The Wenatchee World



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Sheriff’s office rescuing four lost hikers

LEAVENWORTH — Four hikers spent a cold, wet night lost on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest west of Edward Peak Thursday night, but were located uninjured this morning by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and are on their way to safety.

Getting Out

NCW outdoor events through June 30

Meetings this week on motorized travel in National Forests

WENATCHEE — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will hold meetings in Cashmere and Okanogan this week to present more information and take comment about its newly released Environmental Assessment for Motorized Travel Management.

Canada geese corralled for annual banding

WENATCHEE — More than 100 Canada geese live year round and raise broods of babies in Walla Walla Point Park. Most of them had their butts examined Friday, in the name of science.

Back to drawing board for Okanogan County’s ORV rule

SPOKANE — Okanogan County must revise its rules on off-road vehicles using county roads after the state Court of Appeals found it inadequately prepared an environmental checklist required by law.

PUD: Watch out for toxic algae blooms

WENATCHEE — Warmer weather, bright sun and lower water levels can cause “blooms” of toxic algae on area lakes and rivers that can be harmful to humans and kill pets.

Tribal fishing on Icicle Creek

LEAVENWORTH — Tribal fishing is underway in the Icicle Creek near the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

Cool weather ties record low

WENATCHEE — Keep your jacket handy: The cool weather is likely to hang around several more days.

A rapid descent

Ben Kinsella, Monroe, navigates a whitewater rapid on the Wenatchee River above Leavenworth on Saturday.

Forest Service unveils new plan for motorized uses

WENATCHEE — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is proposing to close cross-country travel and decommissioned roads to all motorized vehicles, but allow motorized access to many dispersed campsites and open 350 miles of roads to street-legal ATVs.