EPHRATA — Big increases for jobs in tourism, retail and professional services in Grant County offset manufacturing and construction losses to help lower February’s unemployment rate here to 11.5 percent.
WENATCHEE — In a spring ritual that has spanned more than 100 years, water began flushing through the Highline Canal this week, connecting irrigation users between Dryden, Wenatchee and the western rim of Douglas County.
WENATCHEE — Surges in construction, tourism and retail helped shrink the February unemployment rate in Chelan and Douglas counties to 8.9 percent, a drop of 0.6 of a percentage point from the same month last year.
WENATCHEE — A box of photos reeking of smoke sits on a table in the small house at 1337 Fifth St. The photos previously hung on the wall of the former location of the Grief Place, which was destroyed in a fire set by an arsonist March 24.
North Wenatchee over the Wenatchee River bridge was down to one lane this past weekend as crews cleaned the bridge. Doing the work were crews from the state Department of Transportation. The cleaning will let inspectors get a better view of the bridge joints.