Gold Bar festival could feel pinch of U.S. 2 closure
The closure of U.S. 2 could mean less traffic coming through during Gold Bar's annual festival this weekend.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
red to BLUE! WA-08: Meet Jason Ritchie (D) Sat, July 26, Cashmere, Leavenworth, Wenatchee
Jason Ritchie is running a very strong campaign to unseat five-term incumbent GOPer Dave Reichert in this R+1 district.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
New fire near Tonasket blackens 1,000 acres; other NCW fires grow slowly
Most fires burning around North Central Washington continued to grow slowly on Monday, but a new fire near Tonasket exploded to 1,000 acres.
Carlton Complex fire is the biggest in WA history
The Carlton Complex fire is now considered the largest in Washington history. It has burned more acreage than a huge fire in 1902.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Storm could bring rain, lightning
The National Weather Service expects the storm to move in Monday night with light northwest winds of 6 to 11 mph and unseasonably cool temperatures dropping to the low 60s.
Chiwaukum Fire moving slowly toward Icicle Ridge
The southern edge of the fire crept about 0.2 of a mile, but is still about six miles north of Leavenworth, said fire spokesman Rick Acosta.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Wildfires close cross-state bicycle routes in Washington state
The biggest fire that could effect touring bicyclists is the 238,000-acre Carlton Complex in northeastern Washington, as it lays in the midst of a popular bicycle route.
Stanley Arnold Christianson
The son of Arnold Hanson and Ethel Luella Christianson, Stan was born on February 7, 1938, in Creston, British Columbia, one of two children.
NCW fires nation's top priority
As an army of helicopters, airplanes and engines work to keep more houses from burning down in the lower Methow Valley, the upper valley was smokefree and ready to rock.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Gov. Inslee visiting wildfire areas
Inslee was meeting with officials at the Chiwaukum incident command post in Leavenworth before heading to a Red Cross shelter in Chelan to meet with people who have been evacuated.
'Cauldron of Hell' as Fires Rage Across Washington State
In central Washington today, some residents returned to their neighborhoods to see what had been left behind after wildfires raced through the town of Pateros.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Fires near Entiat continue to grow; community meetings planned
KHQ.COM - While much of the attention is focused trying to save homes within the reaches of the massive Carlton Complex Fire, a separate team of crews continues to work on the fires within the Mills Canyon complex on the banks of the Columbia River near Entiat.
Air Quality Good for Yakima Valley, Columbia Basin but Poor All Around Us
Air quality is always an issue during wildfire season but fortunately, much of the smoke from fires burning right now is missing the local areas.
Fires close several highways east of Cascades
The effects of fire and smoke continued to pose challenges for travelers in Central and Eastern Washington this morning.
Several wildfires still rage in western U.S.
A plane drops fire retardant on the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Leavenworth, Washington, on Thursday.
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Jana Witkowski, a lifeguard at the Leavenworth, Wash., swimming pool, cleans ash and burned embers from the bottom of the pool Thursday that fell from the Chiwaukum Fire.
Wildfires cause 24-vehicle crash in Washington
Poor visibility due to dust created by brushfire east of Seattle caused a 24-vehicle crash pileup Thursday.
Growing wildfire empties small Wash. town
A Washington sheriff says a small town and nearby hospital threatened by a wind-whipped wildfire have been evacuated, and the blaze has burned at least 35 homes in his county.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
County firefighters sent to help near Leavenworth, Twisp
Plumes of smoke from the Leavenworth wildfire arc in the sky as seen from U.S. 2 at Highway 207, west of Leavenworth, on Thursday.