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Basin rattlesnakes can be dangerous

May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the third in a series about dangerous and irritating Eastern Washington Critters.Rattlesnakes abound in the Columbia Basin and Eastern Washington. My Dad, Max Clay, grew up in Number One Canyon, behind Wenatchee. He said one summer ...

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Dangerous critters lurk in the Great Outdoors

May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the second in a series about dangerous and irritating Eastern Washington Critters.Bears can be dangerous. There are both black and grizzly bears in Washington State. It is estimated 10, some say 20, grizzly bears are living in Washi...

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Beware: Basin critters can kill you

May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is the first in a series about dangerous and irritating Columbia Basin Critters.There are a few critters living in the Columbia Basin which are capable of killing you, while others are just irritating. Those capable of killing humans i...

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A few Columbia Basin hikes

May 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

Spring is a great time to discover Columbia Basin hidden places. Plus, this is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom, although seeing these plants can never be guaranteed. There are several easy walks/hikes within 70 miles of Moses...

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Meat tenderizer and jerky slicer practical tools

April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

A knife and a meat saw is all it takes to butcher wild game. This is true and, in fact, the way my butchering career began. Now, there should be no misunderstanding, when the words “My butchering career” are used. These words do not imply a...

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How to caramelize onions

April 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

OK, so an old hunter can learn new tricks. Onions are a favorite food of mine, sweet onions, especially. Caramelizing onions is a new-learned skill. Don’t know why it took so long to discover this interesting and versatile food.The exact re...

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Youth hunting weekend is here

September 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Youth, hunters under 16 years of age and accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old, are in the spotlight this weekend. There are several hunts available to them, including: duck, goose, coot, Sept. 17 and 18; pheasant, quail and partrid...

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Visit to wind farm educational

September 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm

E-mail from Cheryl They are difficult to miss heading west along I-90 just east of Ellensburg. They are 221 feet tall and white with three rotating blades, each 129 feet long. The Wild Horse Wind Facility operates and maintains 149 of thes...

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2016 Grant County hunting prospects continued

September 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Fish and Wildlife biologists put forth their best predictions or prospects for the upcoming hunting season. Note: Remember, these are only prospects. Hunting and weather conditions will dictate the number of birds and animals available to ...

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Nat Washington discusses homesteading

September 09, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Grant County history E-mail from Cheryl The Grant County Historical Society has compiled several volumes of Grant County history. The books are available for purchase at the Historical Society Museum gift shop in Ephrata. These are memori...

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