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A very Cashmere Christmas

CASHMERE — You can’t beat a roaring fire and a visit by Santa for a good time in mid-December.

Initial rebuilding has begun after Carlton Complex

OKANOGAN — Five months after the Carlton Complex Fires destroyed 300 homes in Okanogan County, officials say 57 people who lost one have been issued permits for new homes — including 39 single family houses and 18 manufactured homes.

Appellate court to hear cannabis provider’s case

SPOKANE — A prospective marijuana retailer denied a chance to operate in Wenatchee has asked the Washington Court of Appeals to rule on a court decision that favored the city’s ban on cannabis shops.

Festival of Trees a success

WENATCHEE — The 2014 Numerica Festival of Trees, held Nov. 20 to 22, raised more than $100,000 for the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

Burn ban extends into Saturday

OKANOGAN — A Stage 1 burn ban in effect in Okanogan County since Tuesday has been extended until at least 10 a.m. Saturday.

Thinking in 3D

WENATCHEE — Local students are beginning to think and see things in 3D, and they don’t need those cardboard-framed glasses to do so.

Old news

100 years ago — 1914

Longtime PUD commissioners say goodbye

WENATCHEE — Treats and well-wishes were in order this month at both the Chelan and Douglas County PUDs, which hosted farewell parties for retiring longtime commissioners Lynn Heminger and Norm Gutzwiler.

Toy shopping: Kids and cops show how its done

This is the first year for the “Cops & Kids” program where 41 Wenatchee School District kids are paired up with local enforcement officers and sent through Hooked on Toys to buy for themselves and relatives.

Seat open on Fire District 2 commission

EAST WENATCHEE — Commissioners for Douglas County Fire District 1 are seeking applicants for commission seat recently vacated by the resignation of Ken Christensen.

Forest supervisor announces retirement

WENATCHEE — Mike Balboni, supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest since September 2013, will retire Jan. 3 after a 36-year career with the U.S. Forest Service.

Canoe carver’s latest stop: Tonasket

TONASKET — There’s something special about watching a group of kids put away their cell phones for hours and get involved, instead, in an activity that dates back thousands of years.