WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Commission on Tuesday will consider four amendments to the county’s shoreline development rules during a special public hearing at 5:30 p.m. at the county fairgrounds building in Waterville.
Partly sunny, breezy and dry conditions are forecast for Today and the Easter weekend after a splattering of light rain Thursday. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph could buffet the region today, but calming Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect mostly sunny skies and gradually warming temperatures of up to 65 degrees by Sunday.
WASHINGTON D.C. — All 26 federal lawmakers representing Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana Tuesday urged President Obama launch negotiations this year to modernize the landmark Columbia River Treaty with Canada — and rely on regional expertise to get it done by year end.
There’s gold in them thar’ streams. Joe Gill of Wenatchee pans for gold in the Wenatchee River, just downstream from the Sleepy Hollow Bridge. Gill said he’s been panning for gold off-and-on for the last 30 years.
Pit Lake will be the scene of a kid’s fishing day Saturday from 9a.m. to noon for children 14 and younger. Rock Island volunteers will serve coffee and doughnuts in the morning and hot dogs and soft drinks later. Some rods and reels will be available to borrow. The general trout opening day is April 26.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD General Manager Steve Wright says that emails released this month to a newspaper show that his actions as head of the Bonneville Power Administration were correct, if minimal, in delegating concerns about the federal agency’s practices for hiring veterans.