LEAVENWORTH—Stevens Pass is now open with three lifts — two newly upgraded Brooks and Daisy chairlifts — and 80 acres of terrain available.

LEAVENWORTH — Professional wildlife tracker, naturalist, educator and author David Moskowitz is teaching a two-day class in February for those interested in learning the art.

Observing birds’ behavior is particularly satisfying when the birds are at close range. Consequently, hundreds of people in this region provide water and food for them, as do about 65 million other Americans.

OKANOGAN — Since 2013, Okanogan Land Trust (OLT) has been working with a consortium of partners on the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Working for Wildlife Initiative. OLT’s role is to hold conservation easements on private land when landowners volunteer to make their property part o…

“Did you pack a chainsaw?” a man asked me. His Ford pickup filled to the brim with firewood.

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A great blue heron flies out of a tree near Meadow Lake in Malaga on Tuesday.

LEAVENWORTH — A Seattle mountain climber is recovering at Central Washington Hospital after he fractured several bones in a fall in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, spent a night hoping for rescue and then walked to help.

OKANOGAN — Pam Johnson took the stage and thanked the hundreds of people who gathered to remember her late husband, Christian Johnson. Then she reflected — How could he be summed up in just a few words? What did he mean to this community?

CHELAN — For almost 10 days six people were stuck on a mountain north of Chelan, surrounded by snow and unable to get out without abandoning their equipment and vehicles.

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WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Commission unanimously approved a recreation plan Monday designed for the Squilchuck and Stemilt basins.

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I’ve spent more than 30 years welcoming visitors to their public land. One of the most important things to me is making sure there are friendly folks ready to help when people arrive.

A crew from KRCI of Wenatchee dredges the Riverfront Park boat launch area along the Columbia River Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, removing sediment from the boat basin that has accumulated. The cost of the Chelan County Public Utility District project that is expected to be finished in November is $602,000

LEAVENWORTH — Three deer, six white fish, a flock of ducks, two mergansers, four dogs, mushrooms, rose hips, cottonwoods, and chestnuts made it to the list of nature spotted on the first Fall Salmon Walk put on by the Wenatchee River Institute Friday.

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