Josiah Garcia, 10, Wenatchee, looks out toward the forests surrounding the Mission Ridge lodge before sketching a water color during an After School Expanded Learning Program field trip from Lincoln Elementary School Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The 25 children on the trip had just completed the Migrant Summer School session. They started the day with a hike toward Lake Clara. The week-long session concludes Thursday with a cooking lesson at the Pybus Market kitchen.

Volunteers from Friends Improving Dog Opportunities (FIDO) are painting the surplus city hydrants put in the park about a year ago. Craven's hydrant will be painted with a flower theme.

NCW — Bear hunting regulations in Eastern Washington have been changed to allow a two-bear limit.

Environment, county and health reporter

STEVENS PASS — Pull out your shin guards and strap on the helmet — the summer bike park at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort opens on Friday.

David Cordell, Rock Island, baits a hook while fishing at Putters Lake in Rock Island on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Cordell, retired from working at Rock Island Elementary School, says he fishes there most every day. "I get my dinner," he says. "So far it's been really good this year." The lake was stocked with rainbow trout in March and April of this year.

YAKIMA — The Naches fish hatchery will operate for at least one more year amid the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s budget woes.

ORONDO — Two red-tailed hawk parents circle above a nest that sits on a cliff face, screeching at three human trespassers.

Environment, county and health reporter

Berenice Tellez, Wenatchee, tries to get her son's kite to stop spinning during strong wind gusts at Walla Walla Point Park Wednesday afternoon. They were finally able to fly it momentarily a few feet off the ground. Windy weather, above 10 MPH, is forecast to continue for over a week.

WENATCHEE — An army of goats will be released onto parts of the Wenatchee Foothills later this month to help reduce fire fuels.

Jean Skerlong, Wenatchee, walks her maltese dog, Cooper, along the Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park near East Wenatchee Friday morning, June 14, 2019, beating the heat expected later in the day. Hot days are forecast until early next week.

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