Maria Hurtado, Brewster, launches a dart with a spear thrower called an atlatl during the annual River Ramble at Rocky Reach Dam on Saturday. According to Tom Bailor of Pendleton, Oregon, the atlatl can accelerate a spear or dart 300 times faster than thrown by hand, and was a precursor to the bow and arrow. The River Ramble included exhibits and hands on activities related to Native American customs and local wildlife and habitat. It was hosted by the Chelan County PUD.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College student Kansas Cumiskey reels in a trout at the college's fountain Thursday, only to have the fishing line break before her friend Malorie Wilson can get a hold of it. The two were among more than one hundred who tried to snag the 320 fish brought in from a Soap Lake trout farm. The end-of-school event is in its ninth year and sponsored by the Associated Students of WVC. The few stragglers left over after the event are eventually caught over the weekend before the ...
EAST WENATCHEE — A coveted natural area, including sand dunes, rock outcroppings and scrubland between the eastside Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail and Columbia River will be preserved in perpetuity by a land deal, announced Monday, between multiple agencies and a private donor.
MAZAMA — It’s not a confirmed wolf incident, but Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say they believe a dog in the Mazama area was bitten by a gray wolf, which quickly ran away when the dog’s owner fired a pistol into the air.
Fishermen angle to catch trout on Beehive Reservoir on Thursday. The popular fishing spot is open to bank fishing and boats without gas-powered engines. The lake, located off a Forest Service route from Squilchuck Road, goes into catch-and-release status from July 4 through Oct. 31.
SEATTLE — A collection of 40 mostly Puget-Sound-based outdoor and environmental organizations oppose increasing or automating water storage in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness — a key tenet of a local plan to increase flows in the Icicle Creek Basin for fish, habitat, irrigation and domestic use.
The Leavenworth Pump Track officially opened Friday, invited young cyclists to test its asphalt loops and whorls. Financed by the city of Leavenworth and the Blue Lotus Foundation, the attraction opened in Enchantment Park with a ceremonial "removal of the caution tape." Get details from contributor Eron Drew at the Wenatchee Mom Blog.
WENATCHEE — The trail through the Horse Lake Reserve in Wenatchee’s western foothills is expected to be closed Monday and Tuesday for aerial weed spraying, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust announced in a news release Friday.