Retired Chelan County Sheriff’s K-9 Dies

From a Facebook Post by Randy Foltz We lost a member of our family today. Chelan County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Chief” passed away this evening. Chief served with Sgt Randy Foltz for 7 years before they both retired 3 years ago. Chief had a number of successful tracks during his…


Two Wenatchee Valley Police Chiefs to Retire

Two Wenatchee Valley Police Chiefs are retiring. East Wenatchee Police Chief Randy Harrison is retiring after a three-decade career in law enforcement. But he won’t be riding off into the sunset.  He announced to Newsradio 560 KPQ that he’s running for public office. He said “I am running for Chelan…


World Markets Rally Over Japan -0 % Interest Rate

(NEW YORK) — A surprise move from the Bank of Japan leaves markets around the world in the green. The main indexes in the U.S. also closed off the week significantly higher.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 396.66 to close at 16466.30, up over 2 percent.  


Chelan PUD Seeks Public Thoughts on High Energy Users

The Chelan County PUD’s holding a public forum to get thoughts about its moratorium on high-density load customers. The agency imposed the restriction in 2014 after receiving 34 inquiries from groups who collectively wanted to utilize more electricity than is currently allocated for the entire county. PUD Commissioner Gary Arseneault…


Car Rolls Off I-82 After Passing Snow Plow

A 24-year-old female is in the hospital after flipping her car off Interstate 82 while passing a snow plow this afternoon. “She had reasonably minor injuries, she had some shoulder pain and some neck pain and was taken to the hospital, mostly precautionary,” explained Washington State Trooper Darren Wright. The…


Man Charged in East Wenatchee Mobile Home Fire

21-year-old Jaime Hernandez has been charged with two felonies following a joint investigation by Douglas County Deputies and Douglas County Fire District 2. The January 4th fire that claimed his mobile home is believed to be the result of his production of “dabs,” a marijuana product extracted from the plant…


Motorcycle Accident Results In Homicide Charge

A Monitor man is formally charged in connection with a July 30th crash on the Eastmont extension that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. “Based on a review that we’ve had and giving all parties involved an opportunity to share information, we have decided to file charges of vehicular…


Wenatchee Valley College President Targeted in Whistleblower Complaint

Wenatchee Valley College President, Jim Richardson is targeted in a whistleblower complaint. The State Auditors Office launched an investigation in October into allegations of fraudulent spending practices. The complaint filed by a group calling itself Concerned Citizens of Washington State claims hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of dollars of…


Hundreds Attend Wenatchee Conference on Salmon

Hundreds of participants including scientists, researchers, native tribes and interested parties have attended an annual forum devoted to nothing but the preservation of salmon. The theme of this year’s Upper Columbia Science Conference was “Working Together to Create Our Future”. Lisa Crozier of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration notes…


Half Foot Snow Likely In Mountains

The National Weather Service warns people who live in Cascade Valleys, such as the Wenatachee Valley, rainfall will be mixed with snow as precipitation today.  But that weather changes to purely snow expected in the mountains, and people are asked to use Department of Transportation website cams to check vehicle…