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You don’t have to let first-aid weigh you down

When trying to rid your pack of unnecessary pounds, the normal first-aid kit is worth putting under the microscope. With some scrutiny it's actually pretty easy to shed nearly a pound of first-aid weight and a liter of first-aid bulk from your kit.

Unhealthy smoke may clear Thursday

WENATCHEE -- Heavy smoke from several North Central Washington fires will cloak much of the region today and Thursday, creating potentially dangerous health conditions for people with lung and heart problems, as well as children and the elderly.

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.

Cooney Lake — Heat Wave Escape

In hot weather the three elements for beating the heat in the outdoors are shade, water, and elevation. Cooney Lake gives you all three. A shady, forested trail up Foggy Dew Creek helps control the heat on the approach. A lake for swimming waits at your destination. Finally, the elevation of the lake (7,230 feet) and the shaded groves of trees near its edge make Cooney a great place to chill away a summer heat wave.

Lake Chelan Marathon to make its 14th run

MANSON — The Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K will go off for the 14th time when runners toe the line on Sept. 12 and head out on the picturesque course.

Tow truck parade aims for record

WENATCHEE — A two-part parade of tow trucks aims to bust open the Guinness Book of World Records this weekend.

Group seeks fireworks ban in Chelan County

WENATCHEE — A group of Chelan County residents have started a petition drive to permanently ban the possession, use and sale of consumer fireworks.

Wilf Woods | Hiking

World War II was on, but I had a leave and came home to an invitation by my brother-in-law Walt Hiltner to join him on a hike.

Helicopter begins scenic flights on waterfront

WENATCHEE — Two adult osprey perched on a power pole along Worthen Street, keeping a watchful eye as people loaded into a red helicopter in a nearby parking lot on Saturday.

Experts: Enjoy young osprey but keep your distance

WENATCHEE — The osprey chicks that have been growing all summer in nests atop old tree snags, bridges, power poles and special nesting platforms around the region are now starting to test their 3-foot wingspans, making human encounters with them possible.

Wolverine Fire now 20 percent contained

LUCERNE — Despite some growth on Thursday, firefighters have now contained 20 percent of the Wolverine Fire, which is now 27,394 acres.

After lion kill, bowhunters under the gun

CHATFIELD, Minn. — This sleepy southeastern Minnesota farm town is light years away from Zimbabwe, yet the public hurricane that erupted over the killing of an African lion by a Minnesota hunter was felt here.

Burning questions: Fire officials explain Wolverine Fire

Fire officials have faced tough questions and, at times, heated criticism from the public over the Wolverine Fire burning along the south shore of Lake Chelan. Here’s how fire officials are answering some of the most frequently asked questions.