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August 14, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Rains help dampen wildfires in North Central Washington

The Associated Press WENATCHEE, Wash.  — Heavy rain fell Thursday morning over north central Washington and dampened wildfires that had grown out of control in hot dry weather. The operations coordinator for the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center in East Wenatchee, Jim Duck, says significant rain is helping firefighters get a handle on some of the large…

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March 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Goats, chickens die in Chelan barn fire

The Wenatchee World CHELAN — About 20 goats and 20 chickens perished in a barn fire early this morning in Chelan. The cause of the fire was probably a heater or heat lamp that malfunctioned, said Tim Lemon, chief of Fire District 7 in Chelan. The fire was called in by someone who saw the fire from several…

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February 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Man killed in 2-car accident north of Chelan

CHELAN (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says weather was a factor in a fatal two-car accident north of Chelan on Saturday afternoon. KPQ-radio reports a 59-year-old Bridgeport man died when his Dodge Neon crossed the center line on State Route 97 near Wells Dam and hit a southbound pickup. The driver of the pickup, a 60-year-old…

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August 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Wind shift aids Central Washington firefighters

Shifting winds overnight provided welcome assistance for more than 800 firefighters battling the state’s largest wildfire, with officials hoping to complete a 30-mile line around the 80,000-acre Colockum Tarps fire today. In other areas east of the Cascades, fire agencies welcomed a summer rain, but were closely watching for any new lightning-caused fires. At midday Friday, residents were…

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June 17, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Was missing mushroom hunter a victim of foul play?

Hildegaard Hendrickson

Hildegaard Hendrickson

Chelan County detectives are investigating whether missing mushroom hunter Hildegard Hendrickson may have been the victim of “foul play” – not because they think she was, but because no trace of her has been found.

“We’re definitely not ruling that out, but we have nothing that specifically points to it,” Sheriff Brian Burnett said today.

The search for the 79-year-old retired Seattle University educator and well-known mushroom hunter was suspended after six fruitless days that involved more than 60 searchers on foot, eight dog teams, plus searchers on horseback and in a helicopter.

Hendrickson was last seen June 8 by other mushroom hunters at the Minnow Creek Trailhead, about 15 miles northeast of Lake Wenatchee.

Although the search has been suspended, Burnett said the case is still open and detectives are assigned to it.  Anyone who may have seen Hendrickson before she disappeared June 8, or who has any information on the case, is asked to call 509-663-9911.

Sheriff Sgt. Kent Sisson, who coordinated the search, said, “We need to step back and look at some other aspects of the case.”

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September 3, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Black Diamond man injured in paragliding mishap

CHELAN – A Black Diamond man was taken to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee Sunday afternoon after one side of his paraglider collapsed after take-off from Chelan Butte, according to The Wenatchee World. Mark Davis, 58, went off the butte at about 3 p.m. when his equipment failed and he spiraled about 75 feet down, said…

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August 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Wildfire burns 4,000 acres near Chelan

The Associated Press CHELAN – A wildfire that broke out Sunday south of Pateros near Lake Chelan has grown to an estimated 4,000 acres — about six square miles. A spokesman for fire managers, Jeff Sevigny in Brewster, also says the fire threatens about 30 homes, mostly in the community of Alta Lake. Residents have been advised…

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