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Photo Gallery: Students sign to songs

The Eastmont American Sign Language Society holds a dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon before the second annual Sign Idol Showcase on Friday evening March 24. Thirty-one students in the group participated in the event which was a fundraiser for the club. They spent about 12-16 hours a week over about two months practicing for the showcase which included sign language mixed with choreography to music. 

Phillippi Fruit regrouping after fire

WENATCHEE — As a yellow excavator ripped metal siding from what remained of his family’s fruit packing shed after it was destroyed by fire Friday evening, co-owner Dave Phillippi was unsure whether Phillippi Fruit Co. would pack fruit this year.

City buys Pybus Market land after contentious discussion

WENATCHEE — In mid-March, the city of Wenatchee and the Pybus Market Charitable Foundation announced a proposal for the city to buy the land the Pybus Public Market building sits on from the Port of Chelan for $2 million.

PUD to start over in search for Chelan substation site

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD is no closer today to finding an agreeable site for a needed new substation along Lake Chelan’s scenic north shore than it was 18 months ago, when it launched a process to get area property owners involved in the search. 

RepWatch | The health care war that wasn’t

American Health Care Act withdrawn from voting; Rep. Reichert may have a challenger for 2018 race; state budgets getting hammered out; bill proposed to sticker gas pumps with federal and state tax rates on fuels.

Rate hikes coming to Grant PUD customers

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD customers across all rate classifications will be paying more for their electricity as the third of a planned nine years of gradual hikes kicks in April 1.

Deputies book longtime child-abuse suspect

WENATCHEE — A Peshastin man repeatedly accused of child abuse over the years, but never charged, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of rape, molestation and incest.

City annexes Saddle Rock parcel

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee City Council approved the annexation of 4.7 acres at the base of Saddle Rock, paving the way for construction of a trailhead gateway.

Mystery sheen probe looks to the past

WENATCHEE — State officials searching for the source of a biodiesel spill causing a sheen on the Columbia River are reviewing historical maps of the area that could provide clues to petroleum tanks and storm water systems in the area.

Chelan County: We cooperate with ICE as law allows

WENATCHEE — Chelan County officials say they've been "inundated" by angry calls after the county jail landed on a federal "non-cooperative jurisdictions" list for releasing a man possibly in the country illegally before immigration officials could pick him up.

Hang gliders get permit to land in Chelan Falls Park

CHELAN — Hang gliders and paragliders now have official permission to land in part of Chelan Falls Park, but they shouldn’t be swooping in on in-progress birthday parties or soccer games — at least not intentionally.

School year gets longer, thanks to snow days

NCW — Spring break is not happening for students in the Soap Lake School District and their school year got two days longer, the result of missing 15 days of school due to icy roads, freezing fog and snow drifts this winter.