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The healing powers of mud

David Long of Seattle rubs mud all over himself on the south shore of Soap Lake late last month. Long said he and his wife have been coming to the lake for more than a decade.

Okanogan population drops in state analysis

OMAK — Fire and economic changes all contributed to a year-to-year population loss in Okanogan County, which went from an estimated 41,860 residents in 2015 to 41,730 this year.

Harts Pass Road reopens

MAZAMA — Harts Pass Road near Mazama reopened Saturday after U.S. Forest Service crews broke up and removed the large boulders that were blocking the road since last November.

Longtime wildlife officer retires

WENATCHEE — Sgt. Dan Klump with the Wenatchee office of the state Department of Fish & Wildlife on Wednesday was lamenting the June 30 retirement of longtime enforcement officer Graham Grant.

Fireworks: Where you can and can’t light ‘em

NCW — It’s hard to find a place around the region to light up a sparkler or spark fountain this year, but a few are out there. Here’s a list of where you can — and can’t — light up.

Chasing chain

Jerry Muscat throws a disc on the second hole of the Leavenworth Disc Golf Club's custom course near the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery on Monday, June 27. The group has met nearly every Monday for the past couple years to practice their frisbee skills on the tree-lined course.

Sheriff’s office rescuing four lost hikers

LEAVENWORTH — Four hikers spent a cold, wet night lost on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest west of Edward Peak Thursday night, but were located uninjured this morning by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and are on their way to safety.