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Lo50° Mostly Clear and Breezy then Mostly Clear

Memorial Day

Hi76° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo52° Mostly Clear


Hi81° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo55° Mostly Clear


Hi87° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo61° Partly Cloudy


Hi82° Partly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo60° Mostly Cloudy


Hi85° Mostly Sunny


Grant County fire threatens homes near Vantage

 VANTAGE — Grant County fire officials have put out a request for all available resources to help fight a 600-acre wind-driven fire near Vantage this afternoon.

Rockets fly for Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky is a rocket launch held Memorial Day weekend at the Sportsman Club in Mansfield. Launch Director Dale Woodford hoped to have about 400 to 500 launches at the event that ends Monday around noon. The largest rockets at the event are about eight feet tall and are restricted to flying below 14,000 feet above the ground. For more information on the event see

A new day for Leavenworth’s KOA

LEAVENWORTH — Memorial Day weekend marks the first big weekend of a new season at many campgrounds across North Central Washington.

City closes deal on waterfront hotel property

WENATCHEE — The city signed an agreement Thursday with developers for the $1.3 million sale of property near Pybus Public Market to be used for a future hotel.

Expertise sought in Leavenworth gunfire case

WENATCHEE — The lawyer for Robert Friess, shot at by a Chelan County sheriff's deputy after emerging from his parked truck with a handgun, hopes to spend about $5,200 in public money to account for all the gunfire.

From ‘The Heart of Hell’ | Local WWII vets in new Iwo Jima book

WENATCHEE — The Battle of Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and in U.S. military history. Two days before the Marine invasion of the Pacific island, a small group of Navy gunboats set the stage and helped reduce later casualties by thousands.

Mother of Texas ‘affluenza’ teen indicted for money laundering

FORT WORTH, Texas — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense after killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash was formally charged with money laundering on Thursday, related to her helping him flee to Mexico last year, her attorney said.