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Cover Story | Our housing crisis: Finding a way out

Building high-end custom homes is keeping Bollinger Construction hopping these days. Third-generation home builder Ace Bollinger, who took over the company from his father, Jay, about eight years ago, builds five or six custom homes a year. Bollinger was part of a 40-member group that in October made 18 recommendations for “common sense” changes to help solve the Valley’s housing crisis. The group — Our Valley Our Future Housing Solutions Group — is in the process of presenting its findings to city, county and state policy makers.

Business Past | They looked and listened

Eddie Smith, left, of S&D Paving Co., conducts a tour of his company's gravel pit for members of the East Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce in March of 1965.

Ag Monthly | Pine Canyon resuming operations

When a Pine Canyon Growers warehouse burned on Nov. 25, packing operations ground to a halt when part of a packing line was lost in the fire. But the company was able to buy old parts from other local fruit packers to get a makeshift line up and running.

Cheri Dudek-Kuhn | Will fear stop you from achieving your goals in 2019?

Welcome to the New Year! This is the time many choose to take stock in their lives and careers and proclaim changes for the coming year. What will you do (or do better) in 2019? A new career? Seek a promotion? Start a new hobby? Most New Year resolutions never come to fruition. Why is that? When we try to take on challenges, there can be trepidation. This trepidation is often rooted in fear. This is a good time to ask yourself: Will fear interfere with my resolutions?