GRAND COULEE — The sky was still the deep blue of early morning and dominated by the moon when Michael Schroeder leaned in and asked, over the wind, “Can you hear them?”
With the return of softball in the Wenatchee Valley, Chelan County PUD parks employees are out maintaining the fields at Walla Walla Point Park. Leo Quezada pushes dirt away from first base during a once-a-week grooming process on Wednesday.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County residents have until Friday to say where they would like to bike, walk or scooter to as part of planning for non-motorized, multi-use paths and trails.
An eagle flies into a nest occupied by its mate Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in the Horan Natural Area. Eagle pairs have been spotted in the nest among black cottonwood trees since the winter of 2018 - 2019. The Washington State Parks has closed off a lookout that is close to the nest to keep people from disturbing the birds.
CHELAN — Ziplines, a high ropes course and axe throwing are part of the adventure offered at High Trek Chelan.
SPOKANE — Spring, and all its showers, is here.
YAKIMA — State officials recommend planning early and developing alternatives for those wanting to join the crowds flocking to public camping sites as Washington’s weather warms up.
WENATCHEE — Washington Park’s big evergreens — which city officials and neighbors have watched with concern during windstorms for the past two decades — are coming down this week.
Earth Day is coming up on Thursday, April 22 and Wenatchee Valley College has developed some powerful programs to encourage and inspire students and the rest of us to do what we can to live in ways that have a lighter impact on our shared environment.
EAST WENATCHEE — Barriers and signs are being installed to protect the Coyote Dunes area off of the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail.
At 90 years young, Dr. Jerry Gibbons hasn’t slowed down much. He still rides his bicycle, although he now sports an e-bike to help him keep up with his friends on road rides around the valley.
WENATCHEE — There has been a common theme among trails across the Wenatchee Valley since last year: Growing popularity.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Yosemite National Park will limit the number of visitors this summer during the peak tourist season due to concerns over COVID-19 by requiring advanced reservations for people who visit the park during the day.
BLEWETT PASS — Fish passage construction is starting back up on Blewett Pass, meaning reduced driving speeds and width restrictions on Highway 97.
The Icicle Fund has quietly made a profound impact on conservation, the arts as well as the cultural and natural history of North Central Washington over the last two decades by investing more than $45 million to support more than 100 nonprofits.
SPOKANE — Members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions will hold a virtual meeting this week to discuss policy for the shared waters of the Columbia River.
WENATCHEE — Thousands of acres of National Forest land in Central Washington will be targeted for prescribed burning this spring as officials prepare for the summer fire season.
Chelan County is a beautiful place to live because it has such a variety of landscapes, everything from shrub-steppe to forested mountains.
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WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD is reminding hikers to stay off of Sage Hills and Horse Lake trails in order to let mule deer migrate. The trails are scheduled to reopen April 1.
Out on Washington’s shrubsteppe, a landscape often referred to as “rangeland” by our neighbors and friends, you can often hear a “big silence” on the land.
With the sun going down in front of them, Hallie Huffaker, left, and Jamie Withrow, both of Wenatchee, hit softballs at Walla Walla Point Park's fields on Tuesday. They said they are excited to begin league play again this spring, having been out of games for 1 1/2 years because of COVID-19 restrictions on playing fields. They both play for teams in the Apple Valley Softball league.
LEAVENWORTH — It was a bright, sunny day Saturday — the last day of the ski season for Leavenworth — as the skiers took the big rope tow to the top of the hill at the Leavenworth Ski Hill.
Jerry Lyman, Wenatchee, takes advantage Thursday of the new equipment just opened at Chase Park near his home. The city made improvements to the park during the start of COVID-19 restrictions then had to fence them off. Besides new picnic benches, playground equipment and a small climbing rock are available.
CHELAN — Winter brought above-average snowfall to remote locations in the Lake Chelan Basin, including nearly 14 feet in one area.
WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is hosting a series of online nature talks starting March 11.
WENATCHEE — Visitors looking to spend a couple days or two weeks in the Wenatchee Valley — whether for work, skiing, hiking, sports tournaments or some other occasion — will have a new option this summer.
Richard “Bush” Buscher of the U.S. Forest Service had an enormous impact on the development of multiple wilderness areas, including the renowned Alpine Lakes Wilderness and the William O. Douglas Wilderness, and left a legacy of leadership and constructive engagement.
On a golden autumn day, the reflection of bright yellow leaves in the river was broken by the movement of dark red fish. Leaning over the rail of a bridge, I could see salmon jockeying for position over the cobbles of the riverbed. Throughout October and well into November, visitors to Leave…
MOUNT VERNON — White-winged waterfowl that cluster in agricultural areas throughout Western Washington should still be around another few weeks.
BOISE, Idaho — State lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to cut Idaho’s wolf population by two-thirds and remove most hunting regulations for the animals in much of the state.
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