Posted: September 22nd, 2014 Firefighters are battled a lightning caused brush fire four miles southwest of Cashmere continues to back down a ridge, no homes are threatened. Authorities say the 30 acre blaze scorched open timber, grass and brush at the top of the Yaksum ridge. Forest Service Spokeswoman Susan Peterson says fire crews called for back up. Fire officials say the closest structures were located two-miles down-wind from the fire Due to the time of year, Peterson says fire crews hope to have the blaze fully contained within the next 48 hours.
Posted Sunday, 09-21-14 Out with the Oak, in with the new. Chelan County PUD Parks manager Ray Heit says District crews will take out some oak trees in Riverfront Park and replace them with 15 new ornamental trees. In a news release Heigh says the oak trees are too big for the area they are and their invasive root system has caused sidewalks and pavers to be pushed up, making the pavement uneven. Work is expected to start at the end of the month and completed by the end of October.