Judge Tom Warren passes at 77

Retired Chelan County District Court Judge Tom Warren has passed away at age 77.  Judge Warren died this morning at his home in Chelan. Judge Warren retired in 2007 after more than 20 years on the bench.  He was a member of Lake Chelan Rotary, and was formerly in the…


Ribbon Cutting at new WSDOT Regional Headquarters

Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz, State Senator Brad Hawkins and North Central Regional W.S.D.O.T Administrator Dan Sarles were on hand to help cut ribbon on the new $8.7 million regional headquarters Monday.  The 30,000 square foot building will house all 130 regional administrative and engineering employees under one roof. The building…


Ramon Rivera named 2018Community Hero

  The Wenatchee Exchange Club presented its 2018 Community Hero Award to Wenatchee High School Mariachi Teacher Ramon Rivera at a ceremony luncheon on Friday, April 20th at the Town Toyota Center. The award is presented for outstanding service and involvement to the youth of our community. This award will…


Knapps Hill Tunnel closure will require detour plans on Tuesday

W.S.D.O.T crews will be closing the US 97A Knapps Hill Tunnel for lighting maintenance on Tuesday, April 24th from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists traveling to Chelan should consider Highway 97 on the Douglas County side of the Columbia River and using the Beebe Bridge exit at Chelan Falls….


Wenatchee recycling event Saturday

The City of Wenatchee is holding it’s annual recycling event Saturday for city residents at a new location, Stemilt Organic Recycling at 1465 S. Wenatchee Avenue. The event is open to Wenatchee residents who can show proof of residence like a water, telephone or power bill and personal identification. Household…


Follow the Seahawks on NewsRadio560 KPQ

The Seahawks will open the NFL regular season on the road against the Broncos on Sunday, September 9th.  Seattle will be on the road for five of its first seven games.  The Seahawks will have a bye in Week 7. The Hawks will play four prime time games. On Monday…


No serial number, no registration and fully legal “Ghost Guns”

Officials across the country are sounding the alarm on a ‘loophole’ that allows you to obtain firearms free of regulation.  They’re called “ghost guns’, unserialized and unregistered and its 100% legal. Ghost Guns is a California company that is one of several online businesses that allow you to purchase gun…


Training Day near schools is only a drill

Grant County and local law enforcement officers and emergency responders will conduct a training exercise at the Columbia Basin Job Corps campus in Moses Lake on Wednesday, April 25th Officials are alerting nearby schools and people that may see the activity to not be alarmed.   Kyle Foreman with Grant County…


McKittrick Street Improvements to impact travel

A Wenatchee street improvement project will impact travel on McKittrick Street starting Monday.  Local traffic will be restricted to eastbound travel only between Wenatchee Avenue and Pine Street.  Vehicles will not be permitted to turn onto McKittrick from Wenatchee Avenue.   Working hours will generally be Monday through Thursday, from 7:00…


Ribbon cutting for New Regional Transportation Headquarters

The Washington State Department of Transportation is ready to cut the ribbon on it’s new regional headquarters building in Wenatchee. Local residents are invited to join Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz for a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday, April 23.  The event, scheduled from…