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 County planner Kathy Pfeifer during a recent backpacking trip to the Olympic Peninsula coast in Washington with her son Zac and friends/former S.B. residents Gilda and Ben Wheeler and Ara Erikson.

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County planner Kathy Pfeifer during a recent backpacking trip to the Olympic Peninsula coast in Washington with her son Zac and friends/former S.B. residents Gilda and Ben Wheeler and Ara Erikson.


Kathy Pfeifer


INDY GOES OLYMPIC: County planner Kathy Pfeifer started reading The Independent in 1982 when it was the News & Review, and she decided to bring a copy along during a recent backpacking trip to the Olympic Peninsula coast in Washington with her son Zac and friends/former S.B. residents Gilda and Ben Wheeler and Ara Erikson. She’s a fan of our cultural coverage, the Angry Poodle, and news. “It is the best local paper around, with quality research and writing,” said Pfeifer, but she admitted that The Indy has other uses, too: “Zac ended up using it to start big bonfires at night with driftwood.”

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