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June 2017 Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
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Chelan PUD's Wright to make $345k with new contract Chelan PUD Press Release Acting a year ahead of General Manager Steve Wright’s five-year contract end, Chelan PUD Commissioners unanimously approved a new three-year contract that would run from Sept. 3, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2021. Wright's...
Artist's rendition of new hospital entrance area
CHELAN - Now that the new hospital levy has passed, the countdown toward construction has begun. But before commissioners don their work boots and grab shovels to break ground a few steps have to be taken first. The first step is to present to the Project Review Committee about the project, which...
Tumwater Restaurant
Lost its lease
The Tumwater Restaurant is gone. That is a tough one, especially for the locals who have grown up with the restaurant, working there, dining there, celebrating there. After decades in business, the Tumwater Restaurant was forced to close it doors last week, a shock to many in the community. Sandy...
Owner & managers of Sunset Marina
Co-owner, Scott McKellar (left), Homeowner Association (HOA) Manager, April Boosinger (center), and Dockmaster, Mark Evans (right) stand at the entrance of Sunset Marina, Wednesday, July 19, in Chelan. The marina celebrated its grand opening over the Fourth of July weekend.
CHELAN – Just a few short months after the ground breaking on Sunset Marina, Scott McKellar and crew are approaching the completion of the first phase in the newest Lake Chelan attraction. The marina portion of the phase has been completed and was celebrated with a grand opening on July 1 and 2,...
Umpqua Bank donates to YWCA housing programs Umpqua Bank donated $2,500 to the YWCA of North Central Washington July 21 at the charitable organization's Wenatchee headquarters. The Umqua Bank Charitable Foundation believes there is an integral connection between educational success and economic...
Miss Veedol @Aviation Day
From a Port of Chelan news release As of June 23, the Air Service Investment Program (ASIP) to secure  direct flights from Pangborn Airport to San Francisco is about $50,000 from reaching its goal of $400,000. Port of Chelan County commissioners recently approved a resolution pledging $50,000...
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- In an exclusive interview with the Wenatchee Business Journal, Lisa Bee's Bistro, Bakery and Produce Market owner Lisa Stanton said her social media accounts have been overwhelmed with an outpouring of community support after her namesake establishment was burglarized June 14. "...
Hundreds of visitors were drawn to the first Wenatchee Toy Show at the Wenatchee Convention Center Saturday, June 24. Event director, founder and all-around "head bottle washer" Cory Clark felt the exhibition went pretty well. "The dealers seemed happy. We're definitely doing this again next year...

Wotan the Faery Smasher was a big "hit."
Medieval Faire brings joy, captures whimsy CASHMERE - History, fantasy and a mix thereof collided on the grounds of the Chelan County Fairgrounds April 29 and 30 as the 10th rendition of the Two Rivers Medieval Faire held court. Although many thousands of dollars changed hands during the two-day...
Owen Lauerman poses with his chickens
WATERVILLE -- Owen Lauerman spent 13 years in the Army, was "blown up" in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) and was subsequently medically discharged, but then wondered where his life was headed next. "I'm a chicken farmer," he said proudly at a recent tour of his farm out in the...

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