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Kindergarten cops

WENATCHEE — Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies walk into Washington Elementary School during a training exercise on Thursday, June 23. SWAT teams from the Chelan and Douglas County Sheriff offices used the old building before it’s demolished this summer.

Rock Island Grade fire contained

ROCK ISLAND — The Rock Island Grade fire that burned almost 150 acres was contained last night about 8 p.m., according to the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center.

Founders Day water fun

Violet Hathaway, 6, of Cashmere plays in the water mist from a fire hose that the Cashmere Fire Department had running for Cashmere’s Founders Day on Saturday in downtown Cashmere. The event celebrated the 112th anniversary of the town.

Wenatchee ag supplier settles on waste violations

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee’s Northwest Wholesale and the company they hired to clean up chemicals after last summer’s Sleepy Hollow Fire have agreed to pay a $39,330 fine for mishandling acid wastewater that resulted from the cleanup.

Colville Tribal election results released

NESPELEM — Official results of the June 18 general election for seven positions on the Colville Business Council were released Thursday by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Lost hikers rescued after cold night

LEAVENWORTH — Four hikers who went for a day hike Thursday spent a cold, wet night lost in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness before they were rescued Friday morning.

Forest Service plans weed control

LEAVENWORTH — The Wenatchee River Ranger District plans to treat over 600 acres this summer to control invasive plants on the national forest.

Motorcyclist injured in deer collision

LEAVENWORTH — A British Columbia man was taken to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth Thursday night after hitting a deer on his motorcycle near Leavenworth.

Chelan County mayors Our cities need housing

WENATCHEE — The mayors of Chelan County’s five cities say it's time to address acute housing shortages that are sending service workers, nurses, teachers, ag workers and others outside their cities’ limits — or out of the area entirely — for lack of affordable places to live.

Condotta to host telephone town hall June 27

WENATCHEE — Residents of the 12th Legislative District are invited to join Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, for an hour-long telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Monday.

Bullitt, Hart honored by Colville tribes

NESPELEM — Leavenworth businesswoman Harriet Bullitt and Methow Valley historian E. Richard Hart were feted Tuesday by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation for their work in restoring a member tribe's Wenatchee River fishing rights.