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The latest news around the Northwest! If you hear of or see any newsworthy event feel free to share it with us. HERE or call 509-888-2020


Campfire restrictions lifted on National Forest lands

In a news release yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service announced that campfire restrictions have been lifted for National Forest lands. Locally, in Chelan and Kittitas counties, campfires are allowed in all areas of the National...

Arby’s to debut Venison and Elk burgers nationwide

WENATCHEE-Fast food chain Arby's is living up to its "we have the meats" slogan with its nationwide debut of the venison sandwich. USA Today reports the sandwich will be featured in 3,300 restaurants and features thick-cut...

Boy Scouts to include girls in some programs

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy...
prescribed burns

Prescribed burns around North Central Washington

The U.S. Forest Service conducted five prescribed burns around North Central Washington today bringing a light shroud of smoke and haze to some areas. The fires were in the Tonasket, Mazama, Cle Elum, Winthrop and...
illegal Marijuana

Major Illegal Marijuana Bust in 3 Central Washington Counties

EPHRATA, Wash.– An organized, multi-agency response between Grant, Franklin, and Adams counties has resulted in over 41,000 pounds of illegal marijuana, 56 illegal firearms, ammunition, and many hazardous and banned chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers...
Teanaway River Fire

State fire crews mobilize on Teanaway River Fire

CLE ELUM- State fire assistance was mobilized over the weekend in support of local firefighters working to contain the Teanaway River Fire, located four miles north of Cle Elum in Kittitas County. The Fire started Friday...

Forest Service begins flood repair work on roads

Flood repair work is planned to begin this month on six Forest Service roads located on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  These roads had received significant damage from fall 2015 and spring 2016 heavy snow...

Fire crews gain ground on Whitehall Fire near Coulee City

COULEE CITY- The Whitehall Fire, burning 8 miles southwest of Coulee City, is 50 percent contained at about 3,500 acres. The fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in grassy lands, threatening homes, crops...
prescribed burning

Forest Service to begin prescribed burning

Over the next several weeks, communities along the east slopes of the Cascades may see a different type of smoke column rising above the tree tops; a column that heralds the return of prescribed fire...

Officials search for missing Electric City man

A Silver alert was issued today for a disabled man reported missing from his home in Electric City. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says 69-year-old Donald S. Fisher was last seen around 7 p.m. Monday...