Busy day on Badger Mountain

A significant snowfall Jan. 11 made for a solid opening of the Badger Mountain Ski Hill on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
read more

Eastmont Parks & Rec schedules activities

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Parks & Recreation has planned several activities in the coming months. Two class sessions in art techniques will be held on Tuesdays with the first session from Feb. 6-27, and the second session from March 6-27. The classes are for ages 8-12 and will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A fee of $65 includes supplies. Registration deadlines are Jan. 26 for the first...
read more

Ski hill waits on more snow

The Waterville Lions Club is hoping to open the Badger Mountain Ski Hill on the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, but more snow is needed.
read more

State parks offers upcoming ‘free day’

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer the second of its “free days” for 2018 during Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan 15. During “free days,” visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park. “Free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass. The pass costs $30 for annual...
read more

State parks offer First Day Hikes

OLYMPIA — Washington State Parks will celebrate New Year’s Day with “First Day Hikes” in parks all over the state. The Jan. 1 event coincides with State Parks “Free Day,” when visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass on their vehicles to have park access. In Okanogan/Douglas counties, the following special activities are planned for First Day Hikes: Bridgeport State...
read more

Ham shoot day in Mansfield

 The Mansfield Chamber partnered with the Mansfield Sportsman Club to host a ham shoot on Dec. 9. It was a day of family fun for the raffle-style contest with about 40 hams as prizes.
read more

Free snowshoe tours offered at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

LEAVENWORTH — Have you ever wanted to take a snowshoe tour? Now’s your chance. Free guided snowshoe tours will be provided from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery during December and January. Tours led by hatchery staff, a biologist from the Mid-Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office and volunteers will be held Fridays at 1 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from...
read more

Films show fun in the winter outdoors

WENATCHEE — El Sendero brings its annual Backcountry Film Festival to the Numerica Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. El Sendero is a Wenatchee-based nonprofit all-volunteer organization made up of backcountry skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and outdoor adventurers. The film festival will showcase eight inspirational and thought-provoking films that embody El Sendero’s mission to...
read more

Free class will teach snowmobile safety

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, is offering a free snowmobile safety certification class to young snowmobilers on Dec. 9. The free class is designed for youth ages 12 to 16 but is open to new riders of all ages. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the...
read more

Sign up for basketball, dodgeball leagues

EAST WENATCHEE — Registration is now underway for Eastmont Parks & Recreation’s adult basketball and dodgeball leagues. For basketball, men’s competitive and recreational divisions will play mostly Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. A minimum of six teams will be required for each division. Games will be played at Eastmont Junior High School and Clovis Point Intermediate School. The fee...
read more