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Order could ease tensions at guarded gold mine

PORTLAND, Ore. — Armed activists brought in to guard an Oregon gold mine amid a bitter land dispute with the U.S. government are leaving the property after a judge ruled that a federal agency has to keep out until the matter is resolved, officials said on Thursday.

Ephrata man rescued from burning storage containers

EPHRATA – A homeless man who had been living in a storage container in Ephrata was rescued by police Tuesday morning as smoke billowed from one storage unit, and police heard pounding on the locked metal door of another unit a few doors down.

Lightning storm ignites brush fires

CHELAN — A lightning storm that made its way from Naches to Canada Thursday night started two small brush fires west of Entiat and Chelan.

Lawnmower ignites Entiat River home

ENTIAT – A riding lawnmower that caught fire ignited a newer home west of Entiat, causing extensive damage Thursday evening.

Testimony in nursing home case hinges on catheter care

WENATCHEE — The urinary infection that nearly killed a Colonial Vista care patient could have resulted from a catheter left in place despite a doctor's orders — or not, medical staff testified Thursday.

Sunglasses-selfie contest starts today

EPHRATA — Move over Ray-Ban, the Grant County PUD’s got 4,000 pair of shades that could win one of their wearers a free boat tour for four of the summer fun spots on the Wanapum Dam reservoir.

Speed limit to drop south of Quincy on Highway 281

QUINCY — The speed limits on Highway 281, south of Quincy, will be permanently reduced starting Wednesday to accommodate new turning lanes north and south of Road 9 Northwest.

Are walkouts legal? Some legislators would like to know

WENATCHEE — Are teacher walkouts legal? Some Washington legislators, feeling pressure from teacher walkouts in more than 60 Washington school districts, think it may be time to determine if walkouts or strikes by any public employees are legal and, if not, whether they should be punished by loss of pay.

Review of seismic study reveals no new danger for dams

WENATCHEE — Engineers at North Central Washington’s Columbia River dams have double-checked their data and concluded that the discovery last year of a major seismic fault west of Entiat will not oblige them to rethink the dams’ vulnerability to ground shaking.

Carlton Complex Fire 2014: The recovery continues

PATEROS — The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group raised just under $10,000 from benefit concerts over the last few weeks. The Copper Mountain Band played at the Pateros park in April, and last weekend, the Mosaic Arts Choir and Orchestra, along with Laura Love and Brittany Jean, entertained crowds for these by-donation events.

Don Senn’ interchange to be dedicated Tuesday

PESHASTIN — State and local officials, family and friends are welcome to attend the official dedication Tuesday of the Don Senn Memorial Interchange, popularly known as the “Big Y” junction of highways 2 and 97.

The one that didn’t get away

Wenatchee Valley College student Yuridy Rodriguez laughs as Austin Trombini struggles to get a fish off the hook Thursday. The two were among many that attended the annual Fountain Fishing Derby at the WVC fountain. The event was combined with International Day.