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Appeals court to hear cases in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — The state Court of Appeals will bring its Division III judges to Wenatchee on Tuesday to hear three cases in a Chelan County courtroom.

Tribal vets join Standing Rock protesters

NESPELEM — The Colville Confederated Tribes held a special ceremony in Nespelem on Friday to bless 10 tribal veterans who are joining other U.S. military vets converging the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s camp in North Dakota this weekend.

Cosmic Crisp to star at annual Hort Expo

WENATCHEE — Cosmic Crisp, the new star among apple varieties, will shine here starting Monday when it takes center stage at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s 112th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo.

Mechanical glitch stalls lift on Mission Ridge’s opening day

WENATCHEE — A stalled chairlift at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort restarted Friday afternoon after a mechanical problem interrupted service for three hours and forced skiers to evacuate lift chairs with the help of rappellers with the Mission Ridge Ski Patrol. 

Cold December follows warmest November

WENATCHEE — Yes, that was an unusually warm November. Mild fall temperatures set a new record for warm Wenatchee Novembers, in fact. 

Mission Ridge turns 50

Editor's note: The Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort opens today, marking the 50th anniversary of Wenatchee's hometown ski area. In this report, Ridge promoters and skiers share their memories of the first opening day and the early years. 

Family remembers Alex Pulido

EAST WENATCHEE — Alejandro “Alex” Pulido and James Delp had been friends since kindergarten. They lived on opposite sides of Highway 28 a few miles outside East Wenatchee.

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.