[10/4/19] Construction Won’t Close Trail at Horse Lake

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The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust will close its Horse Lake Reserve Trailhead next week, but the trails will stay open. Construction work on the parking lot and trailhead will impact trail users Monday through Friday. The Land Trust said it will create additional parking spaces and areas where water collects will be filled in and graveled. […]

[10/4/19] Year Long Forest Survey Underway

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Recreators on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest may come across students and employees of the University of Washington in the national forest conducting a survey. Questions asked on the National Visitor Use Monitoring Survey include where you recreated on the forest, how many people traveled with you, how long you were in the forest, what other […]

[9/6/19] 9th Annual Lake Chelan Swim Tomorrow

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Tomorrow marks the ninth annual Lake Chelan Swim. The event takes place in Manson with a mandatory swimmers meeting prior to being bussed up to Willow Point Park to begin the 1.5 mile swim back to Manson Bay park. The Lake Chelan Swim is open to all swimmers over twelve years old who are good […]

[9/6/19] Home Tour Tickets Now on Sale

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Lake Chelan Hospital Guild B Home Tour is gearing up for another spectacular home tour. This year’s event has carefully selected four homes that offer unique architecture and design, fantastic views, and sharply appointed interiors. This year’s homes include “On a Whim, Meraki Lodge, French Flair and Italian Villa.” The home tour takes place from […]

[9/6/19] Lake Chelan Car Show Tomorrow

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The Lake Chelan car show that never disappoints gets underway this afternoon. The Lake Chelan Car club will kick things off with a Friday Night Participants BBQ at Millers Lake Chelan Auto Museum at 60 Bluewater Lane in Chelan where there is always great food, fun people, and music. Then Saturday take in the Lake […]

[8/30/19] 2019 NCW Fair Results

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Well, one fair down and a couple before the next. I wanted to be able to recognize our students who have gave up a large portion of their summers to care for and manage animals. It requires a lot of time and dedication to maintain a healthy and happy animal. Especially my high school students, […]

[8/30/19] Visiting Hiker Dies

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A hiker from Germany died after he was hit by a falling tree on the Pacific Crest Trail. The Skamania County Sheriff’s office said yesterday it received a cell phone call Tuesday afternoon from a group of hikers on the PCT, northwest of Trout Lake, Washington. The group said one member was injured. While a […]

[8/29/19] Hikers Found

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Authorities say two overdue hikers in the North Cascade mountains have been found. David James and Marshall “Buster” Cabe left on Aug. 16 and were expected to return Friday. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Courtney O’Keefe says they were located by about 2 p.m. Wednesday. She says 59-year-old James was flown by helicopter to a […]

[8/28/19] Trails Reopened at Columbia River Gorge

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One of the most popular hikes in the Columbia River Gorge has reopened almost two years after it was damaged by the Eagle Creek Fire. The Wahclella Falls Trail, near Cascade Locks and east of Multnomah Falls, features a 2.4 mile out-and-back hike through a slot canyon to a powerful waterfall. The main part of […]

[8/21/19] New Members Sought for Funding Board

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The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is recruiting for two new members for its Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The Board awards grants to improve parks, trails, boating amenities and water access, and to conserve working lands, like farms and forests, and to protect pristine wildlife and natural areas. During the course of a […]