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WHS's Interact Club doing a Habitat for Humanity project

WHS's Interact Club doing a Habitat for Humanity project

Seniors Kristi Foltz and Chandler Engel are leading a $70,000 fundraising drive to fund a house for Habitat for Humanity. The club has a fundraising dinner on March 27 at Wenatchee High School.

Rufus and Wright talk river testing

Rufus and Wright talk river testing

Wenatchee World Publisher Rufus Woods sits down with Chelan County PUD General Manager Steve Wright to talk about this weekend's flow and elevation tests on the Columbia River between Rock Island and Rocky Reach dams.

Rock Island pool to be lowered for irrigation test

Rock Island pool to be lowered for irrigation test

Chelan PUD General Manager Steve Wright explains this weekend's irrigation test. The pool behind Rock Island Dam will be lowered to this summer's expected low water levels so irrigators can see if their pumps can be used.

Emil Gehrke Windmill Garden, Grand Coulee

Emil Gehrke Windmill Garden, Grand Coulee

The garden contains more than 120 whirly gigs built by Emil Gehrke, a former lumber mill worker who filled his yard with these whimsical spinners. After his death in 1979 they were moved to this spot in Grand Coulee's North Dam Park.

Sunland Estates after the Columbia River drawdown

Sunland Estates after the Columbia River drawdown

Sunland Estates, a vacation community near George, is a lot drier these days following the Columbia River drawdown behind Wanapum Dam. Recreation season is approaching. Residents wonder if the water will be back up before then. Crews inspecting a crack found in part of the dam's spillway say their work is ongoing and could take months.

Wenatchee Valley TEDx Event on March 27

Wenatchee Valley TEDx Event on March 27

Jessica Frank, of Catholic Family Services, talks about the inspiration for the "Connecting the Dots" event, which the small team of organizers hopes will inspire people to increase partnerships and collaboration to help make the community more resilient.

Shoreline patrols on Wanapum Dam reservoir

Shoreline patrols on Wanapum Dam reservoir

Local and state agencies are patrolling Columbia River shoreline above Wanapum Dam to help ensure safety and protect from looting and defacement the cultural sites important to the Wanapum Indians. Analysis and repair of the dam's cracked spillway has required an unprecedented, 26-foot drawdown of the reservoir, exposing wide expanses of unstable mud flats.

Wenatchee High School debate team

Wenatchee High School debate team

Assistant coach Brian Higgins and junior Serena Fitzgerald talk about the upcoming state debate tournaments in Tacoma. They talk about what this experience brings to students