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Rick Steigmeyer

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Features, Neighbors, Photographer, Reporter

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Phone: 509-664-7151 (work)

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  1. WENATCHEE — Fans of mariachi music are mourning the loss of legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel. Among them are members of Wenatchee High School's famed group, Mariachi Huenachi.
  2. MONITOR — A fifth-wheel trailer and 2008 Ford Super Duty pickup are nearly ready to roll. The inside of the trailer is packed with everything Brad and Sarah Fitzgerald and their two young daughters will need for the next year or so, maybe much longer.
  3. PESHASTIN — Fire crews expanded the size of the Suncrest Fire Sunday night with multiple burnouts to eliminate fuels in critical areas. The fire is now estimated at 496 acres and is 35 percent contained. More than 300 firefighters are now working the fire.
  4. LEAVENWORTH — More than 300 firefighters worked Monday to corral the 496-acre Suncrest Fire, now 35 percent contained and moving away from most homes.
  5. WENATCHEE — Safety protocol in the face of a violent attack has become routine on school campuses.