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Editorial: At Chelan, they listen

The people of Chelan, both civic and commercial interests, genuinely and fervently wanted Lake Chelan to stay a foot higher in September. The higher lake would enhance the appeal of their greatest asset at a most beautiful time of the year. The Chelan County PUD, which lowers the lake in the fall to capture runoff and manage its Lake Chelan hydroelectric project, was asked to accommodate this request.

Editorial: In the Methow, collaboration wins

They worked together, collaborated, compromised, sought a solution rather than pick a fight. That produced results, when two decades as stubborn adversaries brought nothing.

Free snowmobile safety course offered to youths

OLYMPIA — The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Spokane Winter Knights Snowmobile Club, is offering a free snowmobile safety certification class for youth in November.

Registration open for MRST programs

WENATCHEE — Snow is flying at Mission Ridge, and the Mission Ridge Ski Team is incredibly excited to announce that registration is now open for their all-mountain Ski Stars Program and their Youth Ski League Program.
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Erosion engineering

WENATCHEE — Lewis and Clark Elementary School students studied erosion control system for during a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field program on Thursday.
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Tears, anger come out in hearing on Carlton Complex Fires

OKANOGAN — What they heard and saw was different. But the overriding concerns of many Okanogan County residents who spoke at a public meeting about the Carlton Complex Fires Wednesday night was the same: After taking over management of four small lightning-caused fires, state Department of Natural Resource crews sat idly by until they were too big for anyone to control.
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Rust colors of fall

Colors of Tumwater Canyon show through in a drizzle of rain Friday afternoon around the old iron bridge at the Pipeline Trail.

Wendell George | Billy Frank Jr., up against power

On Oct. 15 Crosscut.com announced it would give its first David Brewster Lifetime Achievement Award in Courage to the late Nisqually leader Billy Frank Jr. Frank led a decades long fight to restore Northwest salmon runs and tribal treaty fishing rights. Frank often risked physical harm and legal repercussions in the struggle for rights granted the tribes by federal treaty. Here is a reminiscence of the era by Colville Confederated Tribes leader Wendell George.

Decision on hunting from Columbia River postponed

EAST WENATCHEE — After listening to people who supported and opposed a proposal to ban hunting from the Columbia River Tuesday night, Douglas County Commissioners postponed their decision until next Tuesday.

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.
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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.