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Ridge gets mention during Hawks game

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee’s love-hate (mostly hate) relationship with Seattle tends to get set aside when it comes to football. Ever since Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s been easy to pretend “Seattle” doesn’t come before “Seahawks.”

Santas hop choppers to wow waiting crowds

EAST WENATCHEE — For a big guy with a sack of toys, squeezing into the passenger seat of a Robinson R44 Raven helicopter might be the hardest task of the season.

State officials plan fire meeting in Brewster

BREWSTER — Two state representatives, including Okanogan County’s Rep. Joel Kretz, will host a meeting in Brewster Jan. 5 to discuss issues from the Carlton Complex Fires and how to better prepare for the 2015 wildfire season.

The Snoopy showdown

Two potential lessons here: 1) Control your dog, and 2) don’t throw rocks at a dog without stretching first.

‘Grumpy’ rides

Chris Ellison, East Wenatchee, high fives the passengers of the Niles Saunders train Saturday as he jogs in Riverfront Park in Wenatchee. A group calling themselves the “Six Grumpy Grandpas” rented out the train to give their 60 family members rides in the late morning. This is the seventh year the group of trail-walkers have provided rides the weekend before Christmas. They have been walking together for about 30 years, six days a week, a stretch of trail 4.2 miles long.
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Ridge mulls expansion on new 800-acre addition

WENATCHEE — Execs at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort aren’t yet sure how they’ll develop a new 800-acre addition to North Central Washington’s largest ski facility.

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100 years ago — 1914

Emergency funds for fencing offered

PATEROS — A local recovery group announced it expects to receive $9.2 million in federal funds to help farmers, ranchers and government agencies rebuild fencing that burned in the Carlton Complex Fires.

A very Cashmere Christmas

CASHMERE — You can’t beat a roaring fire and a visit by Santa for a good time in mid-December.

Initial rebuilding has begun after Carlton Complex

OKANOGAN — Five months after the Carlton Complex Fires destroyed 300 homes in Okanogan County, officials say 57 people who lost one have been issued permits for new homes — including 39 single family houses and 18 manufactured homes.

Appellate court to hear cannabis provider’s case

SPOKANE — A prospective marijuana retailer denied a chance to operate in Wenatchee has asked the Washington Court of Appeals to rule on a court decision that favored the city’s ban on cannabis shops.