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Feds begin meeting tour on salmon-protection plans

WENATCHEE — The three federal agencies tasked with helping devise the latest plan to manage federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers launched a two-month roster of public-outreach presentations here Monday.

Wenatchee native Paton takes third at National Championships

SNOESHOE MOUNTAIN, W.Va. — Cole Paton on Saturday took third the men’s club cross-country mountain bike championships held in West Virginia. Paton, who currently attends Fort Lewis College, finished behind only Colorado Mesa University’s Eivind Roed and University of Vermont’s Nicholas Lando. 

Rescuers help lost, injured hunters

CONCONULLY — Rescuers who were stymied by too many downed trees on Tuesday reached an injured hunter north of Conconully Wednesday with the help of two volunteers with chainsaws.

See an elk? Report it!

NCW — If you see an elk, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to know about it. And if you see one that's dead or limping, they really want to know about it.

On golden path

Under a canopy of leaves, Navarre Leroy of Leavenworth, walks her dog Lily along the Bear Trail near Enchantment Park in Leavenworth Tuesday afternoon. 

Flash flood watch in effect for parts of NCW

NCW — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for late tonight through Thursday evening, when moderate to heavy rain is forecast to move in.

New trails proposed for No. 2 Canyon

WENATCHEE — The U.S. Forest Service wants to build almost 25 miles of new non-motorized trails and improve another 10 miles of trails built by mountain bikers to connect No. 2 Canyon with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust’s Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve trails.

Serious rain coming, but nothing too extreme

WENATCHEE — Say goodbye to sunny skies and frosty mornings. Grab a book or gear up for TV football. That rain moving in overnight is going to be with us awhile. And it's going to be considerable.

Forest Service announces summer job process

WENATCHEE — People interested in working for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest next summer should plan to submit an application at during the week of Nov. 15-21.

U.S. is ready to begin River Treaty talks with Canada

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. State Department has authorized talks to begin with Canada to modernize a landmark treaty with Canada that governs Columbia River operations for flood control and hydropower generation.

Study recommends new safety features on Highway 20

NCW — A study prompted by a high number of motorcycle fatalities on Highway 20 between Marblemount and Okanogan recommends new warning signs, wider pavement and other safety measures at seven locations.

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.