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CHELAN/DRYDEN - Chelan County Public Works made the decision today, March 26, to close the brush yards for the safety of the public and its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing the brush yards allows employees to follow social distancing policies that have been mandated by the governor...
    WENATCHEE - Join us for the first topic of our WSU-OSU Tree Fruit Extension Webinar series. Title: Flowering, fruit set, and pollination biology. WSU professor, researcher and extension specialist Matthew Whiting will talk about fundamentals of flowering and fertilization, pollenizers...
WENATCHEE - Pursuant to the Governor’s Order effective at midnight last night, March 25, building inspections will be strictly limited to those activities necessary for the continuation of “essential public services” and for emergency home repairs related to life and safety issues. Our office...
WENATCEE - Monday, March 23 Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide Executive “Stay at Home Order”. This order was put in place to protect the “whole community” of our State from the very contagious COVID-19 virus. Anyone employed in essential services involving operation of critical...
WENATCHEE  - Beginning today, March 25, Link Transit will adjust Route B on Wednesdays from  9:00 a.m. - noon and 4 - 7 p.m. to serve the emergency food distribution effort located at Town Toyota Center (TTC). Trips on Route B that depart at :15 and :45 will serve the TTC, and will not serve...
Schedule to start - on March 26   OLYMPIA  - The job search requirement to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits was made optional on Tuesday, another in a series of measures by Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Employment Security Department to increase access to unemployment benefits for...
WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley College was notified on March 23 that two WVC employees have tested positive for COVID-19.   At this time, these are the only confirmed cases of a WVC student or employee having COVID-19. WVC will not be releasing the names or titles of the employees.   Following the...
A message for Executive Director Barbara Walters:   NCW - From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we have done our best to make decisions that ensure the safety of our staff and the health of our communities. We have followed the advice of our state government as well as state and local health...
Augie Kooistra likens the 'Ag' business to military training By Gary Bégin EPHRATA - Augie Kooistra was in the Army from April 1969 - April 1971. It consisted of basic training, advanced Infantry, Non-commissioned officer, Airborne School, Vietnam infantry, radioman, 173rd Airborne Brigade,  82nd...
Zero is a positive number By Gary Bégin NCW Media Managing Editor CASHMERE -- Cashmere does have hidden artistry and artists to go with. In this case his name is Tom Zero, but he's not invisible or uncounted. Mr. Zero is an anomaly in a world of chaos. Next time you see "hand made" think of Tom...

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