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Boat ramps to close for flow tests above Rock Island Dam

WENATCHEE — All boat ramps on the Columbia River between Rock Island and Rocky Reach dams could close between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, while the Chelan County PUD reduces river flow for testing.

Remains of missing man found

TWISP — Police on Monday recovered human remains believed to be those of a Twisp man who was reported missing two years ago.

Panning for gold

Joe Gill, a long time gold panner, enjoyed a day of panning on Thursday along the Wenatchee River.

Chelan PUD could cut debt in half by 2019

WENATCHEE — If Mother Nature smiles on hydropower and market and expense forecasts play out as planned, the Chelan County PUD will cut its debt in half by 2019 without raising rates.

No ag labor shortage here as local growers prep for big harvests

NCW — An early-season agricultural labor shortage across the state in March has raised some concerns for fruit growers in North Central Washington, but any panic is on hold as orchardists prepare in advance for what could be another year of big harvests.

Old Testament comes to life

Actors in flowing costumes took to the stage Monday night during a dress rehearsal for “Children of Eden." The 2014 Apple Blossom musical opens Thursday and runs through May 11 at the Riverside Playhouse. Tickets:, or call 663-ARTS.

Brown is top choice for Orchard principal

WENATCHEE — The assistant principal at Orchard Middle School is Wenatchee school Superintendent Brian Flones’ top choice for principal at that school.

Smoke detector saves men from house fire

CHELAN — A smoke detector is being credited with saving the lives of two men living in a three-story rental house that caught on fire Sunday morning.

Boardings up at Pangborn

EAST WENATCHEE — Boardings for the for year’s first quarter at Pangborn Memorial Airport were up nearly 10 percent over the previous year and could be the most ever, airport officials say.

Street alert

For information on highway work or mountain passes, go to or call 511. For information on city work, call 888-6200.

Passion of Christ draws hundreds

WENATCHEE — Manuel Valencia, stripped down and streaked in fake blood, remained a stoic and solemn Jesus as soldiers “nailed” him to the cross and lifted him into place.