Recreation

[6/24/19] TREAD is Getting Traction

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Outdoor recreation has always been popular in North Central Washington and the demand continues to grow. TREAD is working to create new outdoor recreation opportunities. Director Mat Lyons, explains:   TREAD recognizes that a fully developed outdoor recreation system in Chelan and Douglas Counties has yet to be realized and that the economic value and […]

[6/19/19] MISSING HIKER FOUND DEAD

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The family of an Everett man who has been missing since October says he was found dead northeast of Snoqualmie Pass. 28-year-old Gavin Johnston told his father Oct. 17 he was heading to Stevens Pass for a two-month trip on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. His family said he had almost no hiking […]

[6/17/19] Lake Chelan Boating Club Scholarship Winners

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                                     The Lake Chelan Boating Club (LCBC) has announced the winners of the LCBC 2019 Scholarships which are awarded to outstanding local high school graduating seniors to be used at an accredited college or trade school.  Congratulations to Sierra Rothlisberger and Megan Clausen, each receive $500 from the LCBC. The club had many wonderful […]

[6/12/19] Dam Vehicle Restrictions Continue

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For anglers near Grand Coulee Dam, the Bureau of Reclamation says it is restricting vehicle access but will continue to allow fishing, recreation and use of the boat ramp on land adjacent to the Dam, locally known as Geezer Beach. BLM said due to safety concerns, cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles and recreational vehicles will be […]

[6/7/19] Climbers Rescued

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A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier yesterday after they had been stranded on the peak since Monday. The National Park Service said they were suffering from exposure and being transported to local hospitals. Rescuers took advantage yesterday morning of a break in bad weather that had stymied earlier attempts […]

[6/7/19] Fish for FREE! Without a License!

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It’s Free Fishing Weekend in Washington State. That means you can legally fish or gather shellfish without a license tomorrow and Sunday in any waters open to fishing in the state. North Central Washington’s Fishin’ Magician Dave Graybill has some recommendations on where to go in our area. Anglers will not need a Two Pole […]

[6/6/19] STRANDED CLIMBERS WAITING FOR RESCUE

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A rescue effort is underway for climbers who have been stranded on the north side of Mount Rainier since Monday. Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher said the park received a report Monday afternoon that the climbers needed help because wind blew away or destroyed their tent and climbing equipment. Bacher said the climbers […]

[5/31/19] Geographic Names

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It’s official… well almost official. Saddle Rock is Saddle Rock. The Washington State Committee on Geographic Names approved four naming proposals this week, including one to rename the popular hiking destination in south Wenatchee. The proposed name change will officially change “Squaw Saddle” to “Saddle Gap” and the formerly unnamed rock formation atop of “Saddle […]

[4/27/19] Trout Opener

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Trout fishing in Washington reaches full speed this Saturday April 27 when hundreds of lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish – open for a six-month season. To prepare for the opener, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) fish hatchery crews have been stocking more than 14 million trout and kokanee in lakes […]

[4/12/19] 2019 Easter Egg Hunts

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2019 Easter Egg Hunts  10 AM Saturday  April 20      Brewster Boys & Girls Club      Brewster Ages 0-12 years.    Will be held at the field across from the Boys and Girls Club     Free and open to the public       Will be different egg hunts arranged by age    Easter Bunny will be present      For more information call (509) […]