities from 47 states. The League of American Bicyclists honors cities with platinum, gold, silver or bronze designations to cities based on how safe and accommodating they are for cyclists.

The league currently ranks Washington as the country’s most bicycle friendly state.

Olympia, a previous honoree, once again earned silver. Seattle earned a gold designation while nobody in the state

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May
7th

Noted cyclist, author Willie Weir performs in Olympia on Wednesday

The Capital Bicycling Club will host Willie Weir’s latest bicycling show on Wednesday at the Olympia Center. The show, “Cycling and Wild Camping through Portugal,” starts at 7:10 p.m. is $10 at the door or $5 for those registered for the Intercity Transit Bicycle Commuter Contest.

Weir is well known in the cycling community for his books, photography  and radio and public performances.

Oct.
21st

Get a head start looking for the Adventure Guys’ geocaches

So, I’m writing about the increased creativity of geocachers in Sunday’s News Tribune and Olympian and as part of the project we’ve stashed two geocaches around the Northwest.

For you loyal readers of this blog, we’re giving you a head start. We’re registering the caches with geocaching.com on Saturday so this is your chance to sneak in there and be the “first to find.”
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