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Mission Ridge announces 800-acre addition

WENATCHEE — Execs at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort aren’t sure yet how to develop a new 800-acre addition to the area’s major ski facility.

Forest supervisor announces retirement

WENATCHEE — Mike Balboni, supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest since September 2013, will retire Jan. 3 after a 36-year career with the U.S. Forest Service.

Canoe carver’s latest stop: Tonasket

TONASKET — There’s something special about watching a group of kids put away their cell phones for hours and get involved, instead, in an activity that dates back thousands of years.

Bill with Stehekin Road, cabin fee provisions pass Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette says that every time she thinks about the Stehekin Valley Road, she hears her late father saying that something needed an “act of Congress” ringing in her ears.

DNR demotes Carlton Complex manager

OLYMPIA — A state Department of Natural Resources manager who oversaw the Carlton Complex Fires was demoted last week.

Three men arrested for gill-netting

COULEE CITY — Officials believe three men they arrested with illegal gillnets and 376 whitefish and one trout at Banks Lake this week could be tied to an illegal commercial market.

Shoreline changes head to Ecology

WATERVILLE — Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday adopted changes to the county’s shoreline requirements, and will now forward them to the state Department of Ecology for review.

Plans for salvage logging a ‘drop in the bucket’

TWISP — State and federal agencies plan to salvage-log less than 2,700 aces of trees that burned in the Carlton Complex Fires this summer — a tiny fraction of the timber that burned in the 256,000-acre fire.

Burn ban lifted today

NCW — A Stage 1 burn ban in effect in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties since Dec. 1 expired at 4 p.m. today.

Warmer temps to bring increased chance of rain

WENATCHEE — Some Columbia Basin schools including those in Quincy and Moses Lake started two hours late this morning due to icy road conditions. But most North Central Washington areas didn’t get the overnight icy rain and snow forecast by the National Weather Service.

State begins to sell trail-front land

EAST WENATCHEE — The city has bought three parcels of surplus state land along the east side of the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail.

Mills Canyon roads closed

ENTIAT — The Entiat Ranger District has closed some roads in the area affected by this summer’s Mills Canyon Fire due to public safety concerns.

The Apple Leaf | ‘There’s just no limit for horseback riding’

The feeling of the wind through her hair, streaming out behind her — not blowing furiously, but spiritedly. The smell of nature in the air, complete with the trace of morning dew from the sprinkle last night, and the nip of coldness in the air that pricks her nose with the reminder of winter. The sound of the — no, her — wild animal’s four hooves pounding on the ground below her, ready to take her wherever she feels the need. The sense of trust between her and her mighty ...