American Whitewater, a national organization, is teaming with local activists and enthusiasts to put on the 3rd annual Wenatchee River Festival in June of 2007 in Cashmere. The purpose, other than fun, is to raise money for whitewater and rafting/kayaking causes.
While Mike Stanford was doing some avalanche control work on Washington Pass in the North Cascades recently, he came across something he’d only seen one other time in thirty years of snow removal work.
For Snow Donuts (sometimes called Snow Rollers) to appear, there have to be some unique circumstances. Usually a steep incline that causes wet dense snow that has fallen or gathered on top of a hard crust of snow to slowly break away. The snow then rolls up on itself as it travels down the mountain or hillside. Most often, snow donuts eventually cave in on themselves before they get to the bottom. It is rather unusual for them to stay intact.
This just in, it looks like springtime is coming to the Wenatchee area. As you can see from the picture below the melting snow and the light rain has left water building up in some areas. Soon springtime will be in full force!
Why is electricity cheaper on one side of the river than it is on the other? The Star-Online tackles the question of comparing the electricity rates offerred by the local NCW PUDs.
Brown & Cole Stores, Inc.’s bankruptcy is hitting Okanogan a little hard with the closing announced of the Okanogan Food Depot.
The New York Times discusses the cross country skiing possibilities in the Methow Valley. Great national exposure for a little corner of North Central Washington!
An article on UFO sightings mentions a 1950’s incident involving North Central Washington.
Congratulations Wenatchee! Country Home Magazine came out with it’s Greenest City rankings and Wenatchee finished 5th!
1st Place: Burlington, VT
2nd Place: Ithaca, NY
3rd Place: Corvalis, OR
4th Place: Springfield, MA
5th Place: Wenatchee, WA