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Forest Service support could nix Mazama copper mine

MAZAMA — The U.S. Forest Service supports withdrawing 340,000 acres in the Methow Valley from mineral exploration and development, a top agency official told a Senate committee Thursday.
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Local parties host presidential debate viewings

WENATCHEE — The local Democratic and Republican parties invite the public to watch the upcoming presidential debates in relaxed surroundings, starting with the first hosted viewings on Monday.

Port approves grant for Chelan airport water line

WENATCHEE — Port of Chelan County commissioners this week approved $465,000 in funding to help the city of Chelan win a state grant to extend city water to the Lake Chelan Airport.

Rooftop pot grow in Monitor

Marijuana plants are visible growing on the roof of the once-vacant Collins Fruit warehouse in downtown Monitor. Licensed grower and processor, Poorman Enterprises, has leased the building since May 2015 and is now approaching its second outdoor harvest of organically grown pot. General Manager Scott Edson says the company is growing seven strains of recreational and medical marijuana on the roof, in an outdoor yard and inside the warehouse, where processing also takes place. About 15 people work there year-round and as many as 30 during harvest. "We have brought ...

Retrial in DSHS negligence case set for 2017

WATERVILLE — A Douglas County jury must take up a negligence suit brought against state social workers after an appeals court overrode a judge's decision to dismiss it.

Horse Lake fire suspect arraigned

WENATCHEE — The man accused of starting the Sept. 4 Horse Lake Road Fire faces trial Nov. 1 on a charge of reckless burning.

Common Ground | New Nordic foundation being launched

The proposed expansion of Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort would create an opportunity for 12 kilometers of Nordic skiing, and that possibility has sparked the launch of the Wenatchee Valley Nordic Foundation, a youth-oriented organization dedicated to cultivating year-round outdoor activities in the valley.