Newhouse urging Gov. to make Rattlesnake Ridge emergency proclamation

Rep. Dan Newhouse is urging Governor Jay Inslee to issue a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for Yakima County over conditions near Union Gap at Rattlesnake Ridge.  In a letter, Newhouse pledged to work with the Governor to ensure that federal assistance and resources to the Yakima Valley can…


Parts of Grant County hit with icy road conditions

Road conditions were very slick in Grant County Friday morning prompting the Quincy School District to cancel classes.  Kyle Foreman with Grant County Sheriff’s office says deputies responded to several accidents.  Foreman said the south Grant County area including Adams Road, Dodson Road and the Royal City area were very icy…


Slick roads a factor a fatal crash near Soap Lake

One person is in critical condition and another has died after a pickup ended up on its top in Lake Lenore. This morning [Thursday] 78 year old Harold Chadwick of Coulee City was southbound on SR 17 about 11 miles north of Soap Lake. He lost control of truck and…


Man arrested in Soap Lake standoff armed with AR-22 rifle

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department says a felon wanted in connection to a pursuit and crash that seriously injured a Moses Lake woman on December 9th was arrested Wednesday evening after barricading himself inside a Soap Lake area home. Kyle Foreman with Grant County Sheriff’s Office said U.S. Marshals, sheriff’s deputies…


Wenatchee celebrates Multicultural Community and MLK Junior Day

Over two dozen groups from North Central Washington will display art, food, crafts, and more of their cultural heritage at the City of Wenatchee’s Multicultural and Martin Luther King Jr. Festival on Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley Museum. For the first time this year, the museum has created an exhibit…


Breakfast After The Bell program

An empty stomach does not contribute to good learning so Chelan area lawmaker Mike Steele wants to help low-income students through a partnership between local farmers and schools. The “Breakfast After the Bell” bill was adopted Wednesday with wide bipartisan support. It calls on schools in areas with high poverty…


Apple Blossom Festival Royalty Top 10 Candidates

Congratulations to the 2018 Top Ten Royalty Candidates! From bottom left to right then top left to right. (W=Wenatchee  E=Eastmont) Sophie Castillo (W) Parents Miguel & Megan Castillo Rebecca Hall (E) Parents Chris & Jodi Hall Shayn Stanaway (E) Parents Eric & Sandy Stanaway Gretta Wiersma (W) Parents Don &…


Pedestrian struck by car is improving

A Wenatchee man has improved to satisfactory condition at Central Washington Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle crossing Wenatchee Avenue on foot Monday evening. 40 year old Ricardo Cervantes was struck about 7:45pm near Crawford Street by a vehicle driven by Michael Rash, 44 of East Wenatchee. Wenatchee…


Man doing survey work struck by passing vehicle

A man was struck Wednesday morning by a passing vehicle and seriously injured shortly before 11:30am. Quincy Police Chief Keith Siebert said the victim was a private contractor doing survey work when he was hit by a driver who told police she did not see the victim in the roadway. …


Snowy commute expected Thursday morning

The Wenatchee Valley and Waterville Plateau can expect snow to develop late tonight and into Thursday morning which may result in winter travel conditions for the morning commute. The Hazardous Weather Outlook includes the Highway 2 corridor from Wenatchee to the Spokane/Coeur d`Alene area. Robin Fox, a meteorologist at the…