Stories tagged: Lake Chelan
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Lake Chelan boat show makes waves
My sweetheart and I have been spending time at Lake Chelan, where I lived for a half-dozen years growing up. It’s changed a great deal since those idyllic days there …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Holden Village finds new beginning after test of fire, massive mine cleanup
A wildfire and a massive mine cleanup tested Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in the North Cascades. About 4,000 people visit the village each year, which operates in a …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Body found in Lake Chelan might be South Korean student
Authorities believe a body recovered on Wednesday from a Washington lake might be a 23-year-old man who went missing in the lake more than two weeks ago.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
Bear Mountain’s many climbs are well worth the view
There is a 150-foot elevation drop on No. 4 and another 100-foot plunge on No. 16. In all, the differential from the lowest point on the golf course to the …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Toxic mine pollution halted near Lake Chelan
Toxic mine pollution is no longer flowing into Washington’s picturesque Lake Chelan for the first time in nearly 60 years because of a $500 million cleanup to contain contamination from …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
PUD to exterminate pigeons at Lake Chelan Dam
You may see a couple of sharpshooters taking aim at the pigeons roosting on Lake Chelan Dam in the coming weeks, but don’t be alarmed.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper predicts Spokane will be center of the great electrified railroad system
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was dreaming of a new, powerful future for Spokane as the center of a great electrified railroad system.
Fri., July 31, 2015, 10:25 a.m.
Fire evacuations pending for Holden Village, Lucerne
Evacuation notices are pending for the Lake Chelan communities of Holden Village and Lucerne following flare ups on the Wolverine Fire.
Sun., May 3, 2015, 9:47 p.m.
Lake Chelan hikers earn sweet reward in 18-mile trek to Stehekin
Stehekin is a Northwest classic backcountry destination at the end of Lake Chelan, accessible by boat and floatplane and, most deliciously, by foot. Hikers who tough out an 18-mile trail …
Sun., May 3, 2015
Retired forester Ken Hires finds calling in national parks
Ken Hires is living large in the great outdoors, satisfying his equal enjoyment of nature, wildlife and people. Since retiring from the Washington Department of Natural Resources in 2000, Hires …
Sun., March 10, 2013
Wilderness access limited at Holden Village
Access to the Glacier Peak Wilderness through Holden Village off Lake Chelan will be limited this year by federally required cleanup of the Holden Mine. Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest Service officials say …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
Out & About: Spokane native lands state-record mackinaw
OUTFISH – A 35-pound, 10-ounce state-record lake trout was caught Monday in Lake Chelan by Phil Colyar of Wenatchee. Washington Fish and Wildlife biologists measured the fish, which was officially …
Thu., April 19, 2012
Judge dismisses lawsuit in ferry case
A federal judge in Spokane has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to create competition to the lone ferry operator that serves the town of Stehekin on Lake Chelan. The lawsuit …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2011
Adventurer soars the winds and rides the waves of Lake Chelan
I have been going to Lake Chelan since I was pint-sized. Annual family trips originally led to Holden Village, a remote company mining town converted to a retreat center run …
Sun., May 29, 2011, 6:57 a.m.
Lake Chelan Shoreline a classic early hike
The Chelan Lakeshore Trail is a classic Northwest early- season backpacking trip, brightened by wildflowers before many ski areas are closed for the season. Many hikers revel in the unusual …
Tue., Dec. 7, 2010, 12:51 p.m.
Stehekin resort contract up for grabs
Anyone interested in running a wilderness resort needs to look no further than Washington’s rugged North Cascades, where the National Park Service is seeking bidders to manage a 21-room lodge, …
Wed., July 29, 2009, 8:55 a.m.
Crews work about 40 fires across region
A six-acre fire north of Spokane Valley near Arbor Crest winery was surrounded by bulldozer lines early this morning, and state firefighters were mopping up the blaze, which is in …