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Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 Pictures of the Year

Dillon Garnes, 11, jumps into Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend. The Garnes family, which lives near the recreation area, has been swimming at the 111-acre lake nearly every sunny day in summer. A few days after this photo published, I received a text from Dillon's dad: "It brought me great joy to see Dillon in the paper," Doug Garnes wrote. "Thank you." Getting the opportunity to meet members of the community who allow us and trust us to share special moments of their lives is one of the best parts of the job. -- Erika Schultz