The Wenatchee World



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Some closures still in place

TWISP — While most of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has reopened following wildfires and flooding, a few roads will remain closed through the Labor Day weekend.

Measuring the vibe

PUD tests Peshastin Pinnacles area for effects of jackhammering

Campfire bans partly lifted

NCW — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has partially lifted a forest-wide campfire ban.

Old news

100 years ago — 1914

After the flood

On the eve of reopening, Eastmont High copes with a major water leak

Deported drug suspect returns to stand trial

WENATCHEE — A drug defendant whose deportation led Chelan County into a legal tussle over his bail has returned to the United States to face his felony charge.

Railway reopens after fire

PATEROS — The Cascade & Columbia River Railroad is back running between Oroville and Wenatchee.

Pedestrian reports robbery

EAST WENATCHEE — A 31-year-old East Wenatchee man told police that he was robbed at knife-point Sunday night in the 1100 block of Valley Mall Parkway.

Old news

100 years ago — 1914

July jobless rate falls to lowest in seven years

WENATCHEE — A summer surge in home construction and seasonal labor helped shrink Chelan and Douglas counties’ July unemployment rate by nearly 24 percent compared to one year ago.

Flash flooding causes collapse of three small dams

TWISP — Three small dams in the upper Benson Creek area collapsed on Thursday, contributing to flooding and mudslides that destroyed homes, took out fences and irrigation equipment, and dug huge channels south of Twisp.

Sheriff turns gun range into top-notch facility

OKANOGAN — When Frank Rogers took over as the sheriff of Okanogan County in January of 2003, he inherited a firing range and training room where his deputies could meet and sharpen their shooting skills.

Firearms classes

Classes, offered in the summer, include the New Gun Owner, Essentials, Women Only Essentials, Intermediate Shooting Skills, Fundamental Defensive Firearms, Gunfighting 101, Drills, and Defensive Shotgun.