BEVERLY — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has closed five water-access sites along the Columbia River behind Wanapum Dam to ensure public safety and protect fish habitat and archeological and cultural resources.
BEVERLY — The Grant County PUD will host a public meeting March 25 on proposed shoreline-use rules that include fees for boat launches, docks, fencing, landscaping, buoys and water intakes on PUD property.
GRANT COUNTY — Along with some other areas, five water access sites along the Columbia River behind Wanapum Dam are now closed due to quicksand-like conditions from the drawdown in response to a cracked spillway.
Efforts to burn debris to minimize fire danger this summer backfired Tuesday when the wind picked up debris and sent the fire out of control. The brush fire, north of Chelan, grew to 50 acres before being contained, said Tim Lemon, chief of Chelan County Fire District 7 in Chelan. A property owner had been burning brush in the Cagle Gulch area of Union Valley, which is north of Chelan. It was reported at 12:30 p.m. Crews were still monitoring hot spots this morning.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont High School Principal Lance Noell said he was surprised by the reaction he got when he apologized to his teaching staff about the extended pass times required for students to hike the quarter mile between classes at Sterling Intermediate School and the high school undergoing remodel.