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Rain brings minor flooding, snow to come

NCW — Steady rain on Thursday brought between one-quarter and two-thirds of an inch of rain to North Central Washington, causing minor flooding in the Methow and Chiliwist valleys where summer wildfires left bare hillsides.

Fire merger moves closer to April 28 public vote

WENATCHEE — At their first meetings in January, the Wenatchee City Council and Chelan County Fire District 1 Commission will consider authorizing a public vote on combining the city and county fire departments.

Three men arrested for gill-netting

COULEE CITY — Officials believe three men they arrested with illegal gillnets and 376 whitefish and one trout at Banks Lake this week could be tied to an illegal commercial market.

Beavers’ eagerness is the problem above Wells Dam

EAST WENATCHEE — The Douglas County PUD has doubled its budget for relocating or “lethally removing” beavers that are destroying native habitat along the Columbia River above Wells Dam and around the Methow Fish Hatchery.

Golf shoes for Christmas?

WENATCHEE — Rudolph has been losing his footing on the roof of Real Homes custom home business on North Wenatchee Avenue as employees have found him in various positions since putting him up. “We keep tying him up but he keeps slipping,” says Shawna Shelton. With wind expected Thursday night, the business decided to lay him down and secure him. It’s the first year for Rudolph at the business and they are awaiting a 15-foot abominable snowman that is in transit.

State Patrol: Highway death was intentional

EAST WENATCHEE — A 50-year-old East Wenatchee man intentionally ran in front of a semitrailer that killed him late Monday morning just east of East Wenatchee on Highway 28, according to the State Patrol.

New U.S. citizens take center stage at PAC

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley gave the United States 50 new U.S. citizens Wednesday in a naturalization ceremony that for the first time took center stage at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

Fire survivors offered trees, shrubs

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan Conservation District invites people who want to help victims of the Carlton Complex Fires to buy them native plants.

Old news

100 years ago — 1914

Former fugitive pleads in check-passing case

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee man who fled forgery and identity theft charges in Chelan County only to be arrested in a dramatic Oregon carjacking spree pleaded guilty Wednesday in his original case.

Old news | Apple Blossom’s Squilchuck princess

PRINCESS AND FRIEND: Dorothy Weeks, age 17, poses with her horse Sandy at the Jack Weeks ranch. In 1938, she was Princess Squilchuck in the Apple Blossom Festival parade. The ranch later became Squilchuck State Park.

Oh Christmas Tree

WENATCHEE — Proceed from sales at the Exchange Club Christmas tree lot benefit youth groups and activities in the Wenatchee Valley.