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Common Ground | Cashmere gets its sewer plant

It was a big day in Cashmere Tuesday as the new $20 million wastewater treatment plant was officially dedicated. About $6 million of the funds came from a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant, without which it would have been nearly impossible for ratepayers to cover the cost of the upgraded facilities.

Entiat hatchery spawns its first native sons and daughters

ENTIAT — Hatchery technician Chuck Hamstreet was all business Thursday as he shoved the carcass of a silvery summer chinook salmon through a circular electronic “PIT tag” reader and onto an examination table at the Entiat National Fish Hatchery.

Community Fund Grant seeks applicants

WATERVILLE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant, which provides funding for innovative programs that help meet the needs of Waterville and its citizens.

Hunting may be impacted near burned national forests

WENATCHEE — With many different hunting seasons occurring, it is important for hunters and other forest users to be aware of areas of the national forest that are closed due to hazards from recent wildfires.

AdventureWenatchee adds Korfiatis to their team

WENATCHEE — AdventureWenatchee has added Jennifer Korfiatis as a partner to its organization. She will act as an owner and vice president for business development, the company announced Wednesday.
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How to go for a run without getting hurt

Running may be the most natural form of human exercise. It’s fast and easy and, around here, you can visit trails where it’s more fun and inspirational.

Beavers munch on newly planted trees

ENTIAT — Eager beavers sunk their timber-toppling choppers into 17 of the tender, recently planted trees in this city’s new Columbia River-side park.
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Canadian tribes take aim at their own ‘great walls’

BRITISH COLUMBIA — Adding fish passage at Grand Coulee Dam could give Canadian tribes the leverage they’ve been working toward for fish routes around the lowest three of the 18 dams on the Canadian Columbia River and its major tributaries.
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Methow irrigators: From contention to collaboration

TWISP — State, local and federal officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the Methow Valley’s largest irrigation district’s conversion from open ditches to a combination of closed pipes and water pumped from wells.
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‘Wings on the Icicle’

Marcy LaGagnier is documenting osprey along the Icicle River as part of her “Wings on the Icicle” series. These images were taken this summer, showing an adult osprey and its offspring. LaGagnier is a Puyallup-based photographer with family and friends in North Central Washington.