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Work starts on Brewster’s $3.5 million water project

BREWSTER — Work has begun on a $3.5 million project to replace two of Brewster's reservoirs, one of which has been losing some 60 gallons a minute after the Carlton Complex Fire two years ago.

UPDATE: Highway 153 reopens, flood watch continues

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. Friday: Crews have clared debris and water over Highway 153, which has now reopened, the state Department of Transportation reported. A flood watch for the region continues through 7 p.m. Friday.

Repair costs rising at Rocky Reach Dam

WENATCHEE — The cost to repair four defective turbine/generator units at Rocky Reach Dam has increased from an initial estimate of $50 million to $79.2 million over the next five years.

EPA fines former Omak mill operator

OMAK — The company that leased and operated a Colville Tribal plywood mill in Omak is facing an $89,000 penalty for repeatedly violating clean air rules, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

Motorcyclist airlifted after collision with deer

COULEE CITY — A Soap Lake man was in serious condition at Confluence Health in Wenatchee Thursday after he struck a deer on his motorcycle three miles south of Coulee City Wednesday afternoon.

Mudslides: McNeil Canyon, Highway 97 both reopen

NCW — Flash flooding and mudslides closed Highway 97 and McNeil Canyon Road for a few hours Tuesday evening, but authorities say damage was limited after rain fell on fire-scarred hillsides.

Cashmere skate park takes shape

Matt Stark of Portland-based Evergreen Stateparks smooths a freshly-poured concrete slab in Cashmere's Riverside Park on Monday. The skate park should be completed next week, said Mark Botello, director of planning and building for the city. It's part of a $500,000 project to renovate Riverside Park, funded by grants from the state Recreation and Conservation Office.

Rotenone proposed for Grant County lakes

EPHRATA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting next week to discuss plans to treat lakes in Grant County with rotenone in order to remove certain species.

Cool weather, yes, but don’t get used to it

WENATCHEE — If you’re enjoying this cool summer weather, well, don’t get too comfortable. The high temperatures in the mid-70s of the last few days isn’t expected to last, according to the National Weather Service.

Trail sign

Graybeal Signs employee Duane Jones unloads the two-mile marker that he is installing on a post along the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail near the Linden Tree park access. RunWenatchee raised $19,935 to install eight mile-markers along the trail to help tourists and emergency responders. Two other signs were installed along the trail three years ago using federal pedestrian safety funds.

Leading the cheer

Makaylah Strickland, 11, Wenatchee, leads a cheer with her team the NCW Sundevils at their last home tournament of the season on Saturday at Sterling Middle School. It was the second year for the Summer Scorcher tournament run by the Greater Wenatchee Girls Softball Association. Tryouts for next year's teams in the league begin in August. The Sundevils lost this game to the Moses Lake Wicked 4-2. The two teams also met in the championship game on Sunday where Moses Lake edged the Sundevils 5-4 by getting a run in ...

Water is on its way to parched Odessa

WARDEN — With the push of a button Wednesday, irrigation water some 60 years in coming started flowing to the first of 100,000 parched acres in the “Odessa Sub Area” near this small Central Washington community.

Four vie for vacancy on Chelan County Commission

WENATCHEE — Only one thing is certain in the four-man primary race for the District 1 vacancy on the Chelan County Commission — each of the two candidates voters send to the general election will be either a businessman or law-enforcement officer.