WENATCHEE — The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail between Confluence State Park and Odabashian Bridge will be rerouted for about two months to accommodate a riverbank restoration project.

As I was reading through the latest issue of AARP Magazine, (Yes, I’m that old!), I ran across a note by Kimberly Lankford, author of “Rescue Your Financial Life.” She was talking about how we are all concerned these days about social distancing (meaning physically distancing), and rightly s…

It’s been six months since The Wenatchee World launched NABUR, the online community forum managed by Wenatchee World journalists. It has been a learning experience for the newsroom and members alike. We recently reached the exciting milestone of 1,000 members and are continuing to expand. 

Mayes Johnson, 3, Wenatchee, looks up at a red amaranth at the WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardeners Community Education Garden on Western Avenue on Thursday. Her father, McLain Johnson, who is holding the plant, said they come every week to see the progression of flowers. The garden is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee says most of the apples he took to counties ravaged by recent wildfires have been collected after it was discovered the batch contained apple maggots.

OMAK — Firefighters have reached 80% containment for the 189,592-acre Cold Springs Fire, which started Sept. 6. Smoke cleared enough on Wednesday to fly a recon plane over the burned area, according to a report by the Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team.

EAST WENATCHEE — When the Cold Springs Fire jumped the Columbia River near Bridgeport on Labor Day and continued its path of destruction into Douglas County, the fire’s name changed, but the mission to restore power being played out in Okanogan County continued.

With the scheduled opening of the Eastmont Aquatic Center on Monday, lifeguards are being recertified at the pool Monday night, Sept. 14, 2020. Karlyn Kelly, East Wenatchee, rescues fellow lifeguard Grace Vandermerwe, Quincy, under the instruction of Amanda Boyle, Quincy, not pictured. Lifeguards are required to be certified every two years.

UPDATE: 7 a.m. Wednesday: The COVID-19 testing in Plain has been postponed again. It is now scheduled for 1-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The delay is prompted by poor air quality. The Chelan-Douglas Health District will determine sometime Wednesday whether the testing will need to be postpone…

Fall’s presence is emerging — a little nip in the air, hazy skies and plants heading in two directions; some become a little bedraggled while others bloom their heads off. It’s time for gardeners to appreciate the lingering beauties while hitting important cleanup chores. Yes, this is the pr…

OMAK — The Cold Springs Fire that started near Omak on Sept. 6 has destroyed approximately 78 homes and 60 outbuildings, according to a Wednesday morning report by the Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team. The 188,852-acre fire is 70% contained.

OKANOGAN — The fair was supposed to happen last week in Okanogan County, fairgrounds manager Naomie Peasley said, but instead the fairgrounds became the headquarters for the Cold Springs Fire relief effort.

Environment, county and health reporter

OKANOGAN — Investigators haven’t said whether they believe the Cold Springs Fire was an accident or arson. But Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley says he’s pretty sure of one thing: It wasn’t started by antifa members.

Environment, county and health reporter