Mail thefts reported in Mattawa area

A rash of recent mail thefts in Grant County has prompted a warning from the sheriff’s office to protect your mail from thieves.  Kyle Foreman says the most vulnerable target is an isolated mailbox alongside the roadway.  Foreman said mail thefts happen regularly across Grant County but deputies have received increased…


New Citizens to take Oath of Allegiance

60 individuals from six countries will take the oath of U.S. citizenship on Monday during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. The 60 new citizens originate from El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Philippines and Ukraine.  Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett and Ruth Macias, board member of the…


Mule Deer survey plans delayed

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) – A project to use helicopters and nets to catch mule deer in Washington state has been postponed. The Tri-City Herald reports that the project has been rescheduled to January because the aircraft’s operator will not be available this month. The Washington State Fish and Wildlife project…


Wenatchee has another roundabout and safety improvements on 2018 docket

The city of Wenatchee will construct another roundabout and make safety improvements near two public schools next summer. The mini-roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Western and Springwater Avenue.  Pedestrian- activated rapid flash beacons and radar speed feedback signs will be installed on Maple Street at Foothills Middle…


Air stagnation persists so Burn ban is expanded

The National Weather Service says strong high pressure is expected to intensify over the Pacific Northwest into next week.  An Air Stagnation Advisory is posted in Chelan Douglas and The Washington Department of Ecology issued a press release that said stagnant weather conditions are expected to continue in Central and Eastern…


Newhouse among GOP lawmakers urging “Dreamer” solution by year’s end

Congressman Dan Newhouse was among three-dozen Republican lawmakers Tuesday who called on party leaders to help enact a permanent solution for “dreamers” by the end of the year, saying the issue has festered for too long, creating legal and economic uncertainty for young immigrants under DACA and the companies that…


Chelan PUD Board Approves 2018 Budget

Chelan PUD Commissioners approved a 2018 budget that includes no electric rate increase for a sixth consecutive year.  Chelan PUD reports electric rates have increased 9 percent since 2000, while the consumer price index has risen by 39 percent during the same period. General Manager Steve Wright cautioned the District…


Sage Hills Trail closes Friday and mule deer will improved habitat

The Sage Hills Trails will close on Friday.  The annual winter closure is scheduled on Dec. 1 each year on all lands owned by Chelan PUD and Chelan Douglas Land Trust located between Number 1 Canyon and Horse Lake Road, including the Horse Lake Reserve.   The closure provides shelter for…


October jobless rate hits 27 year low

The job picture looked good in October reaching a 27 year low. Regional Labor Economist Don Meseck reports October 2017 economic data shows that the unemployment rate in Chelan and Douglas counties dropped substantially from 5.0 percent in October 2016 to 3.8 percent this October. Meseck the current unemployment rate…


Loving celebration filled with joy remembering Bob Parlette

Bob Parlette was remembered during a Celebration of Life on Monday that filled the Grand Ballroom of the Wenatchee Convention Center with hundreds of friends and colleagues who reminisced about a life of passion and spirit for adventure that drove Bob Parlette in his many endeavors. The event was a…