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Hot rods burn up the track at Renegade

Satisfying their love of adrenaline and fast cars at Renegade Raceway were numerous competitors and fans of drag racing this past weekend.

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Hillclimb races end

Racers find thrills and spills at Dry Creek

The weekend of adrenaline-fueled racing action is over at Dry Creek Recreation Area.

Cancer benefit this Saturday

Join the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation in support of local cancer patients and their families.

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Derby Day in Hisey Park

PowerBait, worms and Pautske land rainbow trout

Nearly 50 fishermen, from youth through adult, turned out Sunday morning for the annual Cherry Festival Fishing Derby in Hisey Park.

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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.