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Cascade announced today that as a result of additional water going into the Lake Tapps Reservoir, Lake Tapps is now fully open for all recreation, including motor craft, effective immediately. The bottom of the reservoir not covered by water (the lake bed) remains permanently closed to motorized vehicles.
We are embarking on another summer and will undoubtedly be experiencing the best of what Western Washington has to offer. These are the days that we don’t like to tell non-Washingtonians about; we would be content if they kept on believing that we exist in constant drizzle and dreary days as they continue their journey through and not permanently to our state.
Rich Elfers’ recent column bemoaned the wealthy not paying enough taxes which is the “scoop du jour” for the liberal media on a too-frequent basis. This constant mantra of taxing the rich borders on a near maniacal envy. A jealousy likened to “if I can’t keep up with the Jones, I’ll incessantly trash them for their fancy cars, boats and palatial palaces.”
Freedom is one of our most cherished privileges – and it should be – since most of the history of the world has been a sequence of one ruler after another who claimed by right of force the power of life and death over all other people. In fact, the cultures that denied the “right of kings” to rule over all others were few and often short-lived.
A long-awaited extension of the popular Foothills Trail will become reality if a funding proposal receives final authorization. The Puget Sound Regional Council recently offered its initial support for a $378,000 grant that would allow building a 1.3-mile segment of the trail between Buckley and South Prairie.