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July 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Cooler weather, lower winds helping to contain wildfires

Damper weather and slower winds helped firefighters this morning in their efforts to contain the hundreds of thousands of acres of wildfires that have charred Central Washington. In Pateros, the heart of the massive Carlton Complex fire, humidity hit 26 percent on Sunday morning and winds calmed to 7-9 mph, according to the National Weather Service. In…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: cooler temperatures, Entiat Valley, Leavenworth

July 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Methow Valley homes destroyed, others threatened as fires grow around state

Update |  6:05 p.m.: A total of four wildfires in the Methow Valley have claimed at least two primary homes, a fire spokesman said. Since lightning ignited a fire near Stokes Road in Carlton on Sunday night, the Carlton Complex fire has spread to 18,000 acres and includes the Cougar Flat fire, the Golden Hike fire and the…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Leavenworth, Methow Valley, wildfire

May 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Troopers question woman’s account of being in trunk for 3 days

A Lynnwood woman who said she climbed into the trunk of her silver Saab after the vehicle ran out of gas has left the State Patrol eyeing her story with skepticism. On Monday afternoon, dispatchers received a 911 call about six miles outside of Leavenworth on Highway 2, notifying them about a woman in the trunk…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Highway 2, Leavenworth, locked

May 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Tuesday Memo: Seattle reads … 3 days locked in trunk? … Worst airline meals

We read a lot around here: Seattle has been ranked fourth on’s list of the best-read cities. Arlington, Va., is No. 1. A smaller tablet from Microsoft: Microsoft is expected to announce updates to its line of tablets in New York today. Our Microsoft expert Janet Tu will be there and More

Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: airline meals, best read, Leavenworth

May 4, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Crews rescue injured climber near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH (AP) — Crews have rescued a 23-year-old Lynnwood man who fell while climbing west of Leavenworth. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says Jacob Smith was hoisted out of the Icicle Creek area early Sunday. A second aircraft was sent from Spokane to get him, after a Navy helicopter from Whidbey Island was pushed back by…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: climber, Leavenworth, Lynnwood man

August 23, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Cooler temperatures, rain slow some Northwest wildfire growth

Cooler temperatures and wet weather have slowed the growth of several wildfires across the Northwest. However, that did not seem to be the case for the fire at Manastash Ridge outside of Ellensburg. After an aerial evaluation, the fire was estimated at 1,400 acres and zero percent contained late Friday, a spokesman said. Glenn Kohler, a spokesman…


Comments | More in Environment, The Blotter | Topics: conrad lake fire, eagle fire, government flat fire

August 23, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Fire near Leavenworth 25% contained

The Associated Press LEAVENWORTH — Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for the wildfire burning near Leavenworth. KPQ radio in Wenatchee reports the Eagle fire, which has burned nearly 2 square miles in steep terrain, is now 25 percent contained. The fire did not grow overnight, and rain was expected to help firefighters on Friday. Much of Eastern Washington…


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August 22, 2013 at 3:59 PM

WSDOT delays weeklong closure on section of Highway 2

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — The State Department of Transportation will close Highway 2 between Leavenworth and Coles Corner for a week, beginning Sept. 8, not Aug. 25 as originally planned. The delay is necessary, because parts needed to build a new bridge over Drury Canyon Creek won’t arrive in time for the originally announced closure, a…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Chumstick Highway, Coles Corner, Drury Canyon Creek

August 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Fire near Leavenworth 10% contained

LEAVENWORTH (AP) — A wildfire burning near Leavenworth is about 10 percent contained, but firefighters are keeping a wary eye on temperatures expected to climb into the 90s. The Eagle fire covers 1,186 acres and is located about 5 miles northwest of the Bavarian-themed village of Leavenworth. Fire spokeswoman Robin DeMario said Thursday that about 30 homes…


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August 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Wildfire near Leavenworth triples in size overnight

The Associated Press UPDATE: 1:45 p.m.| The latest on the wildfires in Washington state can be found here. LEAVENWORTH — A ridge-top wildfire burning northeast of Leavenworth tripled in size overnight and residents of 30 nearby homes have been told to evacuate. Residents of another 35 homes have been told to prepare to evacuate. Fire spokeswoman…


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