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Image taken from a viewpoint overlooking the Cougar Creek Fire.
Editor's Note: There will be a community meeting tonight, 6:00 pm at the Entiat Fire Station #8 in Entiat. Community members will have the opportunity to hear about fire updates and ask questions.   ENTIAT (July 31, 2018: 7:30 pm)   Acres: 803 Containment: 0% Location: 20 miles...
5:50am, Sunday, 8/1/2018 - The American Red Cross has opened a wildfire evacuation shelter in Chelan, WA for evacuees of the #NavarreCouleeFire. Anyone needing shelter or assistance due to the fire can go to:     Red Cross Evacuation Shelter (OPEN AT 1am)    Chelan High School  215...
Wenatchee--(July 31, 2018) - Continuing hot, dry weather, worsening fire danger, and scarcity of firefighting resources due to current large fires burning throughout the west have prompted forest officials to expand campfire restrictions to include the entire Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest....

Grade Creek Road No. 8200 will be closed Mondays through Thursdays for approximately six weeks. The closure starts May 16 and is estimated to end by June 30. The road will be open Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. and remain open all day long on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Map courtesy of USFS
  WENATCHEE —The Grade Creek Road No. 8200 will be closed Mondays through Thursdays for approximately six weeks. The closure is for public safety while gravel is hauled on the road and repairs are made to fire suppression related damage to the road during the Uno Peak Fire in 2017...

Boat launch at Kirby Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park is closed. Chelan PUD boat launches on the Rocky Reach Reservoir – Beebe Bridge and Chelan Falls – will remain open at this time.
  WENATCHEE – Chelan PUD is closing all of its public boat launches on the Rock Island reservoir due to the high river flows as a result of the rapid snowmelt into the Columbia River from several river tributaries. This will affect the following launches:  Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park and Orondo...
           WENATCHEE - Skip Moore, Chelan County Auditor, announces that Filing Week for the Aug. 7Primary/Special Election and the Nov. 6 General Election will commence on the 14th of May and will continue through the 18th of May 2018.  A list of open offices are available on our website. Many of...
The Board of Fire Commissioners met at the regular meeting May 9, 2018 and approved   changing the time of their monthly regular meeting from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Fire Commissioners meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month. The next regular Commissioner meeting is Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 5...
    OLYMPIA – Join Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, and Department of Natural Resources Wildfire Aviation Aerial Firefighting staff at DNR’s Tumwater hangar to learn how agency aviation resources are being prepared for the 2018 wildfire fire season. Background: • This year’s fleet...
WENATCHEE  – Chelan County Auditor, Skip Moore has announced that ballots for the April 24 Special Election have been mailed for the following districts: Wenatchee School District No. 246, Fire District No. 7, and Manson Parks and Recreation District.  Ballots must be postmarked or deposited into...
Wenatchee -  The Numerica Performing Arts Center heads into Spring with Movie on the Big Screen: Paint Your Wagon on March 15.   Paint Your Wagon In this musical based on the Broadway show, Ben Rumson (Lee Marvin) happens upon a wrecked wagon containing a dead man and his surviving brother,...

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