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Collaboration hopes to spur larger forest health projects

WENATCHEE — For years, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest officials have known that thinning and burning areas deprived of fire for a hundred years improve the health of tree stands and help prevent catastrophic wildfires.

New committee to promote fire annexation

WENATCHEE — Two former elected officials are heading up a citizen’s committee to promote the annexation of Wenatchee into Chelan County Fire District 1.

Olds Station annexation may take more than a year

WENATCHEE — A proposal to annex the Olds Station industrial area into the city may not happen until April 2016 because of a lengthy review by the county assessor, city officials say.

Transport of big transformer delayed until Friday

WENATCHEE — Transport of a big, new transformer from Rock Island Dam to a switchyard near Lincoln Rock State Park has been delayed until Friday, Chelan County PUD officials announced.
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Driver injured when car hits tree

ORONDO — An 18-year-old Okanogan man was injured about 3 a.m. Sunday when his car left Brays Landing Road north of Orondo and crashed into a tree in an orchard.

Clean-up event set for May 2

WATERVILLE — The town’s annual clean-up event will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. May 2, or until all containers are full.

Police: Store staffer admits to $5K-plus theft

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee police said a surplus store employee admitted to stealing money from his employer at least once or twice each week since September, taking home more than $5,000 in embezzled cash.

Workshop set for wildlife area planning

OKANOGAN — Two wildlife areas in Okanogan County will be the focus of a public workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 11 at the Okanogan PUD, 1331 Second Ave. North in Okanogan.
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Leavenworth’s McCauley has the write stuff

Big-time sports reporter Janie McCauley, a 1994 grad of Leavenworth’s Cascade High School, packed her bags last weekend to cover major league baseball’s spring training this week in Arizona.
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Breezy play

Oak leaves blow into the fence surrounding tennis courts at Walla Walla Point Park on Saturday. Sunshine brought people to the park even with a breeze blowing through. Sunny skies and chilly nights, are forecast through Tuesday.