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Fire and drought relief available to region’s businesses

NCW — Summer's devastating wildfires and severe drought are being fought on many fronts, including financial relief and support for businesses and the people who run them. Here's a recap of a few efforts to lessen the burden on fire- and drought-affected businesses in the region:

Power outages still possible even in repaired areas

FIRE ZONES — Power outages can happen even in areas where crews have repaired fire damage, PUD officials say, if fire managers request that areas be de-energized for firefighter safety.

Bicyclist steals Japanese maple from Jiffy Lube

WENATCHEE — In the wee hours of Aug. 12, a bicycle-riding thief rode to the Jiffy Lube on South Mission Street, dug up a 2-year-old Japanese maple from a small flower bed there and rode off with it on his bike.

Chelan-area losses could total $30 million

WENATCHEE — The Chelan Complex Fire and related wildland blazes have destroyed an estimated $30 million in Chelan County property since their outbreak.

A scorched Chelan Fruit gets back to business

CHELAN — Millions of pounds of fruit destroyed. Tens of thousands of stacked bins burned. Thousands of square feet of warehouse space razed. Hundreds of people temporarily out of work.

Vacasa buys into Chelan booking business

CHELAN — Local getaway rental service Chelan Vacation Properties announced a partnership Thursday with Portland-based Vacasa, a fast-growing online vacation booking service founded in 2009.

United Way takes space in World offices

WENATCHEE — The United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties has temporarily relocated to The Wenatchee World office building, 14 N. Mission St., while its permanent office is remodeled.

Kinross plans appeal of Buckhorn Mine’s water quality permit

This story originally included a statement from Kinross Gold saying that the Department of Ecology recognizes the water quality does not exceed levels considered safe. That statement was removed after Ecology officials noted that large quantities of water are not being captured and treated.