Series | AgForestry Program

Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson recently interviewed three members of this year’s AgForestry Leadership Program graduating class. This is the first of a three-part series.
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Thrift store volunteers needed

The Douglas County Historical Society Thrift Store on Locust Street in Waterville is in need of volunteers to help during the hours they are open.
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Series | Growing up in Douglas Co.

This is the sixth in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The sixth interview is with Susan (Hinderer) McCray.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from April 14-19
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Chelan couple to ‘Charge Across Washington’

CHELAN — Wendy and Ed Isenhart of Chelan will embark on a “Charge Across Washington” June 7-8, showcasing the electric vehicle (EV) charging station network developed by Plug-In North Central Washington. They are planning to stay at the Waterville Historic Hotel June 7. Highway 2 connects Everett in the west and Spokane in the east with 326 miles of highway — and it is now fully...
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Discover Washington project seeking student applicants

NCW — Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s sixth annual Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project is accepting applications through May 31. The project is a five-day interactive field school that engages students through connections to historic, cultural and natural resources. This year’s program will take place in downtown Tacoma and surrounding areas July 11-15. Planned...
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BLM seeks nominations to Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council

SPOKANE — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public nominations for two open positions on the Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The BLM’s RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its multiple-use mission and stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. The Bureau, which manages more land than...
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Festival musical ‘Young Frankenstein’ opens May 3

WENATCHEE — Music Theatre of Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom Festival production of “Young Frankenstein” opens May 3 for a two-week run at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 3-6 and May 10-13, with matinee performances at 4 p.m. May 7 and 2 p.m. May 13. The show, from the comedy genius of Mel Brooks, is recommended for...
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Carolyn J. MacKenzie

Carolyn J. MacKenzie, 81, of Yakima and formerly of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Arrangements by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
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Jess Lynn Penfold

Jess Lynn Penfold, 80, of East Wenatchee, died Sunday, April 16, 2017. Arrangements by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
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