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Suncrest Fire nears full containment

LEAVENWORTH — Fire crews expect to fully contain the Suncrest Fire today and transition management of the 390-acre fire back to local units Thursday.

Suncrest Fire is 50 percent contained

Update, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday:  With the Suncrest Fire 50 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, some fire crews are going back home. 

Wilderness fire smokes up valley

WENATCHEE — The 1,000-acre Buck Creek Fire continued to burn in Glacier Peak Wilderness on Saturday, posing no threat to homes but smoking up the Wenatchee Valley and nearby areas.

Crews make headway on area fires

NCW — Several fires burned through the weekend in North Central and fire crews made progress on most fires.

Julie Smith: Focus on gratitude

This past year has been a year of loss, a year of acceptance, a year of renewal, but mostly a year of gratitude. Our family has been so blessed by friends, family, neighbors and community members through this process of transformation. The fire on June 28 solidified our family as we began the process of sifting, and then the process of letting go. In letting go we have gained beyond measure. As a family, we were affected by fire twice last year, as our family haven in the mountains of ...

Scott Marboe: A new journey begins

I will admit, a big part of me has just tried to shut it down and make a clean break from all of it. Carrying the weight and burden of the loss — being strong for my family, the battles with insurance, the tremendous amount of decisions you have to suddenly make both short- and long-term as well as the financial pressure — it has really taken its toll, not to mention still trying to show up to work every day and pretend like all is OK, when inside you ...

Shelley Granger: Throwing the anger out

There comes a point when you realize that you are worth more than the Safeway sack of belongings you managed to grab at the last minute, just before your home and everything you've worked your whole adult life for goes up in flames. It is what is left that gives you the character to move on.

Debbie Fagerland: Acting on the impulse to help

Our family moved to Wenatchee 10 months before the fire came. We chose Wenatchee for many reasons, including the weather, recreation and beautiful scenery but we especially loved the sense of community we felt here. Little did we know what a special community it is.

Rock Island Grade fire contained

ROCK ISLAND — The Rock Island Grade fire that burned almost 150 acres was contained last night about 8 p.m., according to the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center.
Coles Corner wildfire almost corralled

Early morning wildfire near Coles Corner almost corralled

COLES CORNER — A wildfire reported at 3:45 this morning, two miles south of Coles Corner, is holding at about 7.5 acres and is 90 percent corralled, a fire-dispatch officials said this morning. No structures are threatened.

Meadow Creek wildfire fully contained

LAKE WENATCHEE — The Meadow Creek wildfire, five miles north of Lake Wenatchee, was fully contained and about 60 percent mopped up as of late afternoon Monday.

Digging in: Entiat Hotshots prepare for wildfire season

ENTIAT — On a cool Tuesday morning in late May, 20 members of the Entiat Hotshots wielded 25-pound chainsaws, tossed cut shrubs and small trees yards out of the way and chopped at the earth with Pulaskis.

Feds’ wildfire aid to state tops $3.5 million

NCW — Federal aid to help the state recover from last summer’s historic wildfires has topped $3.5 million, much of it going to North Central Washington counties and PUDs.