WENATCHEE VALLEY — Anyone passing by the Pipeline Pedestrian Bridge might notice part of the structure is covered. Underneath, the historic bridge is getting a makeover. According to project Superintendent Barry Solada, the tarp covers 100 feet of the bridge and hangs down 60 feet. It will stay in place for seven to 10 days to contain any debris and overspray while the crew paints the current section of bridge. After that, crews — and the tarp — will move east on the bridge.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Merchants 60-plus senior softball team won the gold medal in the C Division of the Huntsman World Senior Games earlier this month. The team went 7-0 in the tournament, beating teams from Oregon; Vancouver, B.C.; New Mexico, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Calif. and Medicine Hat, Alberta.
DETROIT — A half-marathoner and two other runners died during the Detroit marathon on Sunday, organizers said. Daniel Langdon, 36, of Laingsburg, collapsed at about 9:02 a.m. between the 11- and 12-mile markers, said Rich Harshbarger, vice president of consumer marketing for the Detroit Media Partnership.
Access: From Winthrop take Highway 20 towards Rainy Pass. Near milepost 158, turn off Highway 20 into the south parking lot at Rainy Pass. The trail begins one-tenth of a mile east of the parking lot. Fees: A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking at these trailheads ($5 daily, $30 annual pass). A daily pass can be purchased at the trailhead.
In the matter of two days, Stephen Ettinger went from up-and-coming mountain bike rider to two-time collegiate national champion. After spending most of the year riding with the U23 USA Cycling Development Team in Europe, Canada and on the East Coast, the 20-year-old Cashmere native and junior at Montana State capped off his season by winning the Division II cross country and short track cross country titles at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Truckee, Calif., on Oct. 16 and 17.
EAST WENATCHEE — With winter rapidly approaching, we asked Dr. Michael Rossi, an orthopedic surgeon at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center with a subspecialty in sports medicine, to share his professional opinion on the following:Q: How should I hydrate before, during and after a long workout (outside or inside)? A: The answer is all of the above ... we should try to keep well ahead of any dehydration since it becomes nearly impossible to catch up once we’ve gotten behind. Our bodies do well with an isotonic sports drink that you ...
Okanogan County invites folks to explore its backcountry, travel its groomed trails and explore the county from the seat of a snowmobile. With more than a dozen Sno-Parks, the county offers nearly 400 miles of groomed trails across a wide variety of terrain.
HAVILLAH — For the beginner, Sitzmark is an ideal winter sports resort in North Central Washington. Located about 20 miles outside both Tonasket and Oroville, Sitzmark features 15 runs on 80 acres with a 650-foot vertical drop. And the organizers of the hill do everything in their power to encourage people to pick up a pair of skis or a snowboard and take to the snow.
CHELAN — Last year, the Echo Valley ski area lost a rope tow to a brush fire. This year, the rope tow is being replaced, but the Echo Valley family has been hit with another loss. Longtime board member Dusty Jungquist passed away earlier this year, and club president Keith Carpenter said he will be missed.
With roughly 500 miles of snowmobile trails — ranging from flat scenic tours to steep thrill rides — Chelan County has just about everything to offer sledders of all experience. The best source of all things snowmobiling in Chelan County is the Washington State Park’s Web site, which includes directions, locations of Sno-Parks and maps of groomed snowmobile trails, along with grooming schedules and any closures or problems with trails.
OKANOGAN — With 50 years of operation in the books, the Loup Loup Ski Bowl has adopted a forward-looking approach. Loup Loup, which opened in 1958, is putting a lot of emphasis this season on its Little Buck Fun Park, a terrain park geared towards snowboarders.
WATERVILLE — The folks at Badger Mountain Ski Hill aren’t asking for much this season. Just snow. The cozy ski area located four miles outside of Waterville had a rough go with the weather last winter and never had the chance to open for the season. Not opening for a season has happened sporadically in the hill’s 71-year-old history — a lack of insurance resulted in the area shutting down for some time in the 1980s, and a stretch of mild winters kept it closed for a few years in ...
CHELAN — After a busy 2008, not much new is planned for the Echo Ridge ski area this season. File that under this category: “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” The facility added more than five miles of trails last season, and now has close to 45 kilometers of trails for skate and classic skiing as well as showshoeing. There are also areas for skiing with your dogs.
STEVENS PASS — On the sunny eastern slopes of the Cascades off Highway 2, cross country skiing enthusiasts can explore the 28 kilometers of groomed trails at the Stevens Pass Nordic Center. The trails escort skiers along the base of Jim Hill Mountain and into the middle of Mill Valley.
LAKE WENATCHEE — Cross country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts can explore three different trails at Lake Wenatchee State Park. The See & Ski Trail, groomed for track and skate skiing, stretches 6.5 kilometers into the park and is the easiest to navigate.
WENATCHEE — Catherine Swafford found a groove on Thursday night. Bowling in the Valley Mixed League, Swafford bowled games of 224, 221 and 215 for a 660 series. Dan Collins had a 740 series with games of 257, 256 and 227.
Access: Drive 12 miles west of Mazama on Highway 20 to Cutthroat Creek Road (located approximately one-and-a-half miles west of Lone Fir Campground or 4.6 miles east of Washington Pass). Turn onto Cutthroat Creek Road, then drive one mile to the trailhead.