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Seattle area’s economic boom splashes over the Cascades, bringing work and worries

For Subsplash, a small Seattle-based maker of social apps for churches, the decision to open a second campus in Wenatchee this fall was easy. The Central Washington town has better …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Evacuations remain after rain slows down Chelan wildfire

A wildfire near Chelan has slowed down thanks to overnight rain, though officials warn that evacuation orders remain.


Paraglider pilot killed after crashing onto highway east of Chelan

A man operating a paraglider was killed Sunday when he crashed onto a highway just east of Chelan, according to Washington State Patrol.


Bighorn sheep jumps off hill, lands on car in Washington

CHELAN, Wash. – A driver in Washington state escaped injury when a bighorn sheep jumped from a hillside and landed on his car. The Washington State Patrol said the driver …


Body found in Lake Chelan might be South Korean student

Authorities believe a body recovered on Wednesday from a Washington lake might be a 23-year-old man who went missing in the lake more than two weeks ago.


From apples to wheat, NAFTA has been a boon for Washington agriculture

For Washington apples the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a good deal.


Bear Mountain’s many climbs are well worth the view

There is a 150-foot elevation drop on No. 4 and another 100-foot plunge on No. 16. In all, the differential from the lowest point on the golf course to the …


State resources tapped to combat growing wildfire in Chelan County north of Leavenworth

State resources have been tapped to combat a growing wildfire in Chelan County that has forced evacuations north of Leavenworth.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Residents told to leave as fire burns in Chelan County

Authorities are telling some residents to leave immediately as a fire burns at an old log yard north of Leavenworth.


Inslee, U.S. senators promise push for federal funds as fires top 400,000 acres

CHELAN, Washington – With smoke filtering the summer sun and flags at half-staff to honor three firefighters killed near Twisp, Gov. Jay Inslee and other top elected officials pledged state …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 5:12 p.m.

Inslee: ‘A match in a box full of fuses’

CHELAN, Washington — Gov. Jay Inslee and members of the state’s congressional delegation are getting a full briefing this morning from fire commanders battling blazes around Central and Eastern Washington.


Damage unclear as wildfires sweep region

Much of the devastation from numerous out-of-control Northwest wildfires fanned by high winds was unclear Saturday as officials scrambled to pull in more firefighting resources and douse the flames. There …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2015, 10:43 p.m.

Fire roundup: More than 100 structures lost in Chelan; dozens of homes lost in central Idaho

The gusting wind overnight may have brought lower temperatures and cleared out the smoky shroud that clung to the Spokane area, but it fanned the flames of several regional fires, …


Fires erupt across Northwest

Lightning strikes and aggressive winds Friday afternoon in Washington and Idaho delivered a one-two punch that forced fire evacuations in scenic Chelan, Washington, blinded highway drivers with dust and ushered …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2015, 8:15 p.m.

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

Wildfires burning across the Inland Northwest forced hundreds of people to leave their homes Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2015, 4:02 p.m.

Wildfires force evacuations in Chelan County

Multiple lightning-ignited fires in Chelan County have forced the evacuation of residents in the Chelan Butte area.


Lake Chelan ferry service appeal won’t be heard by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t get involved in a long-running dispute about adding ferry service on Lake Chelan. The court refused this week to hear the appeal of James and …


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.


Escape to Chelan Valley

Need an escape this fall or a break from your traditional routine? Add a trip to the sunny Chelan Valley to your to-do list of fun.


Crews work about 40 fires across region

A six-acre fire north of Spokane Valley near Arbor Crest winery was surrounded by bulldozer lines early this morning, and state firefighters were mopping up the blaze, which is in …


The Lake House offers new luxuries to enjoy Chelan

Located in one of Washington’s top vacation destinations and second-home markets, The Lake House at Chelan provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the pristine surroundings of the Chelan Valley, combined …