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The Department of Natural Resources Says ‘No More Volunteers’

State Department of Natural Resources officials are closing down volunteer-intake centers and saying they have all the help they need to fight Washington's largest fire ever -- the Okanogan Complex.

Thousands of volunteers have gone through crash-course fire training, helped operate heavy equipment and directed other other volunteers to community service opportunities since the call for help went out last week, but for the moment the needs are being met DNR announced in a Thursday morning tweet.

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Lion Kills Guide on Cecil’s Home Turf

A little perspective on the reality of the world in which the Cecil the lion story played out.  Despite his notoriety, Cecil was a wild lion, not a cartoon and not a pet.  He was an apex predator and this could have been his story.

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Here’s Why Everyone Should Have An Office With A Window

Having difficulties staying motivated at work? You may want to look out the window.

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Recreational Fishing Closed at Olympic National Park

FISHING-OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The National Park Service will close most rivers and streams in Olympic National Park to recreational fishing due to severe drought conditions

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Watching Fish Can Reduce Your Stress

Here's the scenario: You have to go the doctor or dentist and you aren’t happy about it.  Maybe you’re even nervous about it -- scared. So you get there, fill out the paperwork and grab an uncomfortable chair. Then you notice the fish tank.

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Orangutan Kissing Pregnant Woman’s Belly Is Sooooo Sweet

You may want to go to the zoo after you see this.

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Heads Up! It’s Strafing Season And That’s Not Something To Crow About — Dave’s Diary

I walked home for lunch the other day and this stupid crow started to dive bomb me.  I read once that crows can recognize human faces and I wondered if I had somehow crossed this crow before. 

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Earth Day 2015 at the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy — Dave’s Diary

Has it really been 45 years since the first Earth Day?  I remember it as a pretty big deal back then and for many it still is. April 22 is the official day, but you can celebrate Saturday the 18th with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy’s Earth Day Walk from 10 a.m. to noon at the Weikel Road trailhead.

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The Kids Fish-In Is Coming Soon – Get Your Net And Go! – Dave’s Diary

Space is limited.  When you hear that you think one of two things.  Either it’s a really cool event and space will in fact be limited –or-- the organizers are just saying that in hopes of driving a crowd by increasing interest through a sense of exclusivity.  Well, when it comes to the Yakima Kids’ Fish-In event, space IS limited and it really IS a cool event!

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Be “Bear Aware” As Black Bears Think It’s Spring – Dave’s Diary

The lack of winter weather has Washington’s black bears coming out of their dens about a month earlier than usual.

Western Wildlife Outreach, a nonprofit that conducts outreach programs on living safely with bears  wants to remind Washington residents who go into the woods to be “bear aware”--especially since for most bears, their first thought upon leaving their dens will be finding food

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