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Kretz wildfire bill passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill responding to concerns of some Okanogan County residents following last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire passed the state Senate by a unanimous vote on Monday.

One fish, two fish

Juan Farias, left, and Paul Bernal, both of Rock Island, watch as 1,600 fish are dumped into Pit Lake in Rock Island in preparation for a kids fishing day at the lake from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Family of missing pilot waiting to learn more

CHELAN -- The brother of missing pilot Bill Fitzpatrick said Wednesday that the family has received “unofficial confirmation” that wreckage and human remains found in the mountains of Cameroon are of Fitzpatrick and the plane he was flying.

Crescent Bar settlement approved

EPHRATA -- Grant County PUD commissioners Tuesday approved a settlement that will allow holders of now-expired leases to Crescent Bar Island RV lots and condos to remain on the island for as long as 36 more years.

Forest Service gears up for Chelan weed control

CHELAN – The Chelan Ranger District plans to pull and hand-spray for crupina, an invasive weed, near two remote campgrounds on Lake Chelan over the next several weeks.

Pateros hopes for new water tower while preserving the old

PATEROS – While Pateros city officials await funding for a new water tower, plans are underway to restore two old towers that ran dry last summer when firefighters were trying to save homes during the Carlton Complex Fire.

Common Ground | Cashmere Mill Site volunteers wanted for a morning of work and fun

The Cascadia Conservation District is looking for community volunteers to take part in a cleanup effort at the Cashmere Mill Site on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. til noon. We asked Amanda Levesque, Cascadia's education and outreach specialist, about this event and and what the organization is doing to make this valley a better place to live.

Fish pond being built at Beebe Springs

CHELAN -- Beebe Springs Natural Area offers migrating salmon and steelhead a safe refuge from predators while traveling up the Columbia River. The Highway 97 recreation area will also have something to offer kids who want to try their hand at catching fish.

Photo Gallery:Rams beat Wolfpack

The Wenatchee Valley Rams football team beat Spokane Wolfpack 43-15 on Saturday. The Rams have beat the Wolfpack in the Washington Football League championship game for the past two years

New record set for earliest apple bloom

WENATCHEE -- Red Delicious apple trees hit full bloom in Wenatchee late afternoon Thursday, breaking a record for early bloom date in the area that had survived for 80 years.

Columbia named country’s second ‘most-endangered’ river

A Washington D.C.-based lobbying group has named the Columbia River one of the country’s 10 “most endangered” rivers for 2015 in an appeal to federal government high-ups to modernize the Columbia River Treaty and add fish enhancements.

Velo club gearing up for busy spring

If you haven’t heard, Wenatchee Valley Velo has had a very busy winter, getting ready for this year’s events and positioning the club for the future.