Outdoors

LEAVENWORTH - Based on infrared data collected overnight the fire is estimated at 340 acres. Yesterday (August 6) the Entiat Hotshots contained work on east flank of the fire to tie in containment lines with smokejumpers in the northeast corner. These lines are anticipated to be...
SEDO WOOLLEY – Effective Friday, August 7, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills, are banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the area of North Cascades National Park located in Chelan County. This includes all...
CHELAN - The rifle range will be closed this Saturday, August 8, for a Benchrest competition, however, the pistol range will be open and you may use your rifles on the pistol range. Bench rests and 100 yard target frames have been set up at the pistol range for this purpose. The shotgun...
OLYMPIA–Communities wanting to conserve forest lands now have a state grant program to help, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced today. Beginning Sept. 1, communities can apply for grants of up to $3 million in the newly created Community Forests Program. The grants must be...

Sizzling golf under hot blue skies. / Courtesy Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club
CHELAN - Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club Tee Time for July 30. The extreme heat really narrowed the field; only 14 women were in attendance for the weekly golf competition. There were fans and spray bottles and cool neck wraps galore. This week’s competition was Even and Odd (count even numbered...
OLYMPIA – Due to the extremely dry, hot weather, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in campfire restrictions, industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) and fire danger ratings on DNR-protected lands. These changes come on the heels of...

Kimberly Loomis holds up a limit of sockeye she and her husband Bob caught out of Lake Wenatchee. / Photo Courtesy Bob Loomis
Anticipation is running strong for the Lake Wenatchee sockeye season opening August 3. This season is never a sure thing, always dependent on the number of salmon returning up the Wenatchee River to this wood-lined lake in the Central Cascades and there have not been enough salmon returning for a...
    LEAVENWORTH -  The Chikamin Fire (located in the Chikamin Ridge area 22 miles north of Leavenworth) is currently 260 acres with approximately 143 personnel assigned to the incident.   Yesterday (August 2) firefighters, along with a heavy equipment, utilized the cooler...

Birthday Girl, Janet Foyle (left) and her team partner Jaclyn Starr-Evans. / Courtesy Lake Chelan Ladies Golf
CHELAN - Pandemic golfing poses many challenges. Especially when you want to hold your usual and customary tournament where each member invites a guest to play a fun day of golf. Inviting people from out of town suddenly seems counterintuitive to striving for social distancing. We decided to go...
STEHEKIN - North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin in consultation with its National Park Service partners has decided to suspend transportation services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes concessioner operated services for the Rainbow Falls Tour and hiker shuttle. Visitors can still enjoy the...

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