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Amazon, Microsoft invest billions as computing shifts to cloud

SEATTLE — Local behemoths and Microsoft, as well as other tech firms that rent out computing power and storage, are rapidly becoming some of the biggest spenders in the corporate world, as they lay down the bases for a future in which most computing will take place in the so-called cloud.

Where will the carnival move next year?

WENATCHEE — From about 1930 to 1972, the city’s waterfront was used as a landfill. The landfill was capped with clay and then eventually repurposed as Riverfront Park. For years. Apple Blossom organizers have used it to host the annual carnival.

Holden Mine cleanup enters final year

HOLDEN VILLAGE — A Rio Tinto official said Wednesday that the Holden Mine Cleanup Project will cost upwards of $500 million — nearly five times the cost initially projected six years ago, when the U.S. Forest Service and the mining company agreed on a plan to rehabilitate the old copper mine near Holden Village.

Tech Showcase headed to Pybus

WENATCHEE — Science will be on display this month when a local group hosts an event focusing on the integration of technology into the region’s classrooms.

Area comes up short in competition for Best Community

DURHAM, N.C. — The Wenatchee Valley’s run to be crowned America’s Best Community ended here Wednesday when judges in the national contest named eight communities as finalists, but not Wenatchee.

Business Past | Home of the handmade milkshake

The Crescent Variety Store on Orondo Avenue in Wenatchee in 1900. Behind the counter are proprietor Charles Kyle and clerk Carrie Sanders. It was Wenatchee’s first soft drink and notion store. Kyle settled in East Wenatchee in 1888 and 10 years later started the Crescent. It was said that he made the first milkshakes in the valley with a small hand-powered machine. (Business World file photo)

A business that’s back and better than ever

Brett LaMar and his team at Lake Chelan Building Supply are busy as can be these days. Last July, the company’s Chelan lumber yard burned to the ground in the lightning-sparked conflagration that turned the town into a war zone.