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Overnight

Lo60° Showers Likely

Sunday

Hi74° Scattered Showers then Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo53° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi74° Slight Chance Showers

Monday Night

Lo55° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi74° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo56° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi71° Slight Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo49° Slight Chance Showers then Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi73° Mostly Sunny

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.

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.

Apple Bowl up for rent

WENATCHEE — The new artificial turf is in, the lights are up, new bleachers and locker rooms are nearing completion. The Wenatchee School District's remodeled Apple Bowl stadium is ready to use. And not only by Wenatchee High School football and soccer teams. It will be available for rent to other schools and organizations for games and special events.