• Mayor criticizes council member
    A Wenatchee City Council member's attendance record is coming under fire by Mayor Frank Kuntz. listen here Kuntz says he confronted Veeder about his unexcused absences at Thursday night's regular meeting. listen here Also at Thursday  night's meeting the Council was deadlocked in its vote to add traffic cameras in school zones...
  • Carlton Complex Saturday morning update
    Acreage on the Carlton Complex is up a little, to 250,514 and containment is up as well, to 59%.   KPQ spoke with fire information officer Jessica Payne earlier today.   listen here   ****clIck here for Carlton Complex Fire blog****
  • Chiwaukum Complex Saturday morning update
    Work continues on the nearly 11 thousand acre Chiwaukum Creek Fire.  Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos says the blaze is 25% contained.  Much of that containment is along the Highway 2 corridor.  That's allowed fire managers to give the go ahead to reopen Highway 2 through Tumwater Canyon.  She says starting at 8p.m. Sunday the road will be open, with a pilot car leading the way.    The detour through Plain may still be your best bet.  KPQ spoke with Saarloos today on the Saturday morning update and she gives us an update on the four fires in the Complex and what's on tap for firefighters today.   listen here
  • Carlton Complex Fire Burning Slowly With 55% Percent Containment
    The rain was missing Friday, but the 250-thousand acre Carlton Complex Fire is still at a slow burning allowing for more progress.  Fire Information Officer Joanie Quanstrom says there are four hot spots that crews are fixed on. At this time, Quanstrom says no evacuation level 3 alerts are issued for any home at this time. The most active flank of the fire is still burning northward, but solid containment lines has kept the blaze at bay. The Carlton Complex Fire is 55-percent contained.       
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