Health

Air Quality ‘Unhealthy’ in Much of NCW Due to Canada Wildfires

The Washington Department of Ecology issued an air quality alert thru noon Saturday for much of Eastern Washington, including all of Chelan and Douglas Counties. Air quality will vary between good and unhealthy depending on wind direction and time of day. Smoke from wildfires in Okanogan County, British Columbia, Alberta and Montana is expected to…

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State Ecology Dept. Launching Quincy-Area Air Quality Study

State scientists will collect data on several types of air pollution in the community of Quincy. Significant increases in both population and economic development, including 10 new industrial facilities, prompted the study, which will look at pollution, emissions, weather and more, as KOHO’s Marcus Bellissimo reports. Check out the state’s Air Monitoring Network here. Photo courtesy…

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Contract Bids Out Now To Renovate Old Parkside Nursing Home

The Behavioral Health Organization serving Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties is moving forward with plans to develop the facility at the former Parkside Convalescent Center in Wenatchee. The $4 million dollar remodel contract will likely be awarded this week, as Icicle Broadcasting’s Jay Witherbee reports.

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