A powerful wildfire presentation will begin making the rounds of North Central Washington communities to help address this vexing challenge. The presentation features Dr. Paul Hessburg of the Wenatchee National Forest and was produced by North 40 Productions.
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD expects to begin construction next year on a state-mandated project that will reduce phosphorous discharge into the Wenatchee River by combining the PUD-owned Peshastin and Dryden sewer systems.
PARIS — World leaders launched an ambitious attempt Monday to hold back the earth’s rising temperatures, with the United States and China urging the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.
NCW — Fall chinook are spawning in record numbers this year, thanks in large part to public utilities that have been spilling water over dams for years to help fish, according to the Bonneville Power Administration.
LEAVENWORTH — For weeks, firefighters assigned to the Wolverine Fire cut trees, cleared brush and removed or chipped the downed fuel to build a 300-foot wide, 26-mile fireline stretching across the Wenatchee River Ranger District.
SEATTLE — In more than three decades of field work, Mauri Pelto has taken the measure of Washington’s glaciers during seasons of record-breaking snow and years that broke skiers’ hearts. But he’s never seen anything like this summer.
SEATTLE — Federal scientists based in Seattle and Alaska have found that oil — by impairing heart functions — can cause serious harm to herring and salmon at far lower concentrations than previously documented.
CHELAN — Progress has been made, but homes and other structures continue to be threatened by the Chelan Complex fires that have already destroyed 35 residences and 21 outbuildings around Lake Chelan and farther north.