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Fire victims invited to resource event

OMAK — More than a dozen agencies and organizations will be available to talk to people affected by this summer’s wildfires at an open house on Oct. 15.

Knapps Tunnel to close Monday

CHELAN — Knapps Tunnel will be closed Monday while crews clean drains, change light bulbs and remove graffiti.

Committee prepares to take districting message public

Correction, Oct. 7, 2015: Wenatchee attorney Joe Morrison is a member of a citizen advisory committee looking at creating voting districts for the Wenatchee City Council. His last name was incorrect in the original version of this report.

PUD energy miser’s idea wins national award

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County PUD engineer who’s spent a career helping industrial customers save energy last week received a national award for an energy-saving idea based on a lot of “hot air."

Yahoo will double size of Quincy operation

The data center boom in Quincy continues. Yahoo's announcement that it will break ground on a new data center in a few days comes after state lawmakers earlier this year renewed tax breaks for rural data center operators. We detail what Yahoo has planned and take another look at the impact so far of server farms in Quincy and Grant County.
Holden buildings were wrapped in foil to protect them from the Wolverine Fire

Holden Village: An evacuation through a burned-out forest

Part two of a two-part report: No one panicked at Holden Village during the evacuation of staff and volunteers in late July. But the drive out on the 10-mile road to the boat landing at Lucerne was eerie, said Nancy Rerucha Borges, the transportation lead at the village. “There were flames and some things were still burning but the forest in that area had burned through,” she said. “I felt safe but there was still danger from falling rocks and trees”

Wildfire summit set for November

WENATCHEE — A group of local leaders and government representatives will come together Nov. 9 to talk about developing a regional approach for reducing the risks of wildfire loss.

Judge upholds Okanogan County’s vacated road decision

OKANOGAN — Despite a “significant financial and personal relationship” with the Gebbers family, there was no evidence that Okanogan County Commissioner Ray Campbell conspired or colluded with them when he voted to vacate a county road and give the property to a company owned by the family.

Conconully Lake Resort closes, for now

CONCONULLY — A concessionaire who threatened to stay at Conconully Lake Resort until he was forced out left peacefully in late September.
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A green oasis: Holden Village survives Wolverine fire

LUCERNE — The big-gun sprinklers are silent now, and metallic protection wrap is coming off buildings. In the distance, smoke wafts from small fires burning in tree stumps and exposed roots. There is a faint smell of smoke in the air.

Rio Tinto resumes work on mine cleanup

HOLDEN VILLAGE — About 250 Rio Tinto employees are back on the Holden Mine cleanup project nearly two months after the Wolverine Fire chased them from Holden Village.