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Free protective masks made available throughout Chelan & Douglas Counties

Photo courtesy: Pollution Air MasksThe thick smoke and hazardous air qualities around North Central Washington are prompting many to take a variety of actions to safeguard their health, including the wearing of protective masks.Area health districts in both Chelan and Douglas Counties have establish

IFIBERONE.COM - 2018-08-16 00:15:00

Poor air quality to continue 'for some time'

Buy this photoWorld photo/Mike BonnicksenAndrew Allan, of East Wenatchee, crosses Wenatchee Avenue at Kittitas Street on Wednesday morning. He often walks to the Wenatchee Public Library, and when the smoke gets bad, he stops by the Chelan-Douglas Health District to get a free mask.

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-16 00:39:00

East Wenatchee man sentenced in 2017 Dryden shooting

Chelan County detectives say Michael Joseph Hernandez and Modesto Bravo Gonzalez of Wenatchee attacked a 30-year-old man at a home. The victim said Hernandez, 35, shot him above the knee and Gonzalez, 43, beat him over the head with the butt of a pistol.

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-15 23:23:14

Cougar Creek Fire Grows to 31,000 Acres

The fire is 5 percent contained. Crews today are working to strengthen containment lines, improve roads, and perform burnout operations. More favorable weather conditions are expected but the inversion will result in continuing hazardous air quality conditions in the Wenatchee area. Entiat Valley Ro

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Wheat farmers will keep their East Wenatchee route

Stay with the story. Get full access to The Wenatchee World online for just pennies a day!For as little as 27 cents a day, you can have complete access to all the local news, photos and video content from North Central Washington's primary news source.Read on any device, whether smartphone, tablet o

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-15 19:57:11

Wenatchee man arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor

A Wenatchee man has been arrested and accused of making sexual overtures, soliciting images and sharing photos of himself to a 17-year old girl. 39-year old Brian Lynn Wood was arrested in an undercover sting operation last week. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department says the i

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Megan (Franza) Carlson | Coach mom

CASHMERE — After a hugely successful high school and college sports career, Megan (Franza) Carlson has settled into the rhythms of teacher, wife, and parent in Cashmere. It’s a new role she is excited about.

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-14 19:13:46

Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at the zoo

BELGRADE — American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the World War II and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers say.

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-16 10:00:00

Ninth Rabid Bat Found in Chelan County

WENATCHEE, WA.-Another rabies-infected bat was found over the weekend bringing the total now to 9 diseased bats discovered in Chelan County this year.Location where bat was found in CashmereThe most recent discovery was near Meadow Sweet Place in Cashmere on August 10th. It is unknown if anyone (or

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Upper Entiat River Valley mostly empty as crews work to slow Cougar Creek Fire

Stay with the story. Get full access to The Wenatchee World online for just pennies a day!For as little as 27 cents a day, you can have complete access to all the local news, photos and video content from North Central Washington's primary news source.Read on any device, whether smartphone, tablet o

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Tiny Samurai wasps deployed to fight stink bug invasion | WSU Insider | Washington State University

WENATCHEE, Wash. – His Toyota Prius loaded with tiny wasps, Josh Milnes is about to make life very difficult for an invasive stink bug threatening Washington fruit growers.

WSU.EDU - 2018-08-15 12:00:21

Rattlesnake bites Cougar Creek firefighter

Stay with the story. Get full access to The Wenatchee World online for just pennies a day!For as little as 27 cents a day, you can have complete access to all the local news, photos and video content from North Central Washington's primary news source.Read on any device, whether smartphone, tablet o

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-14 18:05:39

Cougar Creek Fire Breaks Containment Lines, Threatens Ardenvoir

ENTIAT, WA.- Another Red Flag Warning is in place over the fire area today. Cougar Creek Fire is now at 18,376 acres and 5% containment. Most fire growth occurred within the Mad River, Miners Ridge and Hornet Ridge Area. The fire pushed through containment lines in the McKenzie Saddle area where fir

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Sheriff's Office Increases Evacuation Levels on Cougar Creek Fire - NewsRadio 560 KPQ

Chelan County Emergency Management announced raised evacuation levels and a new evacuation notice due to the Cougar Creek Fire.The Entiat River Road from Mad River north to the end of the road (approximately to milepost 25) is all now Level 3, which means “leave immediately.”The Mad River Road and c

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Entiat River Road Closure Moved To Near Mad River Road - NewsRadio 560 KPQ

Mad River Road, including Ardenvoir, is now at a Level 2 (PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE)

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Deputies searching for driver involved in fatal hit-and-run

“It’s clear that the vehicle sustained front end damage and that the driver likely felt, heard or saw the collision with the pedestrian and then fled the scene,” said Sheriff Tom Jones. “We’re asking the driver to come forward and speak with investigators.”

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A rare stone that's only found in one Eastern Washington town: Where to hunt for Ellensburg Blues

The third rarest gem stone in the world and where in the PNW to find it. Rock n' Tomahawk Ranch allows people to hunt their 200 plus acres for blues for 5 dollars, to make a reservation call (509) 962-2403. Ireland Jewelers in Cle Elum makes finished piec

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Firehouse Pet Shop assists Wenatchee Valley Humane Society

The Humane Society is offering free pet boarding for level three fire evacuees. It is collecting donated food and supplies for the boarded pets, including: dog food, cat food, leashes, blankets, treats, toys, dishes for food and water.

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Wenatchee City Pool Programs and Centennial Park Concert Cancelled - NewsRadio 560 KPQ

Due to unhealthy air quality, the City of Wenatchee Parks Recreation & Cultural Services department is cancelling all evening programs at the City Pool for Thursday night Recreation Supervisor Caryl Andre said morning and afternoon programs were also cancelled due to the poor air quality.The conce

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High winds expected on Cougar Creek Fire

Incident Commander Rick Young is concerned the winds could push the more-than 10,000 acre fire into the Entiat Valley, but he noted that crews made good progress Wednesday and Thursday on a fireline on the eastern flank.

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE