Editors Note: Jess Campbell is a Leavenworth rock climber who works at Riverfront Rock Gym and volunteers at a Firefighting station in Wenatchee. She is an amazing rock climber who has been featured in various climbing magazines. Wenatchee Outdoors (WO) sat down with her for a brief Q/A.
Last week, I felt sympathy toward the Tennessee Titans as the coronavirus swept through the team’s facility and led to multiple players and staff testing positive — forcing the NFL to postpone their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to Oct. 25.
Youth sports leagues across the state are gearing up for a traditional fall season — or at least something close to it — after new safety guidelines were approved by the governor's office and state health officials this week.
Michael Evans, East Wenatchee, launches an electric RC boat at Putters Lake in Rock Island on Monday. He and Bryce Kruger, Wenatchee, went in together to buy the boat two years ago and, after replacing parts and modifying it, spent Monday afternoon trying it out for the first time this year.
OLYMPIA — All lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) east of the Cascades will remain closed due to high fire danger through next Thursday, the agency announced Friday afternoon.
EAST WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval returns Saturday night with the Jerry Berschauer Memorial 100, and there’s some hardware up for grabs in the Pro-Late model, Junior Late model and Bandoleros classifications.
OLYMPIA — With wildfires ravaging Central Washington on Labor Day, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that it is closing all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades due to high fire danger.
The calls and emails flowed into Jon Snyder’s inbox at Gov. Jay Inslee’s office, and there were times when he felt like a circus juggler trying to weigh the benefits of return-to-play options for youth sports leagues against the risks of doing so in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gems and Busts is Zach Johnson’s Fantasy Football pre-draft column, showcasing which players fantasy owners should target in their Fantasy Football draft over the weekend. The 2020 NFL season begins next Thursday with the defending-champion Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Houston Texans.
WENATCHEE — Over 260 yoga studios, fitness centers, gyms and health clubs around the state have banded together and joined the Washington Fitness Alliance (WFA) in hope of loosening some of Gov. Jay Inslee’s guidelines inhibiting indoor fitness.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Lanes announced Sunday in a Facebook post that it will host a fundraiser featuring a hot dog barbecue, yard sale and silent auction on Aug., 29 and 30 (from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in an effort to keep the bowling alley afloat while they wait for the green light from the state.
LAKE WENATCHEE — With a steady flow of sockeye salmon exceeding preseason expectations, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced this week that Lake Wenatchee will open for a sockeye season Monday, doing so for the first time since 2016.
Zander McLean, 9, East Wenatchee, leaps into the air after sinking a putt during a week-long golf camp at Rock Island Golf Course Tuesday, July 28, 2020. There is a full field of 15 youth at the camp with children from 7 to 13 years old.
EAST WENATCHEE — The classifications for the final four races of the season at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval are set, general manager Jeremy Anders announced on the tracks’ Facebook page Monday afternoon.
EAST WENATCHEE — The decision to come to Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval and race this past Saturday was understandably not an easy one for David Macken and his three daughters — Jamy, 17, Emily, 14, and Ashley, 12.
LEAVENWORTH — Just outside of Leavenworth up the Icicle Canyon is home to some of the best rock climbing on the west coast. On a normal year, people come from all over to try the challenging climbs in the Icicle Canyon.
Larry Gleave Jr., Spokane, tries to set a rope around the legs of a steer during the first day of the Appleatchee 4th of July Weekend Roping competition Friday. The annual event has been bringing riders to the Wenatchee Valley for over 70 years.
EAST WENATCHEE — The grandstands were empty but the track was hot Saturday at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval, which kicked off its 50th season with the Dicks Heating & Air Conditioning Opening Night at the Races.
EAST WENATCHEE — The 26th annual East Wenatchee Rotary Pikeminnow Derby is taking place Friday through Sunday on the Columbia River. The derby starts Friday at 6 p.m. and continues to Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Even with softball fields at Chelan County PUD parks closed to organized games, employees continue to maintain them. Cameron Nystrom rakes grass into piles after it is removed from the edge of the infield at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park on Friday. He said if they let the parks go it would be more difficult to get them into shape when the season opens up.