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Mountain fresh

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Mountain fresh

ANNOUNCER: It is hard not to like any place that holds beer meetings and gatherings around here, especially calling them Lodge Meetings at Base Camp - that's a great salute to the area.  And it is only one of the many things we like about Peaks and Pints.  Now, for

Baby be good

Music

Baby be good

It can't be understated the enormous role nostalgia plays in how we ingest all matter of art, but especially music. Much in the same way that smells have an uncanny way of triggering astonishingly vivid memories, music has the ability to transport you back to a specific moment in time,

Outdoors

Winter trips with JBLM experts

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, the upcoming months become the ideal time to explore the beautiful wilderness all around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Northwest Adventure Center and Adventures Unlimited is here to help you explore. “The winter time is the best time to be

Soldiers find no sign of D.B. Cooper

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Soldiers find no sign of D.B. Cooper

Forging through the brush and forest near Lake Merwin, Washington, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment soldiers from Fort Lewis returned to the base at the start of the 1970's without finding the famed hijacker D.B. Cooper. F.B.I. agents requested assistance from the Army to search the area where Cooper was believed to

JBLM intramurals

Military Life

JBLM intramurals

If you're looking for some exercise or fun and competition, then there's a swishing good time waiting for you on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Beginning in the middle of January, intramural basketball for both men and women begins on JBLM. But if rebounds and free throws aren't your thing, then check

Spouse leaps into hair

Military Life

Spouse leaps into hair

The warm, welcoming atmosphere envelopes patrons the minute they walk in the door of Shea Alexander Salon and Boutique in DuPont. The successful salon is the result of the hard work and dreams of owner and military spouse Kimberlee Calvin, who took the leap and opened her business in February

Best of Olympia 2018

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Best of Olympia 2018

The home of Calvin Johnson and grunge rock, historic record labels and KAOS FM, The Evergreen State College, and the best crappy beer you can get that’s not brewed there anymore, Olympia is the perfect place to fill the void in your life. With a constant forecast of rain, an

Bills: Getting troops free

News Front

Bills: Getting troops free

In speaking about veterans, President Abraham Lincoln challenged the nation in his second Inaugural address, "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan." Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson takes this challenge seriously and works to implement it. During the current legislative session,

Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

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Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

On the day after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, flight crews from McChord Field's 17th Bombardment Group began patrols along the Washington and Oregon state coastlines, searching for Japanese submarines to prevent another attack on the United States. But soon the 17th Bomb Group would play an

Steins, Vines and Grinds: Washington's story of beer, wine and coffee

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Steins, Vines and Grinds: Washington's story of beer, wine and coffee

During the last several decades, the state of Washington has become famous around the globe for its world-class beverages. Some of the finest beer, wine, and of course coffee, is made right here in this beautiful state. However, what is not so well known is the role that these beverages

Crash bang boom

Stage

Crash bang boom

The history of the percussive performance group known around the world as Stomp began in 1981. Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas of Brighton, UK, were members of a street band, the amusingly named Pookiesnackenburger, which played most of that decade at the Edinburch Festival. As part of Cressell and McNicholas'

Traffic Light Night Tacoma

Music

Traffic Light Night Tacoma

Every once in awhile we all need a night on the town, to unplug and unwind. Maybe you have a favorite hangout, or you want to try something new and go somewhere you have never been before. However when you have a 9 to 5 or even a 5 to

'The Seafarer'

Stage

'The Seafarer'

The Seafarer by the great Irish playwright Conor McPherson is among the best plays I have seen in my career as a theater critic. It was my choice as best drama when done by Harlequin Productions four years ago, and now it is playing  for one night only as a staged

Group show for dog and cat lovers

Arts

Group show for dog and cat lovers

I must confess: I went to this show expecting it to be the art show equivalent of one of those Facebook posts that say the world is going to hell and everybody's dying, so here's a cute picture of a cat. And there were quite a few bland photos, drawings

Fircrest has pizza

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Fircrest has pizza

ANNOUNCER: It's not often that Fircrest gets much mention in this column, let alone in this newspaper. The sleepy town only recently received the blessing to sell alcohol, and with only a few commercial areas, there's not much room for anything new.  A few weeks ago, Sammy's changed that, bringing

Sweet and bloody

Music

Sweet and bloody

In 2011, one of the best sports movies ever made was released, and no one really noticed. If you haven't seen it - and most people haven't - do yourself a favor and check it out. The movie's called Goon, and it tells the underdog story of Doug, who, despite

A thrift shop friendship

Military Life

A thrift shop friendship

Fort Lewis Thrift Shop assistant managers Julie Maddry and Kelli Weinerth are well versed in the art of thrift shopping. What started as a hobby has become a full-time job for the two military spouses. The two met when they first moved here. Weinerth moved from Camp Walker in Daegu, South

Snowshoeing at Longmire

Outdoors

Snowshoeing at Longmire

Snowshoeing is a fun, easy-to-learn winter sport, and one of the most accessible areas to try it out is Longmire in Mount Rainier National Park. Plan your trip This time of year, the weather is unpredictable in Mount Rainier National Park. Plan to get an early start, but always check the park's

A well-deserved 100 candles

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A well-deserved 100 candles

In this part of the country, any institution celebrating 100 consecutive years in operation is amazing - these milestones are certainly few and far between.  The fact that the organization is a place that serves our greater good, protects us, and fights for our freedoms - well, that is simply

It began with a glacier

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It began with a glacier

Joint Base Lewis-McChord was once covered by a mile-thick sheet of ice. Geologists believe the greater Puget Sound basin was carved out by this ice (named the Vashon Glacier), which scraped and drove across the region 30,000 years ago.  It was this process that created the perfect flat terrain for

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