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This Afternoon

Hi83° Partly Sunny


Lo56° Slight Chance Showers


Hi76° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo55° Showers Likely


Hi70° Chance Showers

Thursday Night

Lo52° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy


Hi80° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo56° Partly Cloudy


Hi83° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear

Collaboration brings new fuels treatment to NCW

WENATCHEE — There’s a new effort in North Central Washington to create healthy forests that are more resilient to wildfire and disease, and $2 million in federal funds to back it up.

Icicle Canyon clean up Saturday

LEAVENWORTH — Leavenworth Mountain Association is hosting its annual Icicle Canyon Clean-Up from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Columbia River spill irks Colville Tribes

INCHELIUM — Colville Tribal officials are admonishing a Canadian smelter for its latest spill of toxic water into the Columbia River this week.

Kids & Nature Connections: Celebrating springtime with the kids

The grass is greening up, the orchards are leafing out and the sky is staying light later in the day. I led a group of excited and intrepid kids on a Spring Break Nature Camp in the Foothills last week, and we had so much fun exploring the flowers and the birds. Nothing makes me feel more alive than spring.

Biking the Chelan Butte Ridge

A ride I've always stared at in the WenatcheeOutdoors guidebook but never gotten around to doing was Chelan Butte. A day finally arrived when I found time and dragged two buddies along for the ride.

Away from the sun

Children find a shady spot to play some one-on-one basketball last week in Peshastin at the elementary school. Rain and cooler weather is in the forecast for the greater Wenatchee area Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane. Expect up to two-tenths of an inch of rain over the two days, with most of it falling Wednesday overnight into Thursday. Highs will be in the low 60s both days. A ridge of warmer weather is expected to arrive starting Friday, with the high temperature creeping back ...

Frank’s Pond opens

World photo/Don SeabrookJayzee Hughbanks, 5, right, from Chelan, takes a look at a huge rainbow trout she fished from Frank's Pond at the Beebe Springs Wildlife Area near Chelan Saturday. It was the opening day for the new kids fishing area that was stocked with about 300 fish from the Chelan Fish Hatchery across Highway 97. The pond is open to youth who are 14 and under until at least August 8. Jayzee's father Chris is holding her fish with her sister Brynn, 8, watching. Next Saturday is the annual ...

Feds seek comment for improvements to aging hatcheries

WENATCHEE — Two federal agencies are seeking public comment by May 6 on potentially sweeping improvements to fish production and water use at the national fish hatcheries in Leavenworth, Winthrop and Entiat.

Everybody Out | Sun Lakes and Dry Falls Trips

Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City offers a menu of relatively tame outdoor outings highlighted with a few dashes of craziness. That seems appropriate given that most of the region’s geologic history has been relatively tame, except for the occasional dash of extreme craziness. The first dash was the fissure flows and eruptions during the Cenozoic Era about 16 million years ago that laid down the many layers of basalt that cover this landscape.

Spring burning planned near Lake Wenatchee

LAKE WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee River Ranger District plans to begin prescribed burning in the Lake Wenatchee area, beginning in mid-April and ending in early May.

The Apple Leaf: Pringle keeps on running

No matter your favorite sport in the years spent at WHS, college athletes are and will always be an unofficial beacon. They are the ones who have made it to varsity and beyond, blazing a trail for new and experienced athletes alike to follow. Justin Pringle, a track and cross country runner from the class of 2015, has done just that. While still at Wenatchee High School, he dashed through his seasons and in cross country, even competed at State level twice, earning himself places of 120th as a junior ...