Posts Tagged ‘Chelan County’

Federal Agencies Release Plan For Snow Lake Water Control Replacement Project

The Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the final Environmental Assessment for the proposed removal and replacement of the Upper Snow Lake water discharge control valve. The existing valve has exceeded its expected 10-year service life and cannot meet the 80 cubic feet per second discharge capacity required by the Icicle…

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Not Just Wash. Apples Go Around The World, Its Growers Do Too

Wenatchee, Washington, the apple capital of the world, perhaps not literally but certainly by reputation, sends it apples all around the globe. The trading partnerships that make it possible to not only export millions of apples, but also learn growing practices from other apple-producing regions, take communication, outreach and a certain level of diplomacy. But…

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At 80 Percent Containment, Repair Work Underway On Cougar Creek Fire

Fire season getting longer, fires burning hotter, scorching larger swaths of land across North Central Washington. It’s hard to go one fire season now without a fire more than 50,000 acres. That’s the case with this summer’s Cougar Creek Fire. But as Marcus Bellissimo reports, what started the fire is also expected to extinguish it…

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Chelan County Officials Begin 2019 Budget Considerations

With fall around the corner and only four months left in the year, local municipalities will soon begin the process of developing and finalizing a budget for 2019. For an early look at finances for Chelan County, KOHO’s Ken Johannessen filed this report.

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LED Light Bulbs – Coming To A Streetlight Near You

Starting this fall, residents of Chelan County may notice changes to night-time lighting. The Chelan PUD is working with the five cities in the county to convert their streetlights to LED lamps. About 3,750 lights will be replaced, most of them in Wenatchee, as well as Cashmere, Leavenworth, Entiat and Chelan. The PUD says benefits…

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Cooler Weather Allows Burnouts Above Plain, Chiwawa on Cougar Creek Fire

The 40,100-acre Cougar Creek Fire is 40 percent contained. As conditions allow, crews continue low-intensity burnout operations along the western edge of the fire to increase the depth of the containment line. Along the southern and eastern sides of the fire, crews continue to mop-up and monitor the fire-line. Evacuation notices are unchanged, with both…

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