It was a big day in Cashmere Tuesday as the new $20 million wastewater treatment plant was officially dedicated. About $6 million of the funds came from a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant, without which it would have been nearly impossible for ratepayers to cover the cost of the upgraded facilities.
ENTIAT — Hatchery technician Chuck Hamstreet was all business Thursday as he shoved the carcass of a silvery summer chinook salmon through a circular electronic “PIT tag” reader and onto an examination table at the Entiat National Fish Hatchery.
WATERVILLE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant, which provides funding for innovative programs that help meet the needs of Waterville and its citizens.
WENATCHEE — With many different hunting seasons occurring, it is important for hunters and other forest users to be aware of areas of the national forest that are closed due to hazards from recent wildfires.
WENATCHEE — Little was known about salmon and their habits in the late 1930s, when the U.S. government gave its director of fisheries B.M. Brennan a year to conduct a “thorough analysis” of how to preserve salmon runs into the upper Columbia River, which was soon to be blocked by Grand Coulee Dam.
BRITISH COLUMBIA — Adding fish passage at Grand Coulee Dam could give Canadian tribes the leverage they’ve been working toward for fish routes around the lowest three of the 18 dams on the Canadian Columbia River and its major tributaries.
TWISP — State, local and federal officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the Methow Valley’s largest irrigation district’s conversion from open ditches to a combination of closed pipes and water pumped from wells.
Marcy LaGagnier is documenting osprey along the Icicle River as part of her “Wings on the Icicle” series. These images were taken this summer, showing an adult osprey and its offspring. LaGagnier is a Puyallup-based photographer with family and friends in North Central Washington.