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Tuesday | Wenatchee World

Boat ramps to close for flow tests above Rock Island Dam

All boat ramps on the Columbia River between Rock Island and Rocky Reach dams could close between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, while the Chelan County PUD reduces river flow for testing.

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Related Topix: Rock Island, WA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Wenatchee World

Smoke detector saves men from house fire

A smoke detector is being credited with saving the lives of two men living in a three-story rental house that caught on fire Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Chelan, WA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Wenatchee World

Orondo boat launch reopens amid higher flows

The boat launch at the foot of Orondo Avenue is open again as spring runoff has increased Columbia River flows, the Chelan County PUD announced Friday in a news release.

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Related Topix: Orondo, WA, Wenatchee, WA, Rock Island, WA

Wenatchee World

NCW residents help out at Oso landslide

The sound of an air horn will always remind Mike Asher of the mudslide in Oso that killed at least 39 people on March 22. For two weeks, starting March 28, the longtime fire chief of Chelan County Fire District 8 in Entiat was in charge of field operations for the recovery efforts there.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Entiat, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wenatchee World

Preston Burnett serves as page in state House

Preston Burnett worked as a page in the state House of Representatives in Olympia during the last week of February Burnett, a homeschooled student from Wenatchee and the son of Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett, was sponsored by 12th District Rep. Brad Hawkins.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Wenatchee World

Outbuildings damaged when wind fans burn pile

An early-morning fire here today destroyed one outbuilding and damaged another as flames sparked by a burn pile spread across two properties.

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Related Topix: Fire

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Chelan County sues bank over $600,000 cybertheft

Chelan County is suing its former bank, Bank of America, over $600,000 in losses from an international cybertheft last year.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Leavenworth, WA, Spokane, WA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Wenatchee World

To darken the skies

We are such wasteful creatures. We have electricity at such reasonable costs that we feel the need to shine our light everywhere, and turn night to day, even to the point of blotting out the night sky.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, East Wenatchee, WA, Okanogan County, WA, Winthrop, WA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Times

Moving spring chinook past drawdowns to cost $7 million

The thousands of spring chinook already headed up the Columbia River have no idea the amount of work they've mobilized at Rock Island and Wanapum dams.

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Related Topix: Rock Island, WA, Chelan, WA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Wenatchee World

Chelan County sues Bank of America over cyberheist losses

The county claims Bank of America processed more than $1 million in fraudulent transactions logged by online pirates, who'd stolen password information from Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth.

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Related Topix: Leavenworth, WA

KTMF

Suspected Getaway Driver In Doug Carlile Murder Arrested

Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have made another arrest in connection to the murder of Doug Carlile on December 15, 2013.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Spokane County, WA

KTMF

The first half property taxes in Spokane County are due by April 30th, 2014

Just a friendly reminder from Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase that the first half of property taxes are due by April 30th.

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Related Topix: Spokane County, WA, Spokane, WA

NCWTV.com

Authorities attempt to find dangerous dog in Dryden

On Friday, April 11, 2014 at approximately 1:00 A.M., Rivercom received a call from a Dryden resident in the 8000 block of Stine Hill Road reporting her farm animals were being killed by two dogs.

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Related Topix: Dryden, WA

KNDO

2 dogs kill goat, other farm animals at Dryden

Deputies and animal control officers in Chelan County are searching Friday for two dogs that attacked farm animals overnight at Dryden.

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Related Topix: Dryden, WA

Lake Chelan Mirror

Deputies earn Medal of Honor

Sheriff Burnett is pleased to announce that two of his Chelan County Deputies have been chosen to receive the Washington State Law Enforcement Medal of Honor.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Chelan, WA

Lake Chelan Mirror

Fireman injured in aid call

On March 25 at about 11 p.m. Chelan Fire and Rescue and Lake Chelan EMS were dispatched to a 911 report, of a female in her 40s, in cardiac arrest at 20 Anderson Road.

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Related Topix: Chelan, WA, Fire, Manson, WA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Wenatchee World

Suspect arrested in URM robbery

A 44-year-old Wenatchee woman has been arrested in connection with the April 1 robbery at URM Cash & Carry at 3022 Ohme Road.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Chelan Co. prosecutor outs deputies for dishonesty

The Wenatchee World reports Shae named Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Harris and Deputy Bryan Jones as having been found to have lied following internal investigations.

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Related Topix: Chelan, WA, Wenatchee, WA

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Wenatchee World

Malaga debris fire doused

Firefighters from Chelan County District 1 put out a fire in brush and debris at the corner of Bainard Road and Concord Avenue in Malaga Thursday.

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Related Topix: Malaga, WA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Baby boy dies at Entiat home while taking nap

The Chelan County sheriff's office says a 5-month-old boy died while taking a nap Wednesday evening in the same bed with a 2-year-old and an adult man.

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Related Topix: Entiat, WA

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