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Apple Blossom Top Ten announced

World photo/Don Seabrook Washington State Apple Blossom top ten candidates are announced Wednesday night at the Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee.

PUD studies big building upgrades

WENATCHEE — The fleet repair shop at the Chelan County PUD’s headquarters campus has roll-up doors just barely big enough for some of the utility’s biggest trucks to squeeze through.

Loop Trail to close near Hawley Street

WENATCHEE — A section of the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail just north of Hawley Street will be closed Monday through Jan. 27, while Chelan County PUD crews replace five power poles there.

Chelan Winterfest starts Friday

Ice sculptors Brian Mitchell, left, and Steve Cox of Creative Ice, out of Kent, finish an ice sculpture in front of the Apple Cup Cafe in Chelan on Wednesday morning. They will make about 15 sculptures around town, including a 25 foot-long ice bar, and a 50 foot-long ice slide in preparation for the Lake Chelan Winterfest, which starts Friday. Find more festival info at

Weather causes Grant Co. school closures Wednesday

Three school districts in Grant County are closed and other North Central Washington schools are starting late this Wednesday, Jan. 11, due to winter weather conditions. We will update this list throughout the morning.

Librarian embraces sign language

TONASKET — Tonasket librarian Sara McVay envisions a world where everyone knows sign language. A world where someone who can’t hear or has difficulty speaking can communicate with anyone.

Avalanche control to close Highway 2

LEAVENWORTH — Avalanche control will close Highway 2 over Stevens Pass between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, the state Department of Transportation said in a news release.

Two injured in head-on crash

EAST WENATCHEE — Two Douglas County drivers were injured Tuesday morning in a head-on crash on Badger Mountain Road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Judge: Leavenworth hatchery violating clean water laws

LEAVENWORTH — A federal judge on Monday ruled that the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery has been discharging pollutants into the Icicle river without the proper permit, and in violation of the Clean Water Act for 38 years.

Rail-electrification effort makes stop in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — A Seattle-based group that seeks to electrify the railroad over Stevens Pass made Wenatchee the first stop Tuesday on a road trip to gather supporters, suggestions and funding.

Teacher files new lawsuit over job discrimination

WATERVILLE — A former teacher who successfully sued the North Central Washington school system for discrimination has now filed suit against the Bridgeport School District, saying it passed him over for less-qualified teaching applicants on racial and retaliatory grounds.

Snow code 101

WENATCHEE — When Mother Nature paints the Valley white with snow, the inclination for some is to kick it to the curb, or rather, off the curb and into the street. City code in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee says that’s not a good idea.

Christmas tree recycling

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Troop 7 Boy Scouts made useful mulch and much moola by collecting holiday-spent Christmas trees Saturday.