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November 11, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Cashmere farm dog killed, apparently by cougar

The Associated Press CASHMERE  — A large farm dog was killed and mostly eaten by a wild animal in an orchard near Cashmere. The 105-pound yellow lab named Zeus was found Saturday by his owner, Jeff Paton, who said there have been four cougar sightings at his orchard in the past year. Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Klump…

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July 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Sept. 11 memorial statue coming to Cashmere

By Michelle McNiel The Wenatchee World CASHMERE — A 9/11 memorial statue that has been touring Washington in search of a permanent home will settle in Cashmere. The Vancouver-based Spirit of America Foundation, which owns the life-sized bronze statue, made the announcement today. The artwork honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World…

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June 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Firefighters containing wildfire near Cashmere

The Associated Press CASHMERE, Chelan County — Firefighters hope to contain a 200-acre wildfire near Cashmere on Thursday. Central Washington Interagency Communications Center spokeswoman Robin DeMario in Wenatchee says the fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon died down overnight although it was still smoking Thursday morning. Cooler weather with a chance of showers is helping. More than 60 firefighters are…

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June 25, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Wildfire in Chelan County prompts evacuations

The Associated Press Update 10:20 p.m. | CASHMERE — State, federal and local firefighters have attacked a new wildfire burning in a central Washington canyon north of Cashmere. Central Washington Interagency Communications Center dispatcher Alisha Toombs said the fire in Hay Canyon had burned across 150 steep acres of grass, brush and light timber by late Wednesday…

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July 19, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Soldier from Cashmere pleads guilty in double slaying

ATLANTA  — A soldier from Eastern Washington accused of running an anti-government militia has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for a double slaying. Pvt. Isaac Aguigui  of Cashmere, Chelan County, pleaded guilty as part of a deal that spared him the death penalty on two counts of murder with malice. He…

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September 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Wildfire forces closure of Blewett Pass on Highway 97

A wildfire has forced the closure of Blewett Pass on U.S Highway 97. The fire has burned close to the highway, and the state Department of Transportation announced the closure of a 27-mile stretch of the highway on Wednesday. The highway is closed from milepost 150 at the junction with State Route 970 to milepost 177,…

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July 3, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Two train-related deaths Monday in the state

The Associated Press PUYALLUP – An Amtrak spokesman says a passenger train struck and killed a man Monday evening in Puyallup. Spokesman Steve Kulm tells The News Tribune that the Amtrak Cascades train was traveling from Portland to Bellingham. None of the 253 passengers or crew members aboard were injured. The train was delayed 80 minutes. No information was…

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