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Flash Flood Watch issued July 31 at 11:49PM PDT until August 01 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY... .BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY

Today

Hi98° Isolated Thunderstorms

Tonight

Lo72° Isolated Thunderstorms

Saturday

Hi97° Isolated Thunderstorms

Saturday Night

Lo71° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Sunday

Hi98° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo73° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi99° Hot

Monday Night

Lo72° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi98° Hot

Tuesday Night

Lo70° Mostly Clear

Large plume builds over Chiwaukum fire this afternoon

Update, 3:16 p.m. Wednesday: The columns of smoke building over the Chiwaukum Creek Fire west of Leavenworth and the Duncan Fire in the Entiat Valley are rising into the upper atmosphere, making them visible for miles around. Fire officials say the fire is actively burning and growing as expected in the hot, dry conditions. But the Chiwaukum fire is mostly burning within fire lines and is not making any big runs yet, they said.

Inaction frustrates missing pilot’s family

CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICA — The search for a missing pilot with ties to Chelan has ended, leaving his frustrated family with unanswered questions and, so far, futile efforts to urge the U.S. government to take more action.

Theft suspect leads police in foot pursuit

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee police ended a short foot chase early this morning by arresting a 35-year-old Chelan man who had climbed onto a roof in the 200 block of South Wenatchee Avenue.
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Alta Lake State Park hopes for speedy reopening

PATEROS — Despite blackened trees and campsites covered in ash, Washington State Parks officials are working to reopen parts of the Alta Lake State Park in early to mid-August.

Team Rubicon steps in to help

PATEROS — Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization, was enlisted by Pateros last week to lead and organize relief efforts.
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Making a splash

For water lovers, it’s no sweat to stay cool when the Wenatchee River is nearby.

Portland grain

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bids as of noon Tuesday for grains delivered to Portland, by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel. Information from USDA Market News Service.

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 7 a.m.
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Old news: Manson traders, farmers

Wapato John (1825-1911) and his wife Madeleine (1832-1930) at their Manson home shortly before his death. He had a trading post and farm near the mouth of Navarre Coulee.

Leavenworth and Wenatchee air quality gets worse

LEAVENWORTH — The state Department of Ecology deemed Leavenworth’s air quality “unhealthy” and Wenatchee’s air quality “unhealthy for sensitive groups” Tuesday afternoon.
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Medicare, Social Security face money problems

WASHINGTON — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.