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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

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Mission View sidewalk project begins today

WENATCHEE — Parking restrictions and some traffic delays are expected through August near Mission View Elementary School, as crews work to install a sidewalk along Terminal Street between Mission and Maker streets.

Fire victims urged to call in by Friday

OKANOGAN — An Emergency Operations Center set up in Okanogan to help victims of the Carlton Complex fires will close at 5 p.m. Friday.

Treasurer: Grant County wants a plan from hospital to repay debt

QUINCY — The Grant County treasurer has warned the financially strapped Quincy Valley Medical Center that if it doesn’t come up with a plan to pay back nearly $4 million in county loans that he will recommend commissioners get tough with the hospital.

Tumwater Canyon reopens to traffic

LEAVENWORTH — Highway 2 through Tumwater Canyon reopened to traffic at 9 a.m. this morning. A section of the highway had been closed because of fires in the area.
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Trace Adkins concert offers wildfire aid

WENATCHEE — Country music star Trace Adkins vows to donate $5 of every ticket to his Sept. 18 Wenatchee concert to Red Cross wildfire efforts.
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Few patients for new free clinic, but they will come

EAST WENATCHEE — Two doctors and several nurses have been patiently waiting for patients at the Lighthouse Clinic. They have a brightly painted, air-conditioned waiting room with lots of magazines. So what’s the rush?
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Smoke plumes impressive, but fire growth slow

NCW — Several fires burning across North Central Washington burned more intensely in the hot, dry conditions Wednesday, sending up smoke plumes that could be seen from across the state.
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Head Start director retires

WENATCHEE — Sara Bartrum of Wenatchee will retire Friday after 24 years as executive director of the Chelan Douglas Child Services Association.

Power still out for some

OKANOGAN — About 640 customers are still without power two weeks after the Carlton Complex fires consumed homes and power poles.
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Set in stone

Miguel Cuevas of M&E Memorial Markers in Wenatchee uses a knife to remove letters from a stencil that will be used as a guide to sandblast bricks at the American Legion, Post 10 in Wenatchee.

Hydro Park boat launch reopens today

EAST WENATCHEE — The boat launch at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park was to open today with a new, 38-foot ramp that makes the launch useable under lower water levels.

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.
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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.