The Tieton River draining the east slopes of the Cascades some 25 miles northwest of Yakima is outside of the normal drive-to area we cover at the WenatcheeOutdoors website. But the Tieton is unusual: in September, a dam release from the Rimrock Reservoir (to benefit salmon runs) raises the river to exciting paddling levels. By this time of year, it's the closest place we paddlers from Central Washington can find whitewater.
OMAK — Wildfires need to be funded as disasters, leaving fire prevention budgets in place for thinning forests, rehabilitating areas after wildfires, and making sure communities are more resilient to fire, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday.
When trying to rid your pack of unnecessary pounds, the normal first-aid kit is worth putting under the microscope. With some scrutiny it's actually pretty easy to shed nearly a pound of first-aid weight and a liter of first-aid bulk from your kit.
WENATCHEE -- Heavy smoke from several North Central Washington fires will cloak much of the region today and Thursday, creating potentially dangerous health conditions for people with lung and heart problems, as well as children and the elderly.