White Pass plans to double the size of its High Camp lodge and build a new guest services building to better accommodate growing crowds at the ski area.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III is one step closer to becoming the first Native American to lead the National Park Service after senators began formally considering his nomination.
SPOKANE — A massive male cougar that was captured and tagged by biologists in 2018 was legally killed by a hunter on Sept. 9 in Eastern Washington.
SPOKANE — Since the outbreak of two deadly drought-related wildlife diseases in August, there have been more than 500 reports of sick or dead deer in Eastern Washington.
When the shakes started, I thought this can’t be happening to me. I was trained as a Boy Scout, forester/logger, EMT, Marine, and National Ski Patrol member, to “be prepared” and rescue those foolish enough to ignore their surroundings and environment.
OLYMPIA — After less than a year on the job, Pete Mayer has resigned as director of Washington State Parks.
SPOKANE — The cost to purchase a Sno-Park permit will increase this winter.
LAKE WENATCHEE — There are those who hike for casual enjoyment, those who bag peaks and then a certain few — like myself — who don’t quite know what they have gotten themselves into until they're on top of a mountain looking down.
Caroline Moser, Leavenworth, lops off a sagebrush branch to help clear the Glacier View trail during a volunteer work morning on Tuesday in the Wenatchee Foothills. Six volunteers joined two Chelan-Douglas Land Trust employees to work on three trails in the Horse Lake Reserve area. Moser says she used to be a member of the Northwest Youth Corps, performing trail maintenance about 10 years ago. After attending a local birding event this spring, she decided to help the land trust by volunteering. "I'm astounded by the people who take the time to volunteer," said coordinator Olivia Shilling. For future volunteering opportunities check the land trust's website at cdlandtrust.org.
I never get tired of writing about the people in our midst who have the vision, strength of will and determination to make important contributions to the well-being of our communities.
WENATCHEE — Construction for a BMX pump park in Lincoln Park will not be completed this fall and will instead be pushed to next summer.
WENATCHEE — A new grant will help the city of Wenatchee further connect the trail system in the foothills.
WENATCHEE — Eleven salmon recovery projects across Chelan and Douglas counties have received a combined $2 million in grants from the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
Recreation in this state appears to be on the verge of a major transformation thanks to a unique partnership between a Methow Valley technology company, a Wenatchee-based trails nonprofit and the financial support of the Washington Tourism Alliance.
OLYMPIA — Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition, North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative and the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative are among nine organizations splitting $425,000 in state Department of Natural Resources grant funding aimed at increasing forest health an…
Fire in the West is expected, and not so long ago, it seemed something the West experienced more than anywhere else. Nationally, big fires were treated as another freak of Western violence, like a grizzly bear attack, or another California quirk like Esalen and avocados.
SPOKANE — A new nonprofit has entered the conservation fray, and is focusing on reforming how Washington state manages its wildlife and ecosystems.
McCLOUD, Calif. — A brutal summer of record heat and punishing drought has claimed yet another California victim: the majestic, snow-covered slopes of Mount Shasta.
Julian Rodriguez, Servan Gomez, and Abraham Garcia move rocks in the new "E" they built west of Eastmont Junior High School on Thursday. The 70-foot-wide symbol has a metal border and contains three kinds of rock. Rodriguez and his crew from Anderson Landscaping of Wenatchee took a week to put it together. The area around the emblem will have ballast rock over the ground and be fenced in. The hillside used to be covered in grass and has been a popular winter sledding area.
People relax along the Wenatchee River in Tumwater Canyon near Leavenworth on Saturday.
BELLINGHAM — As the snow piled up in the North Cascades this winter, amassing to about 2 feet higher than average on Mount Baker, Luke Baugh sprang into action. There was little doubt in his mind that it would be a high-flow season for the region's rivers, which are fed by snowpack, and Baug…
As an older Gen-Xer, I’m well past the days of going on school field trips — even to accompany my now adult daughter — but I recently learned that you’re never too old to learn something in the field.
Chelan County PUD’s reopened Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam is a tremendous new community asset that honors the culture of the P’Squosa people and the vision and courage of civic leaders who saw the benefit of locally-owned public power.
Residents near the Rooster Comb Fire south of Wenatchee are being allowed back into their homes as evacuation orders drop to Level 2 — be prepared.
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD’s new Discovery Center is truly a sight to behold, which should attract visitors far and wide to its unique interactive exhibits.
CHELAN — Aletha Cusick walks with a cane. She has neuropathy in her lower legs, which makes her unsteady.
SPOKANE — Two viral and drought-related diseases have killed 38 whitetail deer in eastern Washington.
SPOKANE — Hunters who bought a multi-season permit application for elk earlier this year, but were not selected in the April drawing, may be one of the additional 128 people who will be selected for surplus elk multi-season tags, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news…
A Chelan County PUD lineman walks past a juvenile osprey that his crew rescued on Monday. A passerby called the PUD reporting the bird hanging below a nest, its legs snared in trash wrapped around its feet. The linemen cut the bird down and untangled its feet before leaving it on the ground below its nest on a utility pole. The bird's parents were seen circling the area when they left. PUD biologist Kelly Cordell said chicks occasionally get tangled in trash that adults use to build the nests. The public should stay away from the area to let the parents care for the chick, she said. The crew's bucket truck couldn't reach the nest to put it back but Cordell said chicks seen at the site earlier had been learning to fly.
SPOKANE — Communities across the Inland Northwest have experienced some of their hottest days on record this summer, contributing to historic levels of drought and wildfires across the region.
NCW — The state Department of Health is advising the public to be careful around lakes and rivers due to toxic algae blooms that may have resulted in the deaths of three dogs in Spokane County.
Two things I kept telling myself: “watch each step carefully” and “this wouldn’t be the worst place to die.”
A new report on global climate change published early Monday morning provides a blunt assessment of a world under stress and changing at a hastening pace.
NCW — Resources are stretched thin as firefighters in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest attempt to put out growing lightning-sparked fires.
Tanner Anderson, Wenatchee, with Revolution Kart Racing on Wednesday tries to slow people around a kart that crashed into a barrier on the kart racing course at Town Toyota Cente.