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Nordic skiing questions deserve well-waxed answers

“I’ve been considering getting back into cross-country skiing, and I have questions,” wrote The Spokesman-Review’s Paul Turner as he focused his column this week on The Slice of life that teeters on skinny skis.

Scaling Tomato Wall

From left to right, Lisa Hanson, Vern Nelson Jr., Adam Vognild and Nick Jackson climb up the Tomato Wall at Frenchman Coulee on Oct. 26.

Grant PUD to begin raising Wanapum reservoir

BEVERLY — The Grant County PUD expects to raise the reservoir behind its fractured Wanapum Dam by 17 feet starting Nov. 24, utility officials announced Tuesday, marking a milestone in a massive, ongoing repair effort.

Burn ban ending for some

NCW — Chelan and Douglas counties are among 12 counties where a ban on burning ended today at 10 a.m., as scheduled.

Elk season proves to be mixed bag for hunters

YAKIMA — Any elk hunter who spent the last week and weekend of October in the hills northwest of Yakima or northeast of Ellensburg already knows this: The season was, well, just OK.

Misty morning

Ducks feed along the Columbia River on a chilly Wednesday morning.

Veterans saluted during chilly parade

WENATCHEE — Freezing temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of people from lining Chelan Avenue and Mission Street Tuesday for Wenatchee’s annual Veterans Day Parade.

Hunting options abound this month in NCW

Waterfowl hunting action can really start to heat up in the Columbia Basin in November if temperatures drop and bring migrant ducks and geese from the north. Expect large numbers of mallards, wigeon, gadwalls, teal, scaup, redheads and canvasbacks. Early season migrant Canada geese (Lesser and Taverner’s) begin to scatter from their initial staging area at Stratford Lake to alfalfa or grain fields near Moses Lake and the Columbia River.