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Jaana Hatton | Painting away the pain

“It still makes me sad,” says Martha Flores quietly, wiping her eyes. The accidental death of one of their foster children is painful to talk about, even 10 years later. Flores uses art to release pain, and to create joy.

Power outages still possible even in repaired areas

FIRE ZONES — Power outages can happen even in areas where crews have repaired fire damage, PUD officials say, if fire managers request that areas be de-energized for firefighter safety.

Bicyclist steals Japanese maple from Jiffy Lube

WENATCHEE — In the wee hours of Aug. 12, a bicycle-riding thief rode to the Jiffy Lube on South Mission Street, dug up a 2-year-old Japanese maple from a small flower bed there and rode off with it on his bike.

Carlton Complex is still the largest, single fire in state history

The Okanogan County Complex fires have burned more acreage than last summer's Carlton Complex, but they have not claimed the designation as the state's largest wildfire. The Carlton Complex, which started as four fires that merged into one massive fire, maintains that distinction.

Fires continue to grow, but not as fast

The good news on North Central Washington's many fire fronts is that no more structures burned, more help is arriving and winds have been fairly calm for the last few days.

Chelan-area losses could total $30 million

WENATCHEE — The Chelan Complex Fire and related wildland blazes have destroyed an estimated $30 million in Chelan County property since their outbreak.

Flag lowering timed to firefighters’ memorials

OLYMPIA — Flags across Washington will be lowered by order of the governor in tandem with the memorial services of three firefighters killed during operations in the Methow Valley.

Trail at Hydro Park to close for paving

EAST WENATCHEE — A section of the pedestrian trail at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park will be closed for paving Wednesday and possibly part of Thursday.