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Chelan, Entiat forest roads close for winter

CHELAN — A few U.S. Forest Service roads on the Chelan and Entiat ranger district are closed to wheeled motor vehicles for the winter to allow for safe winter recreation use.

Axel trains

Chelan County Sheriff's patrol dog Axel prepares to launch himself into Washington State Patrol Trooper Erik Magnussen as he wears protective gear. They were training at Wenatchee Confluence State Park on Dec. 8, with Axel’s handler, Deputy Mike Lamon.

Omak plywood mill to close, again

OMAK — More than 200 workers at Omak Forest Products will be laid off when the plywood mill shuts down at the end of January, a mill official said.

Dressel first Velocity swimmer to swim at U.S. winter nationals

WENATCHEE — Isabelle Dressel’s performance at the 4A girls swimming and diving state meet was remarkable in a number of ways. Her swim in the 100-yard breaststroke was a top-10 time in Washington state history, a team record for Wenatchee High School, and a high school All-American automatic time.

Semi crashes close Blewett Pass on Friday

BLEWETT PASS — Blewett Pass was closed for about four hours Friday morning after a semi crashed, followed by three more semi collisions resulting from the first, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Mountain snow, valley rain, could hamper Thanksgiving travel

WENATCHEE — If you're planning to go over the river — or over mountain passes — and through the woods to grandmother's house for Thanksgiving today or Thursday, you might want to consider putting on those snow tires and carrying chains. And be prepared for some nasty, but perhaps beautiful weather and dicey driving conditions.

Prospect for mining in NCW under Trump considered

TWISP — Nearly 100 people gathered Thursday evening for an update on the Methow Headwaters Campaign’s efforts to prevent largescale mining on 340,000 acres of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest land in the Methow Valley.

Wenatchee Central Lions Club to host Apple Cup Party

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Central Lions Club on Nov. 18 will host an Apple Cup Tailgate Party at the Wenatchee Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and will feature a beer and wine bar. A tailgate lunch will be available for $15. The Wenatchee High School drum line will perform as well as sing the Star Spangled Banner and will lead the Huskies and Cougars fight songs.

Grant PUD approves $307 million budget

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD commissioners Tuesday approved a $307 million budget for 2017 that anticipates nearly $292.6 million in operational revenues, including a planned rate hike that will likely vary by customer class.