Environment

[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.

[1/21/20] What do you get when you combine snowshoes and yoga? SNOWGA!

Posted in Environment, Feature, Health, Recreation, SportsTagged , , , ,

It’s a different type of Winterfest activity. Listen to the sounds of winter as Celeste Hankins takes you snowga’ing at Echo Ridge with Chelan yoga teacher Lynda Kennedy.

[1/21/20] Boat sinks to the bottom of Lake Chelan

Posted in Environment, Fire and EMS, Recreation, Weather

A boat owner who has his vessel docked on Lake Chelan at Harris Marina had an unhappy surprise Sunday, when his craft sunk to the bottom of the lake. Mark Evans and Reed Courtney tell KOZI about what happened and the effort it took to retrieve it.