River Search to Resume For Marcos Sanchez

Wenatchee Police Chief Tom Robbins says a search will resume next week for Marcos Sanchez, the 23 year old an who went missing over a month ago after a night out with friends. Robbins reported at Thursday night’s City Council meeting that he had contacted the Chelan County Sheriff’s department…


Wild Advance to Second Round of Playoffs

Langley, B.C. – The Wenatchee Wild put together another solid game Friday night, beating the Langley Rivermen 3-1in a game played at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley, British Columbia. The Wild win the series in five games. Colin Burston (Winnipeg, MB) scored from in front to put Wenatchee on the…


Republicans Senators Introduce First Budget Plan in Overtime Session

A Washington Senate panel’s proposed a Republican crafted plan for this year’s supplemental state budget. The measure uses $190 million from the so-called “rainy day fund” to pay for wildfire legislation while existing money would be applied to mental health needs at Western State Hospital. GOP Senator Linda Evans-Parlette says…


Port of Chelan Approves Money for Pedestrian-Bike Path

The Port of Chelan County’s approved a matching contribution of $15,000 toward a grant application to fund construction of a bicycle and pedestrian path south of US 2 near the Olds Station Business Park. If the grant’s approved, the path will connect Easy St. to the Apple Capital Loop Trail….


Inslee’s 27 Vetoes Make Strong Statement, Could Set Back Legislation

With the Washington Legislature now into a 30 day overtime session, lawmakers will work to balance the state’s budget. While calling for the extended schedule, Governor Islee announced he’d already vetoed 27 bills as a response to the body’s failure to reach agreement during the normal time period. Inslee wouldn’t…


Unfortunate End For Chelan County Drug Dog

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Department has reported one of its drug dogs died earlier this week. “Reefer”, a 10-year-old black Labrador, was well known to area school children as an ambassador of goodwill. The dog was killed after running into the road and getting hit by a car. The canine officer was…


State Graduation Rates Inching Higher

Washington State’s high school graduation rate last year was 78%, which is a slight increase from 2014’s mark. Director of Secondary Education with the Washington State Superintendent’s Office, Dixie Grunenfelder, says to increase the number of graduates they have focused on student support, engagement and leadership. The Wenatchee, Chelan and Moses…


Charter School System Clears Major Hurdle In Legislature

Legislation passed Wednesday by the Washington House to keep charter schools open cleared a major hurdle for lawmakers. The move amounted to a victory for Republicans as the Democrat controlled chamber adopted a GOP sponsored bill to save the institutions. Republican Joe Fain defended the measure, which originated in the…


Governor Calls Special Session For WA Legislature

The gavel came down in the Washington State Senate at 9:00 PM on Thursday, but that action only adjourned the session for the day, not the year. Shortly after, Governor Jay Inslee called for a 30 day special session in order to produce a supplemental budget. Inslee also followed through…