Foran has told his teammates that he will not be staying at the club, but will move to Sydney to be closer to his children.Foran has been heavily linked with a switch to the Bulldogs.”It has been an incredibly tough decision to make but it has reached the point where I had to make a call and I’ve done that today,” Foran said in a statement.”I love it so much here at this club and I have so many people to thank for helping me to get my life and my football career back on track.”I really wanted to find a way of staying and spending more time here because it’s so good being around the boys and the people here. Every day I have a smile on my face when I come to training.”But, in the end, it came down to my kids and what’s best for them. I need to be back in Sydney to be closer to them.”Before I do there’s plenty to do here. I want to finish here as well as I possibly can. We can do something this year and I want to play my part in that.”Warriors managing director Jim Doyle said Foran’s decision is understandable.”Of course, we would have liked Kieran to stay longer and we looked at ways of making that possible,” he said.”I know how much he likes it here and how much he wanted to extend his time but his kids’ welfare is paramount. We support him in what he has decided to do and wish him all the best.”For us, it has been great to see how far he has come getting his life back in order and now being in a position to be able to help the team on the field. He wants to finish the season strongly.”Doyle said the club had options to consider now Foran’s future has been clarified.”While we were hoping Kieran would stay we also knew there was a chance he would return to Sydney so we considered that in our planning,” he said.Since making his Warriors debut against Gold Coast on April 2, Foran has played in each of the team’s last five matches. His last outing against the Sydney Roosters on April 30 provided the 100th win in his 161 NRL appearances so far.Photo By: SCOTT BARBOUR/Getty Images (Kieran Foran looks set to be signing with the Bulldogs).
A national company could have a future presence in the Wenatchee Valley. The Port of Chelan County attended a conference in Jacksonville, Florida where consultants help national and multi-national corporations find sites to locate operations.The Port’s Business Development Director, Craig Larsen, says he made contact with a site selector about a specific location in the county.“I don’t want to say anything more about it at this point. But to get on his radar, that might help us out for a sight here that needs to be redeveloped here in Chelan County, is a plus.” Larsen didn’t mention the shuttered Alcoa plant while speaking about a site.In its efforts to draw companies, Larsen admits the county’s handicapped by a couple of factors. “We don’t have interstate access. We don’t have big tracks of land. But it was good information about what’s attracting companies to locate in communities. And some of those things transition to smaller projects as well that could fit Chelan County.”Larsen thinks a key asset in drawing companies to Chelan County is its use of hydropower, which is green and inexpensive.He says the Port traveled the furthest of any attendee to the Florida conference in an effort to draw businesses to Chelan County.