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29 dogs seized, more remain following Cashmere man’s arrest

CASHMERE — Authorities this week seized 29 dogs and hope to capture about 20 more still living along Mission Creek Road on or near the property of a Cashmere man arrested last week for blocking the road with a chain-link fence.

Who else self-insures?

Self-insured health insurance is more common among private businesses with 250 or more employees than it is among counties and other public entities, Steve Valandra, spokesman for the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner, said in an email.

New trails proposed for No. 2 Canyon

WENATCHEE — The U.S. Forest Service wants to build almost 25 miles of new non-motorized trails and improve another 10 miles of trails built by mountain bikers to connect No. 2 Canyon with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust’s Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve trails.

Chelan County happy with self-insured health savings

WENATCHEE — As Chelan County’s number crunchers continue to hammer out the 2017 budget, one thing they don’t have to worry about this year is an astronomical increase in employee health-insurance costs.

Wares fair

World photo/Don Seabrook

Wilf Woods | Full speed ahead at WVC

A little visit with Dr. Jim Richardson, president of Wenatchee Valley College, gave us an appreciation of the wide area of services the college furnishes.

STEM tour set for November

WENATCHEE — A tour of Apple STEM Network learning sites in Chelan and Douglas counties is planned for local business, civic, government and education leaders.

30 Under 35 | Next question: Amy Kerker

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program recently honored young community leaders. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.
Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project

Basin irrigators propose big hydro-electric project

EPHRATA — The three irrigation districts that channel Columbia River water to irrigators in the Columbia Basin have become the second organization since August to propose a new hydroelectric project that wouldn’t require a new dam. But this one's a biggie.

What a difference a day makes…

Beverly Freeman of Wenatchee gets in a rainy day walk in Riverfront Park in Wenatchee on Thursday morning. Thursday's rainy gloom pauses today before a new storm blows in tonight bringing a 30 percent chance of light rain in the evening and up to a half inch of steady rain Saturday.

To shoot or not to shoot

WENATCHEE — Students in the Chelan County Sheriff's Office's Citizens Academy took a beating Tuesday night.