WENATCHEE — The state Department of Natural Resources on Friday will temporarily close all recreational and public access to its Eastern Washington lands due to extreme fire danger.
SPOKANE — Federal wildlife managers on June 17 captured and collared a female grizzly bear, with three cubs, near Metaline Falls in northeast Washington, about 10 miles from the Canadian border.
WENATCHEE — “Like lava coming out of a volcano.”
EPHRATA — Two deaths in Grant County are suspected to be heat-related, said Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison.
Scott Bolander, Wenatchee, pulls weeds in the community garden he tends along Russell Street on Tuesday. He grows dahlias in six plots on city property. It's been a bad year for growing many things with the excessive heat and he says dahlias have suffered too. But that hasn't affected his enthusiasm for the flowers. "When the dahlia bug bites you, for most people, it's terminal," he says.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee will extend Hale Park Skatepark hours to 10 p.m. after calls from the skateboarding community advocating for the change.
WENATCHEE — The city of Wenatchee and Chelan County PUD are inviting the public to comment and ask questions about the master plan for Wenatchee Riverfront Park.
WENATCHEE — If you’re looking to get auto work done soon, best of luck. Local auto shops are inundated, with many booked days and weeks out.
WENATCHEE — Sam Wagner started skating when he was 5 years old. Today, as a 13-year-old attending Pioneer Middle School, it’s still his favorite thing to do. In fact, he’s at Hale Park skatepark nearly every day.
East Wenatchee’s Cherryhill Park opened last week with a ribbon cutting and a small celebration of the collaborative efforts that made this project a success and will contribute to the quality of life of the community.
WENATCHEE — If it’s not COVID, it’s the heat.
(Updated at noon Wednesday with information from AT&T.) When Susan Marney’s TV and internet stopped working around 6:30 p.m. Monday, she assumed it was an error on her end.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee City Pool is dropping a number of COVID restrictions in line with state guidelines released Monday.
NCW — Visitors to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will need to be careful about their campfires starting July 1.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee officially broke the record for its all-time highest temperature Tuesday at about 5:55 p.m. with a temperature of 113 degrees.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee will be breaking temperature records this week as the heat is projected to reach over 110 degrees for consecutive days.
NCW — Rescuers airlifted two hikers, one on Friday and another Sunday, who both called for help due to leg injuries while in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
EAST WENATCHEE — At Columbia Valley Cherries’ 7-acre orchard, Heidi Benitas reaches for large Rainiers, furiously picking them into a pale blue lug hanging from her shoulders. Across rows of trees there is a steady clanging of ladders as pickers hurry from one set to another.
During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm in 1974, Jacobson watched three acres of its riverfront float away. More recently, it’s been drought, and then worse drought.
WENATCHEE — Campfires are now prohibited in many lower elevation areas in Chelan County as the danger of fire increases.
WENATCHEE — Summer’s coming in hot, over 100 degrees hot. Temperatures are set to rise from a high of 96 today, up to a toasty 107 by Monday.
Quilter Jill Therriault, Wenatchee, sprawls out on one of her pieces to keep it from blowing away in gusty winds at Riverfront Park in Wenatchee on Saturday, while friends help put rocks down to secure it. This was the second year the Central Washington Modern Quilt Guild has put on a public show at the park, the first year because of COVID-19 concerns.
Braxton Frazier, 7, East Wenatchee, enjoys his first week out of school with his dad, Nick, fishing at Putters Lake near Rock Island on Wednesday. Mr. Frazier says his son recently took to fishing and they've been to this pond many times since.
SPOKANE — Following a court decision, the Colville National Forest has rescinded a rule that opened 117 miles of road to all-terrain vehicles.
KENNEWICK — You can fish for free this weekend, June 12-13, in Washington state and also visit state parks without a Discover Pass.
OLYMPIA — State fishery managers will host an online public meeting in early June to discuss plans to treat two lakes and a stream in Eastern Washington with rotenone, a naturally occurring pesticide commonly used to remove undesirable and illegally stocked fish species from lakes and stream…
WENATCHEE — At one point during the winter it appeared the snowpack was in good shape for a bountiful water year in the Columbia Basin, but an exceptionally dry spring has changed all that.
WENATCHEE — The temperature and rivers are all rising this week, prompting words of warning from the weather service and emergency management officials.
LEAVENWORTH — A combination of returning campers and first-time visitors packed campgrounds along Icicle Road’s many popular sites on Saturday. Traveling to Icicle was the first big outdoor excursion for some visitors since statewide COVID-19 shutdowns in June of 2020.
OLYMPIA — Juneteenth will now be a free day at Washington state parks.
ELECTRIC CITY — Washington State Parks announces the permanent closure of 12 boat-in campsites in the Ponderosa Campground at Steamboat Rock State Park, located near Electric City.
SEATTLE — A virus is being transmitted between net-pen salmon farms and wild juvenile Chinook salmon in British Columbia waters, according to new findings published Wednesday in Science Advances.
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