Updated 11:10 p.m. Tuesday MAZAMA – Aerial search crews found plane wreckage in the north Cascade Mountains Tuesday evening. The Washington State Department of Transportation, however, has not confirmed that it’s the wreckage of a plane that crashed Saturday on a flight from Kalispell, Montana.
The Wenatchee Wild, preparing for their first season as members of the British Columbia Hockey League, are pleased to announce the return of August Von Ungern-Sternberg to the team for his second season.
WENATCHEE — Last year, Wenatchee native Josh Kato tore his hamstring near Jackson Hole, Wyo., about 700 miles into quite possibly the toughest mountain bike race in North America. A year later, he raced from Banff, Alberta to just north of the Mexico border in record time; 14 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes. The 40-year-old nurse completed the 2,745-mile course, gaining elevation equivalent to six Mt. Everest summits.
Update: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday: Crews in helicopters and fixed-wing planes have resumed their search today a plane in the North Cascades after 16-year-old Autumn Veatch walked out of the woods Monday afternoon.
MUR DE BRETAGNE, France — Wenatchee native Tyler Farrar finished in 119th place in the Tour de France's eighth state. Farrar, switching his role from sprinter lead-out man for cycling's final frontier, MTN-Qhubeka out of South Africa, has been finishing near the middle of the pack throughout the first eight stages.
NCW — The National Park Service banned all campfires in the North Cascades National Park Friday, adding to campfire bans already in place across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and bans on open burning in all four North Central Washington counties.
The Sleepy Hollow Fire started Sunday afternoon (June 28). Wind propelled the fire east and south toward Wenatchee where it destroyed 30 homes and several businesses before a combination of rain and firefighting efforts helped contain the blaze. Here's an accounting — one of hundreds around Wenatchee right now — of what took place on the front line the night of the inferno.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Foothills Trail system north of Fifth Street reopens to hikers and bikers today. The trail system was closed after the Sleepy Hollow Fire burned through portions of the area June 28.
ENTIAT — Local opposition is strong to a proposal by Waste Management to lease land near Entiat’s proposed Columbia River marina and future waterfront commercial district as a transfer point for Seattle-area garbage headed to the company’s landfill in East Wenatchee.