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This Afternoon

Hi72° Mostly Sunny


Lo50° Mostly Clear and Breezy then Mostly Clear

Memorial Day

Hi76° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo51° Mostly Clear


Hi81° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo56° Mostly Clear


Hi87° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear


Hi89° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo61° Partly Cloudy


Rockets fly for Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky is a rocket launch held Memorial Day weekend at the Sportsman Club in Mansfield. Launch Director Dale Woodford hoped to have about 400 to 500 launches at the event that ends Monday around noon. The largest rockets at the event are about eight feet tall and are restricted to flying below 14,000 feet above the ground. For more information on the event see

A new day for Leavenworth’s KOA

LEAVENWORTH — Memorial Day weekend marks the first big weekend of a new season at many campgrounds across North Central Washington.
Sinking boat

Rio Tinto contractor rescues seven people, plus dog on Lake Chelan

LAKE CHELAN — A Woodinville family of three adults and four teenagers was rescued by a Rio Tinto subcontracter Friday afternoon, after spending about half an hour treading water as their boat was sinking miles from shore in Lake Chelan.

City closes deal on waterfront hotel property

WENATCHEE — The city signed an agreement Thursday with developers for the $1.3 million sale of property near Pybus Public Market to be used for a future hotel.

Expertise sought in Leavenworth gunfire case

WENATCHEE — The lawyer for Robert Friess, shot at by a Chelan County sheriff's deputy after emerging from his parked truck with a handgun, hopes to spend about $5,200 in public money to account for all the gunfire.

From ‘The Heart of Hell’ | Local WWII vets in new Iwo Jima book

WENATCHEE — The Battle of Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and in U.S. military history. Two days before the Marine invasion of the Pacific island, a small group of Navy gunboats set the stage and helped reduce later casualties by thousands.

Skaters up in arms about demolition of Leavenworth Skate Park

LEAVENWORTH — In three weeks, the city of Leavenworth is tearing out the Leavenworth Skate Park. The city announced Tuesday that a replacement will be built in the next two years with the help of the Cascade School District.

Deputy shoots dog in Eastside yard

EAST WENATCHEE — A Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a dog Wednesday evening when it lunged at him several times and injured his right forearm, said Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal.

Humane Society sets low-income cat clinic

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will hold a low-income spay/neuter clinic for cats on June 18 at the Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave.

Inmate’s judicial run challenged; attorney under investigation

WENATCHEE — Attorneys for Chelan County seek to keep a jail inmate from running against the judge who sentenced him, even as the inmate's attorney is under investigation for allegedly providing him a set of unauthorized hair clippers against jail policy.

Campers warned of closed roads, fire danger

NCW — As campers head into North Central Washington for the start of camping season this weekend, state and federal agencies are warning that some Forest Service roads are closed due to washouts.