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13 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Motorcycles spook horse on trail south of Cashmere

The Chelan County sheriff's office says the man who was bucked off the horse Monday afternoon was knocked unconscious and also suffered a serious cut when the animal stepped on his hand.

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Related Topix: Cashmere, WA, Wenatchee, WA

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This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

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19 hrs ago | Wenatchee World

No time to waste on wild four o'clock

Earlier this summer, the Chelan County Noxious Weed Department received funding from the state Noxious Weed Control Board to help land owners eradicate wild four o'clock.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Wenatchee World

Women try to stop alleged DUI, get run over

Sarah N. Etheridge, 37, faces two charges of vehicular assault after Chelan County sheriff's deputies said she struck the two women with her car Aug. 3. The victims told deputies they tried to keep Etheridge from driving away from a home in the 12000 block of Wilson Street near Leavenworth after a day of drinking and floating the Wenatchee River.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Wenatchee World

Second pot store to open in Wenatchee area

The Wenatchee Valley's second retail marijuana store - the first in Chelan County - will open Aug. 23 just off Highway 97A.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

KOMO News

Beer with a benefit: local breweries team up for wildfire relief

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- They say you can't fight fire with fire, but in Eastern Washington, they're fighting fire with... beer.

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Related Topix: Beer, Ellensburg, WA, Pateros, WA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

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TRACK WEATHER 24/7 ON KHQ'S HD DOPPLER 6i INTERACTIVE RADAR: http://www.khq.com/category/161642/interactive-radar Today: We continue to be influenced by an area of low pressure which will remain stationary over the region Thursday...that's going to make for some more active weather.

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Related Topix: Weather, Spokane, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood, Douglas County, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Flash flood warning for north central Washington - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. WENATCHEE, Wash.

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Related Topix: Weather, Washington, Natural Disasters, Flood, Wenatchee, WA, Manson, WA

Bellingham Herald

Flash flood warning near Lake Chelan

Forecasters say the rain could cause flooding, debris flows and mudslides until 6:15 a.m. in central Chelan County and western Douglas County, along Highway 97 between Highway 2 and Chelan.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Chelan, WA, Douglas County, WA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Chelan-Douglas Regional Support network asks to merge with Greater Columbia

After considering two options, the Chelan-Douglas Regional Support Network has asked to merge with the Greater Columbia Behavioral Health, based in Kennewick.

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Related Topix: Chelan, WA, Kennewick, WA, Kittitas, WA

Seattle Times

Overnight rainfall should help firefighters in Central Washington

The National Weather Service says up to a half inch of rain fell in the overnight storm on the east slopes of the North Cascades, including some parts of Okanogan and Chelan counties where wildfires have been burning.

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Related Topix: Weather, Okanogan County, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Wenatchee World

Walter named to national public lands committee

Chelan County Commissioner Ron Walter has been appointed to a one-year term overseeing a national committee focused on federal policies that affect county government.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Wenatchee World

Young man dies after drowning rescue

A Wenatchee teen died early Sunday, the morning after firefighters in snorkel gear were able to rescue him from roughly half an hour underwater in the Columbia River.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Wenatchee World

Threat diminishes as fires grow away from homes

The immediate threat from fires has subsided for now, but at least 400 homes remain under various levels of evacuation in Chelan and Okanogan counties, primarily as a precaution.

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Related Topix: Fire, Entiat, WA, Wenatchee, WA, Okanogan County, WA, Carlton, WA

Wenatchee World

Motorcyclist injured in Chumstick accident

A 71-year-old Leavenworth man was seriously injured Wednesday evening in a motorcycle accident on the Chumstick Highway about seven miles from Leavenworth.

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Wenatchee World

Longtime Douglas County deputy joins Chelan County

Dave Helvey, a longtime deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, is the new chief of patrol for the Chelan County Sheriff's Office.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Wenatchee World

Late-summer flows could sideline Rock Island Dam

Most power generation at Rock Island Dam could stop throughout late summer because of a combination of seasonably low Columbia River flows and effects of the river's drawdown to take pressure off the damaged Wanapum Dam.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Inslee seeks federal aid, disaster declaration

Inslee sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, asking for federal aid for Chelan and Okanogan counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Doc Hastings, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Okanogan County, WA

Wenatchee World

Carlton Complex now cost $60 million and destroyed nearly 500 structures

As firefighters close in on corralling the largest fire in state history, suppression costs have topped $60 million and the tally of structures destroyed is nearly 500.

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Related Topix: Winthrop, WA, Okanogan, WA

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Hansel Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Hansel Fire, burning in Chelan County, Washington.

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Wenatchee World

It's Malloy v. Arseneault for Chelan PUD District 1

Small business owner Vicky Malloy and financial advisor Garry Arseneault will face each other this fall for a 6-year term as Chelan County PUD commissioner for District 1 Malloy came out ahead in the first count of ballots Tuesday evening with 887 votes - about 41 percent of ballots cast so far - to Arseneault's 809, or 37 percent.

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