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News of record

News of record reports in Chelan County.

Wildfire summit set for November

WENATCHEE — A group of local leaders and government representatives will come together Nov. 9 to talk about developing a regional approach for reducing the risks of wildfire loss.

Judge upholds Okanogan County’s vacated road decision

OKANOGAN — Despite a “significant financial and personal relationship” with the Gebbers family, there was no evidence that Okanogan County Commissioner Ray Campbell conspired or colluded with them when he voted to vacate a county road and give the property to a company owned by the family.

Conconully Lake Resort closes, for now

CONCONULLY — A concessionaire who threatened to stay at Conconully Lake Resort until he was forced out left peacefully in late September.
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A green oasis: Holden Village survives Wolverine fire

LUCERNE — The big-gun sprinklers are silent now, and metallic protection wrap is coming off buildings. In the distance, smoke wafts from small fires burning in tree stumps and exposed roots. There is a faint smell of smoke in the air.

Rio Tinto resumes work on mine cleanup

HOLDEN VILLAGE — About 250 Rio Tinto employees are back on the Holden Mine cleanup project nearly two months after the Wolverine Fire chased them from Holden Village.

Training kicked in to save deputy’s life

WENATCHEE — Mike Lamon has been over the shooting hundreds of times — in interviews, in casual conversation, in his daydreams and in his nightmares.

No time for the view

Jaime Arroyo, at left and his sister Erika Arroyo of Grandview Window Cleaning use a lift to clean the windows on a building on Front Street in Leavenworth. Tumwater Mountain and Icicle Ridge can be seen in the background.

Man shot during altercation

WENATCHEE — A 21-year-old Wenatchee man was shot in the thigh early Saturday morning during an altercation with a man who came to his residence.
5 Things | Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties

5 Things | Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties

My name is Kay Loeffler and I am the tutor coordinator at the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties. I taught English as a Second Language in South Africa for two years and trained tutors to teach ESL in South Africa, Malawi, Morocco and in the United States. When I came home to Wenatchee I wondered how I could use my training and experience. About that time, I saw an ad in the Wenatchee World for a position at the Literacy Council. It was actually an AmeriCorps position. I ...

Officials: Gunman committed suicide

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Christopher Harper-Mercer killed himself after he shot nine people to death and wounded nine others during an attack at Umpqua Community College, officials said Saturday.