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Care worker accused of elder-patient ID theft

WENATCHEE — A Leavenworth woman is charged with stealing the identities of two dementia patients in her care, as well as $9,600 from one of them, to open bank and credit card accounts in their names.

Longtime developer to head Chelan County planning

WENATCHEE — A property-development manager with a long track record in North Central Washington and strong ties to the Wenatchee Valley will become Chelan County’s new director of community development.

Alcoa fined for polluting the Columbia River

WENATCHEE — The state Department of Ecology has fined Alcoa’s Wenatchee Works $36,000 for discharging into the Columbia River wastewater that contained too many contaminants.

Conconully RV resort reopens despite court ruling

CONCONULLY — On June 29, a federal judge in Spokane ordered Kevin and Karen Messer, within 60 days, to leave the Conconully Lake Resort, where they’ve held the concession contract with the Bureau of Reclamation since 2010.

Crescent Bar settlement, golf course approved

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD commissioners and Crescent Bar Island leaseholders have approved a final settlement that ends five years of litigation and could usher the PUD-owned, Columbia River island into a new era of cooperation and expanded public access.

Movement makes sense with Travers

NCW — Twenty-two years ago, Kerry Travers couldn’t play the violin for more than five minutes without feeling pain.

2015 home sales nearing peak levels

WENATCHEE — Home sales in the Wenatchee market surged in the first half of 2015 to beat last year by more than 30 percent and, say real estate agents, put big smiles on sellers' faces.

Four lawsuits over 2012 Douglas County fire

WATERVILLE — An organic orchard south of Brewster is enmeshed in four lawsuits over its part in a 2012 brushfire, brought by the state, the PUD, and two nearby farm operations.

Long-term care seminar set for Saturday

WENATCHEE — Long-term care planner Shawn Jensen will present a free seminar on long-term care beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Heights Assisted Living, 1550 Cherry St., Wenatchee.