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This Afternoon

Hi82° Partly Sunny


Lo59° Mostly Clear


Hi88° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo63° Mostly Clear


Hi86° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo62° Mostly Cloudy


Hi79° Chance Showers then Slight Chance T-storms

Wednesday Night

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Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

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Burn ban issued in Grant County

EPHRATA — Grant County commissioners imposed a temporary ban on outdoor burning beginning noon Wednesday.

2015 wildfires led to fewer prescribed burns

WENATCHEE — Last summer’s wildfires had yet another impact on North Central Washington: fewer acres on the national forest were treated through prescribed burning.

Leap of faith

Deven Heston, East Wenatchee, rides his skateboard at Riverside Park's new skate park in Cashmere on Wednesday. The skate park opened to skaters and bike-riders this week.

Sleepy Hollow not so sleepy

SUNNYSLOPE — Just about any summer weekend, the Sleepy Hollow bridge area is packed with picnickers, divers, rafters, tubers, kayakers and paddle boarders.

National Night Out

National Night Out was held at Memorial Park in Wenatchee on Tuesday evening. The annual community building campaign promotes police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, with the goal of making neighborhoods safer.

Crews make headway on area fires

NCW — Several fires burned through the weekend in North Central and fire crews made progress on most fires.

Slippin’ and slidin’

Ashley Swaney, left, 6, and Charli Miltenberger, 7, soak up the fun of a water slide at the Miltenberger family's campsite in Chelan's Lakeshore RV Park on Saturday.

Three-week road closure planned

LEAVENWORTH — Forest Road No. 7605 — also known as Doctor Bob Creek Road off the Icicle Creek Road — will close to all public access for about three weeks beginning Aug. 1.

First fires, then floods Now what?

NCW — After two years of fires and floods, Okanogan County is getting another hit from nature. This time, it's Mormon crickets.

Douglas PUD pitches in for park improvements

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County PUD commissioners Monday approved funding for public recreation improvements in Pateros and Bridgeport, two of the cities that border the Columbia River reservoir of the utility’s Wells Dam.

Fishing for memories

John DeMyer, Richland, helps his grandson, Jackson DeMyer, 3, East Wenatchee, with his fishing pole during an outing at Pit Lake in Rock Island on Wednesday afternoon. It was Jackson's first time fishing. The two found a shady spot that is designated as a fishing area for children only.

Wheat harvest starts on Badger Mountain

A combine cuts wheat on the foothills of Badger Mountain just east of Fancher Heights. The land is farmed by Tim Doneen and according to his dad, Mike, they started cutting on Sunday and will spend about two weeks cutting at the lower elevations then move to the top of Badger Mountain to continue harvest.