Wednesday, March 03, 2021


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

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago

Ready for a new season: MarDon Resort looks forward to a good 2021

As the ice disappeared from the surface of Potholes Reservoir in recent warmer weather, MarDon Resort in Othello...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hunting for the elusive rooster is getting tougher as the years go by

“How the mighty have fallen.” That might be a good epitaph to pheasant hunting in Washington state.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Rainbow trout biting around Roses Lake

After I tried my luck fishing for cutthroat in Monument Bay on Lake Chelan, I thought I had better check out Roses Lake. If you haven’t heard, there was a b...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Trap shooting event provides a bit of normalcy

The annual Turkey Shoot put on by the Cashmere Sportsman’s Association took place Nov. 15.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
MarDon Fresh News – December 4, 2020

The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1038.60 feet – up 2.01 feet over the past 10 days. The water temperature on the Potholes Reservoir is 41...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Country Cousins Fall Festival begins in Othello

OTHELLO — Five-year-old Josie Johnson was emphatic about what she enjoyed at the first day of the Country Cousins Fall Festival. “Everything!” she said as sh...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Northwest Berkley Big Bass Tournament canceled

Northwest Berkley Big Bass Tournament on Oct. 3 at MarDon Resort on Potholes Reservoir has been cancelled this year after being postponed already this May. Marilyn Meseberg, an owner at MarDon Resort, said there ...

Updated 9 months ago
Sportsman’s Warehouse annual Carp Derby begins today

MOSES LAKE — Sportsman’s Warehouse is launching its fourth annual Carp Derby, beginning today and lasting through July 24. First place for the biggest carp w...

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Columbia River to open for Chinook salmon fishing this weekend

OLYMPIA — State fishery managers announced Thursday that the Columbia River will be open an additional four days for spring Chinook salmon fishing beginning today.

Updated 10 months ago
Restrictions in place as recreational fishing reopens statewide

Recreational fishing reopens today, with anglers reminded to follow guidelines and rules put in place to ensure safety.

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Hunters can apply for special permit until May 18

OLYMPIA — Hunters can submit an application for a special permit between April 20 and May 18 for deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and fall turkey 2020 seasons in Washington.

Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
A mischievous kitten gone bad

This has happened twice to me during my lifetime. A kitten has gotten away from its owner and climbed a large tree in a campground.

Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Outdoor knowledge passed down through generations

Life was a blast for a youngster when growing up in the great Columbia Basin of Eastern Washington, this being in the 1950s and 1960s. Dad, Max Clay, was a m...

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
The dangers of mixing chemicals

Well, there isn’t much need to mix chemicals in the slow-down operation of a population of starlings. Although this isn’t always true. Sometimes a poison is ...

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Invasive vs. native species: Starling

City folk might not notice these problem birds as much those folks on the farm, but there is a reason. Hidden among the thousands on a city street, it is dif...