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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.
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Everyday Business | Honda drives into the future

When Apple Valley Honda built their new facility in East Wenatchee, they studied the parent company’s requirements for new buildings and then tossed ’em out the window.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Crash at Denny’s

The driver of a truck that crashed into the Denny's Restaurant in Wenatchee checks the damage Monday.
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Business Past: Plaza to become a new market

Construction of a new quick service market and modern ice cream parlor is underway in April 1960 at the site of a Wenatchee landmark since 1926 — the Plaza on Orondo and Okanogan avenues. A 6,000 square-foot store, housing Plaza Super Jet and John and Gene’s Fish Market, would be built on the wide end of the triangular lot. On the tip of the triangle would be a new “ultra-modern” ice cream parlor. New parking space for 70 cars would be between the two buildings. Attending the groundbreaking are, from ...