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How to go for a run without getting hurt

Running may be the most natural form of human exercise. It’s fast and easy and, around here, you can visit trails where it’s more fun and inspirational.

Beavers munch on newly planted trees

ENTIAT — Eager beavers sunk their timber-toppling choppers into 17 of the tender, recently planted trees in this city’s new Columbia River-side park.
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Canadian tribes take aim at their own ‘great walls’

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.
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Methow irrigators: From contention to collaboration

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.
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‘Wings on the Icicle’

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.

To this lawyer, I-594 looks bad

I just finished reading complete text of Initiative 594. This is a terribly written, unnecessary law that won’t solve any problems but will create lots of them. It is well funded however, but grassroots opposition should win over money any day.

Loop trail hunting ban considered

An earlier version of this story indicated that the amendment being proposed would also ban hunting along the trail, where discharging a firearm is already prohibited. The story has been corrected.
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PUD: Chelan lake levels won’t change

CHELAN — A three-year lobbying effort to benefit tourism by increasing the elevation of Lake Chelan by about one foot through September ended this week, with the Chelan County PUD deciding it couldn’t do it.
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A park begins

WENATCHEE — At the beginning, there was debris.

Plan a fall Okanogan County visit

WINTHROP — Hunters, woodcutters and other forest recreationists recognize the changing colors and cool crisp mornings as signaling the arrival of fall, a popular time to visit your national forest lands.