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  • Holden Village Evacuated As Wolverine Fire Intensifies
    Posted Saturday 10:19 AM 8/1/15                                                             Lucerne Wash.­­— Yesterday, several hundred staff at Holden Village and Holden Mine Remediation were successfully evacuated through a combined effort with Holden Village, Rio Tinto, Lake Chelan Boat Company, Chelan County Sherriff’s Office and the US Forest Service.  Holden Village is not threatened but a Level 3 evacuation was necessary as Lucerne Landing was in danger which is the evacuation route for the Village.  Operations at the Holden Mine Remediation have been temporarily suspended due to fire activity.   The Wolverine fire was very active overnight and into this morning, growing to approximately 4,000 acres.  Late afternoon yesterday a spot fire was reported from the air ½ mile south of Lightning Creek along the lakeshore.  The spot fire made significant runs up Lightning Creek and is now well established on Lightning Ridge.  Helicopters engaged the fire with bucket drops in attempts to slow growth.    At around 8:00pm another spot fire was reported across Railroad Creek which made a run uphill toward Domke Lake, where several structures were lost.  The owner of Domke Lake Resort at Domke Lake is safe and all guests had evacuated prior to the to the fires movement.  The Entiat Hotshots performed burnout operations above Lucerne to protect structures.  Combine spot fires are estimated at 1,200 acres.   The main fire has also moved north across Riddle Creek and down the drainage...
  • Gas tax increase takes effect
    OLYMPIA, Wash (AP) - The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers may see slightly higher prices at the pump as the state's gas tax makes the first of a two-step increase...
  • Tragedy a sad reminder to drive carefully
    POsted Saturday, 08-01-15 The death of an East Wenatchee motorcyclist last Thursday highlights how quickly a drive, or ride can turn to tragedy...
  • Positive news from Pangborn
    Posted Saturday, 08-01-15 Things are looking up, way up at Pangborn Memorial Airport. Craig Larsen with the Port of Chelan County says the number of passengers flying through the East Wenatchee airport on Alaska Air are up 11.2% in the first six months of the year, compared to the same time period last year. listen here Larsen credits the improving economy and the Port's marketing efforts as factors behind the increase. Continued strong passenger growth bodes well for the Port's ability to attract new air service once the Airport's runway extension is complete in the fall of 2016.
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