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Body of Deceased Climber Recovered in Chelan County

The body of a mountain climber who died while scaling the Enchantments in Chelan County this week was recovered on Thursday.

Officials with Chelan County Emergency Management report 66-year-old Richard Thurmer of Mukilteo was discovered unresponsive on Dragontail Peak via …

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Vehicle Accident Sparks Brush Fire in McNeil Canyon

A single-vehicle accident ignited a brush fire in northwestern Douglas County Thursday afternoon.

Officials say the incident occurred just after 2:00 when a man, whose name is being withheld, lost control of the van he was driving on McNeil Canyon …

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Douglas County Launching Public Defender’s Office

Douglas County has appointed its first-ever indigent defense attorney.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Jesse Collins has been named as the county’s Office of Public Defense Administrator.

Formerly, Douglas County contracted with private law firms to assist superior court …

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Chelan-Douglas Health District Board Members Announced

The Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) has announced its selections for five members of its board of directors.

The quintet, which were unanimously approved on Monday, include Alma Chacon, Joseph Hunter, Dr. Bindu Nayak, Marissa Smith and Bill Sullivan.

Nayak works …

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Dawe Resigns from Eastmont School Board

The Eastmont School District is suddenly without a full complement of sitting board members.

Just prior to the board’s regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, Position 4 Director Joy Dawe announced her immediately-effective resignation.

District officials report Dawe was recently terminated from …

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Fire Damages House, Displaces Resident in Wenatchee

Fire damaged a residence in Wenatchee on Tuesday afternoon.

Crews were dispatched to the blaze in the 1500 block of Crescent Street at around 12:20.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly and prevent their spread to any adjacent …

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Fire Damages Entiat Home

Fire damaged a residence in Entiat on Thursday morning.

Public Information Officer Kay McKellar says the blaze occurred in the 2400 block of Entiat Way and was reported to emergency dispatch at around 7:00.

Crews from multiple departments, including Chelan …

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Bomb Threat Closes Front Street, U.S. Hwy 2 in Leavenworth

Much of downtown Leavenworth was closed late Thursday afternoon due to a bomb threat.

The emergency shutdown affected portions of Front and Whitman Streets, as well as U.S. Highway 2.

Officials with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office report that several …

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Ellensburg Police Make Major Fentanyl Bust

An Ellensburg man has been jailed on drug charges after police discovered him in possession of narcotics.

Authorities made the bust late last week when they reportedly found the 36-year-old with over 2,000 fentanyl tablets.

Investigators say the street value …

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