An Ellensburg angler has set a new Washington record by catching a Pacific bluefin tuna weighing just over 39 pounds.
Got a hankering to head out of town? Just a short drive from Seattle will take you to Chelan’s Winterfest, Outhouse Races, Skagit’s Eagle Festival, a Bavarian Ice Festival, a Brewfest, a Wine and Seafood Festival and much more. Here are some of our favorites.
For those over 21 who enjoy a great winter ale, there are lots of local events that celebrate craft beers, micro brews, Belgian-style and interesting flavors. Pick one, or more, and head out for a weekend of tasting!
Ready to head out for the weekend? Oktoberfests and beer events, Apples and cider, and art of all kinds, are just some of the great events happening just a short drive away from Seattle.
Thousands of firefighters are still battling five major wildfires in Eastern Washington that have burned a total of 186 square miles, but managers are increasingly confident they’re gaining control.
People are breathing easier in parts of central Washington, where for the first time in nearly two weeks there are no reports of hazardous air conditions.
A lightning storm set to hit the region Saturday could ignite even more blazes and bring little to no rain. Smoke from the current fires across the central part of the state has already prompted some schools to relocate weekend sporting events. Central Washington University has moved its Saturday football game against Azusa Pacific from Ellensburg to the Seattle suburb of Bothell.
The Table Mountain Complex of wildfires in central Washington’s Chelan and Kittitas counties has tripled in size to more than 47 square miles, and residents of 161 homes north of Ellensburg and Liberty are being urged to evacuate, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff.
Officials urged residents around the Mission Ridge ski area southwest of Wenatchee to leave their homes because of the rapid growth of the Table Mountain Fire Complex.
Time to fuel up the car and hit the road for one last long weekend before summer’s end. Fortunately, there’s lots of great festivals happening in Washington, so you won’t have to travel far to celebrate maritime heritage, Northwest blackberries, cowboys and rodeo or arts and crafts.