Outdoors

CHELAN - It is time to start thinking about snow and winter recreation at Echo Ridge. The Lake Chelan Nordic Club held their first 2017/2018 season monthly meeting on Oct. 26 and scheduled the following events to look forward to: Echo Ridge Work Day, Nov. 6, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Meet at the...
Sedro Woolley - Effective immediately, the burn ban on all lands within North Cascades National Park Service Complex is lifted. This includes all National Park Service lands and campgrounds in Stehekin, along State Route 20 and the Ross Lake area.  Campfires are allowed in designated areas only in...
  Wenatchee — High above the community of Mazama, US Forest Service Hydrologist Molly Hanson takes dozens of aerial photos of areas burned in the Diamond Creek Fire. She knows that under certain burn conditions, some soils may now absorb less water, potentially producing runoff and erosion.  “Time...
  Prize winners at the annual 2017 Team Roping competition last Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Mike Jones Arena in Malott include, from left, Bill Byrd, Chelan (champion heeler), Diane Winn, Chelan (champion header), Kelly Knapp, Brewster, Mike Jones, Malott, Ron Stevens, Okanogan, and Cass Gebbers,...
  CHELAN – The much-used and well-loved Reach 1 Trail to the Chelan River will be closed Oct. 9 and 10 so a contractor for Chelan PUD can safely refresh the gravel path by regrading a few sections, compacting the base and adding a 2-inch topcoat of new gravel.  Signs are out to let trail users...

WDFW Northcentral Regional Director Jim Brown introduced speakers and fielded questions from the audience.
  PATEROS – About two dozen residents and sportsmen gathered at Howard’s on the River Central Building in Pateros last Tuesday, Sept. 19, to participate in a discussion of local wildlife issues – particularly steelhead - with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) representatives WDFW...
    PATEROS - Residents of northcentral Washington interested in fish and wildlife issues can talk with local Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff at a public meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Pateros. The meeting is scheduled from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Howard*s on the River Central...
PATEROS - Residents of northcentral Washington interested in fish and wildlife issues can talk with local Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff at a public meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Pateros. The meeting is scheduled from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Howard*s on the River Central Building...
Wenatchee— With a variety of hunting season beginning on Sept. 1, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest officials are encouraging hunters to know and comply with current campfire restrictions and area closures in place across the National Forest. While thousands of roads and trails remain open, others...
OLYMPIA - To celebrate the National Park Systems 101st birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Friday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. State Parks free days are in keeping...

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