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Hang gliders get permit to land in Chelan Falls Park

CHELAN — Hang gliders and paragliders now have official permission to land in part of Chelan Falls Park, but they shouldn’t be swooping in on in-progress birthday parties or soccer games — at least not intentionally.

Tribes enact emergency road closures

NESPELEM — Saturated ground prompted the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation this week to close thousands of miles of dirt roads across their 1.4 million acre Colville Indian Reservation.

New protocols for killing problem wolves to be considered

NCW — The number of wolves in Washington grew to at least 115 last year — up by about 25 animals — and the agency that keeps tabs on them will soon consider changes to make it easier to kill wolves that attack livestock.

Kites in the wind

The seventh annual Entiat Kite Festival took place Saturday. Organizers had 200 free kites to give kids to decorate and fly.

Avalanche victim: ‘They were rock stars’

MAZAMA — When Mazama ski guide John Sunderland got knocked out and buried by an avalanche near Washington Pass almost two weeks ago, the four Seattle men who were with him knew instantly what to do.

Another road claimed by Gamble Land

METHOW — Two companies — including Gamble Land & Timber — sued this month claiming that Okanogan County has no rights to a portion of the 7.6-mile French Creek Road, near Methow.

Court upholds vacating Three Devils Road

SPOKANE — An appellate court has upheld a decision by Okanogan County commissioners to vacate a portion of the Three Devils Road and give the land to Gamble Land & Timber Ltd.

Chelan County letter takes swipe at grizzly plan

WENATCHEE — Important parts of the environmental-impact analysis that backs the feds’ interest in reintroducing grizzly bears into the North Cascades ignores current science and is based on outdated facts.

Thanks, Wilf

While attending a celebration in honor of the late Wilfred Woods, chairman of the board of The Wenatchee World, people put tulips at the base of “River Run,” an Art on the Avenues visiting sculpture sponsored by the Woods Family. The event started at the Numerica Performing Arts Center with music and speeches. Led by Wenatchee Youth Circus performers, the group then walked over Riverwalk Crossing pedestrian bridge to Pybus Public Market for a party. Wilf would have liked that.
Dozer clearing boulders from Lake Chelan slide

Update: Lake Chelan slide could be cleared by Friday

CHELAN — Blasting crews will work Tuesday along Lake Chelan's south shore to clear boulders from a rock slide that has kept a portion of Highway 971 closed since Wednesday night. Crews hope to reopen the route by Friday.