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Woman killed in motorcycle crash

TONASKET — A Tonasket woman was killed and her husband was flown to a Spokane hospital after their motorcycle hit a deer Wednesday evening.

Closures continue for wilderness fire

LEAVENWORTH — Recent rain has limited the growth of the Buck Creek Fire, which grew by 100 acres in the last week, and is now about 250 acres, officials from the U.S. Forest Service said.

Burn ban issued in Grant County

EPHRATA — Grant County commissioners imposed a temporary ban on outdoor burning beginning noon Wednesday.

2015 wildfires led to fewer prescribed burns

WENATCHEE — Last summer’s wildfires had yet another impact on North Central Washington: fewer acres on the national forest were treated through prescribed burning.

Leap of faith

Deven Heston, East Wenatchee, rides his skateboard at Riverside Park's new skate park in Cashmere on Wednesday. The skate park opened to skaters and bike-riders this week.

Sleepy Hollow not so sleepy

SUNNYSLOPE — Just about any summer weekend, the Sleepy Hollow bridge area is packed with picnickers, divers, rafters, tubers, kayakers and paddle boarders.

National Night Out

National Night Out was held at Memorial Park in Wenatchee on Tuesday evening. The annual community building campaign promotes police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, with the goal of making neighborhoods safer.

Crews make headway on area fires

NCW — Several fires burned through the weekend in North Central and fire crews made progress on most fires.

Slippin’ and slidin’

Ashley Swaney, left, 6, and Charli Miltenberger, 7, soak up the fun of a water slide at the Miltenberger family's campsite in Chelan's Lakeshore RV Park on Saturday.

Three-week road closure planned

LEAVENWORTH — Forest Road No. 7605 — also known as Doctor Bob Creek Road off the Icicle Creek Road — will close to all public access for about three weeks beginning Aug. 1.

First fires, then floods Now what?

NCW — After two years of fires and floods, Okanogan County is getting another hit from nature. This time, it's Mormon crickets.

Douglas PUD pitches in for park improvements

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County PUD commissioners Monday approved funding for public recreation improvements in Pateros and Bridgeport, two of the cities that border the Columbia River reservoir of the utility’s Wells Dam.