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  • Stage One Burn Ban Ordered for Okanogan County
    Posted Wednesday 12/17/14   OKANOGAN - A Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County continues through at least 10 a.m...
  • PUD Puts Hold On New Large-Load Energy Customer Applications
    Posted Wednesday 12/17/14   Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday placed a moratorium on accepting applications for electric service for new large loads that would require an average of one megawatt (aMW) or more at a single location.   John Stoll, Customer Utilities managing director, told board members the inquiries received so far this year  is “unprecedented” ...
  • The Flu Has Arrived in the Wenatchee Valley
    Posted Wednesday 12/17/14   The Flu has arrived in the Wenatchee Valley . . .Mary Small with the Chelan Douglas County Health District says the illness is spreading . . .   In our area flu season usually begins after the Thanksgiving holidays and peaks in January or February.     So far the majority of the flu illnesses seen here are covered by the vaccine. Only about 1 in 5 people in our State have been found to have the new type A strain, which is not covered in the 2014-15 vaccines.   Small says there's help available for those already suffering from flu symptoms . .    Small urges those in high risk categories to get a flu shot if you haven't already.   If you are ill with flu symptoms, like a fever, cough and/or sore throat, please do not attend public events or public gatherings where you might spread illness. Parents please do not send an ill child to school or to a child care setting until they are fever free for 24 hours (without using fever reducing medications). The flu can be a very serious illness for some people.   Remember to cover your cough with your arm and elbow, wash your hands often, especially after touching your nose or mouth and get a flu shot if you haven’t yet.     
  • DUI emphasis patrols underway
    Posted Sunday, 12-14-14 A state-wide effort to crack down on intoxicated drivers is underway. Captain Doug Jones with the Wenatchee Police Department says if you plan to celebrate with adult beverages, do so responsibly. listen here According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, extra DUI patrols continue through January 1st as a way to make roads safer during the holiday season.
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