Fairgrounds are prepared

Groups and individuals turned out Aug. 4 for Beautification Day to help prepare the NCW fairgrounds for the upcoming fair.
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No excuse for fake news rhetoric

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is forming a task force to exempt lawmakers from portions of the Public Records Act.
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New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Scotch Thistle

This is the fifth in a series of articles that introduces readers to new weed invaders in Douglas County.
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Returning home

My husband and I recently indulged in a couple days away as a couple to celebrate our anniversary. When we partake on such expeditions (which isn’t often) we both understand the significance of the outcome. That is, the outcome upon returning home — to a house inhabited by our three sons, some official adults, some nearly so.
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Grass Valley Fire burns in Douglas, Grant counties

MANSFIELD — The Grass Valley Fire burning in Douglas County and parts of Grant County was 40 percent contained as of Monday evening, Aug. 13, according to information provided by the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team. The fire started just after 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, near the intersection of Highways 17 and 172 by Sims Corner, about 12 miles east of Mansfield....
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Aug. 2-8
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Lucky Break Boys at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Are you ready for some toe-tappin’ music to close out your week? The Lucky Break Boys will perform for the next Friday Night Music event at Pybus Market from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17. The local duo of Jeff Heminger and Bill Dobbins perform a mix of bluegrass, folk and old-time standards, along with some “newer old stuff.” For more information,...
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Marriage Licenses

Issued in Douglas County Abbey Dawn Huffman, 23, and Anthony Derrick Realme, 26, both of Waterville. Troy Alexander Wilson, 51, and Homer Shawn Sypeck, 48, both of Juneau, Alaska.
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First-ever free dump day set for unincorporated Douglas County residents

From The Wenatchee World EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County residents — those who live outside any city limits — have a chance to make a free run to the dump for the first time ever. “Residents within city limits have been offered free disposal days in the past because of city contracts with their hauling companies,” said Douglas County Solid Waste Coordinator Becci Piepel. “County...
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Quilt and Fiber Art Festival on Aug. 17-18

WENATCHEE — The North Central Washington Quilt Guild presents its Quilt and Fiber Art Festival on Aug. 17-18. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Town Toyota Center. The festival will feature over 300 quilts on display, a special exhibit, a merchant mall, an artisan consignment shop, a beaded art display, live demonstrations, a silent auction, a quilt raffle and...
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