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.
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.
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.
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.