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Searchers spot plane wreckage

Updated 11:10 p.m. Tuesday MAZAMA – Aerial search crews found plane wreckage in the north Cascade Mountains Tuesday evening. The Washington State Department of Transportation, however, has not confirmed that it’s the wreckage of a plane that crashed Saturday on a flight from Kalispell, Montana.

Von Ungern-Sternberg to return for second season

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.

Kato finishes Tour Divide in record time

WENATCHEE — Last year, Wenatchee native Josh Kato tore his hamstring near Jackson Hole, Wyo., about 700 miles into quite possibly the toughest mountain bike race in North America. A year later, he raced from Banff, Alberta to just north of the Mexico border in record time; 14 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes. The 40-year-old nurse completed the 2,745-mile course, gaining elevation equivalent to six Mt. Everest summits.
Plane crash

Girl survives plane crash, walks out of mountains

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.

Farrar finishes in 119th place in eighth stage

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.

Campfire ban expanded as region prepares for wind, lightning

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.

Night of the inferno

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.

Foothills Trails system reopens after fire

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.

Rail garbage-transfer site proposed in Entiat

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.

Soap Lake begins new parks design

SOAP LAKE — Soap Lake’s parks and recreation committee wants to transform the city’s parks, and they’re asking the public to help them do it.
Air quality

NW fires continue to blow smoke

WENATCHEE — Smoky skies and compromised air quality are likely to continue another day as wildfires burn in North Central Washington and British Columbia.

Bridge jumpers can be fined

WENATCHEE — Chelan County Public Works wants residents in quest of a cool dip to know it is a violation of county code to jump off any Chelan County bridge.

Artificial turf coming to Apple Bowl field

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.