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Tribes worried about PUD work at Pinnacles

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WENATCHEE — Talks could begin this month over how to replace power poles without potentially damaging the Peshastin Pinnacles rock formations that are sacred to the region’s tribes — and well loved by just about everyone else.

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are worried that the Chelan County PUD’s plans to replace poles on two 115-kilovolt transmission lines that run through Peshastin Pinnacles State Park could damage the ancient pinnacles.

These striking sandstone rock formations are 14 miles…

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