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Public comment urged on Icicle Basin water plans

LEAVENWORTH — A comprehensive package of proposals to increase water supply in the Icicle Creek Basin through water-storage automation in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and aggressive conservation is available for public comment through May 11.

Omak Police chief announces retirement

OMAK — After 33 years in law enforcement — including the last 16 years heading the Omak Police Department — Larry Schreckengast will retire at the end of June.

Car pursuit ends with short foot chase

WENATCHEE — A motorist led police on a chase through Wenatchee streets early Wednesday morning, hitting a car in a school parking lot and later fleeing briefly on foot.

Everybody Out | Dry Gulch Preserve

It's been called many things over the years: the Cannon Gold Mine, the Asamera Mine, the holdings of Conoco Phillips, the property purchased by the Appleatchee Riders. Now the land that borders Saddle Rock to the south and that was part of a mining operation until 1994 is known as the Dry Gulch Preserve. The property, which was once part of the second-largest gold operation in the United States, was purchased from Conoco Phillips in 2007 with the provision that the Land Trust would hold a conservation easement to it. ...

Walking in search of wildflowers

Susan Ballinger, left, leads hikers on the Wednesday Wildflower Walks in the Foothills for the Chelan Douglas Land Trust on Wednesday evening. On this walk she gave information on the Saddle Rock trailhead and showed off area flowers. The weekly one-hour strolls cover less than one mile and are scheduled through June 8. For more information, see the Chelan Douglas Land Trust website at

Rain forecast to douse heat spell

WENATCHEE — Get ready for a cool-down and maybe a wet-down starting Friday, ending a round of record-breaking warm temperatures earlier this week.

Cycling for fun and fitness

Most people in the Wenatchee Valley know that bicycling is a great way to stay fit and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, especially when the weather cooperates, typically March through early November. And unlike many other sports, such as tennis or soccer, there is no need to find a partner or join a team. One need simply head out the door when the mood strikes and/or the time permits. With our great availability of bike trails, i.e.,the Apple Capital Loop and extensions, along with the typically quiet backroads of the Upper Valley, ...

Getting Out

NCW outdoor events through April 29

April 28 the earliest any seats can go along parade route

WENATCHEE — To quell any kind of parade-seating arms race, the Wenatchee City Council passed a rule in 2013 stating that the earliest any seat can be placed along the parade route is 48 hours before the youth parade.