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The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

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This Afternoon

Hi69° Mostly Sunny


Lo50° Slight Chance Showers then Partly Cloudy


Hi74° Patchy Smoke

Friday Night

Lo51° Partly Cloudy


Hi77° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear


Hi76° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo56° Partly Cloudy

Labor Day

Hi80° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Helicopter begins scenic flights on waterfront

WENATCHEE — Two adult osprey perched on a power pole along Worthen Street, keeping a watchful eye as people loaded into a red helicopter in a nearby parking lot on Saturday.

Experts: Enjoy young osprey but keep your distance

WENATCHEE — The osprey chicks that have been growing all summer in nests atop old tree snags, bridges, power poles and special nesting platforms around the region are now starting to test their 3-foot wingspans, making human encounters with them possible.

Wolverine Fire now 20 percent contained

LUCERNE — Despite some growth on Thursday, firefighters have now contained 20 percent of the Wolverine Fire, which is now 27,394 acres.

After lion kill, bowhunters under the gun

CHATFIELD, Minn. — This sleepy southeastern Minnesota farm town is light years away from Zimbabwe, yet the public hurricane that erupted over the killing of an African lion by a Minnesota hunter was felt here.

Burning questions: Fire officials explain Wolverine Fire

Fire officials have faced tough questions and, at times, heated criticism from the public over the Wolverine Fire burning along the south shore of Lake Chelan. Here’s how fire officials are answering some of the most frequently asked questions.

Douglas County, BLM take another look at Douglas Creek Road

DOUGLAS — Douglas County and the Bureau of Land Management are re-examining a longstanding question of whether to repair or close a rough section of Douglas Creek Road that leads to a popular recreation area for locals and visitors alike.

City officials worry the smoke will chase tourists away

CHELAN — Tourists braved the smoky conditions around the Chelan area on Monday, but city officials wonder how long they'll stick around if the Wolverine Fire continues to move closer to the city in the days and weeks ahead.
Smoky skies at Daroga State Park

Holden still safe after fire crosses road

Update, 8:30 a.m. Monday: The Wolverine Fire has grown to more than 16,000 acres and a national Type 1 fire team is scheduled to arrive Tuesday morning to take over its management.

Air quality suffers with Wolverine Fire

CHELAN — Air quality in areas around Chelan and Manson were expected to reach levels considered unhealthy for sensitive groups on Saturday due to the Wolverine Fire.

Chelan’s rodeo royale

This weekend the Lake Chelan Rodeo was put on for the 96th year, rodeo official Cody Hodge said. The two day rodeo includes bronc and bull riding, roping events and a parade through the city of Chelan.