The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

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This Afternoon

Hi30° Chance Snow


Lo27° Chance Snow


Hi32° Snow Likely

Friday Night

Lo28° Snow


Hi31° Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo24° Chance Snow


Hi32° Snow Likely

Sunday Night

Lo23° Chance Snow


Hi30° Slight Chance Snow

Monday Night

Lo18° Mostly Cloudy

Cold-weather carvers

CHELAN — John Hatcher, left, and James Stugart work Saturday on their carving of a Cerberus — the three-headed dog said to guard Hades — at the Lake Chelan Winterfest in Chelan.

Douglas, Okanogan PUDs break new power-use records

NCW — The Douglas and Okanogan County PUDs Friday reported new peak energy-use records, as customers’ electric furnaces worked overtime to ward off the zero and sub-zero temperatures early Friday morning.

30 Under 35 | Next question: Keri Davis

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program honored young community leaders earlier ​last year​. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.

Chelan-Douglas Trends: Nonwhites as a share of total population

Racial and ethnic diversity bring many benefits to a community — cultural, educational and economic. In the eyes of some, the share of the nonwhite population serves as a yardstick for the welcome a community offers newcomers. Since the U.S. has witnessed a large jump in immigration over the past 20 years and since native-born, nonwhite fertility rates are higher than whites, the national share of nonwhites has increased.

Contract awarded for $41.8 million in dam repairs

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD commissioners Friday awarded a $41.8 million contract to Andritz Hydro Corp. of Charlotte, North Carolina, to rehabilitate the four oldest turbine/generator units at Rock Island Dam.