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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 05 at 8:08PM PST until December 06 at 7:00AM PST by NWS

...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER PORTIONS OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN TONIGHT WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS WENATCHEE AND MOSES LAKE AREAS... .A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON BEGINNING TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST

Tonight

Lo22° Snow then Chance Snow

Tuesday

Hi30° Slight Chance Snow Showers then Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo13° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi24° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo15° Mostly Cloudy then Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi24° Snow Likely

Thursday Night

Lo20° Snow

Friday

Hi32° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo25° Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi36° Slight Chance Snow

Dressel first Velocity swimmer to swim at U.S. winter nationals

WENATCHEE — Isabelle Dressel’s performance at the 4A girls swimming and diving state meet was remarkable in a number of ways. Her swim in the 100-yard breaststroke was a top-10 time in Washington state history, a team record for Wenatchee High School, and a high school All-American automatic time.

Semi crashes close Blewett Pass on Friday

BLEWETT PASS — Blewett Pass was closed for about four hours Friday morning after a semi crashed, followed by three more semi collisions resulting from the first, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Mountain snow, valley rain, could hamper Thanksgiving travel

WENATCHEE — If you're planning to go over the river — or over mountain passes — and through the woods to grandmother's house for Thanksgiving today or Thursday, you might want to consider putting on those snow tires and carrying chains. And be prepared for some nasty, but perhaps beautiful weather and dicey driving conditions.

Prospect for mining in NCW under Trump considered

TWISP — Nearly 100 people gathered Thursday evening for an update on the Methow Headwaters Campaign’s efforts to prevent largescale mining on 340,000 acres of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest land in the Methow Valley.

Wenatchee Central Lions Club to host Apple Cup Party

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Central Lions Club on Nov. 18 will host an Apple Cup Tailgate Party at the Wenatchee Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and will feature a beer and wine bar. A tailgate lunch will be available for $15. The Wenatchee High School drum line will perform as well as sing the Star Spangled Banner and will lead the Huskies and Cougars fight songs.

Grant PUD approves $307 million budget

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD commissioners Tuesday approved a $307 million budget for 2017 that anticipates nearly $292.6 million in operational revenues, including a planned rate hike that will likely vary by customer class.

Sage Hills Trails to close for winter Dec. 1

WENATCHEE — The Sage Hills Trail system through much of the Wenatchee foothills will close for the season Dec. 1, the Chelan County PUD announced Friday.

Forest Service job signup starts Tuesday

NCW — People looking for a seasonal job with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest — or any national forest in Washington and Oregon — can apply for one week only, beginning Tuesday.

Voters give OK to minimum wage increase

Washington voters said yes to Initiative 1433, which will raise the minimum wage in the state to $13.50 by 2020. It also requires employers to pay for sick leave. 

Eastmont Parks bond narrowly passing

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County voters are narrowly approving a $4 million bond to upgrade the Eastmont Aquatic Center and the Eastmont Community Park playground in Tuesday's general election. At least that's where the bond stands until more votes are counted Thursday.
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Clean sweep

A Wenatchee City Public Works sweeper truck collects leaves on Pioneer Drive in Wenatchee on Monday.
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A change of venue

Zach Michel, 5, Wenatchee, tries out ski goggles at the Mission Ridge Ski Team's Ski, Snowboard, and Sports Gear Swap on Saturday. Zach has skied before and this year he will be taking lessons for the first time.