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Passenger in two-car accident is critical

WENATCHEE — A Royal City resident was in critical condition this morning at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane with injuries suffered in a two-car accident near Rock Island on Highway 28 Friday.

North Cascades closed for winter

MAZAMA — The North Cascades Highway is closed for the winter after an avalanche assessment today determined transportation workers could not safely reopen it.

Pet location company locates to Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — A start-up tech company that helps find lost pets has five employees and more than 100,000 customers — but not a single square inch of centralized office space.

Muffler Shop hotrods it to new location

Vroom! After 35 years in the same Wenatchee location, The Muffler Shop has moved to 221 Park St. That’s in the auto-repair district between the 7-Eleven store and the George Sellar Bridge at the south end of town. Owners Jerry and Junell Wentz say they’ll continue to service foreign and domestic vehicles — tractors to hotrods — and offer custom-built exhaust systems for just about any ride. “We do it all,” said Junell. “People wanting custom work for their hot rods have come from Canada, California and all around the ...

Overdue climbers found safe

LEAVENWORTH — Searchers were called out Friday to find two climbers who had lost their cell phone and couldn’t let friends know that they would be late.

Fire Relief Center cuts back hours

PATEROS — It started out of need, when hundreds of people were suddenly left homeless after the Carlton Complex Fires ripped out of control on July 17.

Six injured in head-on crash during snow storm

In the first significant snowfall of the season, six people were injured in a two-car, head-on accident that blocked traffic in both directions on Highway 28 Friday afternoon, according to a State Patrol report.

Fire ratings improve

CHELAN — Fire insurance rates for dozens of homeowners on the South Lakeshore Road near Chelan just got cheaper thanks to construction of a new fire hall.

Council plans Dec. 9 election

MANSON — Three at-large positions on the Manson Community Council are up for election, and anyone wishing to run must obtain signatures of 10 registered voters within the Manson School District by Dec. 1.

School hosts land swap hearing

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School District will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday on a proposed transfer of property to the city of Wenatchee.

Labor dispute continues to squeeze NCW apple exports

WENATCHEE — Just when North Central Washington’s apple industry was hoping for mega-exports from its largest crop in history, millions of boxes of ready-to-ship fruit are threatened with shipping delays in a labor dispute at the state’s major ports.