Environment

Chelan County (Finally) Goes To Bid For Waste Processing Facility

A project that’s been years in the making will replace an annual event – or in some cases, every other year – allowing Chelan County residents to safely dispose of chemicals, paints and other hazardous products. Marcus Bellissimo reports. You can learn more about the project at the facility bid website and at the Chelan…

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Serene National Park Under Threat From Loud Navy Jets, Veterans Say

Forests provide many benefits to humans – from lumber, to recreation, to wildlife watching. The US military uses wilderness areas as well, remote locations to train commandos and test equipment. But those different interests are coming into conflict on the Olympic National Park. Veterans and conservation groups say the Park’s unique silence is being shattered…

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Outdoor Burn Ban Starts Friday For Chelan, Douglas Counties

A mild winter and a wet spring can lead to a higher fuel load. And this Friday, a seasonal burn ban goes back into effect. Which is good news for local fire districts, as the majority of brush fires this spring have been caused by out-of-hand burn piles. Marcus Bellissimo has more.

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Gov. Inslee Speaks At Fire Adapted Communities Conference In Wenatchee

Governor Jay Inslee was in Wenatchee Wednesday night to hear from the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network. They talked about their experiences in ensuring their homes and communities are prepared for fire response and mitigation. The Network held their reception at Pybus Public Market, after a week of various learning exercises throughout the county. Speakers…

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