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Mike Irwin

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Business, Photographer, Religion, Reporter, Special Sections, Videographer

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  1. CHELAN — Lake Chelan’s only commercial seaplane service has suspended operations between Chelan and Stehekin following termination of the lease on a portion of its longtime lakeside location.
  2. WENATCHEE — Cosmic Crisp, the new star among apple varieties, will shine here starting Monday when it takes center stage at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s 112th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo.
  3. WENATCHEE — A stalled chairlift at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort restarted Friday afternoon after a mechanical problem interrupted service for three hours and forced skiers to evacuate lift chairs with the help of rappellers with the Mission Ridge Ski Patrol. 
  4. WENATCHEE — Leaders of an 18-month effort to envision a better future for the Wenatchee Valley unveiled their multi-point plan for improvement Wednesday before scores of civic, business and government leaders.
  5. EPHRATA — Manufacturing job losses across several industries in Grant County outweighed substantial gains in other sectors to maintain the county’s unemployment rate at 5.7 percent — the same as October 2015.