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PUD to again offer free parking at some state parks

WENATCHEE — Common complaint: Aaarg! If I’m a Chelan County PUD customer why should I have to pay to park in the PUD-owned Wenatchee-Confluence, Daroga or Lincoln Rock state parks?

Murray’s legislation aims to help when FEMA doesn’t

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After people in North Central Washington communities failed to qualify for federal individual assistance following two summers of major wildfires, Sen. Patty Murray introduced legislation last week to improve federal help in rural areas.

Land Trust buys Lester’s Trail

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust acquired the last puzzle piece in the Sage Hills area of the Wenatchee Foothills on Sept. 15 after trying for eight years.
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The beginning of fall

Eri Takiya from Tokyo walks along the Wenatchee River in Tumwater Canyon Thursday morning enjoying the beginning of fall and the colors that brings. She was headed back to Seattle with a friend after spending the night in Leavenworth. Leaves are just beginning to turn from their summer green. The Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival in nearby Leavenworth begins this Friday and lasts through the weekend. For more information on the festival, see today's Go!
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Inslee supports campaign to stop Mazama mine

MAZAMA — Gov. Jay Inslee has agreed to support a push to remove some 340,000 acres of public land in the Methow Valley from mineral exploration and extraction.
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Feds: No protection needed for ground squirrel

WATERVILLE — The Washington ground squirrel — a species that Douglas County farmers are working to protect — has recovered enough to prompt the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to remove it from the list of federal candidate species.
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Fall burning part of prescribed fire pilot

WENATCHEE — Like most every fall, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is planning to burn thousands of acres in a controlled setting in an effort to reduce forest fuels and improve forest health.

State parks free on Sept. 24

NCW — Washington State Parks will offer free day-use parking on Sept. 24 for National Public Lands Day.
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Colville Tribal leaders join pipeline protest

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Colville Tribal leader Michael Marchand says he’s protested the plight of American Indians before, but has never seen anything like the gathering of tribes now standing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to fight a $3.8 billion pipeline.

Two arrested in Stemilt Hill cannabis raid

WENATCHEE — Two men were jailed Thursday after authorities raided a Chelan County marijuana operation that was allegedly growing illicit cannabis on state land.
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Land trust adds up Horse Lake fire damage

WENATCHEE — On Wednesday, Rebecca Frank and Omar Garcia, site stewards with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, walked through 20 acres damaged by fire earlier this week on Horse Lake Road. Their task was to assess damage.