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Bicyclist steals Japanese maple from Jiffy Lube

WENATCHEE — In the wee hours of Aug. 12, a bicycle-riding thief rode to the Jiffy Lube on South Mission Street, dug up a 2-year-old Japanese maple from a small flower bed there and rode off with it on his bike.

A scorched Chelan Fruit gets back to business

CHELAN — Millions of pounds of fruit destroyed. Tens of thousands of stacked bins burned. Thousands of square feet of warehouse space razed. Hundreds of people temporarily out of work.

Vacasa buys into Chelan booking business

CHELAN — Local getaway rental service Chelan Vacation Properties announced a partnership Thursday with Portland-based Vacasa, a fast-growing online vacation booking service founded in 2009.

United Way takes space in World offices

WENATCHEE — The United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties has temporarily relocated to The Wenatchee World office building, 14 N. Mission St., while its permanent office is remodeled.

Kinross plans appeal of Buckhorn Mine’s water quality permit

This story originally included a statement from Kinross Gold saying that the Department of Ecology recognizes the water quality does not exceed levels considered safe. That statement was removed after Ecology officials noted that large quantities of water are not being captured and treated.

Register now for final four SCORE workshops

WENATCHEE — Central Washington SCORE will host more workshops that address different business factors and help owners make big business decisions. The workshops run through October.

Water quality requirements at Buckhorn Mine upheld

CHESAW — A quasi-judicial state board has ruled that it’s reasonable to require Crown Resources Corp. to ensure that the water surrounding Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw is as clean as it was before mining started eight years ago.