Have an adventure with Hanz

Hanz’s Big Adventure, a trials-format race for all ages, will be staged Saturday (Feb. 20) at the McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School. Guess how long it will take you to do your chosen course and enter your time here when you register. Course distances are 1, 2.5, or 5 kilometers. The skier who comes closest to guessing their actual time will be the winner. Skate or classic techniques are both permissible.

Registration is online via Webscorer and is free, but you must register before 9 p.m. on Feb. 19. There is no registration on the day of the event. To register, visit methowvalleynordic.com/events.

Comment on hunting regs

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed recommendations for the 2016-17 hunting seasons. Through Feb. 25, WDFW will accept written comments from the public to help finalize hunting rules and regulations proposed for the upcoming hunting seasons. The proposals and comment forms are posted on the department’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/regulations/hunting_regulations.

Most of the proposals address changes in special permit levels and other issues that were not included in the broader 2015-17 hunting plan approved last April by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. However, at the commission’s request, two proposals included in the three-year plan are again available for public comment. One relates to cougar-hunting seasons and the other to the use of bait when hunting deer and elk.