Warden Woman Killed in Crash

A 31-year-old Warden woman died Monday morning in a two vehicle collision north of Warden. Crystal Martinez was driving a 2013 Ford Edge west on Road 6-Southeast approaching a stop sign when she failed to yield to a 2011 Freightliner tractor and trailer driven by Isaiah Garza, 29, of Othello,…


I-90 Reopens and Evacuation Orders Reduced

UPDATE 6PM The Ryegrass Coulee Fire was at 50% containment late Tuesday afternoon and the Type 3 Incident Management Team expects to transition the fire back to local Kittitas County Firefighters on Wednesday.  Information Officer Randy Shepard said “the progress was good on Tuesday and it looks like we will…


UPDATE-New Fire in Beaver Creek Area Northeast of Plain

UPDATE- 3:30PM  The Beaver Creek Fire has grown to approximately six acres according to Debbie Kelly with the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. The fire is on Forest Service land and about 50 Forest Service firefighters and three helicopters are using Fish Lake as a helibase on the fire.  Two engines…


UPDATE: I-90 TO Reopen

UPDATE-11:30 AM  Trooper Brian Moore has updated the situation on I-90, both directions will open at NOON Original Post The Ryegrass Coulee Fire near Vantage is 1,000 acres and growing.  The fire is burning guardrails and significant winds are sending drifting smoke and dust across the interstate causing poor visibility. …


Quincy Woman Killed in Crash, Ex-boyfriend is Murder Suspect

A Quincy woman died Saturday and her ex-boyfriend is suspected of running her off the roadway into an irrigation ditch. State Trooper Brian Moore says 24 year old Jessica L. Cuali called 9-1-1 just after midnight to report her former boyfriend was following her “that 9-1-1 call went dead and…


Miller Street Drain Pipe and New Mini-Roundabout Projects Begin

The City of Wenatchee will remove and replace approximately 550 feet of storm drain pipe in Miller Street between Mission and Wenatchee Avenue.   Sections of the existing pipe have failed and are in need of replacement. The work is being done in advance of the pending pavement restoration project by…


Winds Could Test Little Camas Fire Lines Monday

A dry cold front approaching later today has the potential to increase fire behavior on the 334 acre Little Camas Fire southwest of Cashmere.  Humidity is expected to drop to around 20% and winds are expected to increase around 5 pm this afternoon.  Gusty winds 18-25 mph are expected to…


Little Camas Fire at 338 Acres, 5% Containment

The Little Camas Fire did not grow overnight and a new smaller, more accurate acreage figure was provided after a Saturday morning briefing. In a press release, officials said the fire remained within its established footprint overnight, despite the passing of a dry cold front accompanied by gusty winds.  A strike…


Extra Resources Ordered on Little Camas Fire

Officials expect the 400 acre Little Camas Fire to grow and a new estimate will be available Friday evening.  Information officer Eric Waters said the most challenging flank of the fire is on the north exposure.  The fire is on Weyerhauser property in steep and rugged terrain making the attack by…


Body Discovered in Wenatchee River

A body was recovered in the Wenatchee River Friday afternoon near the 4700 block of Old Monitor Road in Monitor. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said a rafter spotted the body tangled in some brush along the shoreline and reported the sighting to Rivercom about 12:15pm.  Deputies arrived and located…