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Tonasket schools to start Sept. 2

TONASKET — The school district in this fire-threatened community has announced that classes for the 2015-16 school year will begin, as planned, Sept. 2.

City to add sidewalk in South Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — Work got underway this week on one of several sidewalk improvement projects that will be done in South Wenatchee in the coming weeks.

Air so thick…

WENATCHEE — Grab a mouthful of that air and chew.

Small explosive device found near Soap Lake

LAKEVIEW — A small explosive device ignited a roadside fire Wednesday night in this community south of Soap Lake, but responders extinguished the blaze and rendered the device safe.

Fire danger closes National Forest north of Highway 2

NCW — U.S. Forest Service officials Thursday closed the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands north of Highway 2 because of extreme fire danger. The closure will continue until further notice.

Waterville fair opens today

The NCW District Fair in Waterville opens its doors Thursday at 9 a.m. and will continue through Sunday.

Leavenworth water users asked to cut back

LEAVENWORTH — The City of Leavenworth has declared a “minor” water shortage and is asking city residents to voluntarily practice water-saving measures.

Red Cross combines shelters

CHELAN — The American Red Cross Northwest Region has consolidated and moved two evacuation shelters to the Lake Chelan United Methodist Church. The church is at 206 N. Emerson St., Chelan. The new shelter for evacuees of several North Central Washington wildfires opened Wednesday.

Flags ordered to half-staff for firefighters’ services

OLYMPIA — Saying Gov. Jay Inslee was "deeply saddened" by the deaths of three firefighters in the Methow Valley Aug. 19, his office announced the lowering of all Washington and United States flags over state facilities.

This week’s gas prices

Local gas prices dropped below $3 a gallon on average for the first time in about two months.

Lake Wenatchee fire chief: Hope for the best but get ready now

LAKE WENATCHEE — Residents of this heavily forested mecca for outdoor recreation and outdoorsy living had a scare last weekend, when officials feared that the Wolverine Fire had spread into the upper Chiwawa River drainage — a rugged, well-fueled and tinder-dry passage way to many lake-area homes, cabins and businesses.

Five injured in wreck north of George

GEORGE — Three Ephrata residents and two Moses Lake residents were injured early Wednesday when their vehicle left Highway 283, four miles north of George, after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.