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April 20, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Silverdale Boy Scout was killed by rolling log

A 12-year-old Silverdale boy was killed Saturday when a log rolled over him during a Boy Scout outing in the Olympic National Forest, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office. The boy and three other Scouts were trying to roll the log down a steep boulder field into Lena Lake at about 9 a.m. Saturday when…


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June 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Half-sister: Missing naked hiker is ‘laid-back, carefree’

Update: 2:30 p.m. |  The 19-year-old woman missing while on a naked hike in Southwest Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest is “a  very laid-back, carefree girl,” according to her half-sister, Cheri Kaupu of Vancouver. Kaupu said her missing half-sister, Maureen Kelly, phoned her shortly before heading into the national forest. “She called me before she left to go…


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June 10, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Naked woman missing in SW Washington forest

A woman hiker, naked except for a fanny pack, is the subject of a search today in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Southwest Washington. Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said the 19-year old Vancouver woman went hiking naked because she was going on “a spiritual quest.” “We’re not sure what that means, but that’s what we were told,” he…


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