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Fire lines holding as crews close in

Wenatchee World - Thu, 08/27/2009 - 05:03
OKANOGAN — The Oden Road fire, west of Okanogan, has grown to 10,258 acres, but lines are in place and holding. The fire is now 70 percent contained and firefighters expect to gain an upper hand today.
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No traffic cameras just yet

Wenatchee World - Thu, 08/27/2009 - 05:03
WENATCHEE — The city of Wenatchee has been named in a class-action lawsuit regarding traffic enforcement cameras, putting the red-light cameras that were due to be installed in September on hold.
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New weed tax approved

Wenatchee World - Thu, 08/27/2009 - 05:03
WENATCHEE — Chelan County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a new weed tax for all property owners in the county, including city residents.
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Winds will pick up today

Wenatchee World - Thu, 08/27/2009 - 05:03
Today will be mostly sunny in the Wenatchee Valley, but winds will pick up, according to the National Weather Service.
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Community mourns loss of historic schoolhouse

Wenatchee World - Thu, 08/27/2009 - 05:03
OKANOGAN — It wasn’t just the old one-room Pine Grove Schoolhouse that went up in flames Saturday during the Oden Road Fire west of Okanogan.
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Wenatchee brothers die in accident

Wenatchee World - Thu, 08/27/2009 - 05:03
YAKIMA — Two brothers from Wenatchee died in a one-car accident Monday on Interstate 82 west of Yakima.
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Grant PUD to raise power rates

Wenatchee World - Thu, 08/27/2009 - 05:03
EPHRATA — The Grant County PUD’s budget next year includes potential rate hikes to help cover the cost of dam and environmental projects and upgrades.
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Chelan aquatic center location unsure

Wenatchee World - Thu, 08/27/2009 - 05:03
CHELAN — The Chelan Aquatics and Community Center project is still getting a green light from the City Council; but locating the two-story facility at Don Morse Park has been taken off the table.
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Eastmont to offer Internet school

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 17:47
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School District will add an online option for students this year, to serve different needs and learning styles, but also to keep students in the district.
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Medical Center tops Consumer Reports list

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 17:47
WENATCHEE — Expect to find excellent communication between patients and medical staff at Wenatchee Valley Hospital.
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Nosh On: Plum Cake is a German delight

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
When I was in high school and college, I ate peach after peach and oodles of apricots and nectarines; I chomped on cherries and nibbled at apples. It helped that I worked at the family fruit stand and had access to all those amazing fruits.
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Lines holding on Oden Road Fire

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
OKANOGAN - The Oden Road fire, west of Okanogan, has grown to 10,258 acres, but lines are in place and holding to the north and west, where the fire is most active.
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Fire left Methow Valley in the dark

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
TWISP — About 5,100 electric customers lost power Friday when the Oden Road Fire burned into a main transmission line, the only power line bringing electricity into the Methow Valley.
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‘Woodstock’ unphased by power outage

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
WINTHROP — A musical event in Winthrop marking the 40th anniversary of Woodstock came off without a hitch, despite the Oden Road Fire that knocked out power to the entire Methow Valley.
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Highway 20 closure continues

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
OKANOGAN — Fire officials and state Department of Transportation will evaluate today whether they can reopen a seven-mile stretch of Highway 20 closed by the Oden Road Fire since Friday night.
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After rough weekend, Oden Road Fire calm

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
OKANOGAN — After a whirlwind of action on the Oden Road Fire both Saturday and Sunday, fire officials say the blaze west of Okanogan calmed considerably this morning.
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Bicyclist robbed of groceries

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
EAST WENATCHEE — A 55-year-old Cashmere man told East Wenatchee police that he was robbed at knife point by five to six men as he rode his bicycle near the east entrance of the Pipeline Bridge over the Columbia River about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Meet arena GM candidates this week

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee City Council and the Public Facilities District are holding special meetings at the arena this week to meet the three general manager candidates for the Town Toyota Center.
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Robbery charge dismissed

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County prosecutor has dismissed charges against a second man in a reported robbery in the Walmart parking lot in June.
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One arrested for assault, attempted robbery

Wenatchee World - Wed, 08/26/2009 - 05:34
WENATCHEE — A 22-year-old Rock Island man was arrested Friday night on suspicion of attempted first-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault.
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