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Tonight

Lo70° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi98° Hot

Thursday Night

Lo71° Clear

Friday

Hi98° Hot

Friday Night

Lo67° Clear

Saturday

Hi89° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo63° Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi84° Sunny

Ski hills warming up

Skiers and snowboarders looking for a fresh cache of powder should hit the hillsides soon as big changes to the weather forecast are looming on the horizon.

MRST continues its successes

STEVENS PASS — Mission Ridge Ski Team continued its season-long trend of top fi nishes with numerous podium visits over the weekend at the Wild Katz races at the Stevens Pass Ski Area.

Local skiers heading to national competition

Five cross country ski racers from the Wenatchee Valley have been named to the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) team to represent the Pacific Northwest region encompassing Washington, Oregon and Idaho at the 2016 United States Ski Association Cross Country Skiing Junior National Championships.

Sherman Pass great for showshoeing

The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But within an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. Fog filled the valleys below, but the big-footers were above it all.

Get out, beat SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a mood disorder subset in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter.

Columbia River coho salmon forecast grim

Predicting salmon returns is a lot like winning the power ball lottery, and this past summer’s Columbia River coho forecast was a perfect example.

Top three Washington coast hikes

1.) Flattery Trail — Makah Reservation, Neah Bay; 1.5 miles round-trip with a gain of about 200 feet. Easy hike.

There are plenty of places to snowshoe and cross-country ski

YAKIMA — The cross-country ski trails at Tronsen Meadow on Blewett Pass, with the sprawling view of the Stuart Range from the ridge, or the equally majestic vistas of the Goat Rocks to the west from Maintenance Shed Road at White Pass.

Trout and salmon numbers good along the Columbia River

The snow has made it really tough to plan a trip to go fishing anywhere. It is very frustrating, as the rainbow and kokanee fishing is great at Lake Roosevelt and the steelhead fishing on many spots on the main stem Columbia and the Wenatchee Rivers should be excellent.

Winter hiking at its peak as New Year approaches

DEPOE BAY, Ore. — One of the greatest privileges of living in the Pacific Northwest is the knowledge that whales, those largest and most magnificent of mammals, are often seen off our coast. And while winter and spring can bring their share of headaches, those seasons also are some of the best times to spot gray whales as they migrate past shores.