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  • Truck hits, kills bicyclist near Chelan Airport

    CHELAN, Wash. – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 50-year-old bicyclist dead. Officials say Gary Knowlton of Brewster was riding his bicycle on …

  • 4 lost hikers located southwest of Leavenworth

    The Chelan County sheriff’s office says four lost hikers have been located near Edwards Peak, southwest of Leavenworth. The hikers were attempting to hike through the Enchantments but got off …

  • Hiker vanishes over edge in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says it’s looking for a hiker who vanished over the edge of a waterfall hole while sliding down Aasgard Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

  • Chelan County water managers make play for alpine lakes

    Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water …

  • Colville police officer’s child rape charges dismissed after second mistrial

    WENATCHEE – After two trials ended with hung juries, the charge of child rape against former Colville police officer Scott L. “Scottie” Arms was formally dismissed Monday. Chelan County Superior …

  • Ammonia warning lifted in Wenatchee

    Officials in Wenatchee say ammonia that was leaking from a fruit-packing plant that burned has dissipated and people nearby no longer need to shelter in place. Crews continue to working …

  • Spokane hires new county engineer

    The state’s largest county road system has its next chief. The Spokane County Commission on Tuesday selected Mitch Reister as the county engineer, who oversees more than 2,500 miles of …

  • State seeks major disaster aid for fires

    Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover the losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee says in a request to the federal government.

  • Firefighters trying to contain Carlton Complex fire

    Many of the more than 1,600 firefighters battling the massive Carlton Complex wildfire that has scorched more than 300 square miles of the scenic Methow Valley will focus their efforts …

  • Area wildfires break out amid hot, dry conditions

    Crews are battling spreading wildfires in Central Washington as dry, breezy and hot conditions raise concerns.

  • 30 officers searching for Wenatchee-area girl

    A half-dozen FBI agents and dozens of officers from other agencies have brought the total number of police looking for a missing 17-year-old girl in Chelan County to about 30.

  • Seized marijuana worth millions

    High-quality marijuana plants worth more than $127 million were seized during the past two weeks in eight Chelan County locations, police reported Thursday. Helicopters used to spot growing operations in …



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