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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.

Fishing for memories

John DeMyer, Richland, helps his grandson, Jackson DeMyer, 3, East Wenatchee, with his fishing pole during an outing at Pit Lake in Rock Island on Wednesday afternoon. It was Jackson's first time fishing. The two found a shady spot that is designated as a fishing area for children only.

Wheat harvest starts on Badger Mountain

A combine cuts wheat on the foothills of Badger Mountain just east of Fancher Heights. The land is farmed by Tim Doneen and according to his dad, Mike, they started cutting on Sunday and will spend about two weeks cutting at the lower elevations then move to the top of Badger Mountain to continue harvest.

Ecology issues new order for Buckhorn Mine

CHESAW — The state has ordered Kinross Gold Corporation and Crown Resources Corporation to do more to capture and treat water from the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw.

A watchful eye

A boat on the Columbia River passes by an osprey perched on the dock at Wenatchee's Riverside Park on Monday, July 25. Ospreys nest on a nearby pole behind Pybus Public Market.

WDFW wants input on budget

WENATCHEE — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting in Wenatchee on proposals to increase license fees and state funding to expand conservation programs and fishing and hunting opportunities.

Small Winthrop-area wildfire contained

WINTHROP — Crews Saturday had almost extinguished a lightning-sparked fire reported Thursday evening in the 8-Mile drainage north of Winthrop.

What’s “SUP?”

A yoga class takes to paddleboards Wednesday near Walla Walla Point Park's swimming area. Taught by Bridget Shae with ILa Yoga of Wenatchee, the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sessions are scheduled throughout the summer.