Mud flow closes South Lakeshore Road of Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan’s South Lakeshore Road remains closed in the area where a landslide occurred on Sunday.   The slide was reported at about 7:15 a.m. after mud and debris filled an emergency basin and covered the roadway below Slide Ridge.  Chelan County Public Works crews have been working since Sunday to reopen…


Annual Coats For Kids Drive Oct 28th

The Wenatchee Valley Coats for Kids is Saturday, October 28th in the Wenatchee Albertson’s parking lot.  It’s a great way to Make A Difference in the community on the annual day of service in the Wenatchee Valley by donating a new or gently used coat, hat or pair of gloves…


Police convince woman to end possible suicide attempt

A quick response by Wenatchee Police helped avert a possible suicide attempt when officers were able to talk a female from jumping off the George Sellar Bridge Friday. Wenatchee Police Captain Edgar Reinfeld said RiverCom received calls shortly after 11:30am that an emotionally disturbed female had taken a family vehicle…


Tip A Cop Fundraiser for Special Olympics

The annual Tip a Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics will be held Saturday, October 21st with the Wenatchee Police Department and Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies serving food at the Wenatchee Red Robin. Diners will be served by law enforcement officers between 11-2 for the lunch rush and 5-9 p.m. for…


Hawkins suggests ways to improve Legislative session

Sen. Brad Hawkins wants to modernize the legislative session  schedule to help lawmakers make the most of their limited time at the state Capitol.   He plans to spark the discussion by filing two measures in December, ahead of the 2018 legislative session. One proposal would simply change state law to…


Nest may have sparked outage in Peshastin

A bird nest was the possible cause of a power outage in Peshastin effecting about 100 Chelan PUD customers early Thursday morning. The PUD’s Kimberley Craig said lineman saw evidence of the nest being the most likely cause of the outage near Saunders and Stage Roads. The outage began about…


Documentary film at PAC fundraiser for Washington PTSA

The documentary film “Underwater Dreams” will be screened tonight at the Numerica Performing Arts Center as a fundraiser for the Washington elementary PTSA.   The inspirational film tells the story of four inner-city latino students in Phoenix, Arizona and their participation in an underwater robotics design competition and win the title against…


West Nile Virus confirmed in Okanogan County

The first human contraction of West Nile virus in North Central Washington has been confirmed in Okanogan County by Okanogan Community Public Health. The agency website and Washington State Department of Health figures show this is the seventh confirmed case in the state this year with six others in Spokane…


“Move Over, It’s The Law” emphasis starts Wednesday

In the last two years, over 60 Washington State Patrol vehicles have been hit and 24 troopers injured. That’s an average of one trooper injured every month. A three-day statewide “Slow Down, Move Over” emphasis starts Wednesday to help both troopers and citizens get home safe by bringing awareness to…


Forest Service conducted prescribed burns on Monday

If you spotted smoke on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National forest yesterday, it was likely from four prescribed burns conducted Monday. The Forest Service burned eight acres north of Fish Lake, 378 acres northwest of Ardenvoir, 28 acres northwest of Conconully and some woody debris piles in the South Cle Elum Ridge…