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Plain ski trails: Boosting community and the fun factor

PLAIN — The Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails system is designed “For anybody who wants to connect with community and ski a diversity of groomed trails,” said system marketing manager Kate Tollefson.

Snowpack lags despite helpful weekend storms

WENATCHEE — This weekend's snow storms have helped push the region into a normal range of expected mountain runoff, but mountain snowpack is still lagging, experts said Monday. 

Forest Service gets go-ahead to hire firefighters

WENATCHEE — President Donald Trump’s freeze on hiring new federal employees does not apply to firefighters, a spokeswoman for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest said Monday.

Flagel’s path

Cashmere man clears a walking route for his wife, who is recovering from knee surgery.

Bill would delist wolves in four counties

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, wants to take gray wolves off the state’s endangered species list in four counties, including Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille.

Avian cholera not likely to move north

BURBANK — Officials say more than 2,100 birds — mostly mallard ducks — have died of avian cholera in the Tri-Cities area over the last two weeks.

Forest Service awaits decision on hiring freeze

WENATCHEE — A week after President Donald Trump ordered an immediate hiring freeze of federal workers, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest officials say they are waiting to see if it prevents them from hiring firefighters.

Awards event to spotlight outdoor rec companies

GWATA, the local tech alliance, revealed last week that the theme of their 2017 Innovator Awards luncheon is “outdoor recreation.” So far, though, they’re keeping us in suspense on how this theme will take shape.

Burn bans issued in NCW

WENATCHEE — The state Department of Ecology has issued a ban on burning for Chelan and Douglas counties, and the Methow Valley beginning at 4 p.m. Friday and continuing at least until noon Monday.