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Business Roundup | Colyar Jewelry shop closes

WENATCHEE — After 35 years in business in downtown Wenatchee, goldsmith and jeweler Phil Colyar and his wife Carrie retired and closed their Colyar Jewelry shop at 23 S. Wenatchee Ave. on Sept. 27.
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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Annual income required to afford rent

More than one-third of households across the nation live in rental housing. Some households have chosen rental housing due to convenience or cost. Others, particularly lower income families, live in rental housing because home ownership is out of reach. Affordable rental housing for this population is important for families and communities as a whole.
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30 Under 35 | Next question: Sarah Knox

After attending Wenatchee High School, Knox earned her business administration degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane. She then joined Teach for America and taught at a Somalian refugee school in Phoenix, where she also earned a master's degree in education. Knox returned to Wenatchee to work at NCRL, where she held two positions — literacy outreach teacher on the Colville Reservation and Children's Services Manager — before becoming STEM librarian.
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A new Outlet for food bargains

EAST WENATCHEE — Carl and Kathy La Force years ago fell in love with the Wenatchee Valley but couldn’t figure out — business-wise — how to live here.
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AgWatch | Cosmic Crisp takes root

Look for Cosmic Crisp apples planted this year to be in stores in 2019. More than 50 state apple growers spent this spring planting a total of 630,000 Cosmic Crisp trees, the apple variety expected to rival Red Delicious in the future. In the next two years, 10 million more trees are expected to be planted, according to an article in the June 15 Capital Press.