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Over-snow vehicle rule seeks backcountry balance

Snowmobiles and other over-snow vehicles eventually will be allowed to ride only on roads, trails and areas specifically designated for their use, according to a rule being adopted by the U.S. Forest Service.

Ultramarathons: A true test of endurance

The North Face Endurance Challenge was looming. It boasted breathtaking views along redwood lined forest trails, but along with the scenery came a punishing 6,300 feet in elevation gain. I knew that I would finish, but I also knew that I had injured myself running far fewer miles with virtually no elevation to contend with. So how to get through this without maiming myself irreversibly? I actually trained for this race. And don’t be shocked; I think many of you can, too.

Ban on large woody debris expected for Lake Chelan

WENATCHEE — Chelan County commissioners appear close to taking a local boater’s advice and banning large woody debris — often, entire dead fruit trees — placed in Lake Chelan to mitigate for dock construction.

Murder in the tree tops

A murder of crows gathers in the tree tops along the Columbia River at Walla Walla Point Park on Saturday.

Wolves on walkabout

In a presentation that was educational and entertaining told to a standing-room-only audience at the Wenatchee River Institute on Jan. 14, biologist David Moskowitz recounted his adventure of following the 1,200-mile-long trail of a GPS-collared wild wolf, named OR7, from its birth place near Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness to its new territory near the Oregon-California border in the hills near Ashland, Ore.

Name of ski victim released

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Coroner today released the name of the 17-year-old skier who died Friday after going over a bank and hitting a tree at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort.

Bundle Up and Run

WENATCHEE — The Bundle Up 1K children’s run drew hundreds of participants on Saturday as part of Downtown Wenatchee’s Bundle Up Fest. The run is a fundraiser for the Wenatchee High School’s cross country program. More than 600 people pre-registered for the 1 kilometer race.

Skier dies at Mission Ridge

WENATCHEE — A 17-year-old male skier died Friday afternoon at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort when he lost control on the Tumwater run and struck a tree, Ridge executives have confirmed.

Conservation course to examine effects of Carlton Complex fires

Registration is open now for the 11th annual Methow Conservancy Conservation Course, which starts Jan. 26. This six-week, once-a-week course will take an in-depth look at the Carlton Complex fires, short- and long-term ecological effects of fire, and ecological recovery.