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Free snowshoe tours offered throughout January and February

LEAVENWORTH — Free guided snowshoe tours will be provided at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery with all equipment provided over the Christmas period and into January and February. From December 27 through January 1, tours are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. In January, tours are available most Fridays at 1 p.m. and on weekends at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. In February, weekend tours will continue through the 19th.

Okanogan burn ban extended to Tuesday

OKANOGAN —  Okanogan County’s burn ban has been extended through noon Dec. 27. A 48-hour Stage 1 burn ban was put into effect Thursday, but air quality isn’t expected to make considerable impovement.

Hatchery narrowly avoids icy disaster

ENTIAT — Ice flowing down the Entiat River clogged raceways at the Entiat National Fish Hatchery on Sunday, threatening almost a half million salmon.

There’s a cougar in the garage

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee family had an unexpected close call with a cougar Sunday. Actually, closed-in call is more accurate. The cougar was closed in their garage.

Photo gallery: Cashmere beats Chelan in girls basketball

Cashmere vs Chelan girls basketball. Cashmere won 68-21. The teams were playing in the NCW Basketball Showcase being held at Town Toyota Center through December 23. For more information on who's playing and the schedule see

A big luge run

After picking up his children at Washington Elementary School on Dec. 13, Aaron Kleine walks with them in the irrigation canal to a sledding hill near Wenatchee High School. Caleb Kleine, 6, takes a turn pulling his sister Fiona, 5.

Naturalist course wins award

WENATCHEE — A website created for the Wenatchee Naturalist course administered by the Wenatchee Valley College Continuing Education Department recently received an award.

Winter weather advisory for NCW

WENATCHEE — The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Monday and a winter weather advisory for tonight throughout North Central Washington due to heavy snow this evening turning to freezing rain early Tuesday morning.

Shell heeds tips for improving pumped-storage proposal

WENATCHEE — Shell Energy officials have heeded local suggestions for making their proposed pumped-storage hydroelectric plant near Bridgeport less impactful to fish, wildlife and surrounding area aesthetics. 

Three Fingers case heads for Supreme Court review

CHELAN — The legal battle over the Three Fingers peninsulas jutting into Lake Chelan will move next year to the Washington Supreme Court, and could rewrite the state's Shoreline Management Act in the process.

Methow, Chelan open to nordic skiing

NCW — There hasn’t been a lot of snow, but there’s enough to go cross country skiing in parts of North Central Washington.