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This Afternoon

Hi38° Rain/Snow Likely and Patchy Fog


Lo31° Rain/Snow and Patchy Fog then Snow and Patchy Fog


Hi35° Snow

Sunday Night

Lo27° Mostly Cloudy


Hi31° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo20° Mostly Cloudy


Hi28° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo17° Patchy Freezing Fog


Hi27° Patchy Freezing Fog

Wednesday Night

Lo18° Mostly Cloudy

Reclamation settles suit over pollution permit

SPOKANE — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has agreed to settle a lawsuit over a permit it lacked that oversees and intends to reduce the oils and other lubricants that may spill into the Columbia River through operations of Grand Coulee Dam.

Slushy mess

As the weather warmed up on Wednesday afternoon, North Wenatchee Avenue turned into a slushy mess. It's that time of winter when sanding of the streets mixed with snow makes for an ugly street scene. Snow mixed with occasional rain will likely add to the slushy mess for the next few days. The National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of snow and rain Friday through Sunday for the Wenatchee Valley. Snow accumulations are expected to be about an inch or less each day. High temperatures will be about 34 degrees ...

Short-armed shoveler

Though only 65 pounds and not the 9 tons of a full grown Tyrannosaurus, Judah Graham, 7, Wenatchee garners plenty of attention from people who pass his house as he shovels snow Wednesday in his inflatable costume. Juday bought the outfit with Christmas gift money a year ago. "I want to be a really talented person to do lots of cool stuff," he explains. His next goal is to be on the television show America's Funniest Home Videos to win a new costume as this one is wearing out. He ...

Rats are unwelcome winter guests

WENATCHEE — The rats are back. Or, perhaps they never left. More concerning, many have moved indoors for the winter.

Beware of frozen pipes

CASHMERE — Cashmere city officials are recommending that residents who have had trouble with water pipes freezing this winter should leave a trickle of water running as outside temperatures begin to warm up.
Ice carving at Winterfest

Cold-weather carvers

CHELAN — John Hatcher, left, and James Stugart work Saturday on their carving of a Cerberus — the three-headed dog said to guard Hades — at the Lake Chelan Winterfest in Chelan.

Brr-brr-break in cold weather due Monday

EAST WENATCHEE — A welcome brr-brr-break in the region’s string of near-zero temps (and lower) should arrive Monday night when a new storm system both flushes out stagnant air and warms things up.

Public meetings opened on grizzly proposal

CASHMERE — Forest managers plan an informational public meeting Feb. 15 to discuss the potential return of the grizzly bear to North Central Washington.