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Ice carving at Winterfest

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.
Craft Warehouse to close Wenatchee store

Craft Warehouse to liquidate, close after 21 years

WENATCHEE — More than two decades of selling sequins, beads, fabrics, foam balls, picture frames, and other design doodads will come to an end in coming months as Craft Warehouse in Wenatchee sells off its inventory and closes for good.