The Wenatchee World



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Hi30° Scattered Snow Showers then Mostly Sunny


Lo16° Partly Cloudy


Hi25° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo15° Mostly Cloudy then Chance Snow


Hi23° Heavy Snow

Thursday Night

Lo23° Heavy Snow then Snow Likely


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Friday Night

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Hi35° Slight Chance Snow

Saturday Night

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War on cheatgrass

A helicopter flown by Ryan McDonald with North Wind Aviation from Entiat sprays Pseudomonas fluorescens bacteria on 130 acres of the Horse Lake Reserve Thursday, trying to kill cheatgrass around Horse Lake Ranch. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust has been trying to restore the area to natural vegetation since 2011. The organization hopes the spray will kill the invasive weed at its roots. The bacteria is naturally occurring. Sections of the foothills trail systems are closed for the season, including this area.

Bedbug treatment sets off fire alarm at Bruce shelter

WENATCHEE — Heat treatment to eliminate bedbugs at Bruce Transitional Housing, 206 Palouse St.,set off the building's internal sprinkler system Wednesday, summoning crews from Chelan County Fire District 1.

Vision group unveils blueprint for a better future

WENATCHEE — Leaders of an 18-month effort to envision a better future for the Wenatchee Valley unveiled their multi-point plan for improvement Wednesday before scores of civic, business and government leaders.

Comments open for wilderness packers

WENATCHEE — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has issued a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement outlining parameters for issuing long-term permits to outfitters and guides in wilderness and backcountry areas.

Management plan released for wildlife areas

OMAK — The state Department of Fish & Wildlife is inviting public comment on a just-completed draft management plan for two wildlife areas in north central Okanogan County.

Brothers injured when brakes fail

BREWSTER — A Pateros physical therapist and his brother were injured Tuesday afternoon when they crashed after the brakes on their flatbed truck failed.

Broker picked for insurance signups

WENATCHEE — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has designated a Wenatchee company to help people sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.