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College aid event on tap for WVC campuses

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College’s two campuses host financial aid orientation events this week, aimed at high school seniors and others planning to enroll in college courses for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Wenatchee may have a sign with your name on it

WENATCHEE — Wouldn’t anyone want to have a street named after them? Well, if your name is Wilson, Jefferson, Whitman or Pearl, the city of Wenatchee may have a heck of a deal for you.

5 things to know about Chelan-Douglas CASA

CASA is a volunteered-powered network of committed people—from all walks of life—who believe society has a fundamental obligation to children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.  CASAs are people, just like you, who believe that every child has the right to be treated with dignity, to be safe, and to thrive in the embrace of a loving family.

Witness-stand misstep voids kidnapping trial

WENATCHEE — An assault and kidnapping trial came to a screeching halt last week in Chelan County Superior Court as a victim testified to his alleged kidnapper’s prior criminal record.

Conservation districts to meet Jan. 28

WATERVILLE — Members of the South Douglas and Foster Creek Conservation districts, along with Douglas County Crop Improvement, will tackle a range of topics when they gather here next week for the groups’ annual meeting.

Colville Tribes picked for school success project

NESPELEM — The state Department of Early Learning has selected the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation for a two-year demonstration project providing home visits to improve early learning.

Chelan airport study receives state funding

CHELAN — A Chelan County study on extending city water service to the Chelan Municipal Airport has received a $22,500 grant from the state Community Economic Revitalizaton Board (CERB).

Fire recovery group hosts meeting

PATEROS — The Pateros-Brewster Long Term Recovery Organization will host a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Pateros School library.

Hiker spends cold night in foothills

A 57-year-old Wenatchee woman spent a cold, snowy night in the foothills after taking her dogs and getting lost in the snow.

City moves forward on fireworks ban

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee’s city attorney is working on an ordinance to ban personal fireworks in Wenatchee, but officials are divided on whether to allow them on New Year’s Eve.

Scouts recycle 6 tons of Christmas trees

WENATCHEE — Six tons of Christmas trees are stacked at Chelan County’s Dryden Transfer Station, the result of the Boy Scouts’ two-Saturday recycling event.