Posted Monday, 08-03-15 The Wolverine Fire is now estimated at nearly 25 thousand acres. Fire information officer Sarah Saarloos says that number, from earlier Monday morning, is expected to increase as the fire grows in tinder dry conditions, pushed by gusty winds. Saarloss says because of the smoky conditions, it's been difficult to get air resources to the fire, burning in steep, rugged terrain. That's hopefully going to improve in the next couple of days. A Type 1 Incident Management Team is taking over management of the fire at six a.m. Tuesday. listen here Fire managers say planned work includes continuing mop up in the Lucerne vicinity, Work on opening up the road between Lucerne and Holden Village and insert personnel for structure protection. listen here The fire, 3 miles NW of Lucerne, was being pushed by gusty winds and continues to move southeast and northwest along Lake Chelan, westward in Railroad Creek.
Posted Monday, 08-03-15 Tuesday is primary election day. Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore says only a few contested races on the primary, none of which are county-wide, so not everyone will receive a ballot. He says they've gotten a few calls from people wondering why they have not received a ballot. listen here Races on the primary include Port District Commissioner for District 3, Leavenworth City Council..district #2 and two races for the Cascade School District, District #2 and #4, and the District #3 race for the Lake Chelan Hospital Commission. The top two vote getters in each race advance to the general election. An even lighter ballot in Douglas County where only voters in the Mansfield and Ephrata School Districts will receive ballots. KPQ will post results from the Auditor's offices a little after 8pm Tuesday on our website and facebook pages.