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Wanapum repair estimate rises to $69 million

EPHRATA — New construction estimates now put the cost to repair Wanapum Dam’s cracked spillway at $69 million, up from the original estimate of $61 million.

Murder defendant’s friends testify in trial

OKANOGAN — Don A. Moore admits that he went to Bruce Molony’s Riverside home on April 20, 2013 to confront him about stolen property, public defense attorney Michael Prince told a jury Wednesday.

Wanapum Heritage Center opens for final week

BEVERLY — The Wanapum Heritage Center, a small, well-crafted museum of Wanapum Indian culture at Wanapum Dam will open for its final week from Tuesday to Sept. 23.

WCC crews deployed for fire and flood disaster relief

CARLTON — When Steve Taylor, a river guide for Blue Sky Outfitters, floated the Methow River soon after the Aug. 21 flash flooding and found it littered with everything from a refrigerator to crumpled metal roofing, he knew something had to be done before spring runoff.

Hospital officials to discuss bonds

CHELAN — Lake Chelan Community Hospital officials will host several meetings about a proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot seeking voter approval to issue $19 million in bonds.

Murder trial begins for stolen property case

OKANOGAN — An Okanogan County jury was selected Tuesday for the trial of Don A. Moore, a 66-year-old Riverside man accused of shooting and stabbing another Riverside man to death over stolen property last year.

Council meeting to discuss fate of Peshastin Elementary School

PESHASTIN — New Cascade School District Superintendent Bill Mostenbocker will speak about fate of the Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School and other school district development ideas at a meeting of the Peshastin Community Council Thursday. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Peshastin Memorial Hall.

Road closed for culvert replacement

ENTIAT — A two-mile stretch of Tillicum Creek Road No. 5800 on the Entiat Ranger District will close from Monday through 19 while a culvert is replaced.

Fire recovery workshop offered

TWISP — The Okanogan Conservation District will host a fire-recovery workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 20 at the Twisp Valley Grange, 344 W. 2nd Ave.

Charges filed in Cellar Cafe koi case

EAST WENATCHEE — Two East Wenatchee residents were charged Monday with possessing exotic fish that were stolen from The Cellar Cafe in late July.