• Tumwater Campground Closed For Season Due to Possible Flash Flood Concerns
        Posted Friday, 8/29/14     Leavenworth, Washington- An immediate closure of the Tumwater Campground becomes effective today at noon for public safety...
  • Duncan Fire Burnout kicks up smoke
      Posted Friday 8/29/14   Following is a brief update (by the US Forest Service) on conditions currently occurring in the Duncan Fire burning on the Entiat Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest:   ·       The 400-acre burnout to secure the line along the Entiat River Road and Shady Pass area went well on Thursday.  There was residual heat in the area north of Shady Pass that was causing the fire to become more active again.  Weather conditions were right to do the burnout on Thursday; it was the right time to take this suppression action at that location so the fire wouldn’t have a chance to build up steam and possibly spread outside the containment area. ·       Although there was a lot of smoke coming from the burnout on Thursday afternoon, and some smoke had settled in valleys overnight, most of the remaining smoke should dissipate throughout the day Friday.  There is still cleanup work being done, so some smoke or haze can be expected in the burnout area for several days. ·       Now that the burnout has occurred, crews will continue mopping up and improving existing fire lines.  There is a fire line around 50 percent of the fire.  The north and west flanks are in areas that are inaccessible and too dangerous to insert firefighters.  Existing old burn scars from the 2012 Pyramid Fire are being used to help hold the fire in check on the north flank.  ·       Over four miles of sprinklers are in place along the west flank from Cottonwood Campground towards the wilderness area.  Sprinklers were put in place to wet down the area and keep the fire from crossing over to the south side of the Entiat Valley.  These sprinklers will remain until all threats have been removed...
  • Wenatchee Mayor to Seek City Fireworks Ban
    Posted Friday 8/29/14   Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz says he may ask the City Council to adopt a total ban on personal fireworks during the 4th of July holiday ...
  • Wenatchee debates reducing Museum funding
    Posted on Thursday, 08-28-14   The Wenatchee City Council is set to reduce how much of the city's general fund supports the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, but not right away...
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