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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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BLM places 2-year limit on mining in Methow Valley

The Bureau of Land Management says it will make 340,000 acres in Methow Valley off-limits to mining for two years while it studies the potential impact of large-scale mines.


Forest Service backs effort to prevent new mines in Methow Valley

The Forest Service is backing an effort to prevent new mining development in the upper Methow Valley, a popular tourist destination and an area targeted for salmon recovery.


Mild winter attracts North Cascades Highway cyclists earlier than expected

About 6 miles west of the locked gate near Mazama, State Route 20 climbs above the trees then takes your breath away. “The whole North Cascades open up in front …


Wildfire region reaches out to visitors after tourism hit

Shortly after a wildfire blew up in north-central Washington in July, cancellations started pouring in to Sun Mountain Lodge. In short order, the resort near Winthrop had 800 cancellations – …


Evacuations ordered as new fire flares in Methow Valley

WINTHROP, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee flew to the Methow Valley to talk with local officials about recovering from last week’s fires that are slowly being contained in Central Washington. …


During Inslee visit, new wildfire flares near Winthrop

As Gov. Jay Inslee’s small turboprop plane touched down at the Methow Valley airport, a new wind-whipped blaze, started by sparks from the rim of a flattened trailer tire dragged …


Inland Northwest 2012-2013 nordic skiing events listed

WINTER SPORTS — Nordic skiers have plenty of options for special events or competition in the Inland Northwest. The 35th annual Langlauf 10-kilmeter classic citizens race, set for Feb. 10 …


Frankly, it’s tough to beat our state

Go ahead and talk to me about your trek to Turkey, your bike tour of Belgium, your adventure through the Alps. But I have a question for you: Have you …


Calf in Methow Valley likely killed by wolves

OLYMPIA – Federal and Washington state wildlife managers say wolves likely caused fatal injuries to a Methow Valley calf and the landowner would qualify for compensation. State Fish and Wildlife …


Photos incriminate hunter in bear baiting case

A Pierce County man built a picture-perfect case – against himself and others – to help prosecutors file charges on more than 40 counts involving baiting and killing black bears …


Twisp man pleads guilty in wolf killing case

A Twisp man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to kill a protected wolf and send its pelt to a friend in Canada in return for the friend’s help in illegally …


Field reports: Roosevelt cabins could be removed

PUBLIC LANDS – The National Park Service may require the removal of 25 private cabins that have been built and upgraded within the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. That’s one …


Skiers take a shot at biathlon

Biathlon ranks among the most frustrating sports on the planet, which is exactly why it’s fun. The idea is that you do a sport, nordic ski racing, which requires living …


Okanogan County takes a different twist on snow traditions

Outhouses, poker, snowshoes, softball and skiing. To the average person these things seem unrelated, but to the folks in Okanogan County they share a commonality: local winter traditions. Welcome to …


Cross-country ski trails opening

Cross-country skiers aren’t being left out in the cold as early snowfall covers trails and allows downhill ski resorts to open.


Methow Valley Mecca for all breeds of nordic skiers

The Methow River Valley’s premier cross-country trail system has the diversity to attract skiers ranging from shufflers to members of the U.S. National Team. Take your pick of routes on …