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Local nonprofit networks to ease immigration anxiety

WENATCHEE — A small Wenatchee-based nonprofit is urging local cities, churches, agencies and legal-services providers to work together to provide support and information to immigrants worried about their U.S. status under a Trump presidency.

PUD to stock up for Rock Island Dam rehab

WENATCHEE — A key contractor for the Chelan County PUD will get started ahead of schedule manufacturing parts needed for turbine/generator unit upgrades in Rock Island Dam’s first powerhouse to lock in favorable prices and ensure the parts are ready when needed.

Art of Community | Donors make foster Christmas party memorable

The families who take in foster children are truly unsung heroes in our communities. They take in children who have come from highly stressful home situations and, with care and love, nurture and support those kids. For the love of kids, foster families make tremendous sacrifices so that kids can remain close to their biological families.

War on cheatgrass

A helicopter flown by Ryan McDonald with North Wind Aviation from Entiat sprays Pseudomonas fluorescens bacteria on 130 acres of the Horse Lake Reserve Thursday, trying to kill cheatgrass around Horse Lake Ranch. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust has been trying to restore the area to natural vegetation since 2011. The organization hopes the spray will kill the invasive weed at its roots. The bacteria is naturally occurring. Sections of the foothills trail systems are closed for the season, including this area.

Bedbug treatment sets off fire alarm at Bruce shelter

WENATCHEE — Heat treatment to eliminate bedbugs at Bruce Transitional Housing, 206 Palouse St.,set off the building's internal sprinkler system Wednesday, summoning crews from Chelan County Fire District 1.

Vision group unveils blueprint for a better future

WENATCHEE — Leaders of an 18-month effort to envision a better future for the Wenatchee Valley unveiled their multi-point plan for improvement Wednesday before scores of civic, business and government leaders.

Comments open for wilderness packers

WENATCHEE — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has issued a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement outlining parameters for issuing long-term permits to outfitters and guides in wilderness and backcountry areas.

Management plan released for wildlife areas

OMAK — The state Department of Fish & Wildlife is inviting public comment on a just-completed draft management plan for two wildlife areas in north central Okanogan County.