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Several contested races in North Central Washington

NCW — The mayors of Quincy, Oroville and Brewster all have challengers, along with quite a few other positions up for election in North Central Washington this year. Candidates for open positions had to file for election this week.

Forest supervisor Becki Heath promoted to region

WENATCHEE — Becki Lockett Heath, supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, has been promoted to deputy regional forester. She will begin her new job as one of two deputy supervisors at the Region 6 headquarters in Portland on July 1.

Power will be out this morning to Mission Ridge and area

MISSION RIDGE — About 120 Chelan County PUD customers in the Mission Ridge area, including the ski resort and Forest Ridge will be without power from 9 a.m. to noon this morning as crews repair a high-voltage switch that failed Tuesday, resulting in a 40-minute power outage and grass fire.

City officials say ‘Let’s Talk’

WENATCHEE — City officials really want to hear from you. They sent out post cards this week inviting all residents to attend the first of a series of neighborhood meetings called Let’s Talk Wenatchee. Later this week, three City Council members will go door-to-door to personally invite people to the meetings.

Arrest follows non-injury shooting

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee man was arrested Friday morning after police were called to the 700 block of South Chelan Avenue when two to four shots were fired. No one was hurt, but a resident told Wenatchee Police that a neighbor had fired a gun in his direction shortly before 3 a.m., said Detective Brian Chance.
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Missing for decades, Korean War POW will at last be laid to rest

WENATCHEE — Edwin Galarneau might not have any immediate family left, but quite a crowd is expected to be on hand when the long-lost Korean War veteran is laid to rest Tuesday. The former prisoner of war, who was missing in action for more than 60 years, will be buried in an active-duty military service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Wenatchee Cemetery.

Audit finds lack of knowledge, monitoring by Chelan-Douglas RSN

OLYMPIA — A state audit released this morning finds that the Chelan-Douglas Regional Support Network was unaware of required accounting and reporting systems, and its management did not receive accurate information about its finances. The RSN distributes state and federal money to mental health services to providers in Chelan and Douglas counties. It is overseen by Douglas County and its governing board includes officials from both counties and other officials.

Snowy going over passes this morning

NCW PASSES -- Traction tires are advised and oversize vehicles prohibited this morning over Snoqualmie, Stevens and Blewett passes, as winter keeps ignoring the calendar.

Crews at work to restore power around courthouse

WENATCHEE -- Power is now expected to be restored by 2 p.m. following an early morning outage near the courthouse. Crews, still at work, originally thought they could get the lights back on by noon. A problem in an underground vault at Yakima and Methow streets knocked out power to about 450 Chelan County PUD customers this morning. Christine Pratt: 665-1173 pratt@wenatcheeworld.com

Education of the future

The classrooms of tomorrow won’t need books, pencils or paper. Everything students need will be at their fingertips.

Wenatchee soccer team loses to Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — The Wenatchee boys soccer team had a number of quality looks on goal, but struggled to convert the chances to points for the second time this week. This time, it cost them a 4-1 loss on the road Thursday against Moses Lake. Wenatchee also lost 3-1 at home against Eastmont on Monday.