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Murder trial’s delay irks victim’s family

OKANOGAN — When Glen and Barbara Carrigan lost their middle son, Mike, in what investigators described as a bizarre sniper-style murder, the Moses Lake couple were devastated.

Fire destroys Manson rental unit

MANSON — A unoccupied building near Manson that was sometimes used as a rental unit was significantly damaged by fire this morning.

After appeals, marijuana grower acquitted

WATERVILLE — An Orondo-area man who cultivated marijuana to treat his son's illness was acquitted Thursday in his second trial for allegedly exceeding the legal amount he could grow.

Care worker accused of elder-patient ID theft

WENATCHEE — A Leavenworth woman is charged with stealing the identities of two dementia patients in her care, as well as $9,600 from one of them, to open bank and credit card accounts in their names.

Surfing on the breeze

Bogdan Elikh takes advantage of a recent windy day to windsurf along the edge of Soap Lake. Elikh was born in the Ukraine, but moved to the area 18 years ago.

Fire evacuations begin at Holden Village

HOLDEN VILLAGE — Some 350 residents and mine-reclamation workers at Holden Village will begin evacuating today as the Wolverine Fire moves toward the only road leading to the remote Lutheran retreat in the hills above Lake Chelan.

Boardings at record high at Pangborn

EAST WENATCHEE — The first six months of 2015 stacked up to be the best in the history of Pangborn Memorial Airport for passenger boardings on commercial flights.

Everybody Out | Icicle Creek Trail

Attractions: This is an easy, family- and pup-friendly day hike or overnight backpacking trip through old-growth forest. Given the shade and the proximity to Icicle Creek, consider taking this hike on a blistering summer day. You might be able to fry an egg on the blacktop roads around Leavenworth on such a day, but chocolate pudding will set up in the cool river water when you stop to camp. What a nice way to vent steam.
Hank Lewis

Longtime developer to head Chelan County planning

WENATCHEE — A property-development manager with a long track record in North Central Washington and strong ties to the Wenatchee Valley will become Chelan County’s new director of community development.

Alcoa fined for polluting the Columbia River

WENATCHEE — The state Department of Ecology has fined Alcoa’s Wenatchee Works $36,000 for discharging into the Columbia River wastewater that contained too many contaminants.

Judge: Unpaid late fees no grounds for arrest

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County judge ruled Wednesday that the county's ordinance on late fees owed by criminal defendants conflicts with state law, and threw out charges against three people summoned back to court for failing to pay.