WINTHROP — The legacy of three firefighters who died one year ago in the Twisp River Fire is a renewed effort to “put life first,” a top U.S. Forest Service official said at a remembrance event Friday.
Lonnie Howard of Wenatchee, prepares to hand off the baton to Terri Morrow on Friday as they compete in the Team Baton competition at the Patterned Speed Horse Association state finals, being held at Appleatchee Riders in Wenatchee. Howard and Morrow are part of team “Apple Knockers,” which also includes Lauren Garlock and Candice Sweitzer. They won the event, to become the state champions. There's no admission fee to watch the contest, which continues through Sunday.
Publisher’s note: The is the fourth in a series of articles about the background and progress of Our Valley What’s Next, a grass roots community improvement project for the Wenatchee Valley. Check out the OVWN web site at ourvalleywhatsnext.com and see the Art of Community Project web site at artofcommunityncw.com for photos, videos and more stories – Rufus Woods.
SPOKANE — A judge has ordered the Canadian mining company Teck Metals Ltd. to pay nearly $8.3 million to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation for environmental studies and legal costs in a battle over Columbia River pollution.
ENTIAT — If a piece of land could talk, there wouldn’t be many that could claim to have helped fire victims, salmon, a contractor, an accountant and a building inspector. But there’s one parcel up the Entiat River Valley that’s done just that.
Publisher’s Note: There is some community confusion about the Our Valley What’s Next effort that is underway in the Wenatchee Valley. I have enlisted the help of Steve Maher, who is managing this effort on behalf of the volunteer leadership team, to explain the purpose and process.
EAST WENATCHEE — Authorities say the owner of a standard-sized poodle who pulled out a pistol at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park on Friday morning wasn’t threatening anyone. Except maybe the pitbull that was fighting with his dog.