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Pateros hopes for new water tower while preserving the old

PATEROS – While Pateros city officials await funding for a new water tower, plans are underway to restore two old towers that ran dry last summer when firefighters were trying to save homes during the Carlton Complex Fire.

Common Ground | Cashmere Mill Site volunteers wanted for a morning of work and fun

The Cascadia Conservation District is looking for community volunteers to take part in a cleanup effort at the Cashmere Mill Site on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. til noon. We asked Amanda Levesque, Cascadia's education and outreach specialist, about this event and and what the organization is doing to make this valley a better place to live.
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Fish pond being built at Beebe Springs

CHELAN -- Beebe Springs Natural Area offers migrating salmon and steelhead a safe refuge from predators while traveling up the Columbia River. The Highway 97 recreation area will also have something to offer kids who want to try their hand at catching fish.
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Photo Gallery:Rams beat Wolfpack

The Wenatchee Valley Rams football team beat Spokane Wolfpack 43-15 on Saturday. The Rams have beat the Wolfpack in the Washington Football League championship game for the past two years

New record set for earliest apple bloom

WENATCHEE -- Red Delicious apple trees hit full bloom in Wenatchee late afternoon Thursday, breaking a record for early bloom date in the area that had survived for 80 years.

Columbia named country’s second ‘most-endangered’ river

A Washington D.C.-based lobbying group has named the Columbia River one of the country’s 10 “most endangered” rivers for 2015 in an appeal to federal government high-ups to modernize the Columbia River Treaty and add fish enhancements.

Highlighting the Ancient Lakes trail

It may sound like an infomercial — “this ride comes with sagebrush single track, towering basalt columns and sunken lakes standard, all for a limited time only!”— but it’s actually true. Ancient Lakes has a relatively small perfect-ride window and it’s open right now.

Velo club gearing up for busy spring

If you haven’t heard, Wenatchee Valley Velo has had a very busy winter, getting ready for this year’s events and positioning the club for the future.

Manson parks levy is also on April 28 ballot

MANSON -- Talk of the April 28 special election in Chelan County has been dominated by fire department mergers, but Manson residents will also weigh in on a replacement levy that supplies nearly half of their local parks and recreation district’s annual operating budget.

Decline in spotted owl numbers prompts review

PORTLAND, ORE. – Due to significant declines in northern spotted owl numbers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it will review whether to list the owl as endangered during a review over the next year.
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Start of the season

Wenatchee Reclamation District employees Stan Bratton, left, and Andy Sanders clear debris out of the Highline Canal just north of 35th Street NW in East Wenatchee on Wednesday morning. The canal was expected to be filled Wednesday evening and available for use for irrigation, said district employee Russell Gilmore.

With a new name, Tour de Beer back for Year 2

WENATCHEE — When Tour de Beer was first organized a year ago to help cap the Apple Blossom Festival’s final weekend, the idea behind setting up the outdoor beer gardens on downtown Wenatchee streets was to make the experience of watching the annual Tour de Bloom Criterium even better for spectators.
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River running

A kayaker plays in the Wenatchee River on Sunday, just downstream from Dryden near Rodeo Hole.

New trail trend: Ultra-heavy hiking

If you’re training for a big climb or a long-distance trail, it’s important to practice hiking with lots of weight, since you’ll be toting all that you need to stay outside overnight for several days. Most people like to carry a few extra gallons of water with them, which creates extra weight without having to pack up all your stuff every time you go training.