Malachi Salcido sees the potential for the Wenatchee Valley to be a hub for entrepreneurs to develop emerging technologies without damage existing ratepayers, if Chelan County Public Utility District can find a more creative way to address the challenge of high-density loads rather than creating a significantly higher rate for those users.
WENATCHEE — Karen Rutherford and Sara Rolfs led a workshop at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center to help students transform Barbies into Star Wars Resistance Fighters. The two educators brought over 40 dolls for a dozen children. They say there is a shortage of dolls representing strong female roles, so they were making their own.
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD will hold meetings on Monday and Wednesday to hear from customers and businesses about a new proposed rate class for emerging technologies that require high-density power loads.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Police are looking for witnesses or information following a hit-and-run accident that left significant damage to three parked vehicles and a fence in the 400 block of Crawford Avenue.
WENATCHEE — Confluence Health officials have hired experts to drain and chemically treat part of a cooling system on the campus of Wenatchee Valley Hospital & Clinics after discovery of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.
MAZAMA — Methow Valley businesses are banding together to oppose a Canadian mining company’s request to drill test holes that could lead to a copper mine near Mazama, a popular destination for recreation.
WATERVILLE — Two days after being arrested at the public office where he's served for 22 years, East Wenatchee Water District president Mike McCourt was formally charged in the rape of an 8-year-old boy.
WASHINGTON — Two work categories — agriculture-forestry-fishing and construction — led all industries statewide in the number of fatal work injuries in Washington in 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.
WENATCHEE — At least 12 displaced employees from Alcoa’s idled Wenatchee Works smelter say the company has canceled their health insurance before the promised, Sunday end date, leaving them without assistance in paying for medical care and medicines.
WENATCHEE — A proposed ban that would eliminate all marijuana growing and processing operations in unincorporated Chelan County is not the way to resolve the industry’s conflicts with the public over smell, security and siting.