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Labor Day camping: Be prepared

WENATCHEE — If you're packing up the tent or RV and heading out for one of North Central Washington's biggest camping weekends of the year, there are a few things you should know.

Suncrest Fire nears full containment

LEAVENWORTH — Fire crews expect to fully contain the Suncrest Fire today and transition management of the 390-acre fire back to local units Thursday.

Suncrest Fire is 50 percent contained

Update, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday:  With the Suncrest Fire 50 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, some fire crews are going back home. 

Housing recs

Here's what the city's consultants recommend

Buck Creek fire meeting Saturday as temperatures cool

LAKE WENATCHEE — Buck Creek Fire officials will host a community meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club Hall, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road, to answer questions and discuss the environmental benefits of monitoring the fire but allowing it to burn.

Art of Community | Bourgeois creating community at Leavenworth Farmers Market

The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is making some wonderful progress in helping foster a greater sense of community while building a healthier bottom line, thanks to the energy and creativity of executive director Jenny Bourgeois and the board of directors. Bourgeois is a young leader to watch in North Central Washington.

Wenatchee Forest Service changes hours

WENATCHEE — Beginning Monday, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest’s headquarters in Wenatchee will close for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.

Riding for a win

Lonnie Howard of Wenatchee, prepares to hand off the baton to Terri Morrow on Friday as they compete in the Team Baton competition at the Patterned Speed Horse Association state finals, being held at Appleatchee Riders in Wenatchee. Howard and Morrow are part of team “Apple Knockers,” which also includes Lauren Garlock and Candice Sweitzer. They won the event, to become the state champions. There's no admission fee to watch the contest, which continues through Sunday.

Art of Community | OVWN Part 4 Identifying projects and lead partners

Publisher’s note: The is the fourth in a series of articles about the background and progress of Our Valley What’s Next, a grass roots community improvement project for the Wenatchee Valley. Check out the OVWN web site at and see the Art of Community Project web site at for photos, videos and more stories – Rufus Woods.

Colvilles awarded $8.3 million from Canadian mining company

SPOKANE — A judge has ordered the Canadian mining company Teck Metals Ltd. to pay nearly $8.3 million to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation for environmental studies and legal costs in a battle over Columbia River pollution.
House moving in the Entiat River Valley

Entiat River conservation project helps many, including salmon

ENTIAT — If a piece of land could talk, there wouldn’t be many that could claim to have helped fire victims, salmon, a contractor, an accountant and a building inspector. But there’s one parcel up the Entiat River Valley that’s done just that.