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October 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Mountlake Terrace man killed in crash near Leavenworth

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — A 56-year-old Mountlake Terrace man was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 2 about 21 miles west of Leavenworth. Kerry L. Knapp was killed when his eastbound Ford F350 pickup struck a guardrail twice, went airborne, struck a tree and came to rest at the base of the tree, according to…

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October 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Increased patrols in Leavenworth mean more Oktoberfest citations

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — With more sheriff’s deputies on patrol, citations issued at Leavenworth’s annual Oktoberfest jumped from 21 last year to 75 this year. “With more eyes on the street, you’re going to see more things that happen,” said John Wisemore, Chelan County undersheriff. The citations were given out for the three weekends of the annual…

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September 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Leavenworth fire throwing up lots of smoke

The Wenatchee World (MCT) LEAVENWORTH — Fire crews and helicopters were trying to tame a human-caused wildfire burning in brush and timber near the mouth of Tumwater Canyon in Leavenworth Sunday morning. No homes or businesses were threatened by the newly named Tumwater Fire, reported at 10:42 p.m. Saturday. About 10 to 15 acres had burned by…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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…

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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…

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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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