“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.
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.
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.