Outdoors / Recreation

Two Search & Rescues In Chelan County Over Weekend, One A Fatality

It was an average winter for search and rescues in Chelan County, Emergency Management Deputy Rich Magnussen told KOHO. But there’s already been a drowning on Lake Chelan and a skier was rescued from the Colchuck area.     A Tacoma man drowned in Lake Chelan Saturday afternoon when an inflatable kayak he and another…

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KOHO Outdoor Report – WenatcheeOutdoors.org

In this week’s KOHO Outdoor Report, Dan Langager talks with Sarah Shaffer, Executive Director of WenatcheeOutdoors.org, about spring-time green up. The wildflowers in the Foothills are just starting to show their colors. Both Dan and Sarah, and their pups, have been enjoying trips into Sage Hills. Shaffer also talks about upcoming events, like Earth Day Fairs,…

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Annual MS Walk Raising Awareness, Funds on Loop Trail This Saturday

The local chapter of the National MS Society is putting on their annual MS Walk this Saturday, April 20, along the Apple Capital Loop Trail, starting at Walla Walla Point Park. Joining KOHO’s Dan Langager to tell us more are two organizers Pat Quinn Williams and Jessica Johnson. Quinn Williams said Walk MS brings together…

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Sold-Out Disc Golf Tournament Takes Over Leavenworth Golf Course

The Leavenworth Disc Golf Club is joining forces with Leavenworth Golf Course to host the first Leavenworth Disc Golf Spring Open Tournament tomorrow, Saturday, April 13. One hundred players from Washington, Idaho and Oregon will compete across five divisions for the lowest combined score from two rounds. The first round starts at 10 a.m., with the second…

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KOHO Outdoor Report – WenatcheeOutdoors.org

In this week’s KOHO Outdoor Report, Dan Langager talks with Sarah Shaffer, Executive Director of WenatcheeOutdoors.org, about moving from winter sports into all things spring – mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and more.

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Spring Planting? Arbor Day Seedling Distribution This Saturday Across Chelan County

With April showers here, it’s time to think about planting May flowers – and trees. A good place to find the right tree or shrub is at Arbor Day seedling distributions this Saturday. Chelan PUD sponsors seedling distributions in five communities across the county, starting at 10 a.m. The Leavenworth location moved to the PUD office, 222 Chumstick Highway. Bill Sanborn,…

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Saddle Rock Mining Clean Up: Survey Team Starts Soil Sampling This Week

Consultants for the City of Wenatchee start surveying and field testing soil samples this week at Saddle Rock Park. Old mining claims on Saddle Rock left drilling waste and arsenic-tainted rock piles scattered across the popular recreation area, said Charlotte Mitchell, Capital Projects Manager for the City of Wenatchee Parks Dept. Mitchell said the survey…

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KOHO Outdoor Report – Evergreen Mnt. Bike Alliance, C-D Land Trust

In this week’s KOHO Outdoor Report, we get an update on the reopening of Sage Hills and other foothills trails kept closed this spring. Normally they reopen on April 1, but the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and its partners decided to postpone to give trails more time to dry out and mule time to forage on…

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2018 Tourism Report: Sporting Events Brought $10 Million Boost To Local Economy

The 2018 Annual Tourism Report is out from the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce. It breaks down how sports events, outdoor recreation and more impact the local economy, with big events alone bringing in $10 million to the Valley last year. Tourism remains the fourth-largest industry in the Wenatchee Valley, said Jerri Barkley, the Chamber’s…

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