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Rio Tinto resumes work on mine cleanup

HOLDEN VILLAGE — About 250 Rio Tinto employees are back on the Holden Mine cleanup project nearly two months after the Wolverine Fire chased them from Holden Village.

Training kicked in to save deputy’s life

WENATCHEE — Mike Lamon has been over the shooting hundreds of times — in interviews, in casual conversation, in his daydreams and in his nightmares.

No time for the view

Jaime Arroyo, at left and his sister Erika Arroyo of Grandview Window Cleaning use a lift to clean the windows on a building on Front Street in Leavenworth. Tumwater Mountain and Icicle Ridge can be seen in the background.

Man shot during altercation

WENATCHEE — A 21-year-old Wenatchee man was shot in the thigh early Saturday morning during an altercation with a man who came to his residence.
5 Things | Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties

5 Things | Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties

My name is Kay Loeffler and I am the tutor coordinator at the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties. I taught English as a Second Language in South Africa for two years and trained tutors to teach ESL in South Africa, Malawi, Morocco and in the United States. When I came home to Wenatchee I wondered how I could use my training and experience. About that time, I saw an ad in the Wenatchee World for a position at the Literacy Council. It was actually an AmeriCorps position. I ...

Two killed, seven hurt in Quincy-area crashes

QUINCY — Two drivers died Sunday in an early-morning head-on crash three miles south of Quincy. Four passengers, three of them children, were injured and taken to local hospitals.

Mistrial again in Arms case

NOTE: An earlier version of this story mistakenly said Scott L. Arms was formerly employed by the Stevens County Sheriff's Office.

Pateros boy recovering from head injury

SEATTLE — A Pateros High School football player was reported in satisfactory condition Friday in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center a week after he collapsed as he was walking off the field during a game against Waterville High School.

Some complaints, some compliments in after-fire review

OKANOGAN — Ed Conger, of Riverside, told Okanogan County commissioners Thursday that he lost his cabin in the Lime Belt Fire after the lightning-sparked blaze was allowed to burn for days. “I’m mad, because you made the same mistakes this year that you made last year,” he said.

Warrior Stampede race benefits fire victims

OMAK — After postponing the annual Warrior Stampede in Omak to this Saturday due to summer wildfires, event organizers decided to donate all proceeds to victims of those fires.

Suicide prevention march to be held Friday

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee and Eastmont high school students and teachers will march together Friday to show support for students struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide.

NCESD awarded grant to further space study

WENATCHEE — North Central Educational Service District has been awarded a $325,000 grant from NASA and the University of Washington to further science in local middle schools and high schools.