Environment

Campfire Restrictions Take Effect On National Forest Lands

It’s that time of year when people want to head to the hills for recreation and camping. This also happens to be the height of the fire season. Unfortunately the two often go hand-in-hand. Robin DeMario with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest addresses some of the precautions that should be taken into account before heading out…

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Apple Maggot Quarantine Brush Drop-Off Site Opens Tomorrow in Leavenworth

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has set boundaries in western Chelan County, and surrounding areas to the north, south and west, in order to contain the destructive apple maggot. If you live or own a business within the apple maggot quarantine, disposing of yard waste is not always an easy feat. Chelan County Public…

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Condotta, Steele: Capital Budget Hinges on Water Rights Fix

Lawmakers have just two more days to agree on a “fix” to the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision on water rights and wells. The capital construction budget still needs to be sent to the governor’s desk, but Republicans say they won’t do so until Jay Inslee has signed the Hirst legislation. But the third special…

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Despite Late Start, Cherry Harvest on Track to Meet Consumer Demand

Jon DeVaney, President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show for an update on this year’s cherry harvest. DeVaney said the crop this year could be a near-record. And with a large harvest, labor is tight, but manageable, he said, and even though the harvest started late…

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County, City of Chelan Conducting Major Water Study of Lake Chelan

In an effort to keep the blue waters of Lake Chelan clean and free of chemicals and phosphorous, the city of Chelan, Chelan County and other agencies are conducting a water quality study. KOHO’s Dan Langager reports on what they’re looking for and the long-term benefits of new data about the lake.

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