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Exotic animals a hit at sportsmen show

WENATCHEE — Lions and tigers and, wait, what’s this? A geoffroy cat: a tiny leopard the size of a housecat! And over there, a Patagonian cavy baby, the world’s second largest rodent that looks more like a bunny rabbit. And here, a cobra, and a diamondback rattlesnake. Oh my!

Preparing for a feed

Marcus Neilson, banquet chef for the Wenatchee Red Lion Hotel, slices sausages made from elk and deer, preparing for Saturday night's annual Wenatchee Sportsmen's Association Wild Game Feed. The menu also included pheasant, cougar, moose and salmon. The event is the main fund raiser-for the organization. Neilson says he loves dried meat. "It's torture not to be able to just eat it."

Bigfoot researchers study Sunnyslope prints | Video

SUNNYSLOPE — Paul Graves stands in a field buried in a foot of snow with his legs stretched one in front of the other like some cruel game of Twister. He’s trying to mirror a mysterious set of tracks that recently appeared in Sunnyslope.

Small avalanche closed lane on Mission Ridge Road

MISSION RIDGE — Mission Ridge Road was reduced to one lane of alternating traffic for about four hours Thursday morning after an avalanche blocked the southbound lane near milepost 3.8.

Grizzly meeting draws bear-size crowd

CASHMERE — Some 160 people packed Cashmere’s Riverside Center Tuesday to learn about federal plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to what is thought to be the bears' old stomping grounds in the North Cascades. 

Award winning ¡Team Naturaleza! engages the Latino community

In 2012 ¡Team Naturaleza! was founded with a mission to engage Central Washington Latino communities in informal natural science education and outdoor recreation. It is a partnership between public agencies, civic organizations and individuals to encourage Spanish-speaking members of the community to recreate outdoors on public lands and to enjoy learning about the science of nature.

Riverfront rec area plan taking shape

EAST WENATCHEE — The recreation and natural area the Chelan County PUD is developing in Douglas County just south of the Odabashian Bridge will soon get a new name.

Flag in the breeze

An American flag seen in the Wenatchee Valley. Saddle Rock and Mission Ridge are in the background. 

Chelan-Douglas Trends | Lowest average river flows per year

Change in flow is a key determinant of a river's health. Changes in flow are caused by both human and natural actions. These include rainfall, snowfall, temperature and draws for potable, industrial and agricultural use. Without adequate flows, fish do not have enough water to live, the water becomes too warm to support a healthy fish population and pollution from municipalities, industries, fertilizers and pesticides is concentrated in a smaller amount of water.