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Going pink in the Puget Sound

SEATTLE — Anglers will soon be tickled pink with delight as more than 6.2 million pink salmon will surge into Puget Sound.
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Hot weather? No problem — take a cool trip

It’s been hot lately — hot enough to poach eggs on the roof of sun-exposed cars, and hot enough to bake brains in the ovens of sun-exposed skulls. The weekend ahead calls for a slight reduction in the thermostat. Likely it will be warm enough to sweat but not so hot as to cook. If you’re looking to get outdoors this weekend, here are some ideas:

Cashmere native places in Belgium race

SANKT VITH, Belgium — Cashmere native Cole Paton finished 16th overall in a recent cross country mountain bike race in the 17 and under age category.

Chinook are waiting in our own back yard

WENATCHEE — Steadily, salmon are moving past sweltering downtown Wenatchee, swimming silently deep in the currents resolute in reaching their home tributary to breed and finish their life’s journey. As temperatures heat the streets, the serious angler plans for the hour when he might battle a king into his boat.

Statewide burn ban now in effect

The Department of Natural Resources announced a statewide burn ban effective July 1 through Sept. 30 on all DNR protected lands.
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Return of the kings

Twenty-four thousand, eight-hundred and seventy-five Chinook salmon crossed the Wanapum Dam as of Monday.
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It’s time to enjoy the local whitewater

Last summer I was still using the whitewater kayak on the Wenatchee River as late as July 28. Last year, however, the winter and spring snowpacks were abnormally plump, and regional rivers ran well above historic averages throughout the summer.