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Ferndale man drowns in Big Twin Lake

WINTHROP — A Ferndale man died Friday after falling from a boat into one of the Twin Lakes near Winthrop and drowning, authorities said.

Discovering Charlie and the birds

Charlie Sheard is an early bird. He likes to head out shortly after sunrise, with binoculars in tow. It’s the real birds he’s after, just to look.

Tieton River

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.

Secretary Jewell calls for new framework to handle major wildfires

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.

Entiat ranger retires

ENTIAT — Janet Flanagan, Entiat District Ranger for the past four years, retired this week following a 35-year career with the U.S. Forest Service.

Everybody Out: Rocky Reach Trail

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the dedication of the newly completed Rocky Reach Trail this past July, Bob Parlette joked, "There were times I thought I wouldn't live to see this day."

Earthquake gently shakes Omak

OMAK — An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale gently shook Omak this morning, but no damage was reported.

Rain and cool temps calm fires

 NCW — After two straight weeks of ongoing and rapidly changing evacuations and road closures, firefighters and residents are getting a much-needed respite.

You don’t have to let first-aid weigh you down

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.

Unhealthy smoke may clear Thursday

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.