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Ephrata farmer, daughter to compete on TV’s ‘Survivor’

A Quincy survivor: Now this should be fun. Ephrata farmer Dale Wentworth and his 28-year-old daughter Kelley will bring Central Washington flair to CBS’s “Survivor” this fall. “I didn’t come here to make friends; I came here to make money,” says Dale in a promotional video for the show. They will compete with — and ultimately against — each other on the show where only one person is left standing to claim $1 million.

City’s share of museum budget to hold steady for now

The city of Wenatchee’s funding of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will remain as-is into 2016, while the facility prepares a new five-year plan against possible future finance cuts.

Campfire restrictions eased

NCW — Just in time for Labor Day Weekend, state and federal agencies eased campfire restrictions.

Tumwater Campground closed

LEAVENWORTH — The Wenatchee River Ranger District closed the Tumwater Campground for the rest of the season on Friday, due to concerns of possible flooding.

City’s share of museum budget to hold steady for now

WENATCHEE — The city of Wenatchee’s funding of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center will remain as-is into 2016, while the facility prepares a new five-year plan against possible future finance cuts.

Burnout set to strengthen Duncan Fire containment

ENTIAT — Smoke from an intentionally-set burnout on the Duncan Fire should be clearing today from the Entiat Valley and Lake Chelan area, Forest Service spokeswoman Robin DeMario said this morning.
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City approves Apple Blossom statue downtown

WENATCHEE — An industrial/chic-style obelisk honoring the city’s long-standing apple blossom traditions will soon fill the new median strip at Orondo Avenue and Columbia Street.
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Wanapum Dam repair work at its peak

BEVERLY — It’s been a long summer of drilling, drilling and more drilling at Wanapum Dam, and workers have begun cinching the massive structure’s cracked spillway more securely to bedrock.

Wife is unwilling to shoulder burden of mother-in-law’s care

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, “Fred,” goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money to stay in an assisted living facility, but Fred wants to build a mother-in-law apartment for her on our property.

BB gun brought to scare away pigeons at medical center

WENATCHEE — The BB gun that triggered a lockdown Friday of Confluence Health’s Wenatchee Valley Medical Center was set to be used for the first time to scare pigeons off the roof, Wenatchee Police Chief Tom Robbins said Wednesday.

Festhalle theft case ends with lesser plea

WENATCHEE — The man accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the Leavenworth Festhalle events center while he worked as its manager pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of theft.

Washington test scores hold steady over 3 years

SEATTLE — Washington public school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but many more schools are failing to meet federal standards because the rules have changed, state education officials announced Wednesday.