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Ancient fish

Restoration event focuses on lamprey

Biologists at a local hatchery have been studying an ancient fish in an effort to restore its numbers to the Yakima and Columbia rivers, as well as the Pacific Ocean.

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Get outdoors: smell the wildflowers

Hikers to explore different locales

At 10 a.m. tomorrow, recreationalists can enjoy the great outdoors on one of several wildflower hikes organized by the Washington Native Plant Society Columbia Basin Chapter.

Boaters urged to get trained

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Boating Program urges boaters to make sure they are prepared for the coming season by taking — and passing — a boater education course.

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Annual wild bird event on tap Saturday

The Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges is hosting its fifth annual winter birds event at McNary National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Project focuses on clean water, healthy forest

From peaks high above the Twisp valley, winter snow will soon begin to melt, swelling Libby and Buttermilk creeks on its way to the Methow River.

Little Goose area reopens

Access to Little Goose Lock and Dam’s tailrace fishing wall reopened yesterday, according to operations officials at the dam.

Unsafe gun storage bills introduced

Two bills requiring “safe”storage of firearms were introduced in the Legislature last week.

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Input on grizzly restoration sought

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are inviting the public to participate in a series of informational open houses regarding the proposed alternatives for the restoration of grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem.

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Parks and Recreation Commission meeting set

Agency to review director performance

The state Parks and Recreation Commission will meet next week to review the agency’s director.

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New manager positive about life, people

A 45-year veteran of the motorcycle industry has joined the family of the Lower Yakima Valley’s only powersports dealer.

Bowling Report

January 5, 2017

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Salmon numbers continue decline

Salmon throughout most of the state are in trouble, fisheries officials said.

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Americans second in division

The Tri-City Americans split their last two games, defeating the Spokane Chiefs 3-1 and losing 5-2 to the Kamloops Blazers.