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WenatcheeOutdoors.org Launches New Website

Haven’t visited the WenatcheeOutdoors.org website lately? Then take a look. Since the start of 2016, the Outdoor Discovery Network (the non-profit organization overseeing WenatcheeOutdoors) has been modernizing the look, simplifying the use, and improving the functionality of the WenatcheeOutdoors website. The original website was launched in 2005 and, over the course of a decade, WenatcheeOutdoors became the go-to website for information about person-powered outdoor adventure sports in and around Central…

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Apple Capital Loop Trail to get final eight mile markers

RunWenatchee announced today it has raised $19,935 for the project and has ordered the eight mile-markers from Graybeal Signs in Wenatchee. The funds came from private, public and nonprofit sources. The markers are expected to be installed by late June. “The need for a complete network of mile markers on the Loop Trail has existed for awhile, and we are happy to have played a role in seeing this project…

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Tour de Bloom adds Leavenworth race to its 2016 lineup!

The Tour de Bloom Stage Race and Omnium is going Deutschland. The longtime Wenatchee Valley cycling event, being held May 6-8 this year, is adding a Leavenworth Road Race that will have riders racing on Highway 2 in Tumwater Canyon and starting and finishing in the town’s famous Bavarian Village. The Leavenworth race on May 6 is the first of four stage races geared for top riders, including pros. Besides…

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Make Mission a part of your Holiday Tradition

These past few weeks at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort (just 20 minutes away from downtown Wenatchee) have been epic! Last weekend Mission got 13” of pure powder dumped on it and Mother Nature has just been adding to it all week. The resort got another 6” in the last 24 hours, making the total snow depth 56” at the summit and 48” at the base. Needless to say…

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RunWenatchee announces 2016 event lineup

WENATCHEE — RunWenatchee announced today it will put on 10 running races and events in 2016 in Chelan County. The running organization’s calendar includes four road races, five trail runs and a trail running film festival. People can register for the events by going to www.runwenatchee.com. “With our road and trail runs, we have a great mix in store for runners and walkers in 2016, and a mix that truly…

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Lake Chelan Marathon race canceled due to wildfires

MANSON — The Sept. 12 Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon has been canceled due to wildfires burning in the region, organizing group RunWenatchee announced today. As of now, the plan is still to hold the event's half-marathon and 10K races that day, with the half marathon utilizing a new course. There is no fire activity near the half-marathon or 10K courses. Rain is forecast to fall in the region…

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Recreation on the Radar

A couple of important processes are in the works concerning the future scope of recreation in the Wenatchee Valley. On the outdoor recreation scene, a group of local stakeholders has been formed with the intent of gaining a better understanding of our outdoor recreation assets. It’s no secret Chelan and Douglas counties are continuing to gain momentum as an outdoor recreation hub for locals and visitors alike. Our unique blend…

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Raising Funds & Having Fun

There are many locally based groups that do tremendous ‘behind the scenes’ charity work that benefits area youth. One of those is the Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation, which will be actively raising money the next two weekends to help needy kids have the chance to participate in local youth sports programs. Saturday August 8th from noon-3pm, the public is invited to enjoy the Vintage Airstream Club tours at Wenatchee River…

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72 hours in North Central Washington

Great News!  Thanks so some great coverage NCW continues to gain coverage which equals visitors to our region.  Check out this article and watch for more including bloggers such as Seatte Refined, BC Living, Seattle Magazine, Alaska Air, Babytoboomer, and Daily Dish!  And to quote a friend in T Tourism, "Any dollar spent in NCW is a dollar well spent".  I could  not agree more.  And that you Wine Press…

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Washington’s 440 mile Cascade Loop Scenic Highway is EV-Ready

WENATCHEE – Gov. Jay Inslee today proclaimed the official start of electric vehicle tourism season at an electric vehicle gathering at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. With strategically located electric vehicle charging now in place, electric vehicle drivers can travel along the 440 mile Cascade Loop Highway route quietly and with zero tailpipe emissions. “This is an incredibly important step toward enabling broad adoption of electric vehicles in Washington state,”…

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