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Ecology issues new order for Buckhorn Mine

CHESAW — The state has ordered Kinross Gold Corporation and Crown Resources Corporation to do more to capture and treat water from the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw.

A watchful eye

A boat on the Columbia River passes by an osprey perched on the dock at Wenatchee's Riverside Park on Monday, July 25. Ospreys nest on a nearby pole behind Pybus Public Market.

WDFW wants input on budget

WENATCHEE — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting in Wenatchee on proposals to increase license fees and state funding to expand conservation programs and fishing and hunting opportunities.

What’s “SUP?”

A yoga class takes to paddleboards Wednesday near Walla Walla Point Park's swimming area. Taught by Bridget Shae with ILa Yoga of Wenatchee, the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sessions are scheduled throughout the summer.

Small Winthrop-area wildfire contained

WINTHROP — Crews Saturday had almost extinguished a lightning-sparked fire reported Thursday evening in the 8-Mile drainage north of Winthrop.

Highway 153 reopens, flood warning expires

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. Friday: Crews have clared debris and water over Highway 153, which has now reopened, the state Department of Transportation reported. A flood watch for the region expired at 7 p.m. Friday.

Repair costs rising at Rocky Reach Dam

WENATCHEE — The cost to repair four defective turbine/generator units at Rocky Reach Dam has increased from an initial estimate of $50 million to $79.2 million over the next five years.

EPA fines former Omak mill operator

OMAK — The company that leased and operated a Colville Tribal plywood mill in Omak is facing an $89,000 penalty for repeatedly violating clean air rules, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

Motorcyclist airlifted after collision with deer

COULEE CITY — A Soap Lake man was in serious condition at Confluence Health in Wenatchee Thursday after he struck a deer on his motorcycle three miles south of Coulee City Wednesday afternoon.

Mudslides: McNeil Canyon, Highway 97 both reopen

NCW — Flash flooding and mudslides closed Highway 97 and McNeil Canyon Road for a few hours Tuesday evening, but authorities say damage was limited after rain fell on fire-scarred hillsides.

Cashmere skate park takes shape

Matt Stark of Portland-based Evergreen Stateparks smooths a freshly-poured concrete slab in Cashmere's Riverside Park on Monday. The skate park should be completed next week, said Mark Botello, director of planning and building for the city. It's part of a $500,000 project to renovate Riverside Park, funded by grants from the state Recreation and Conservation Office.