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Photo by Bill Forhan Aplets & Cotlets store to close in June
Cashmere - After more than 100 years of business, Liberty Orchards Company, the Washington State family-owned makers of Aplets & Cotlets candies, will close operations by June 2021. The Company will continue to seek a buyer for the assets, including the brands, the production equipment, and...
MANSON – At a recent Zoom meeting of the Manson Community Council (March 16), Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett explained that when the time comes to start enforcing Short Term Rental (STR) rules, it will be handled by a force of “code enforcement” sheriff’s office officers who will be on duty...
Leavenworth, Wash.—Three projects at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery are transforming the landscape in 2021. Visitors using the grounds are restricted to a safety corridor. But the projects are building benefits for fish, wildlife, and people.  “We’re making a better future for the community...
Chelan PUD continues to provide support for Chelan-Douglas Health District’s vaccination efforts at Town Toyota Center. In a report to PUD commissioners, staff outlined a plan to use parking lots at Walla Walla Point Park to help the health district vaccinate more people in North Central Washington...
The Lake Wenatchee and Plain communities have received their Fire Department Community Protection Class evaluation. The community maintained its previous rating of 6. The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau provides insurance grading to Fire Departments and communities throughout Washington...

The Osborn property currently consists of 2.68 acres including a playground and 25,328 square foot building previously utilized as an elementary school. Council has hired a consultant to develop a community vision for how the property should be developed in the future. - Photo by Bill Forhan
Having received the appraisal report from the school district, council members had a lively debate about how to finance the deal. The appraisal reflects a market value of $719,000 but goes on to say the building is nearing the end of its useful life and will require extensive investment to address...
Washington Votes news release This week marked the half-way point of this year’s 105-day state legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn April 25. Lawmakers in both chambers have been debating and taking votes on dozens of bills during day-long sessions, including a rare Saturday session...

photos by Gary Bégin
OLYMPIA – The Libertarian Party of Washington (state) put out a news release decrying current gun rights bills in the state capital stating, “Olympia got a little bit right on police reform, but they’re also pushing through a spate of new gun control bills that are as stupid and racist as they are...
The Board of Chelan County Commissioners last week approved the Cascade Public Infrastructure Fund (CPIF), a grant program for public facility projects serving economic development, unanimously.  Because these funds can only be spent for public facility projects, eligible applicants will be...
Transportation infrastructure is critical to our area’s economic growth and quality of life. Not only is having an efficient and effective transportation system important for getting our crops to market and shipment of other products, it is important for safety. Over recent years, local traffic...

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