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The one that didn’t get away

Wenatchee Valley College student Yuridy Rodriguez laughs as Austin Trombini struggles to get a fish off the hook Thursday. The two were among many that attended the annual Fountain Fishing Derby at the WVC fountain. The event was combined with International Day.

Forest Service meeting scheduled in Okanogan

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will host a listening session to talk about revising its forest plan, and listen to ideas on the process from the public.

Rocky Reach Trail to open in July

EAST WENATCHEE — The trail is paved but there's still landscaping and other work to be completed before the new Rocky Reach Trail opens to the public.

Water birders

Birders loaded into rafts and floated down the Icicle and Wenatchee Rivers near Leavenworth on Friday during an afternoon trip arranged during the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. The popular floats were run by Osprey Rafting. The annual festival ended Sunday.

Pateros, Brewster mayors opt not to run

OKANOGAN – In the past year, the cities of Brewster and Pateros appointed new mayors. But neither of them filed to keep the office last week.

Statewide drought declared

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on Friday, forecasting $1.2 billion in crop losses, a difficult wildfire season and possible water shortages for small communities.

Despite rebuff on Stehekin road, Parlette vows to push on

OLYMPIA – The National Park Service – in a letter to state Sen. Linda Evans Parlette – says it won’t be repairing, moving or reopening the upper Stehekin Valley Road, despite last year’s approval to do so by the U.S. Congress.

Rain offers only temporary relief from drought

WENATACHEE – It rained an inch in Wenatchee on Wednesday. That’s record rainfall for May 13 for the city’s water treatment plant, where the National Weather Service has been keeping records since 1925.

Bear relocated after run-in at campground

TWISP – A male black bear was captured and tagged on Wednesday and will be released in a more remote location after complaints by campers at the JR Campground on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

County sends road vacation issue back to hearing examiner

MALOTT – After losing public access to at least three other roads in their area, Chiliwist Valley residents were surprised but pleased when the Okanogan County hearing examiner recommended last week not to vacate the Three Devils Road.