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Roger Harnack

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Road 6 Fire surpasses 3,500 acres

An incident command center has been established at Mansfield School.

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South Pine Creek fire extinguished

Local fire crews contain South Pine Creek fire to a half-acre.

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Lumber yard burning in the Chiliwist

A Gebbers Farms-affiliated lumber yard is burning tonight less than a mile from the intersection of North Star and Three Devils roads.

Bear captured near Havillah

State Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen will be transporting the bear to Omak for a short health check before releasing the bear.

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Omak crews contain brush fire

Firefighters contain small blaze along state Highway 155 to about four acres.

Park officials: Fire crews making progress at Thunder Creek

Fire crews face hot temperatures today and tomorrow as they attempt to contain blaze in North Cascades National Park

Winthrop smokejumpers join Thunder Creek Fire fight

Thunder Creek Fire grows to about 100 acres

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Chiliwist residents vow to sue over road closure

Chiliwist residents raise more than $1,000 to help pay for a lawsuit against the county over Three Devils Road.

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'Cinder' returns to the wild

Two bears released in a remote area 40 miles north of Leavenworth

Thunder Creek fire grows to 15 acres

Second fire of the season sparked by lightning in North Cascades National Park

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Plan to attend forest session

Plan to be present to voice your concerns and offer your insights June 11 when federal employees come to listen to ideas on managing Pacific Northwest forests

Lyons Ferry State Park reopening

After more than a decade, the historic Lyons Ferry area will officials reopen as a state park on June 5.

Elderly woman arrested for child porn trafficking

Missing and Exploited Children Task Force officials say they expect more arrests after recipients of the images are identified.

Bureau of Reclamation monitoring water seepage

So far, irrigation and Interstate 90 are not affected by the seepage.

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Thumbs up for bicycle crackdown

As more and more Okanogan County communities welcome ATVs into town, the potential for frustration between those riders and cyclists and drivers will grow. Cyclists have to learn to share the road with other ATV riders, and vice versa.

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Stuck truck blocks highway

Southbound traffic on U.S. Highway 97 slowed after tractor-trailer gets stuck on a sandy pull-out area while trying to turn around.

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Orchard burn gets away, sets hillside afire

Fire crews keep eye on blaze near Nighthawk

Prescribed burn planned today for Rendezvous Pass

The U.S. Forest Service will burn underbrush today in the Rendezvous Pass area between Fawn and Cub creeks.

Wellpinit man sentenced in sex abuse case

Maurice Loyal Finch was sentenced for 98 months in prison for abusing a boy on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Wenatchee Valley College releases winter dean's, president's lists

The following students have been recognized for their academic efforts during the winter quarter ending March 20.

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Watercross racers open season

The Northwest Jet Sports Association's 2015 watercross tour kicked of Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln City, Ore. Here are the unofficial results of the combined classes.

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State's drought is a natural cycle

Enough with falsely claiming specifically that this year’s Washington state drought — the third in less than 100 years — is the result of how we live, what we drive and where we work..

Burglar found hiding in shop

An elderly victim's quick response helped authorities catch a burglar suspect on her rural property.

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Consider reservoir before making decision to breach Enloe Dam

Given drought conditions this year or the potential any year, there is a value to the water stored above Enloe Dam that should be considered before any decision to remove it

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Beardslee hears arguments on Three Devils Road

More than 65 people turned out Thursday to give testimony before Okanogan County Hearing Examiner Dan Beardslee on the proposed vacation of Three Devils Road.

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Lowland lake fishing opens April 25

Hundreds of lakes statewide are set to open for a six-month trout fishing season

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Root rot prompts officials to keep Wish Poosh Campground closed

Boat launch and day-use areas of Wish Poosh, located in the Cle Elum Ranger District, will remain open.

Program focuses on westernization of Winthrop

John Lester and Larry Higbee will lead a presentation tonight on how the town of Winthrop became western-themed.

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North Cascades Highway opens

Treats offered to first motorists to traverse Washington and Rainy passes this year.

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Early risers can see total lunar eclipse Saturday

Weather permitting, stargazers will be able to view a total lunar eclipse from start to finish early Saturday.

Vantage-area boat launches reopen on Columbia River

Grant County Public Utility District raises water level in the reservoir above Wanapum Dam, allowing for the reopening of the Sunland Estates and Yo Yo Rock boat launches.

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Don't give teachers, pupils a pass

We should not give teachers and students a “pass” for failing to meet minimum academic standards. And the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shouldn’t be asking for a waiver, either.

Sex offender sentenced, again, for failure to register

McCrea, was sentenced Wednesday, a week after being found guilty to register as a sex offender — it was his third felony conviction for the crime.

Rates set for I-405 express lanes

Be prepared to pay if you want to drive in the Interstate 405 express lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood

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Basketball Frenzy contest kicks off

Enter our contest for a chance to win $50.

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Opening government takes effort

This past weekend, I was honored, and humbled, to be one of the speakers at the state Open Government Conference in Tacoma. And while we do our part here at The Chronicle to ensure government meetings and records are open to the general public, I was thoroughly impressed by the efforts of others around our state.

Chiliwist residents to oppose county road vacation

A public hearing on the proposed vacation of a portion of Three Devils Road is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday in the commissioners' hearing room of the Grainger Administrative Building, 123 5th Avenue N.

Nine arrested in heroin ring

Five children turned over to Child Protective Services as law enforcement officials raid two homes in conclusion of two-month investigation into Omak-area heroin ring.

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Boy crashes BMW into home

Uninjured teenager transported to Confluence Hospital for evaluation of emotional issues

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State's first Karelian bear dog retiring

Karelian bear dogs — black and white dogs weighing 40-65 pounds — are trained to track, capture and deter predators.

Bridge toll rates key topics at State Transportation Commission meeting

Tolls expected to increase 50 cents for Tacoma Narrows Bridge and 2.5 percent on the State Highway 520 bridge.

Traffic delays expected in Airway Heights

Construction crews working on sidewalks along U.S. Highway 2 in Airway Heights both Thursday and Friday

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Minimum wage bill will hurt area

If this bill passes the Senate and is signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee, it’ll drive inflation and shatter many rural residents’ ability to grow economically and socially.

Shady Pass Road opens to snowmobiles near Duncan fire area

Snowmobiles can access the route from Entiat River Road to Forest Service Road 112.

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Colton outpaces Pateros, 72-60

Pateros Nannies to face Mary M. Knight in a loser-out game at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Spokane Memorial Arena

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Timberwolves dominate Okanogan, 80-50

The No. 1-ranked Morton-White Pass Timberwolves were much more than the Okanogan Bulldogs were prepared for in the boys teams' state 2B basketball tournament opener.

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Republic girls down Evergreen Lutheran

Tigers advance to state 1B basketball semifinals tomorrow afternoon

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Grizzly bear meeting set for 5 p.m. today

Hundreds expected to oppose plan to introduce predator to North Cascades

Open government training workshops slated for Eastern Washington

The Open Government Trainings Act requires elected and other public employees to attend related workshops; four are planned in Eastern Washington this month

Some forest roads open early

Cle Elum Ranger District officials have determined some roads are dry and stable enough to support motor vehicles

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