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Sleepy Hollow Fire sparks online traffic

On Sunday, June 28, around 7 p.m. I got onto my phone and started scrolling through my email and checking Facebook, prepping myself for the week. Knowing that there was a fire across the river, I noticed that the updates on The Wenatchee World website and Facebook page were closer together, and I could feel a pit in my stomach beginning to grow.

PUD extends, expands moratorium on data mining businesses

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday extended the utility’s moratorium on new applications to supply electricity to energy-intense data-mining businesses and closed a loophole that was allowing data miners to apply anyway.

Sleepy Hollow Fire out

WENATCHEE — The Fourth of July weekend marked the end of the Sleepy Hollow Fire, one of the most destructive blazes in city history, even as dozens of fireworks fans flaunted bans across the region.

Army considers helicopter training in NCW

WENATCHEE — The U.S. Army wants to use a large area from southwest of Wenatchee to the Canadian border to train Black Hawk, Apache and Chinook helicopter pilots in high elevations.

Mission View fence transformed into art

Four hundred small aluminum squares were painted by students at Mission View Elementary school as an art project during the school year. Last week some students in the summer enrichment program helped artist Dennis Weddle of Bear Signs start to zip tie them to a chain link fence on the south side of the school, creating a massive art piece.

Thousands have a blast on a hot Fourth

WENATCHEE — Despite sweltering heat, thousands of revelers enjoyed the return of Wenatchee's Independence Day celebration Saturday in Walla Walla Point Park. Food, live music, kids activities and, of course, a huge fireworks show highlighted the seven-hour event.

NCW fire wrap-up

Here's an update on fires burning Monday in North Central Washington:

Fire investigators looking for white pickup

WENATCHEE — Investigators are asking for help identifying the driver of a white Toyota pickup seen near where the Sleepy Hollow Fire started June 28.
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July 4th bash is back

Organizers say it's a 'celebration of community' after fire rips through city