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Art of Community | We can address the wildfire issue in NCW

It is remarkable how a small group of committed individuals in North Central Washington have changed the conversation in the state and in Washington, D.C., about what we can collectively do to address the wildfire threat in NCW.

Cause of Friday outage still under investigation

WENATCHEE — No obvious cause has yet been found for the day-long power outage that initially affected about 2,000 Chelan County PUD customers in central Wenatchee Friday, one of the coldest days of this winter season.

Art of Community | A concert to celebrate musician’s cancer recovery

A year ago, Wenatchee musician Rebekah Poulson flew to Boston for life-saving surgery for a rare form of appendix cancer. On Saturday night, she's hosting a Celebration of Life concert to celebrate her miraculous recovery.  The free concert will be held at the Valley View Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Wenatchee at 120 10th St. N.E., from 7-9 p.m.

Flu kills elderly NCW resident

EAST WENATCHEE — one Chelan County resident in their 90s has died as a result of contracting the flu, The Chelan-Douglas Health District says.
Downtown apartment fire

Downtown apartment fire forces evacuations

WENATCHEE — About 15 to 20 downtown apartments at Wenatchee Avenue and First Street were evacuated early Monday morning after an apartment caught fire above Cycle Central bike shop.
Ice carving at Winterfest

Cold-weather carvers

CHELAN — John Hatcher, left, and James Stugart work Saturday on their carving of a Cerberus — the three-headed dog said to guard Hades — at the Lake Chelan Winterfest in Chelan.

Playing at Winterfest

Lake Chelan Winterfest on Friday. Events continue today, Jan. 14 and next weekend. For more information see

Brr-brr-break in cold weather due Monday

EAST WENATCHEE — A welcome brr-brr-break in the region’s string of near-zero temps (and lower) should arrive Monday night when a new storm system both flushes out stagnant air and warms things up.

Police ID victim in Methow Street homicide

WENATCHEE — Officials have identified the 21-year-old man shot and killed Thursday on the 1200 block of Methow Street as Gustavo Maldonado-Salamanca.

Douglas, Okanogan PUDs break new power-use records

NCW — The Douglas and Okanogan County PUDs Friday reported new peak energy-use records, as customers’ electric furnaces worked overtime to ward off the zero and sub-zero temperatures early Friday morning.

Thinning and burning proposed near Twisp

TWISP — The Methow Valley Ranger District is proposing to thin and treat about 300 acres of national forestland on McClure Mountain to help protect an emergency communications site.

State officials urge no repeal of Obamacare

OLYMPIA — As federal lawmakers took their first steps toward repealing Obamacare this week, officials in Washington state were arguing against it with numbers.