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Great Northwest Wine: Lake Chelan provides natural draw for wine lovers

Lake Chelan’s history with wine offers a few more chapters than one might think starting in 1891 with a newspaper report of an Italian immigrant and his 60-acre vineyard. It …

Paraglider pilot killed after crashing onto highway east of Chelan

A man operating a paraglider was killed Sunday when he crashed onto a highway just east of Chelan, according to Washington State Patrol.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

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

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …