Environment

[1/27/20] A local volunteer firefighter saves dog after icy accident

Posted in Environment, Feature, Fire and EMS, Weather

When a pup went through the ice at Roses Lake in Manson last week, local firefighters saved the day. Listen to Manson volunteer firefighter Adam Rasmussen tell KOZI about the chilling rescue. 

[1/21/20] Icy weather over the weekend caused a slurry of accidents

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With so much wintry weather, area roads are more dangerous than normal, causing drivers to slip and slide off the roadways. KOZI’s Celeste Hankins has the story.

[1/21/20] What do you get when you combine snowshoes and yoga? SNOWGA!

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It’s a different type of Winterfest activity. Listen to the sounds of winter as Celeste Hankins takes you snowga’ing at Echo Ridge with Chelan yoga teacher Lynda Kennedy.

[1/21/20] Boat sinks to the bottom of Lake Chelan

Posted in Environment, Fire and EMS, Recreation, Weather

A boat owner who has his vessel docked on Lake Chelan at Harris Marina had an unhappy surprise Sunday, when his craft sunk to the bottom of the lake. Mark Evans and Reed Courtney tell KOZI about what happened and the effort it took to retrieve it.

[12/9/19] Chelan County Handbook Packed with Info

Posted in Environment, Uncategorized

Whether you are new to the area or a longtime resident, the Chelan County Good Neighbor Handbook is your one-stop snapshot about living and recreating in Chelan County. Crafted to be pertinent, practical, and easy to use, the Handbook covers topics such as wildfire preparedness, wildlife coexistence, watershed protection and outdoor recreation. Live links to videos, websites […]

[10/11/19] Reintroducing Grizzlies

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Grizzlies once roamed the North Cascades. Now a federal plan is looking to reintroduce grizzlies to the North Cascades once again but those living in the region or who recreate in the area are voicing opposition. Marcus Bellissimo reports.  

[10/7/19] Grizzly Meeting in Okanogan Tonight

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Government agencies continue to solicit public comments tonight at a public meeting in Okanogan. The US Department of Fish & Wildlife and National Park Service introduced the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Grizzly Bear Restoration and are accepting public comment through October 24th.     Previous meetings with Chelan County Commissioners have provided a near unanimous […]

[10/7/19] Wolf Killed in SW WA

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The state of Washington has killed a member of the Grouse Flats wolf pack, which has repeatedly preyed on cattle in the southeastern corner of the state. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that a wolf believed to be the breeding female of the pack was killed on Sept. 25. Environmental groups […]

[10/4/19] Washington Parks Finalist for Awards

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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission was recognized recently as a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence. The other finalists for the award were the State Parks in Florida, Maryland and Tennessee, announced at the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference in Baltimore. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal […]