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A ring-necked pheasant moves through deep snow near Sleepy Hollow Road on Thursday. Pheasantsforever.org says a flying pheasant, when chased, can reach 60 mph. 

Vehicles on their way down Badger Mountain Road find the Wenatchee Valley enveloped in a thick layer of fog as the sun sets Monday.

Updated, 8:40 a.m. Sunday: Highway 172 is now fully open. Snow drifts on Thursday reduced visibility on the Waterville plateau and was closed until Friday evening.

LEAVENWORTH — After receiving more than 36 inches of snow in 24 hours, the city of Leavenworth has declared a state of emergency and asked for help from the National Guard.

OLYMPIA — Hunters who report their 2021 black bear, deer, elk, or turkey hunting results by Jan. 10, will have the opportunity to win one of nine deer and elk incentive permits for fall 2022, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Monday in a news release.

WINTHROP — The state Department of Transportation is moving the North Cascades Highway’s east side closure point from Silver Star campground, milepost 171, to Early Winters campground, milepost 178, according to a news release.

A spit of land at Walla Walla Point Park along the Columbia River provides morning exercise Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021.

WENATCHEE — There's a good chance of snow on Christmas and then it's going to get cold — very cold.

A mallard drake duck lands on the Columbia River near Walla Walla Point Park on Wednesday morning, Dec. 22, 2021.

Starting at the top of his roof, Sean Madsen-Partee awakens nearly 30 inflatables at his East Wenatchee home at the corner of Northeast 3rd and North James streets after Monday's snowfall pushed them down. More snow is in the forecast.

WENATCHEE — Fire and ice don’t typically mix, though an exception for the pairing created quite the visual display at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort over the weekend.

A bald eagle flies along a power transmission line near Malaga on Wednesday. This was one of two flying in the area.

Jim Barkstale with Eastmont Metro Parks and Recreation plows snow off the walking trail at the new Cherryhill Park in East Wenatchee Thursday morning. More snow is expected through the weekend.

NACHES — A group of local buyers has offered to purchase the White Pass Ski Area in western Yakima County, and shareholders will consider the proposal next week.

OLYMPIA — Start off 2022 with a guided snowshoe trek at Lake Wenatchee State Park, a hike on the Little Bear Trail at Lake Chelan State Park or get a lesson in history and some walking in at the Lincoln Rock State Park. Those are three of more than 40 state parks offering free First Day Hike…

A cyclist rides near the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail in Douglas County with the sun reflecting on the Columbia River behind Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.

Jasmani Cortez with Root Factor Maintenance of East Wenatchee rakes leaves from sculpted juniper shrubs in the yard of Tom Rowe's Wenatchee home Tuesday. Rowe, who has owned the home for about 30 years, says the plants were there when he moved in. He has them pruned every year to look like the foothills located just above his home. 

Shelby Henley, Wenatchee, grabs the leashes to her three dogs as they begin to walk to Hale Park's dog park Monday. She says she tries to get to the park three to five days a week while the weather is good.

Workers for Canyon Fence of Cashmere cut a rail to fit a new split-rail cedar fence at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park on Monday. Restoration work at the park began in September to improve native habitat and stop erosion from the Columbia River. The crew is installing more than 1,500 feet of fencing at the park and another 1,300 feet at Beebe Bridge Park in a similar project.

LOS ANGELES — Wolf advocates across the nation were brooding over the bad news this week: The epic journey of a lone gray wolf that ventured from Oregon to the very edge of Southern California’s crowded suburbs in search of territory and female mates had ended in a vehicle collision near Int…

What an amazing year for World's Best! This competition has never been as competitive as it was for 2021! The community known competition saw more than 13,000 nominations in round 1 which made up more than 2,300 businesses, people, and places across our community.

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