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Mystery revealed: Skylar Stecker performs

WENATCHEE — Radio Disney artist Skylar Stecker is the mystery guest who will join Mariachi Huenachi at Wednesday’s 7 p.m. concert at Wenatchee High School.

College Bound Scholarship students get reminder, dinner

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School freshmen who pledged as eighth-graders to get good grades and apply for college got a reminder of their vow in early March with a catered dinner and inspirational speeches from those “in-the-know.”
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Northern pike threaten upper Columbia ecosystem

NCW — Fish biologists have known since 2009 that Northern pike — a non-native, invasive and predatory fish that eats other fish — had made its way into Lake Roosevelt, the Columbia River reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam.
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Looking for new garden seeds

The Leavenworth Community Garden Seed Swap at Barn Beach Reserve in Leavenworth took place Saturday. The event was held to raise awareness about the E. Lorene Young Community Garden and to encourage local food production, said Brook Hinton of the Wenatchee River Institute. The garden has 33 plots available for rent. For more information, see wenatcheeriverinstitute.org and look for the community garden listed under the community programs tab. 
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United Way director arrested for DUI

WENATCHEE — United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties Executive Director Alan Walker was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of DUI.

Wenatchee residents busted in Missouri for almost 50 pounds of pot

ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI — Three Wenatchee residents and a Florida man were arrested March 22 in Missouri after a state trooper found 47 pounds of marijuana and two handguns in a Honda Civic they were traveling in about 50 miles north of Kansas City.
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Pruning in the vineyard

Workers prune grape vines in the Clos CheValle Vineyard just west of Chelan on Thursday. The vineyard is owned by Rocky Pond Winery, which has a tasting room in Chelan. 

WHS mock trial competitors place in Olympia

OLYMPIA — Students from Wenatchee High School and the River Academy placed in the top 12 over the weekend among schools participating in  the 2017 Washington State YMCA Mock Trial Competition.
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NCW Health | Reactions to losing the AHCA

NCW — Given the number of people in North Central Washington who have been vocally opposed to the American Health Care Act — the GOP's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — I wasn't surprised that Republicans weren't able to get enough votes to pass it on Friday.
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Mystery sheen caused by leaky pipes at Coleman Oil

WENATCHEE — Leaky underground pipes that carry biodiesel from above-ground storage tanks at Coleman Oil Company are the source of the biodiesel that’s been seeping into the Columbia River across the street from the company’s South Worthen Street fuel yard.

Parents sought for Wenatchee High School advisory group

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School is seeking parents interested in serving on a new parent advisory group that will meet monthly to discuss everything from conference schedules and assemblies to back-to-school activities.

ATF to assist in Phillippi fire investigation

WENATCHEE — The investigation into the Phillippi Fruit Co. fire on Friday evening will be aided by agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Court rejects immigration-based plea withdrawal

WATERVILLE — A Mexican native's guilty plea to theft and drug charges must stand despite his claims that it improperly made him subject to deportation, a Douglas County court commission has ruled.
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Cashmere students explore their world

WENATCHEE — Thirteen members of the Cashmere Middle School Explorer’s Club, along with four teachers, descended on the Riverfront Rock Gym Tuesday afternoon.