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Court upholds vacating Three Devils Road

SPOKANE — An appellate court has upheld a decision by Okanogan County commissioners to vacate a portion of the Three Devils Road and give the land to Gamble Land & Timber Ltd.

Chelan County letter takes swipe at grizzly plan

WENATCHEE — Important parts of the environmental-impact analysis that backs the feds’ interest in reintroducing grizzly bears into the North Cascades ignores current science and is based on outdated facts.
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Thanks, Wilf

While attending a celebration in honor of the late Wilfred Woods, chairman of the board of The Wenatchee World, people put tulips at the base of “River Run,” an Art on the Avenues visiting sculpture sponsored by the Woods Family. The event started at the Numerica Performing Arts Center with music and speeches. Led by Wenatchee Youth Circus performers, the group then walked over Riverwalk Crossing pedestrian bridge to Pybus Public Market for a party. Wilf would have liked that.
Dozer clearing boulders from Lake Chelan slide

Update: Lake Chelan slide could be cleared by Friday

CHELAN — Blasting crews will work Tuesday along Lake Chelan's south shore to clear boulders from a rock slide that has kept a portion of Highway 971 closed since Wednesday night. Crews hope to reopen the route by Friday.
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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Total travel and tourism spending and spending per capita

Chelan County offers many tourist attractions — from outdoors activities, to arts, to wineries. Tourism is often an important part of a community's local economy, and since tourism goods and services are, by definition, purchased by people from outside the community, their spending represents new dollars injected into the local economy. 
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Snowy morning shovel

Under the snowy and icy trees, Jerred Gardner, a city of Wenatchee Parks employee, shovels snow from a sidewalk in Memorial Park on Wednesday morning. 

PUD continues hunt for Lake Chelan substation site

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD officials may in the coming weeks question property owners above Lake Chelan’s north shore to see if they’d be willing to pay more to cover the extra cost and maintenance of putting some of the powerlines underground from a proposed substation.
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Olympian effort

Kory Walls, Bremerton, left, overtakes Andrew Forsberg, Spokane, in the 500-meter ice skating race at the Town Toyota Center community rink Saturday. They were among about 1,500 athletes competing in the Wenatchee Valley over the weekend in the Washington State Special Olympics Winter Games. 
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Taking a chance pays off for Special Olympians

WENATCHEE — Kimberly Brunson, 22, is the youngest member of the Bremerton Kitsap Athletic Teams Special Olympics squad competing at this year’s Winter Games in Wenatchee. 

Wenatchee accountant leaves legacy to Special Olympics

WENATCHEE — Mike and Karl Newman presented a check for $95,479.30 to Special Olympics of Washington from the estate of their uncle, Wenatchee accountant Les Newman, at Friday’s 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games opening ceremonies.