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Unclaimed remains of NCW vets to be put to rest

EPHRATA — For almost 20 years, the cremated remains of World War II veteran Edd Cuplin sat on a shelf in a funeral home. On Sept. 13 he and 50 other veterans will be put to rest.

Link heads to smaller cities for feedback

WENATCHEE — Link Transit officials will head to smaller communities in the coming months to encourage customers to share ideas on how it can improve service.
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Art of Community | OVWN Part 4 Identifying projects and lead partners

Publisher’s note: The is the fourth in a series of articles about the background and progress of Our Valley What’s Next, a grass roots community improvement project for the Wenatchee Valley. Check out the OVWN web site at ourvalleywhatsnext.com and see the Art of Community Project web site at artofcommunityncw.com for photos, videos and more stories – Rufus Woods.

Colvilles awarded $8.3 million from Canadian mining company

SPOKANE — A judge has ordered the Canadian mining company Teck Metals Ltd. to pay nearly $8.3 million to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation for environmental studies and legal costs in a battle over Columbia River pollution.

Smoke from Buck Creek Fire settles in the valley

LEAVENWORTH — Significant growth of the Buck Creek Fire, burning in the Glacier Peak Wilderness since July 22, is the cause of smoke that settled in the Wenatchee Valley overnight.
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Right turns on red at Mission/Miller going away

WENATCHEE — In about three or four weeks, it will be illegal to turn right on red from Mission Street onto Miller Street, perhaps better known as the turn in front of Albertsons or the right after Cafe Rio.
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DOT to replace tattered windsock

TRINIDAD — The severe side winds that can pummel motorists along a portion of Highway 28, just north of Trinidad, have all but obliterated the now-tattered orange wind sock hanging there.
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Cheer leader

Eastmont High School cheerleader Isis Sanchez helps lead Wildcat Cheerleading Camp participants as they put on a demonstration for their parents during the last day of the camp at Eastmont Community Park.
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Getting ready for the school year

WENATCHEE — With the start of school looming little more than a week away, construction is moving at a feverish pace on two Wenatchee School District elementary schools: Washington and Lincoln.

Union Gap trucker died in Orondo crash

ORONDO — The man who died Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash north of Orondo has been identified as Benajmin Adelblue, 41, of Union Gap.

Fallen firefighter events changed

WINTHROP — The schedule of events of a remembrance on Friday for three firefighters who died fighting the Twisp River Fire last summer have been changed.

Sleeping driver caused Stevens Pass collision

STEVENS PASS — A driver who fell asleep at the wheel apparently caused a three-vehicle collision Wednesday that closed Highway 2 for about two hours 12 miles east of the summit.
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OVWN Part 3: Here are the issues community members are most concerned about

Publisher’s note: The is the third in a series of articles about the background and progress of Our Valley What’s Next, a grass roots community improvement project for the Wenatchee Valley. Check out the OVWN web site at ourvalleywhatsnext.com and see the Art of Community Project web site at artofcommunityncw.com for photos, videos and more stories.