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Rats are unwelcome winter guests

WENATCHEE — The rats are back. Or, perhaps they never left. More concerning, many have moved indoors for the winter.

Beware of frozen pipes

CASHMERE — Cashmere city officials are recommending that residents who have had trouble with water pipes freezing this winter should leave a trickle of water running as outside temperatures begin to warm up.
Ice carving at Winterfest

Cold-weather carvers

CHELAN — John Hatcher, left, and James Stugart work Saturday on their carving of a Cerberus — the three-headed dog said to guard Hades — at the Lake Chelan Winterfest in Chelan.

Brr-brr-break in cold weather due Monday

EAST WENATCHEE — A welcome brr-brr-break in the region’s string of near-zero temps (and lower) should arrive Monday night when a new storm system both flushes out stagnant air and warms things up.

Public meetings opened on grizzly proposal

CASHMERE — Forest managers plan an informational public meeting Feb. 14 to discuss the potential return of the grizzly bear to North Central Washington.

Solid salmon returns expected

Salmon anglers are getting an early glimpse of what spring salmon fisheries could look like in the Lower Columbia tributaries, and it’s fairly good in a couple of spots and pitiful in others.
Weekend snow

Cold turns to snow this weekend

WENATCHEE — Warmer temperatures and a series of snow storms starting this weekend will replace the frigid cold of the past week.
stemilt and Section 16

Partnership’s Stemilt Basin lands finally secure — with catch

WENATCHEE — Two hotly contested sections of Stemilt Basin land covering 1,275 acres will finally be set aside for habitat conservation and recreation, but not without one, apparently last-minute catch that’s rankling the group that has lobbied since 2007 for the land’s protection.