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July 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Paraglider killed in Chelan County accident

The Wenatchee World CHELAN, Chelan County — A 55-year-old Wapato man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a paragliding accident off of Chelan Butte. David A. Norwood died where he landed, about 150 yards down from the top of the Butte, according to a press release from Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett. Witnesses told deputies that one side of Norwood’s…

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July 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Controlled burns to fight Chelan County blaze

The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — Firefighters in central Washington are getting ready to do some controlled burns to push back the southern end of a fire near Entiat. The fire burning across 35 square miles is about 34 percent contained. But fire spokesman Daniel O’Connor says they’re having some problems with flaming debris rolling down…

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July 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Mills Canyon fire grows; more storms expected

The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — A wildfire burning in central Washington has grown to 35 square miles, fire officials said Monday. Crews have strengthened containment lines around the fire near Entiat, but officials worried about the potential for dry lightning and wind to kick up the blaze. Fire officials said Monday morning the blaze was 25 percent contained. “We…

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July 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Hundreds battle Central Washington wildfire

The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in Central Washington. The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and damaged a few outbuildings in Chelan County near Entiat, roughly midway between Seattle and Spokane. Residents of about 40 homes have been…

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July 9, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Wildfires spread near Spokane and in Chelan County

Update| 11:28 p.m.: The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — A new wildfire near Spokane quickly burned across 550 to 600 acres today, prompting evacuation orders for about a dozen homes. In Central Washington, a wildfire burned close to a major highway and threatened several more homes. In northeast Washington, fire spokesman Guy Gifford said this evening that…

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June 5, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Rescuers reach injured climber on Mount Stuart

The Associated Press LEAVENWORTH — Rescuers have reached a woman injured in a fall on Mount Stuart, about 12 miles southwest of Leavenworth in Chelan County. A dispatch supervisor in Wenatchee, Dennis Keppner, also says air resources are on the way Thursday morning. High winds prevented helicopters from reaching the woman Wednesday. But a copter from Whidbey…

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June 4, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Shots fired at mushroom hunter near Blewett Pass

WENATCHEE (AP) — A Leavenworth man says shots were fired at his car after he was mushroom hunting Tuesday afternoon near Blewett Pass. He told the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office he was driving in the Ruby Creek area when he realized shots were coming from a pickup. One of the two men inside had a gun. The…

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May 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Washington brush fire burns 1,300 acres

MALAGA — Fire officials in Chelan County say a brush fire that burned 2 square miles east of Wenatchee, and damaged power poles and transmission lines is 90 percent contained. Chelan County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Cindy Blaufuss said several dozen firefighters were mopping up hot spots Thursday but that the threat to about 40 nearby homes…

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September 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM

‘Excited delirium’ cause of Chelan County jail death

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — The Chelan County coroner says a man who died in jail in June died as a result of excited delirium with heart disease as a contributing factor. The report on the death of Jesse Avina Morales was made public Tuesday at the request of The Wenatchee World. Police Sgt. Jim West said the…

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September 18, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Young moose hangs around Entiat for 2 weeks

ENTIAT, Chelan County (AP) — Leave the moose alone. That’s the advice the state Fish and Wildlife Department is giving to residents of Entiat. The Wenatchee World reports a young moose has been hanging out around town for two weeks and resting on lawns. Wildlife Sgt. Dan Klump says cooler weather usually triggers moose to move on…

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