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Inslee issues guidance for museums, bowling and agritourism; updates guidance for outdoor recreation

Gov. Jay Inslee today, August 20, 2020, announced an updated guidance as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. “We have worked with stakeholders for weeks and sometimes months to arrive at these guidelines. We continue to balance the need for activities that contribute to physical, mental, and emotional well-being with the steps needed to control the virus. Our ability to reopen depends on every Washingtonian doing their part…

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State Parks takes action to minimize crowding at two parks in Chelan county

Visitors should be prepared to go somewhere else if park is full    OLYMPIA – July 24, 2020 – Today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced it will begin limiting the number of visitors at two state parks in Chelan county.  To avoid overcrowding, Lake Chelan and Lake Wenatchee state parks staff will close day-use areas to additional visitors when parking lots become full. This measure starts today. …

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Mission Ridge Chairlift Replacement Moving Forward

MISSION RIDGE NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: June 3, 2020 CONTACT:            Tony Hickok (509) 888-9404  ahickok@missionridge.com Permission granted to publish in part or full. Chairlift Replacement Moving Forward Wenatchee, WA -- Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort’s Chair 2 replacement project is well underway and is scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2020/21 season. “This is one of the most exciting projects to take place…

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Share Your #NCWlove & #VisitWenatchee Stories & Support the Wenatchee Valley!

Someone once said, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” While that might be true for a youthful crush, for a local economy like ours the absence of visitors and tourism dollars coming into our valley is being felt by the restaurants, hotels, and locally-owned businesses that make our community the vibrant and unique place that it is. It’s important that we as Washingtonians come together to support each other when…

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Wenatchee Wildlife

Wenatchee Wildlife Experiences With natural beauty and outdoor recreation abound, it only makes sense that the Wenatchee Valley would also be a hotspot for a variety of wildlife. From birding to bighorn sheep viewing, below are some of our favorite wildlife experiences for the nature-inclined. Go birding at Horan Natural Area. Within the nearly 200-acre Wenatchee Confluence State Park is Horan Natural Area – a concentrated oasis known for its…

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Tumbleweed Shop & Studio – Now # 1 on The Ave.

ARTISAN MADE GOODS Tumbleweed Shop & Studio and I go back about 10 years to 2008-2009 when I owned a women’s clothing store in downtown Wenatchee called Studio 10 Boutique.  Jessica Russell, creator and owner of Tumbleweed Bead jewelry, suggested I sell her signature hoops in my store. Which I did, and they sold like crazy!  One time, I even sold a pair of gold hoops straight from my ears…

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The Five Best Burgers in the Wenatchee Valley

The hamburger is the most popular snack food in America, and like most things American it came from somewhere else.  What started as meat being ground into mush under some Mongolian warrior’s saddle a half a world away eventually made its way to the city of Hamberg, Germany, where the sandwich takes its name. However, it wasn’t yet THE hamburger. It took an enterprising food vendor many years later in…

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A Couple of Locals and a Good Night Stay at the Hilton

My husband and I are Wenatchee residents, me for almost 14 years and my husband for 9, and instead of going out of town and spending a ton of money, we thought it would be fun to make our Valentine’s Day this year a staycation and use a gift certificate we won at a silent auction for a one night stay and breakfast for two at the brand new Hilton…

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10 Events to Celebrate in Wenatchee in 2020

Though it fits the bill as an outdoor-lover’s paradise, there’s much more to Wenatchee than nice hikes and scenic vistas. A lively indoor market, budding startup scene and breweries and wineries abound have all recently put the Wenatchee Valley on the cultural map. While the Fourth of July celebration and Mission Ridge’s Christmas on the Mountain are some popular events in town, there are many more ways to celebrate the…

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Three Ways to Stay Active this Winter in Wenatchee

With nearby snowshoeing, downhill skiing and a world-class climbing gym, Wenatchee is an easy target for those looking to stay active this winter. Whether you’re looking for a place to burn off some of the Bavarian sweets you found in Leavenworth or spend a day adventuring indoors, there is plenty to explore in this quaint, Central Washington town. Downhill Skiing at Mission Ridge Open seven days a week, Mission Ridge…

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