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Burnout set to strengthen Duncan Fire containment

ENTIAT — Smoke from an intentionally-set burnout on the Duncan Fire should be clearing today from the Entiat Valley and Lake Chelan area, Forest Service spokeswoman Robin DeMario said this morning.

City approves Apple Blossom statue downtown

WENATCHEE — An industrial/chic-style obelisk honoring the city’s long-standing apple blossom traditions will soon fill the new median strip at Orondo Avenue and Columbia Street.
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Wanapum Dam repair work at its peak

BEVERLY — It’s been a long summer of drilling, drilling and more drilling at Wanapum Dam, and workers have begun cinching the massive structure’s cracked spillway more securely to bedrock.

Wife is unwilling to shoulder burden of mother-in-law’s care

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, “Fred,” goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money to stay in an assisted living facility, but Fred wants to build a mother-in-law apartment for her on our property.

BB gun brought to scare away pigeons at medical center

WENATCHEE — The BB gun that triggered a lockdown Friday of Confluence Health’s Wenatchee Valley Medical Center was set to be used for the first time to scare pigeons off the roof, Wenatchee Police Chief Tom Robbins said Wednesday.

Festhalle theft case ends with lesser plea

WENATCHEE — The man accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the Leavenworth Festhalle events center while he worked as its manager pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of theft.

Washington test scores hold steady over 3 years

SEATTLE — Washington public school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but many more schools are failing to meet federal standards because the rules have changed, state education officials announced Wednesday.

Paving on Stemilt Loop Road delayed until Sept. 8

MALAGA — Paving work planned this week for Stemilt Loop Road has been postponed until Sept. 8 to give Chelan County crews time to clean up rain-caused washouts and debris deposits on roadways around the county.

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.
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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.