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Rescuers help lost, injured hunters

CONCONULLY — Rescuers who were stymied by too many downed trees on Tuesday reached an injured hunter north of Conconully Wednesday with the help of two volunteers with chainsaws.

See an elk? Report it!

NCW — If you see an elk, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to know about it. And if you see one that's dead or limping, they really want to know about it.

NCW steelhead fishing cancelled due to low numbers

NCW — The state has banned steelhead fishing in all of North Central Washington for the first time in 15 years due to a steelhead run that's about a third of its average size.

On golden path

Under a canopy of leaves, Navarre Leroy of Leavenworth, walks her dog Lily along the Bear Trail near Enchantment Park in Leavenworth Tuesday afternoon. 

Flash flood watch in effect for parts of NCW

NCW — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for late tonight through Thursday evening, when moderate to heavy rain is forecast to move in.

New trails proposed for No. 2 Canyon

WENATCHEE — The U.S. Forest Service wants to build almost 25 miles of new non-motorized trails and improve another 10 miles of trails built by mountain bikers to connect No. 2 Canyon with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust’s Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve trails.

Serious rain coming, but nothing too extreme

WENATCHEE — Say goodbye to sunny skies and frosty mornings. Grab a book or gear up for TV football. That rain moving in overnight is going to be with us awhile. And it's going to be considerable.

Forest Service announces summer job process

WENATCHEE — People interested in working for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest next summer should plan to submit an application at during the week of Nov. 15-21.

U.S. is ready to begin River Treaty talks with Canada

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. State Department has authorized talks to begin with Canada to modernize a landmark treaty with Canada that governs Columbia River operations for flood control and hydropower generation.

Study recommends new safety features on Highway 20

NCW — A study prompted by a high number of motorcycle fatalities on Highway 20 between Marblemount and Okanogan recommends new warning signs, wider pavement and other safety measures at seven locations.

PUD to again offer free parking at some state parks

WENATCHEE — Common complaint: Aaarg! If I’m a Chelan County PUD customer why should I have to pay to park in the PUD-owned Wenatchee-Confluence, Daroga or Lincoln Rock state parks?

Murray’s legislation aims to help when FEMA doesn’t

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After people in North Central Washington communities failed to qualify for federal individual assistance following two summers of major wildfires, Sen. Patty Murray introduced legislation last week to improve federal help in rural areas.

Land Trust buys Lester’s Trail

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust acquired the last puzzle piece in the Sage Hills area of the Wenatchee Foothills on Sept. 15 after trying for eight years.

The beginning of fall

Eri Takiya from Tokyo walks along the Wenatchee River in Tumwater Canyon Thursday morning enjoying the beginning of fall and the colors that brings. She was headed back to Seattle with a friend after spending the night in Leavenworth. Leaves are just beginning to turn from their summer green. The Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival in nearby Leavenworth begins this Friday and lasts through the weekend. For more information on the festival, see today's Go!