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Wildland group resists Stemilt land-swap proposal

WENATCHEE — A grassroots group of orchardists, sportsmen and conservationists is resisting the latest effort by owners of Stemilt Growers to plant a cherry orchard on a portion of Stemilt Basin lands slated to remain open and public.

Red Cross seeks ‘Hometown Hero’ nominees

Know a person or group who has performed a life-saving or extraordinary, community-spirited act in Chelan or Douglas counties? If so, the regional chapter of the American Red Cross wants to know about it.

Community development director candidates on display Monday

CHELAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOST A PUBLIC RECEPTION MONDAY TO INTRODUCE THE TWO FINALISTS FOR THE COUNTY’S LONG-OPEN POST OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR. — County officials have declined to release the candidates’ names or qualifications until the reception.

Slidewaters theater postponed

CHELAN -- A Vancouver-based theater company has postponed its Chelan theater plans indefinitely in the wake of an illness in the family.

Fire victims can get help with rent, mortgage

NCW -- Okanogan County residents who lost their primary home in last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire can apply for a grant to help pay for one month’s rent or mortgage, offered by local real estate agents.

Look out for shoulder work on Chumstick Highway

CHELAN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS CREWS STARTING MONDAY WILL REDUCE THE SPEED FROM 50 MPH TO 30 MPH ALONG A PORTION OF CHUMSTICK HIGHWAY WHILE THEY WORK TO STABILIZE A 100-FOOT STRETCH OF SHOULDER. — Work will happen from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and should be finished by April 3. Motorists should expect 15-minute delays.

Cold Train firm says buyer candidate committed fraud

KANSAS CITY -- The ownership firm of the defunct Cold Train Express says it was financially harmed by a potential buyer's fraudulent dealings during negotiations to sell the Quincy-to-Chicago rail project.

Farm loans available

WENATCHEE -- Farm loans remain available for women and minority producers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency. 

This week’s gas prices

Local gas prices stayed about the same this past week, down more than $1 a gallon from last year.
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Flowers on the Rock

Kathy and Jake Lodato of Malaga hike on Saddle Rock on Wednesday morning as balsamroot is starting to flower in the Wenatchee foothills. This is a good time to head into the hills as the temperature in the Wenatchee Valley is expected to top 70 degrees today and Friday and be in the mid- to upper-60s over the weekend.

Law office theft suspect arraigned

WENATCHEE -- The former law firm worker accused of stealing some $65,000 paid by immigration clients faces a possible June trial date.

Winds push wildfire to 15 acres

TWISP – One home was threatened in one of the season's first wildfires Tuesday evening, when gusty winds pushed a wildfire uphill toward a residence that survived last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire.

Incomplete honor roll

The list of eighth-graders from Foothills Middle School who earned a 4.0 grade-point average was incomplete in Friday’s Making the Grades section. A correct version will run in Friday’s Neighbors section.
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Crescent Bar legal fight may be settled soon

EPHRATA – The Grant County PUD and Crescent Bar leaseholders appear very close to a settlement that would give the islanders new, 36-year leases on their island condos and RV lots, but return 80 percent of island lands to PUD control.