Avalanche Control work to close U.S. 2 Stevens Pass Tuesday

The W.S.D.O.T. has planned avalanche control work for US 2 Stevens Pass on Tuesday April 17 at 7 a.m. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at Scenic at milepost 58 and westbound traffic will be stopped at the summit at milepost 64. Avalanche control work generally takes from 30 minutes to…


United Way announces changes

United Way of Chelan and Douglas County says it will transition away from it’s traditional workplace-based fundraising campaigns into year round, diversified resource development.  The change was one of several announced Friday in a press release.    Board Chair Jeremy Bonner said the change to year round fundraising is part of…


Property Tax questions? Come to a meeting near you

Have questions about your property taxes?  Chelan County Assessor Deanna Walter will begin a series of community meeting this week to explain how property is assessed and to answer questions from property owners.  Walter and her staff will hold 8 meetings around the county with the first set for Wednesday…


Commissioners appoint Eric Biggar to District Court bench

Eric Biggar has been tabbed by Douglas County commissioners to replace retiring District Court Judge Judith McCauley on May 1st.   Biggar is a former Douglas County chief criminal deputy prosecutor and had already filed as a candidate for McCauley’s position . He remains the only candidate to file with the…


Construction season to start next week on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass

HYAK – Despite late spring snow storms, work on a number of road-improvements on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass will begin next week. Construction-related lane closures will slow down travelers as contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation build new lanes and bridges, repair existing structures, and…


Newhouse Floor Speech on Balanced Budget Amendment

The House rejected an effort on Thursday to require a balanced federal budget.  Rep. Dan Newhouse  R-WA,  spoke on the House Floor in support of the amendment and said each American is now saddled with their own record share of a $22-trillion national debt.  He likened the country’s out of…


2017 Moses Lake School Bond survives last legal hurdle

The 2017 Moses Lake School District bond has officially passed after the people challenging the bond decided to not appeal to the state supreme court.   Our news partner iFiber One News says the petitioners had 30 days from a March 8th Court of Appeals decision to file an appeal, but…


Stemilt gains new Yakima based partner

Stemilt Growers is adding Yakima based Hansen Fruit Company as a grower/marketing partner.  In a company press release, Stemilt announced Thursday it will market Hansen’s 2018 cherry and apple crops exclusively starting this June and will assist with marketing the balance of the 2017 apple crop. Hansen Fruit Company is…


Improvement projects to close Red Apple Road

Red Apple Road will be closed from Miller Street to Okanogan Avenue starting Monday, April 16th for a number of improvement projects.  The City of Wenatchee will be constructing new curbs, sidewalks, water main, lighting and pavement improvements. The intersection of Red Apple Road and Miller Street will be redesigned…


Wenatchee Ballet Legend Joan Shelton Mason passes at 96

Family and friends have announced the passing of Emily Joan Shelton Mason.  Mason passed away Saturday at age 96.  The native of New Zealand came to Wenatchee in 1944 and was an icon in the arts community, known for her annual holiday productions of The Nutcracker.  She also taught ballet…