Environment

[5/11/21] Forest User Fee Increases Proposed

Posted in Environment, Recreation

It could cost you more to use the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  The proposed fee increases would involve more than 60 recreational sites, campgrounds, lookouts, trailheads and rental cabins and include the Tonasket Ranger District of the Colville National Forest.. The Forest Service said the fee increases would help offset the increased costs of maintenance and […]

[4/29/21] Chelan County Trails Survey Ends Friday 4/30

Posted in Environment, Local Government & Meetings, Recreation, Transportation

Where do you want to walk, bike or scooter to?  Chelan County wants to know.  Two years ago, the county began to put together what they call a County-wide Multi-Use Pathways Plan.  The county says they’ve long recognized the value and importance of non-motorized pathway networks, supporting resident quality of life and the regional economy.  […]

[6/19/20] New reports of vandalism near educational center near Entiat

Posted in Education, Environment, Law Enforcement

Vandals are wreaking havoc on a popular educational site that’s run by volunteers. Listen to the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center board president Dave Spies tell KOZI about the damage near Entiat, as well as give history about the center.

[6/17/20] A bear makes a friendly visit to Manson

Posted in Environment, Feature

What started as a normal Sunday morning in Manson turned into a wildlife adventure. Listen to Manson resident Julie Russell tell KOZI about her furry visitor. AUDIO: 1:30

[2/7/20] Plug your nose and take a deep dive into the life of the humble stink bug

Posted in Agriculture, Education, Environment

Listen to entomologist  Jim Hepler divulge the secrets of the humble stink bug to KOZI. He’ll be giving a free educational presentation this evening in Tonasket.

[2/6/20] Lake Chelan Rotary creates a visual slice of history with new mural

Posted in Environment, Feature

Listen to Rotarian Lester Cooper tell KOZI about the new Lake Chelan Rotary mural that was completed in December. Photo shows only part of the mural, which stretches across a wall just over half the length of a football field.

[1/28/20] A local bird is gaining ground after a long-time ranching family takes steps to protect its habitat

Posted in Agriculture, Business & Economy, Environment, Wildfire

The state’s few remaining Greater Sage-Grouse, which are known for the males’ flamboyant mating dance, just got a helping hand in securing their future. Listen to how a family’s five-generation ranch partnered with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust to make it happen.  

[1/27/20] A local volunteer firefighter saves dog after icy accident

Posted in Environment, Feature, Fire and EMS, Weather

When a pup went through the ice at Roses Lake in Manson last week, local firefighters saved the day. Listen to Manson volunteer firefighter Adam Rasmussen tell KOZI about the chilling rescue. 

[1/21/20] Icy weather over the weekend caused a slurry of accidents

Posted in Environment, Fire and EMS, Transportation, WeatherTagged , , , ,

With so much wintry weather, area roads are more dangerous than normal, causing drivers to slip and slide off the roadways. KOZI’s Celeste Hankins has the story.