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.
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.
WENATCHEE — A dump truck spreads gravel on the Apple Bowl field in preparation for the new artificial turf that will be installed later this summer. The field is scheduled to be turned over to the Wenatchee School District by September in time for the first football game.
SEATTLE — Three conservation groups are suing the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, saying it bypassed the public process when it opened 350 miles of U.S. Forest Service roads to street-legal all-terrain vehicles last month.
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday approved an agreement with Washington State Parks that will allow the PUD’s residential customers to get a day-use permit to park for free at Daroga, Lincoln Rock and Wenatchee Confluence state parks.