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[12/3/19] Campbell Apartment Project Planned for 2020

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With the conversation for more and affordable housing growing louder, Campbell’s Resort is looking to build a 24-unit apartment complex on the edge of downtown Chelan. Plans for the 1.12 acre site located along Okanogan Avenue, just south of the Woodin Avenue Bridge, call for four buildings with two parking variations, outlined in an application […]

[8/28/19] Dam Spills to Help Salmon Migration

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Snake and Columbia river hydropower dams may soon allow more water over the dams to help salmon migration. Taking action to allow more spill over the dams is one of the Southern Resident Orca Task Force recommendationsto the Governor. Salmon runs on the Snake and Columbia rivers include Chinook, the Southern Resident Orca’s primary food. And […]

[8/7/19] Chelan & Douglas Counties Touted for Wastewater Handling

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Wastewater treatment plants in Chelan and Douglas Counties received state recognition for high performance this year. Polly Zehm, the State Department of Ecology’s Deputy Director, said the department evaluated more than 300 plants in Washington to determine if they met state pollution limits and permit requirements, monitoring and reporting, spill prevention planning, pretreatment, and operational […]

[6/28/19] Ecology Addresses Drought

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A Washington state environmental official says lawmakers need to be less reactive and take a long-term approach to handling drought. Jeff Marti of the state Department of Ecology delivered the assessment to a joint legislative committee Wednesday in Ellensburg. The water resources planner says water “is going to be scarce and the cost will go […]