State Senator Found Dead in Suncadia Hotel Room

Washington State Senator Scott White, 41 years old, tragically died in his hotel room just outside Roslyn.  His body was found by the Suncadia housekeepers when he failed to check out.  The cause of White’s death is still a mystery.  Click the link to read more details about the Senator’s passing.

Pro-Amateur Championship at Suncadia Outside Roslyn

Suncadia GolfThe Pro-Amateur Championship at Rope Rider Course at Suncadia Resort outside of Roslyn WA is over and PGA Professional Brian Thornton of Meridian Valley CC and amateur Todd Densley were victorious.  The tournament which goes back to the 1920’s joins two players, one professional and one amateur, who combine to compete against other pairs.  This year the tournament was played at Suncadia’s Rope Rider Course which opened just this summer.  The Rope Rider course was named for the coal miners that rode the rope pulled coal cars at the old Roslyn Mines No. 9 and No. 10 which the course is built alongside.

Lions, Wolves, and Bears Oh My

Washington GrizzlyWashington State has mountain lions, and wolves are coming back, and now so are bears….grizzly bears that is.  While Washington has long had a stable population of black bears there had been no official sighting of a grizzly bear in the Washington Cascades since the 1960’s.  A year ago, a Mount Vernon man was hiking in the North Cascades just south of Highway 20 and saw a bear.  The man thought nothing of it because he assumed it was a black bear which he had seen before, but months later with encouragement of his friends he showed Fish and Wildlife who eventually determined it was a grizzly bear.  Click here to read more details of Washington State’s grizzly bear confirmed sighting but with the first confirmation of a wolf pack in the Cle Elum area in decades and grizzly bears in the Cascades – I am just waiting for Sasquatch to knock on my door.