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U.S. economy creates 280,000 jobs in May

WASHINGTON — Employers in the U.S. added a robust 280,000 jobs last month and average workers' earnings ticked higher — reassurance that the six-year-old economic recovery remains on track despite faltering in the weather-marred first quarter.

Rate hikes proposed for PUD water, sewer customers

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD water and sewer customers will be headed for the first of what could be five consecutive years of rate increases, if commissioners approve a staff proposal announced Monday.

PUD to fund free-parking permit for three local state parks

WENATCHEE — Parking at Daroga, Lincoln Rock and Wenatchee Confluence state parks would be free through December 2016 for any Chelan County resident or Chelan County PUD residential electric ratepayer who participates in a parking pass pilot project.

Let the school construction begin

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District administrators, school board members and others dug their gold-painted shovels into dirt at three school construction sites Thursday, kicking off a massive project to overhaul three district schools.

Cherry season starts

Jairo Perez picks Chelan cherries in a Rock Island-area orchard on Wednesday.

Group blames Carlton flood on DNR logging

CARLTON — An environmental group says salvage logging by the state Department of Natural Resources after last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire is to blame for flooding and erosion near Carlton last Thursday.
Dennis Bolz

PUD studies new rates, zoning to slow ‘data-miner’ power drain

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD officials say that a new category of electric rate, together with a rezoning effort by the county and its cities, could prevent power-hungry “data-mining” operations from threatening the utility’s ability to keep rates low for everyone.

Omak backs off on pot store injunction

OMAK – After winning a court order to prevent a marijuana retail store from opening, the Omak City Council decided to back off and let the store open.