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Common Ground | Touring wildfire presentation launches in June

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.

Forest Service advisory committee to meet

WENATCHEE — An advisory committee for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will meet next week to hear updates on planning for the forest.

Peshastin-Dryden sewer project to begin next year

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.
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Warmer temps, rain expected in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — More snow is in the forecast today for the east slopes of the Cascades, while higher Cascade passes could get another foot of flakes.

Climate at ‘breaking point’, leaders urge breakthrough

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.

Fall chinook having record season

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.

No easy answers when it comes to wildfires

WENATCHEE — More than 400 people packed the Numerica Performing Arts Center Monday afternoon to listen and participate in a community conversation about wildfires.
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What’s next for the Wolverine Fire’s huge contingency line?

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.

Volunteers needed for Douglas Creek project

WATERVILLE — The federal Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers to help spruce up areas of the Douglas Creek drainage on Saturday on National Public Lands Day.
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Discovering Charlie and the birds

Charlie Sheard is an early bird. He likes to head out shortly after sunrise, with binoculars in tow. It’s the real birds he’s after, just to look.

Disastrous’: Low snow, heat eat away at Northwest glaciers

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.

Progress made, but Chelan fires still growing

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.