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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 09 at 1:46PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT EAST WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH

Today

Hi41° Patchy Fog then Cloudy

Tonight

Lo33° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi40° Rain Likely

Thursday Night

Lo35° Rain Likely

Friday

Hi45° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi48° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo34° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi45° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo37° Slight Chance Rain

Getting Out

NCW outdoor events through Feb. 5

Parlette bills aim to dramatically boost prescribed burning

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Natural Resources would be directed to reduce wildfire risks through prescribed burning on all state lands that currently threaten vulnerable communities by the end of June, under a bill introduced by Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee.

Workshop offered for wildfire contractors

PATEROS — People interested in contracting their equipment, goods or services with state and federal agencies to help with this year’s wildfires are invited to a free workshop from 1-3:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Pateros Fire Hall, 191 Industrial Way in Pateros.
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Scouts learn winter survival skills

About 180 Boy Scouts from the Columbia Basin District spent the night at Scout-A-Vista near Mission Ridge over the weekend, participating in a Wilderness Winter Camp, learning winter survival skills.
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Pine Canyon reopens after massive slide cleared

ORONDO — Highway 2 through Pine Canyon reopened in both directions at 4 p.m. Monday, after state Department of Transportation inspectors determined the slope was stable above the area of a massive rock slide.
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Bundle up and run

Dozens of people participated in the 5K Run and Walk during the Bundle Up Fest Saturday in downtown Wenatchee. In addition to the 5K, there was a 1K Kids Race, a petting zoo, a hay ride, a s'mores station, L-Bow the Clown and the Wenatchee Valley Youth Sports and Activities Fair, which took place close by in the Wenatchee Convention Center.
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Brewster Gardens Apartment tenants get help

BREWSTER — After worrying for almost a year about where she would live when the Brewster Gardens Apartments no longer offered subsidized rent, Sherry McDonald had a nice surprise.

Grant helps repair Horse Lake trailhead

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust received a $2,000 grant to help repair damages to the Horse Lake Reserve trailhead from the Sleepy Hollow Fire last summer.

Road to Echo Ridge closed temporarily

CHELAN — Hazardous driving conditions prompted the temporary closure of Forest Service Road No. 8020, which leads to the Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area, on Friday.

Common Ground | Praise for a couple of smart choices

I was pleased to see that the Douglas County commissioners have decided to partner with the Foster Creek Conservation District to develop a Voluntary Stewardship Plan for environmentally critical areas in the county.
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Everybody Out | Paddlers invited to kayak pool session

We live around some of the best rivers in Washington state and there are a plethora of paddlers in the valley, but not much in the way of a community of paddlers. Having access to an indoor pool is a great way to help grow the paddling community. Pools offer a chance for families to introduce kayaking to younger generations or for paddlers to get their friends into the sport.