• WSU Cougars To Battle Rutgers Scarlet Knights In Seattle Thursday
    Posted: August 26th, 2014 Listen Live! Pregame Starts @ 5p.m. on KPQ 560am! A big win in the season opener would show that the improvement at the end of 2013 was for real, and the catastrophic finish in the New Mexico Bowl was inconsequential to the Cougars’ long-term goals. From top to bottom the Pac-12 is arguably the toughest conference in the country this season, and if the Cougars drop a winnable game against Rutgers they will have to make it up against a tougher foe down the road. What it means for Rutgers Not much is expected of the Scarlet Knights in their inaugural Big Ten season with many analysts projecting Rutgers to get one conference win, if any. But this team should be an improvement over last year’s young bunch, and with highly-respected coach Ralph Friedgen at offensive coordinator, Rutgers may be capable of a surprise. Beating WSU in Seattle would be a big step toward proving the doubters wrong. Key matchup Cougars QB Connor Halliday vs. Rutgers defense. Pass defense was Rutgers’ Achilles’ heel a season ago and the early indications are that it will again be the biggest weakness for the Scarlet Knights. Early injuries have decimated what was already a struggling unit, so much so that the team moved running back Justin Goodwin to cornerback even though he was Rutgers’ second-leading rusher last season. The Scarlet Knights gave up more than 4,000 passing yards last season, and they could be well on pace to beating that figure after the season opener if Halliday’s command of Washington State’s Air Raid offense really has improved. Article Courtesy of Spokesman Review
  • Chelan County Commissioner Blames Wildfire Related Losses On Mismanaged Forest Land
    Posted: August 26th, 2014   Chelan County Commissioner Ron Walter claims mismanagement of Federal forest lands are to blame for private property losses in Okanogan and Chelan Counties. Walter questions why FEMA denies disaster aid to those who lost their homes to the devastating wildfires that. Walter says the recent fires have renewed calls for the US Forest Service to revise its policies for reducing fuels including salvage logging of burned timber...
  • Local Officials Express Concern About Arriving Grizzly Bears In North Cascades Park
    Posted: August 26th, 2014 Chelan County Commissioners say they have concerns about Grizzly bears moving into the North Cascades National Park..Commissioner Doug England reacted today to the Park Service announcenment thatt it has launched a three-year process to determine whether to bring grizzlies back in an effort to recover their population. The Commissioners shared their concerns about the plan on today's KPQ Morning Update. The park service said it would begin developing an environmental-impact statement evaluating a "variety of options for the future of the grizzly bear in the area." Director Jonathan B...
  • Leavenworth To Make Its Own Snow Before The Holidays
    Posted: August 26th, 2014   The city of Leavenworth is looking at making its own snow this fall.  City officials will be leasing a snow machine to ensure that the Front Street sledding hill will be white in time for Christmas-based events. City Administrator Joel Walinski says the city will use the snow machine this fall.  Walinski says having snow should create opportunities for other events.  The city may purchase the now machine if necessary.   
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