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Workshop offered for wildfire contractors

PATEROS — People interested in contracting their equipment, goods or services with state and federal agencies to help with this year’s wildfires are invited to a free workshop from 1-3:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Pateros Fire Hall, 191 Industrial Way in Pateros.

Business Past | Dawn of industry

The C.A. Morrison sawmill and box factory at Second and Columbia streets provided the first industrial payroll in Wenatchee. This photo is from 1891. The sawmill is also said to have helped avert an early brown-out here by providing supplementary electric power to the city. (Business World file photo)

Business roundup | Taco Time cooking up second location

WENATCHEE — Does the Wenatchee Valley really need another Mexican restaurant? Robby Tonkin, whose family-run Taco Time Northwest owns 44 Taco Time restaurants in Washington, answered last month with an enthusiastic: “Yes — if that restaurant brings something unique to the market.”

Identity theft and your tax return

Daily we hear about a new data breach exposing personal credit and financial information. Last spring even the IRS was “hacked.”

Ending the caregiving drain: Good for your bottom line

As a full time administrative assistant at a local educational institution, Susan is a typical worker. She also has a typical “second shift” job — taking care of her aging parents. Her mom has end-stage dementia and her dad is too frail to care for himself or his wife any longer.

Neighbors incensed over stinky pot farms

September and October are two of the best months to be outdoors in North Central Washington unless, as many area residents have discovered, you can’t stand the smell of mature marijuana plants.