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City annexes Saddle Rock parcel

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee City Council approved the annexation of 4.7 acres at the base of Saddle Rock, paving the way for construction of a trailhead gateway.

Wenatchee Thunder lacrosse team beats Southridge

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Thunder lacrosse team beat South-ridge 16-3 on Wednesday. Gray Kolde led the team in scoring with four goals. Nate McCarthy and Robey Jorgensen added three apiece, Cole Loomis and Connor Tilly put home two each and Kyle Schmaltz and Ben Higley tallied a goal apiece.

Schoolhouse Rugby to face off with Spokane on Saturday

WENATCHEE — The Schoolhouse Rugby U-19 team will play Everett at noon at Confluence Park on Saturday, starting the rugby doubleheader. The men’s team, the Schoolhouse Rugby Hellhounds, will play the Spokane Razorbacks at Confluence Park at 2 p.m.

Hang gliders get permit to land in Chelan Falls Park

CHELAN — Hang gliders and paragliders now have official permission to land in part of Chelan Falls Park, but they shouldn’t be swooping in on in-progress birthday parties or soccer games — at least not intentionally.

Tribes enact emergency road closures

NESPELEM — Saturated ground prompted the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation this week to close thousands of miles of dirt roads across their 1.4 million acre Colville Indian Reservation.

New protocols for killing problem wolves to be considered

NCW — The number of wolves in Washington grew to at least 115 last year — up by about 25 animals — and the agency that keeps tabs on them will soon consider changes to make it easier to kill wolves that attack livestock.

Kites in the wind

The seventh annual Entiat Kite Festival took place Saturday. Organizers had 200 free kites to give kids to decorate and fly.

Avalanche victim: ‘They were rock stars’

MAZAMA — When Mazama ski guide John Sunderland got knocked out and buried by an avalanche near Washington Pass almost two weeks ago, the four Seattle men who were with him knew instantly what to do.

Another road claimed by Gamble Land

METHOW — Two companies — including Gamble Land & Timber — sued this month claiming that Okanogan County has no rights to a portion of the 7.6-mile French Creek Road, near Methow.

Court upholds vacating Three Devils Road

SPOKANE — An appellate court has upheld a decision by Okanogan County commissioners to vacate a portion of the Three Devils Road and give the land to Gamble Land & Timber Ltd.

Chelan County letter takes swipe at grizzly plan

WENATCHEE — Important parts of the environmental-impact analysis that backs the feds’ interest in reintroducing grizzly bears into the North Cascades ignores current science and is based on outdated facts.