Children find a shady spot to play some one-on-one basketball last week in Peshastin at the elementary school. Rain and cooler weather is in the forecast for the greater Wenatchee area Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane. Expect up to two-tenths of an inch of rain over the two days, with most of it falling Wednesday overnight into Thursday. Highs will be in the low 60s both days. A ridge of warmer weather is expected to arrive starting Friday, with the high temperature creeping back ...
ENTIAT — Washington State Parks will host a workshop in Entiat next week to ask for feedback on a proposal to allow recreational businesses to develop and operate at Squilchuck and Twenty-Five Mile Creek state parks.
World photo/Don SeabrookJayzee Hughbanks, 5, right, from Chelan, takes a look at a huge rainbow trout she fished from Frank's Pond at the Beebe Springs Wildlife Area near Chelan Saturday. It was the opening day for the new kids fishing area that was stocked with about 300 fish from the Chelan Fish Hatchery across Highway 97. The pond is open to youth who are 14 and under until at least August 8. Jayzee's father Chris is holding her fish with her sister Brynn, 8, watching. Next Saturday is the annual ...
NCW — After analyzing some 2,350 comments on its proposal to train helicopter pilots at high elevations in the North Cascades, the U.S. Army announced Thursday that it's going back to the drawing board.
WENATCHEE — Two federal agencies are seeking public comment by May 6 on potentially sweeping improvements to fish production and water use at the national fish hatcheries in Leavenworth, Winthrop and Entiat.
Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City offers a menu of relatively tame outdoor outings highlighted with a few dashes of craziness. That seems appropriate given that most of the region’s geologic history has been relatively tame, except for the occasional dash of extreme craziness. The first dash was the fissure flows and eruptions during the Cenozoic Era about 16 million years ago that laid down the many layers of basalt that cover this landscape.
No matter your favorite sport in the years spent at WHS, college athletes are and will always be an unofficial beacon. They are the ones who have made it to varsity and beyond, blazing a trail for new and experienced athletes alike to follow. Justin Pringle, a track and cross country runner from the class of 2015, has done just that. While still at Wenatchee High School, he dashed through his seasons and in cross country, even competed at State level twice, earning himself places of 120th as a junior ...
WENATCHEE — Bernardo Maravilla, left, and Tanner Zimmerman, both Wenatchee Valley College students, put new fence posts in the ground at the Horse Lake Trailhead Thursday afternoon, getting ready for the trails in the area to open today. The previous 500 feet of fencing was burned up in last summer's Sleepy Hollow Fire. About 20 volunteers showed up to get the trailhead ready to open. For more on the local trails, see the story on Page A2.
OKANOGAN — Pot growers and their supporters showed up in force Monday night to ask the Okanogan County Planning Commission not to include proposed restrictions on growing or processing marijuana in a new zoning ordinance.
A jogger makes his way along the irrigation ditch curving through East Wenatchee on Monday. Operated by the Wenatchee Reclamation District, irrigation water from this system services the areas of Dryden, Cashmere, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Rock Island. They expect water to begin flowing in the 34 miles of ditch on April 11.
Editor’s note: The summer wildfire season is only a couple of months away and all this week we’ll report on steps you can take to make your home safer from wildfires. Today we focus on communication during the confusion and stress of a wildfire.