No injuries when truck knocks out Beebe Bridge railing

Nearly a dozen people escaped unhurt in a one vehicle crash Sunday evening on the Highway 97 bridge at Chelan Falls. Trooper Bryan Moore says the driver of a pickup with a box container carrying 10 passengers was driving too fast for icy conditions, lost control and rolled on it’s…


Celebration of Life for Bob Parlette set for Nov. 20th

A public memorial service for the late Bob Parlette has been scheduled for November 20th in Wenatchee. The celebration of Parlette’s life is set for Monday, Nov. 20th in the Grand Ballroom of the Wenatchee Convention Center. The public is invited to attend and doors will be opened at 2:30pm….


State’s prepaid college tuition plan re-opens to investors

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington state’s current prepaid college tuition plan has re-opened to new and current investors after being frozen for more than two years. The state is also creating a second option to invest in college. That more traditional 529 college savings plan won’t be rolled out until…


Demo work underway where bank will rebuild on same location

Out with the old and in with the new. Demolition work is underway on Washington Federal Bank’s branch at the corner of 9th street and Wenatchee Ave. Bank officials announced plans earlier this summer to close the branch and construct a new building at the site. The branch closed in…


ULTA Beauty opens Wenatchee store

The largest beauty retailer in the country has come to Wenatchee. ULTA Beauty opened the doors at the Valley North Shopping Center location Friday morning.  General Manager Lynn Giraud  was beaming when asked about the crowd of customers that lined up for the doors to open. She said company officials noticed…


Winter storm warning

A Winter storm watch was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning this weekend by the National Weather Service in Spokane.  The graphic shows estimates for snow accumulations in Eastern Washington.  Motorists should be prepared for slick conditions and snow in the northern valleys and significant snowfall on the Cascade mountain…


Monitor brush fire contained and was likely human caused

UPDATE 4:30pm – Fire declared contained and likely cause is determined   The Monitor brush fire was declared contained this afternoon when rain started to fall on the roughly 1,000 acres burned. Firefighters reported 70% containment by this morning with no damage to any structures. The Chelan County Emergency Management lifted…


Sheriff’s report shows increase in Oktoberfest incidents

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office released figures that show a small increase in the number of incidents within the city limits during the three weekend Oktoberfest in Leavenworth.  The  final statistics show there were 97 total incidents this year as opposed to 94 last year, including 28 citations, four more…


State Senator will introduce sexual harassment transparency bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A Democratic senator in Washington state says she’ll introduce a bill next year for transparency related to sexual harassment or assault claims made at the Capitol. The tweet from Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday came following a story by the Northwest News Network and The News…


Washington Attorney General to visit Wenatchee

Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson will speak at the meeting of Wenatchee North Rotary on Wednesday, Nov. 8th in the Crunch Pack room at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. Ferguson is Washington State’s 18th Attorney General and a fourth-generation Washingtonian.  He’s a graduate of the University of Washington and New…