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North Cascades Highway may open Friday

WINTHROP -- Until the North Cascades Highway opens to through traffic -- possibly Friday -- bicyclists have a unique opportunity to ride the plowed section of the eastern slope.

Cougar killed after trying to enter dog door

WINTHROP – A young male cougar was shot and killed after it prowled around one Winthrop-area residence, then ran to a neighboring home and tried to get in through its dog door two weeks ago.

Man slides 70 feet at Peshastin Pinnacles

PESHASTIN -- A 61-year-old man was helped from the Peshastin Pinnacles about 1 p.m. Thursday after he slid about 70 feet from an area known as Sunset Rock.

Fire victims can get help with rent, mortgage

NCW -- Okanogan County residents who lost their primary home in last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire can apply for a grant to help pay for one month’s rent or mortgage, offered by local real estate agents.

Wildland group resists Stemilt land-swap proposal

WENATCHEE — A grassroots group of orchardists, sportsmen and conservationists is resisting the latest effort by owners of Stemilt Growers to plant a cherry orchard on a portion of Stemilt Basin lands slated to remain open and public.

Winds push wildfire to 15 acres

TWISP – One home was threatened in one of the season's first wildfires Tuesday evening, when gusty winds pushed a wildfire uphill toward a residence that survived last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire.

Forest Service studying No. 2 Canyon trail system

There’s an intriguing proposal being studied by the Forest Service at the top of No. 2 Canyon that could ultimately lead to a trailhead and 33 miles of trails that would accessible for hikers, mountain bikers and backcountry horsemen.

Winthrop biathlete recovering after colliding with a tree

WINTHROP -- World-class biathlete Casey Smith is recovering at his family home in Winthrop from multiple broken bones and a punctured lung he suffered after skidding into a tree during a pre-race practice run in Canada.

Long-term parking

A rusted and badly mangled car, thought to be a 1965 or 1966 Pontiac Tempest, was removed Thursday from along the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail. The vehicle had been there since before the trail was built and had become more exposed over time. The Chelan County PUD decided to remove it for safety. PUD officials don't know why the car was there or who owned it.