• Thursday Storm Causes Dam Breaches Near Twisp
    Thursday Evening's heavy rains collapsed two of four public and private dams holding water in the Wenner lakes on Benson Creek six miles southeast of Twisp.   Personnel from the Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management are on the scene with dam inspectors from the Washington Department of Ecology...
  • Wenatchee Valley Medical Center Reopens After Lockdown
    After a lock down at the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center for fear that a gunman was in the building turned out to be a false alarm. Shortly before 4:30p.m., a witness described a man wearing a green jacket, entered WVMC's Mares Building carrying what appeared to be a rifle with the stock end of a rifle showing.  The report prompted a lock down of the entire building and a thorough search of the building by police. At about 6p.m...
  • Douglas County Wildfire Evacution Alerts Lifted In Desert Canyon Area
    A lightning-sparked brush fire's threat to structures has diminished prompting the removal of all evacuation alerts.   Late Thursday night and early Friday morning the fire spread to about a thousand acres in Douglas County triggering level two evacuations in the Browns Canyon near the Desert Canyon resort area.   US Forest Service officials say the fire was reported in the 5 oclock hour yesterday...
  • Gorge Amphitheater Economic Impacts Touted
    Nearly 400,000 people attended concerts at The Gorge Amphitheater in 2013, generating $4.6 million in state and local taxes...
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