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The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

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Lo52° Mostly Cloudy


Hi73° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo50° Mostly Clear and Breezy then Mostly Clear

Memorial Day

Hi76° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo54° Mostly Clear


Hi81° Sunny

Tuesday Night

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Hi87° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo59° Mostly Clear


Hi89° Mostly Sunny


Away from the sun

Children find a shady spot to play some one-on-one basketball last week in Peshastin at the elementary school. Rain and cooler weather is in the forecast for the greater Wenatchee area Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane. Expect up to two-tenths of an inch of rain over the two days, with most of it falling Wednesday overnight into Thursday. Highs will be in the low 60s both days. A ridge of warmer weather is expected to arrive starting Friday, with the high temperature creeping back ...

Frank’s Pond opens

World photo/Don SeabrookJayzee Hughbanks, 5, right, from Chelan, takes a look at a huge rainbow trout she fished from Frank's Pond at the Beebe Springs Wildlife Area near Chelan Saturday. It was the opening day for the new kids fishing area that was stocked with about 300 fish from the Chelan Fish Hatchery across Highway 97. The pond is open to youth who are 14 and under until at least August 8. Jayzee's father Chris is holding her fish with her sister Brynn, 8, watching. Next Saturday is the annual ...

Feds seek comment for improvements to aging hatcheries

WENATCHEE — Two federal agencies are seeking public comment by May 6 on potentially sweeping improvements to fish production and water use at the national fish hatcheries in Leavenworth, Winthrop and Entiat.

Everybody Out | Sun Lakes and Dry Falls Trips

Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City offers a menu of relatively tame outdoor outings highlighted with a few dashes of craziness. That seems appropriate given that most of the region’s geologic history has been relatively tame, except for the occasional dash of extreme craziness. The first dash was the fissure flows and eruptions during the Cenozoic Era about 16 million years ago that laid down the many layers of basalt that cover this landscape.

Spring burning planned near Lake Wenatchee

LAKE WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee River Ranger District plans to begin prescribed burning in the Lake Wenatchee area, beginning in mid-April and ending in early May.

The Apple Leaf: Pringle keeps on running

No matter your favorite sport in the years spent at WHS, college athletes are and will always be an unofficial beacon. They are the ones who have made it to varsity and beyond, blazing a trail for new and experienced athletes alike to follow. Justin Pringle, a track and cross country runner from the class of 2015, has done just that. While still at Wenatchee High School, he dashed through his seasons and in cross country, even competed at State level twice, earning himself places of 120th as a junior ...

Residents rehash firefighting issues in roundtable

OKANOGAN — A U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania visited Okanogan County Thursday to see the devastation from the 2014 and 2015 wildfires, and to hear about the impacts firsthand.

Ready, set … hike

WENATCHEE — Bernardo Maravilla, left, and Tanner Zimmerman, both Wenatchee Valley College students, put new fence posts in the ground at the Horse Lake Trailhead Thursday afternoon, getting ready for the trails in the area to open today. The previous 500 feet of fencing was burned up in last summer's Sleepy Hollow Fire. About 20 volunteers showed up to get the trailhead ready to open. For more on the local trails, see the story on Page A2.

Plan for an evacuation

With another wildfire season weeks away, it's time to know how to evacuate.

Pot growers pack Okanogan meeting

OKANOGAN — Pot growers and their supporters showed up in force Monday night to ask the Okanogan County Planning Commission not to include proposed restrictions on growing or processing marijuana in a new zoning ordinance.

Steelhead, trout fishing closes

NCW — Steelhead and trout fishing seasons in the upper Columbia River and its tributaries will close on Thursday.

Canals to fill soon

A jogger makes his way along the irrigation ditch curving through East Wenatchee on Monday. Operated by the Wenatchee Reclamation District, irrigation water from this system services the areas of Dryden, Cashmere, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Rock Island. They expect water to begin flowing in the 34 miles of ditch on April 11.

Minimizing fire danger | Communication is critical

Editor’s note: The summer wildfire season is only a couple of months away and all this week we’ll report on steps you can take to make your home safer from wildfires. Today we focus on communication during the confusion and stress of a wildfire.