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Gnarly crash’

A Chelan County Sheriff's Office boat approaches the area below the Highway 28 bypass where rescuers helped a woman injured in a 1:30 p.m. Thursday crash.

Public comment sought on proposed BNSF move

MALAGA — The Malaga-Colockum Community Council will hold a special public meeting Tuesday to talk about a proposal to extend a second BNSF Railway track to Malaga for switching rail cars.

Just one of five races contested for City Council

WENATCHEE — Four of the five Wenatchee City Council races will be uncontested this election season, meaning Wenatchee will get its first-ever elected minority representative and two newcomers as well.

State legislature seeks youths for advisory committee

OLYMPIA — The state legislature is looking for volunteers, aged 14 to 18, for a 2-year stint on a 22-person council that works year-round to gauge the opinions of young people and meet with policy makers to discuss youth views.

Red Cross honors ‘Hometown Heroes’

WENATCHEE — The American Red Cross of Chelan and Douglas Counties Wednesday honored local police, firefighters and plenty of ordinary folks for doing extraordinary and even life-saving deeds.

Boys and Girls Club to host open house

BREWSTER — A new Boys & Girls Club in Brewster will host an open house at 3 p.m. on June 3 at the Columbia Cove Recreation Center, 601 W. Cliff Ave. in Brewster.

Kuntz v Campbell: Mayor’s race heating up already

WENATCHEE — Mayor Frank Kuntz and Councilman Bryan Campbell have clashed in recent months over a proposed ban on fireworks and installing traffic cameras in school zones and allowing marijuana businesses in the city. Now they will be taking their differences to voters and ask who should be the city’s next mayor.

Flood warning issued for burned areas

The National Weather Service has issued a short term flood warning for areas burned by last summr's Carlton Complex fires and a flood advisory for parts if Chelan County.

Violations by Mattawa company earn EPA fine

MATTAWA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined a Mattawa fertilizer and farm supply company nearly $63,000 for violating federal chemical reporting rules for the last two years.

Pool art

Artist Kasey Koski paints an intricate design in the wading pool at Pennsylvania Park in Wenatchee on Wednesday. Koski hopes to have the art done in the pool in the next week or so. Once complete, the idea is to allow people to use sidewalk chalk to color in the design. She also plans to do a similar project in the wading pool at Kiwanis-Methow Park in the fall, and Washington Park, next spring.

Microsoft seeks change in generator testing

QUINCY — Microsoft Corp. wants to change some of the parameters for testing backup generators for a new data center in Quincy, and the state will host a public hearing in July on the proposal.

Lab: Missing man died from overdose

WATERVILLE — A Rock Island man whose body was discovered seven weeks after his disappearance died from an overdose of methamphetamine, according to toxicology reports.

Common Ground | Cinder the Bear subject of a children’s iBook

One of the inspiring stories of the Carlton Complex Fire last year was the rescue of Cinder, the bear cub who suffered serious burns and survived. The bear, after spending nine months in rehabilitation at wildlife centers at Lake Tahoe and Idaho, is expected to be released June 3 into the wild in Okanogan County.