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Chelan County PUD Plans Outage

A brief power outage is planned starting 9 a.m. tomorrow/Tuesday, which will affect 210 Chelan County PUD customers from Coles Corner west along the Stevens Pass Highway. There should be a 15-minute outage required for a PUD line crew to replace equipment for customers served by lines running along the…


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Falling Rocks On Hwy. 97-A

Watch for falling rocks on Hwy. 97-A from mile marker 210 south of Entiat north to the town of Entiat.   DOT is clearing the roadway.  Drive with caution in the area.


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Douglas County School Board And Levy Lid Election Races Pass

The candidate in the Eastmont School Board Position 5 race, who didn’t want the job, gets good news. Jeromy Deskin, who had a slight edge over incumbent Stephen Piccirillo, tried to withdraw from the race, but failed to follow proper procedure. Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall explained how Deskin can…


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Port Of Chelan Looks to Attract Green Businesses

The Port of Chelan’s looking to bring in new businesses and employers who want to be associated with green energy. The port’s Craig Larson says the county’s abundance of non-carbon emitting hydropower’s a natural fit for companies committed to the environment. He also claims the firms under consideration are being…


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FOOD BANKS Kick off Early Holiday Donation Requests

North Central Washington’s Food Banks are putting out an early call for food and monetary donations for the holiday season.  Proteins and baby foods, items and monetary donations are always in short supply and welcomed, but so are boxed foods, fresh foods and baked goods. Karen Brugmann with the Chelan…


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Hilton Hotel to be Developed On Wenatchee Waterfront

A prime piece of Wenatchee waterfront property will soon become home to a new Hilton hotel. Mayor Frank Kuntz says the City Council has approved a 1.3 million dollar agreement with developers to build the four-story hotel north of the Pybus Market . . The Mayor says the property has…


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State Voter Turnout Lagging; 46 Percent Participation Expected

Voter participation’s lagging behind typical off year elections in Washington, with ballot returns hovering around 30 percent.  But Dave Ammons with the Secretary of State’s office is expecting the final number to be 46 percent, which is a lot higher than almost every other state. Ammons says “One example is…


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Candidate Leading School Board Race Tried To Withdraw

The candidate who’s leading the Eastmont School Board Position 5 race doesn’t want the job. Jemomy Deskin, who has a slight edge over incumbent Stephen Piccirillo heading into Friday’s update of ballot results, tried to withdraw from the race, but failed. Douglas County Election Supervisor Marty Whitehouse says Deskin simply…


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Federal Burn Area Recovery Funds Approved

Posted from US Forest Service news release Wenatchee, WA — Funding was approved this week for emergency post-fire projects recommended by the Central Washington Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team.   The team’s report and recommendations were approved, along with its funding request of $269,400 for public safety and emergency…


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Wildfire Information Summit

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! A panel of federal and state wildfire experts, lawmakers and fire prevention and education groups encourage citizens and business owners to attend the “Wildfires and Us” conference this Monday November 9th at the Wenatchee Performing Arts Center.  A panel of experts will discuss the latest scientific…