Monday, January 24, 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 months, 3 weeks ago

Hiking for trout: A walk in the mountains can take you to some great pools

With the snow melted in the mountains it’s the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail with ...

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Moses Lake Carp Classic returns Saturday

MOSES LAKE — Don’t let anyone tell you shooting fish in a lake is easy.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Great bass fishing at Potholes

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is at 1041.15, which is 5.35 feet below full pool.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Walleye tough, bass fishing good on Potholes Reservoir

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1,041.07 feet, rising 0.05 feet from last week and now 5.43 feet below full pool.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Mistaken identity: Know what you’re seeing when hiking the Basin

A number of Washington species make the news frequently. Hot button animals in the area lately come in the form of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, the north...

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Moses Lake parks are up and running for the season

MOSES LAKE — Spring has sprung, and Moses Lake parks have come alive again. Campers and anglers are coming out from hibernation to enjoy the newly placed doc...

Updated 9 months ago
Fresh sheds to be found in Basin

Just like a peacock’s long plumage, a deer’s antlers help establish hierarchies among bucks.

Updated 9 months ago
Fewer kokanee at Lake Roosevelt

Chris Donley, the regional fish program director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, talks about kokanee in Lake Roosevelt.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Rite of angling: Potholes Open takes to the water again

While the Potholes Bass Club holds seven tournaments a year, this is its 41st year doing an open tournament.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
It takes only one: Potholes sees largest fishing tourney in state history, says director

Northwest Bass held its second tournament on Potholes Reservoir Saturday, with the biggest turnout in state history.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Spring turkey general opener set for April 15

Spring turkey hunting, a reopening state park observatory and fishing for non-salmon species in the Columbia River are hot news this week.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Wanting to get outside: Discover Pass purchases, state parks reservations rise

Sales of Discover Passes are up since June and so are reservations at state parks, according to data from Washington State Parks.

Updated 10 months, 4 weeks 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 started getting calls asking if the boat ram...

Updated 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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.