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Bulldogs bring home trophy
When the final seconds ticked down Friday and Cashmere's 28-26 Pear Bowl victory over rival Cascade was official, Bulldog players jumped into the air and high-fived one another.

Even Cashmere's veteran coach Phil Zukowski allowed himself a big smile.

The win brings the Pear Bowl trophy back to Cashmere High School, where it has spent the most time during this annual series. It also sends Cashmere into Friday's showdown with Chelan for the Caribou Trail League title. That game kicks off at 7 p.m. in Cashmere.

But league standings were of secondary concern last week - at least temporarily - after a hard-fought game against the Kodiaks, who seemed capable of responding each time Cashmere threatened to put things out of reach.

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Not the usual Halloween request
Nutritious food, not candy, will be the goal of some slightly older-than-average trick or treaters on Halloween evening.

Members of the Cashmere United Methodist Church will be going door-to-door asking for non-perishable food items to supplement the Cashmere Food Bank's supplies. Dave Eadie and Linda Prokopioff made the rounds last year and collected an impressive amount of donations.

"Of the people who were home, about 75 percent gave me something," Eadie said. "Then you run into people that just don't have anything."

In those cases, he offered to let the person take something from his bag of food.

More than 100 homes were contacted last year.

"It worked really well," Eadie said. "This year we're encouraging the congregation."

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Judge rejects lawsuit
A federal judge's ruling will prevent a Cashmere couple from getting compensation for property they lost during the July 2010 Nahahum Fire.

Randy and Sheila McKee filed a lawsuit against Chelan County, the Chelan County Sheriff's Office and Chelan County Fire District No. 6 in June 2014 because they were not allowed to access their land in Nahahum Canyon. Last summer, U.S. District Court Judge Salvardor Mendoza Jr. removed the fire district as a defendant because the statute of limitations had expired.

Mendoza ruled recently that the remaining two county agencies were correct to prevent Randy McKee from passing the roadblock. Mendoza wrote that the area McKee wanted to access was near an uncontrolled wildfire where a level 3 evacuation order was in place.

Level 3 means "leave immediately," according to the Chelan County Fire District No. 1 guide to evacuations, which the judge cited in his ruling.

He also ruled that the county's decision to allow landowners with homes and livestock on their property to go through the roadblock was valid. Randy McKee told the Cashmere Valley Record that he wanted to retrieve personal belongings and construction materials from trailers he had on the couple's 10-plus acres where they planned to build a house.

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Burn pile on Pioneer takes out phone service to 30
About three dozen residences west of Cashmere were without land telephone service for a time last week after a fire burned two Frontier Communications lines.

June Helbig, one of those affected by the outage, said she lost service either the night of Oct. 17 or morning of Oct. 18. Her phone was restored about 5 p.m. Tuesday, she said.

The fire occurred on Pioneer Avenue near Brender Canyon, Helbig said. She added it appeared trash was burned under the telephone line.

Frontier General Manager Steve Sandman confirmed the fire damaged phone lines, but he believes it was an accident.

"I don't think it was maliciously set," he said.

It appeared that a nearby homeowner was burning at the site, possibly trying to remove a stump, Sandman said.

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Roundabout heading for the homestretch
Motorists encountering the Aplets Way and Cottage Avenue intersection Monday got a taste of what life will be like with a roundabout at that location.

"It was kind of working as a roundabout today," Cashmere Mayor Jeff Gomes said. "I even noticed some people doing the California stop."

Despite some construction delays, that portion of the project is slated for completion soon with paving scheduled for Oct. 27 and striping the following day.

"There will be some other minor things (to finish) that don't affect traffic," Gomes said.

Concrete work in the island itself has gone slower than anticipated, said the mayor, who met with Pipkin owner Arnie Pipkin last Friday to discuss the timetable. Everything else in the project hinged on that concrete work being done, which resulted in the company getting somewhat behind schedule.

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Schools & Sports

Bulldog girls outrun Kodiaks
Cashmere's boys and girls cross country teams tuned up for the Caribou Trail League/District 6 Championships on Thursday by splitting a dual meet with Cascade High School last week.

The Bulldog girls placed seven runners ahead of Cascade's fifth finisher to win their head-to-head match-up Oct. 20 at Leavenworth's Enchantment Park by a 27-30 score. The Cashmere boys lost, 24-37, but the team's first four finishers each set a personal best time on the flat 2.75-mile course.

It was the last race before the district meet, which determines the teams and individuals who qualify for the state meet Nov. 7.

Cashmere coach Jeff Kenoyer was particularly happy with the girls' performances because it was the first time many of them had seen the course.

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Omak falls 3-0
Cashmere's Elli Kimes, left, battles an Omak opponent for the ball during Thursday's 3-0 Bulldog victory at home. Kimes scored one goal while teammates Andee Kimes and Molly Thies also had one goal apiece.
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Cashmere volleyball notches two victories
The Bulldog volleyball team improved its record to 9-3 for the year with a pair of victories and a loss in the past week.

On Saturday, CHS beat Kittitas 3-0 on game scores of 25-19, 26-24 and 25-21. Cashmere coach Juan Sanchez gave Kittitas credit, saying the Bulldogs had to work for every point.

"They dug our hits and kept the ball in play," he said. "We also had a good game serving."

Cashmere highlights: Jordan O'Donnell (8 kills, 5 digs, 3 aces); Sam Steele (6 kills, 3 aces, 2 digs); Sydnee Mongeon (7 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs); Megan Reinhart (8 assists, 4 digs); Izzy Bartholdt (4 kills); and Hannah Lynch (16 digs, 1 ace).

Against Chelan on Oct. 20, Cashmere lost 1-3 on game scores of 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 22-25.

"It was a very close match, but I feel we did not play our best game," Sanchez said. "We were too slow, and let lots of balls drop right in front of us. We were able to come back in each game, but we were not able to finish the games. Got to give credit to their middle; we couldn't stop her."

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Business News

Chelan County PUD boosts bond rating
Chelan County Public Utility District's revenue bonds will continue to be rated AA+ with a "stable" outlook by New York-based Fitch Ratings.

At the PUD commission meeting on Oct. 19, Debbie Litchfield, treasurer, told commissioners the firm reported the key factors leading to the rating included the district's "exceptionally" low-cost power resources; mitigation for wholesale market risks through its hedging program; strong financial performance and metrics; favorable debt reduction plan; and ample unrestricted cash reserves.

The utility earlier this year paid down $122 million in net debt, staying on track with its goal to bring down the PUD's debt ratio to under 35 percent by 2019. Debt ratio reflects the percentage of utility assets financed by debt.

Fitch affirmed the PUD's AA+ rating on Oct. 6.

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