Friday, May 27, 2022


What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 4 days, 10 hours ago

How to build a pump track

QUINCY — Building a pump track starts with studying the lay of the land. Shawn Lorenz of the Evergreen Mounta...

Updated 19 hours, 56 minutes ago
Mt. Rainier Nat. Park partially open this weekend

ASHFORD – Many areas within Mount Rainier National Park will be accessible to visitors beginning Memorial Day weekend, despite 13 feet of snow on the ground at Paradise, according to a press release from the Nati...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Birds of a feather

An egret (foreground) and a great blue heron wander around the grounds of Basic American Foods on Friday just south of Moses Lake. According to allaboutbirds...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Climbers rescued from Mount Rainier

MOUNT RAINIER - Two climbers were rescued from the Kautz Climbing Route on Mount Rainier on Friday after inclement weather forced them to halt their climb....

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Camping with canines

Spring presents a wonderful opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors with your pet. From long hikes to relaxing nights sitting around a campfire, ther...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Forest health suffering after 2021 heatwave, fires

OLYMPIA — The exceptionally hot and dry year that was 2021 was the main cause of damage to many tens of thousands of the state’s trees, according to the Wash...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Campsite reservations available at some Grant PUD campgrounds

EPHRATA — People who want to use campgrounds operated by the Grant County Public Utility District can reserve campsites for some locations online. Reservations can be made at under the “recrea...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Getting gnarly...

MOSES LAKE — The terrain has gotten a little more interesting for skateboarders in Grant County with the formal opening of a concrete bowl at the Moses Lake ...

Updated 1 month ago
Saving the pygmy rabbit

COLUMBIA BASIN — The pygmy rabbit, native to the land just north of Quincy, is just one of a number of threatened and endangered species in Washington. Howev...

Updated 1 month ago
Strange weather affects Potholes fishing

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1041.75 feet, rising 1.35 feet over the past week – finally!

Updated 1 month ago
Inslee visits Basin to support wildfire recovery, clean energy

COLUMBIA BASIN - Washington State Governor Jay Inslee spent Wednesday on the East side of the Cascades in Moses Lake and Ritzville to talk about renewable en...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
City of Othello buys PJ Taggares Park

OTHELLO — Othello city officials bought a park for $10 and closing costs last week, part of the city’s effort to expand recreation facilities. “It’s a gre...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Federal funding set aside for wildfire management

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Forest Service on Monday announced $31 million for landscape improvement and forestry health projects across the United States, including roughly $4.4 million in Washington...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Cold weather means tough fishing at Potholes

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1040.4 feet, dropping 0.35 feet over the past week.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ancient Lakes draws 500 runners over weekend

QUINCY — The Run Super Series Ancient Lake Trail Run returned to Quincy on April 9-10 and hosted 500 runners over the two days.