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Conservation districts to meet Jan. 28

WATERVILLE — Members of the South Douglas and Foster Creek Conservation districts, along with Douglas County Crop Improvement, will tackle a range of topics when they gather here next week for the groups’ annual meeting.

This week’s gas prices

Local gas prices continued to fall. National gas prices have continued to fall a record 112 consecutive days.

Groups sue Okanogan County over water, land use

OKANOGAN — Two environmental groups say Okanogan County is failing to protect the water rights of its citizens by allowing too much growth in its recently-adopted comprehensive plan.
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Evergreen works to bring you more trails

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance was in Washington, D.C., last month to speak with members of our congressional delegation about issues critical to outdoor recreation in Washington.

Bridgeport seeks input on parks

BRIDGEPORT — The city of Bridgeport is preparing a plan for its parks and will host a workshop at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the city hall to begin working on it.
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Rock slide blocks access to old concrete bridge

CHELAN FALLS — A rock slide has blocked access to the old Chelan Falls Bridge, a now-unused concrete structure that once served as access across a rocky gorge to the town of Chelan Falls.

Burning banned in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN — Stagnant air conditions prompted the state Department of Ecology to issue a ban on burning in Okanogan County, beginning at 4 p.m. Monday.

Warmer winter weather can cause dangerous fishing conditions

Anglers need to be aware of and prepared for the potentially dangerous conditions of fishing waterways due to winter weather that has been warmer than usual winter so far. “Shelf ice” along the shorelines of rivers and streams can be hazardous and lake fishing on and through ice is only safe after extended day and night time below freezing temperatures.
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19th annual Bridgeport Christmas bird count

Sat., Dec. 20th we held the 19th annual Bridgeport CBC. This year the weather was terrible: snow or rain ALL day, plus some fog. Twelve very dedicated birders stuck it out and we had a total of 82 species, close to our lowest ever. We missed two species that had been seen every year, ring-necked pheasant and downy woodpecker. BUT, we got one new species, snowy owl!!!

Warm days should yield good waterfowl hunting conditions

January is the last — and can be the best — month for waterfowl hunting. Migrant ducks and geese from the north are in the region and if large bodies of water remain open for their roosting use, they can provide good hunting opportunities.
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Icy-cold egg hunt

PUD contract divers uncover signs of healthy salmon in Chelan River

Ski trail closed for salvage logging

TWISP — A cross country ski trail at the Loup Loup summit between Twisp and Okanogan will be closed this week so logging trucks can haul salvaged timber from last summer’s Carlton Complex Fires.
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State officials get an earful on wildfire response

BREWSTER — Nearly six months after the Carlton Complex Fires raged through Pateros, George Pearson said it’s still hard sometimes to control his anger. It’s hardest, he said, when his wife starts crying out of the blue because something she lost in the fire pops into her head.