18 hrs ago
Storm could bring rain, lightning
The National Weather Service expects the storm to move in Monday night with light northwest winds of 6 to 11 mph and unseasonably cool temperatures dropping to the low 60s.
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22 hrs ago
Carlton Complex Fire now 243,291 acres; 1,600+ firefighters on scene
Carlton Complex Fire threatens homes and businesses as 40-50 structures have burned to the ground forcing evacuations in Pateros.
23 hrs ago
Everyday Business | Art, excavators, Entiat tacos and clean windows
General contractor, heavy equipment operator and, yep, male model Lloyd Palm broke ground last week on an 8,000-square-foot building that'll house a huge machine repair shop, private museum and, yep again, art studio and gallery.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Seaver - 50th
Gerald and Vicki Seaver of Okanogan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 7 with a family dinner at the Rivertop Bar and Grill in Wenatchee.
Gerald "Jerry" Meyer
Jerry worked for Safeway Stores for 40 years, with 30 as a manager. He was transferred from Seattle to the East Wenatchee store in 1982, where he was able to take advantage of his love of skiing.
Wenatchee native completes trans-continental bike route
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route makes the few entrants who brave such an event climb more than 200,000 vertical feet by the time the trek concludes, equivalent to scaling Mount Everest seven times.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Peninsula Daily News
Sequim Lavender Weekend: Here's what's happening Saturday and Sunday
Lori Shimek of Wenatchee, right, takes a picture of her sister, Kim Hohl of Bellevue in a field of lavender at Purple Haze Lavender Farm.
Washington state animal response team deploying to help victims of fires
The town of Malott and areas around Brewster were evacuated Friday night as hundreds of more people fled a devastating wildfire that had already scorched nearly 170,000 acres and destroyed up to 100 homes in north-central Washington.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Ferry Wenatchee repairs pushed back a week
The Seattle-Bainbridge ferry Wenatchee will be out of service for repairs to the stern tube seals for about a week beginning July 30. This work was originally scheduled to begin Tuesday, but was delayed because a dry dock wasn't available.
Gov. Inslee to visit wildfire areas
Inslee was flying to Wenatchee Friday afternoon before meeting with officials at the Chiwaukum incident command post.
Gallery: Washington wildfires 2014
Ryan Greene's family sits outside their home Friday, July 18, 2014, near other homes that were destroyed in Pateros, Wash.
Washington State Wildfire Grows, More Evacuations Urged
Officials said, a fast-moving Washington state wildfire raging in the Cascade Mountains grew in size to threaten roughly 1,700 dwellings on Thursday near the Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth.
Gradual Warming Trend
Click the picture to enlarge . That's sunset last night from the Muskegon GLERL beach camera .
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Wine Business Online
WA: Education Needs of State Grape Growers and Wineries Identified
The Washington grape and wine industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, as vineyard acreage and number of wineries increase.
Air quality alert issued for wildfire smoke - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for much of the Inland Northwest as wind from a weak cold front drives Central Washington wildfire smoke eastward along the ground.
Kaizen approach pays off for local patients
Sarah Johnson and her team are leading an effort to create a more collaborative, patient-focused culture at Confluence Health, using the lean manufacturing tools and techniques that made Toyota a world-class manufacturer.
Liberty Lake Splash
City Council: Should marijuana moratorium continue?
When the Liberty Lake City Council approved a moratorium on the growth, processing and sale of marijuana back in January, much remained uncertain regarding the statewide implementation of an initiative that had passed in November 2012.
Wildfire prompts evacuation of nearly 900 Washington state homes
Wildfires stoked by high winds and dry, hot weather threatened homes and businesses across parts of Washington state on Wednesday, with nearly 900 dwellings evacuated near the Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth in the Cascade mountains.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The News Tribune
Lake Wenatchee sockeye salmon fishery will open July 19
Lake Wenatchee will open for sockeye salmon fishing one hour before official sunrise Saturday.