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Residents rehash firefighting issues in roundtable

OKANOGAN — A U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania visited Okanogan County Thursday to see the devastation from the 2014 and 2015 wildfires, and to hear about the impacts firsthand.

Ready, set … hike

WENATCHEE — Bernardo Maravilla, left, and Tanner Zimmerman, both Wenatchee Valley College students, put new fence posts in the ground at the Horse Lake Trailhead Thursday afternoon, getting ready for the trails in the area to open today. The previous 500 feet of fencing was burned up in last summer's Sleepy Hollow Fire. About 20 volunteers showed up to get the trailhead ready to open. For more on the local trails, see the story on Page A2.

Pot growers pack Okanogan meeting

OKANOGAN — Pot growers and their supporters showed up in force Monday night to ask the Okanogan County Planning Commission not to include proposed restrictions on growing or processing marijuana in a new zoning ordinance.

Canals to fill soon

A jogger makes his way along the irrigation ditch curving through East Wenatchee on Monday. Operated by the Wenatchee Reclamation District, irrigation water from this system services the areas of Dryden, Cashmere, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Rock Island. They expect water to begin flowing in the 34 miles of ditch on April 11.

Steelhead, trout fishing closes

NCW — Steelhead and trout fishing seasons in the upper Columbia River and its tributaries will close on Thursday.

Minimizing fire danger | Communication is critical

Editor’s note: The summer wildfire season is only a couple of months away and all this week we’ll report on steps you can take to make your home safer from wildfires. Today we focus on communication during the confusion and stress of a wildfire.

Minimizing fire danger: The house

Editor’s note: The summer wildfire season is only a couple of months away and all this week we’ll report on steps you can take to make your home safer from wildfires. Today we focus on roofing materials, windows and flammable materials.

Those bloomin’ cots

Apricot trees are blooming on Thursday along Northwest Cascade Street south of East Wenatchee.

Ravens chase owl from nest at Grand Coulee Dam

GRAND COULEE — No one knows for sure why a great-horned owl abandoned her nest in a small alcove at Grand Coulee Dam, but she was last seen being dive-bombed by an “unkindness” of ravens.

Sleepy Hollow suspect makes first court appearance

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee Valley man who allegedly confessed to setting the devastating Sleepy Hollow Fire shuddered through his first court appearance Thursday and told a judge he could not understand her explanations of the case against him.

Echo Ridge XC skiing offered free

CHELAN — Cross-country skiers, snowshoers and hikers can now use trails at the Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area near Chelan for free.

Getting Out

NCW outdoor events scheduled through April 1

Salmon festival recognized

LEAVENWORTH — The Friends of Northwest Hatcheries and the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex received an award for bringing the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival to the region for 25 years.

Arson arrest made in Sleepy Hollow Fire

WENATCHEE — A 37-year-old East Wenatchee man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Sleepy Hollow fire that destroyed 30 homes and damaged or destroyed four commercial buildings June 28.