• Containment Increases on Chelan/Okanogan Complex Fire
    Posted Friday 9/4/15    The containment numbers are increasing on the Chelan/Okanogan Complex Fire with the weather helping crews keep the fire in check.   The Chelan fire is now 70 percent contained and the Okanogan Complex is 60 percent contained.   Spokesman, Nick Michael says now is not the time to be complacent..   Michael says the weekend forecast could challenge containment lines ...
  • Chelan Ranger District Opens Pacific Crest Trail & Reduces Fire Closures
    Posted Friday 9/4/15 9:07 am   CHELAN—After careful assessment of the Blankenship Fire, Chelan Ranger District will reopen the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the South Fork of Agnes Creek on Friday September 4th 2015.  The Blankenship Fire has been monitored by helicopter and has not grown significantly over the last three weeks.  It is approximately 220 acres in size and has shown minimal smoke within the fire perimeter.  The last storm system brought substantial precipitation in the SF Agnes Creek drainage.  A weather site located approximately six miles south and at the same elevation (5,900 ft.) as the Blankenship Fire, received approximately 3.5 inches of precipitation in the last seven days.  Because of cooler and wetter weather over the last week, the Blankenship Fire is not expected to grow in size or impact the PCT.  For these reasons, the District and the Fire Incident Management Team have decided that it is safe to re-open the PCT to hikers.  Hikers should stay on alert when passing through the South Fork Agnes Creek drainage...
  • Wenatchee Wild Win BC League Preseason Opener in BC
    Posted Friday 9/4/15 3:22 am Burnaby, British Columbia. –The Wenatchee Wild rolled from start to finish Thursday night, blanking the Coquitlam Express 6-0 in their BCHL preseason opener in a game played at the Burnaby Winter Club. The Wild scored twice in each period. Gage Mackie and Kyle Stephan each scored in the opening period, in which Wenatchee out shot the Express 16-4. In the second period, Bryan Yoon and Joe Drabin scored for the Wild, upping the lead to 4-0. Then, in the third, Dan Nachbaur and August Von Ungern-Sternberg lit the lamp for Wenatchee, as the Wild cruised to the win. Chase Perry was solid in goal, making 20 saves, as Wenatchee out shot Coquitlam 34-20 on the night. "In spurts, we played well," said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. "I thought we played fast and made some plays. When they had their opportunities to take it to us, Chase Perry was very good." 15 Division One college coaches were on hand to watch the action, as the Wild improved to 1-0. The Express slipped to 0-4. Next up for Wenatchee, is a game in Chilliwack Friday night against the Chiefs. Faceoff is set for 7:00pm PDT, with the game available on a pay-per-view basis on Fasthockey.com. The Wild will close out preseason play on Saturday night at Surrey against the Eagles. The regular season opening weekend is next Friday and Saturday, September 11th and 12th, as Wenatchee travels to Prince George to take on the Spruce Kings, with face off both nights set for 7:00pm PST. The Wild play their home opener October 10th at the Town Toyota Center against Coquitlam, beginning at 7:05pm PST. Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling the Wild at 509-888-7825. The Battle For The Border
  • Suspect Arrested in Wenatchee Video Store Robbery
    Posted Friday 9/4/15 3:11 am Wenatchee Police report a suspect in the armed robbery at Byanca's video store Monday has been arrested. During the investigation,  information was obtained that during the morning hours this same suspect stole a vehicle from the 5000 block of NW Cascade Ave...
  • Forest Closures Revised for Labor Day Holiday
    Good news for Labor Day visitors to the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest.    Some popular campgrounds in the Wenatchee River Ranger District that were designated as off limits due to the wildfire danger are reopening.    Forest spokeswoman, Robin Demario ...
  • Evacuation Advisories Lowered in Entiat Valley
    Posted Friday 9/4/15 11:51 am   Good news on the Wolverine Fire front with the lowering of evacuation advisories in the Upper Entiat Valley.    Fire spokeswoman, Jamie Hart says crews continue with line building and structure protection.   The First Creek area along Lake Chelan's South Shore will start to see some rehab work now that the fall rainy season is in sight ...
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