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Douglas PUD considers an extra year of rate hikes

EAST WENATCHEE — Two consecutive years of rate hikes, not just one, is the Douglas County PUD's latest proposal to weather what it's forecasting to be two consecutive years of low revenues.

Feds begin meeting tour on salmon-protection plans

WENATCHEE — The three federal agencies tasked with helping devise the latest plan to manage federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers launched a two-month roster of public-outreach presentations here Monday.

Ballots pouring into elections offices

NCW — County elections offices are counting ballots and if early return numbers are indication, we could be heading toward a record or near record turnout.

Pateros park to recognize Methow Indians

PATEROS — A tepee and a sculpture of a Methow Indian spearing salmon from a horse will likely be the features that draw people to yet-to-be-built Methow Monument in Pateros.

Hung jury in trial over landlady’s murder

EPHRATA — Jurors failed to reach a verdict Monday in the Grant County trial of Chad Gerrit Bennett, accused of stabbing his landlady to death two years ago.

Pumpkins and physics

Tieren Drolc, 9, Leavenworth, reacts as a pumpkin he tried launching across the playground at Osborn Elementary School in Leavenworth goes off course on Tuesday

Solid defense

It looks like a backhoe is putting up a pretty solid defense on Michael Nordt's jumpshot, but the machine is actually digging footings last week for the new Wenatchee Valley College Student Recreation Center. Nordt, 16, is being defended by Hayden McKenna, 16, at the college's outdoor basketball courts next to the construction site. The $6.2 million building should be finished next summer.

Eastside shooting UPDATE: ‘There is no danger to the public’

UPDATED 5:30 p.m., Tuesday: Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said those investigating do not believe there is a shooter at large. "There is no danger to the public," he said. However, he could not yet say whether he thought one of the two people who died was the shooter.

Man arrested after Peshastin school goes on lockdown

PESHASTIN — Students at the Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School were in lockdown for about 45 minutes Monday morning after a man with a gun in his pocket created a disturbance at the school.

Washington Elementary dedication is Thursday

WENATCHEE — Dedication ceremonies are set Thursday for for the new Washington Elementary School and remodeled Castlerock Early Childhood Learning Center and Special Education Offices.

PUD commissioners agree to assign Alcoa contracts

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD commissioners Thursday unanimously agreed to assign the utility’s power contracts with Alcoa Inc. to the soon-to-be-created Alcoa Corporation.

Multiple rounds fired in pot farm shootout

WENATCHEE — At least 11 rounds were fired Thursday night at a Wenatchee Heights legal pot farm by suspects who broke in and the owner who returned fire, authorities said.

Shots fired along Saddle Rock trail

WENATCHEE — Deputies found a gun, but not the person who fired it Sunday afternoon along the Saddle Rock hiking trail.

Delays continue for rock scaling in Pine Canyon

ORONDO — Motorists can expect 20-minute, flagger-controlled delays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Pine Canyon for the rest of the week, as crews continue work to stabilize 250 feet of slope, about 2.5 miles northeast of Orondo.