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B&O Tax Proposal Dies Before Wenatchee City Council

The Wenatchee City Council will not impose a business tax on Confluence Health, but left the door open for further deliberation next year. Last night in a packed council chamber, the council held a public hearing on the proposed two-tenths-of-one-percent (.2%) Business and Occupation tax. About a dozen speakers got up to voice opposition, including…

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WVC Launching Pharmacy Technician Program Next Month, Sign Ups Going Now

With a growing need for healthcare workers in North Central Washington, Wenatchee Valley College is launching a Pharmacy Technician Program in January. Jenny Capelo, Dean of Allied Health and Nursing at WVC, said the sign-up deadline is this Thursday, but they’ll take applicants until classes start. The only prerequisite is a high school diploma. Also…

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Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Temporary Quarantine

The WVHS has put their cat adoption hall under temporary quarantine due to feline parvovirus, that recently appeared at the shelter in a few kittens. The quarantine began Tuesday and may be lifted on December 3, 2019, unless more cats test positive for the virus. The virus strikes kittens the hardest because of their underdeveloped…

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Garden Guru – Season Finale

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday during the growing season to help us green our thumbs, but the season has come to a close. In Episode 30, we put the garden to bed in the season finale. Scott hands out the annual “Parsons Awards” and leaves us with some sage…

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Medicare Enrollment Open Now For 2020

Enrolling for Medicare can be a daunting task. Add to that private companies offering add-ons and plans changing from county to county and it would help to talk to a professional. Luckily they’re in Wenatchee Thursdays, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Garden Guru – Putting Garden To Bed, Sharing Final Harvest

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday during the growing season to help us green our thumbs. In Episode 29, the penultimate this season, Parsons talks about final steps to put the garden to bed for the season and tips for winter hibernation so it’s ready come spring. Parsons also talks…

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Garden Guru – How to Winter Over

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday during the growing season to help us green our thumbs. In Episode 28, Parsons talks about using a “hoop house” to get a few more weeks of greens growing, planting garlic this month and setting aside fall lawn clippings and leaves for composting.

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Garden Guru – Green Houses, Frost, Basil

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday during the growing season to help us green our thumbs. In Episode 27, Parsons talks about using green houses and/or smaller hoop houses to keep the growing going a little longer, helping keep the frost off the basil. And while there, they spot a…

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