Remarks at School Board Meeting Draw Criticism

Wenatchee School Board member Sarah Knox’s comments at a recent workshop have been called racist, sexist and age discriminatory by a local attorney. Our news partner, iFiber One News reported that Knox said during a Sep. 17th workshop discussion that one of the four firms under review for a Superintendent’s…


Demolition Work Possible Source of Commercial Fire

Chelan and Douglas County Firefighters were dispatched to a commercial structure fire on South Columbia Street this morning.  The building at 1028 South Columbia Street is owned by Mike Walker and was used mostly for storage “We were tearing out one of the walls and something sparked material in an…


Voter Registration Event at Wenatchee Valley College

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25th. Douglas and Chelan County Election Departments will be co-hosting a Voter Registration Drive at Wenatchee Valley College from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Election Department staff will be available to help individuals register to vote and answer questions regarding the General Election…


Grace City Church to Host 2018 Hoedown on Sunday

The Annual Grace City Church Hoedown in downtown Wenatchee is this Sunday from 4 to 8pm. Organizers of the 2018 edition say the free, family event will be bigger than last year with more food vendors, 2 entertainment stages, more carnival style game booths, a movie house, a petting farm…


Injured Climber Rescued on Mt. Stuart

A 21 year old man was injured Thursday while climbing Mt. Stuart.  The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the injured climber but reported he suffered extensive injuries in a fall of about 90 feet when he experienced an equipment failure while rappelling down the west side of Mt…


Apple Blossom Royalty Scholarships Increased in 2019

The 2019 Apple Blossom Festival Royalty will be receiving more scholarship dollars.   The Wenatchee Applarians contributes to the Queen scholarship fund and raised the award from $6,000 to $10,000.  Apple Blossom Festival Donors contribute to the Princess Scholarships.   The scholarship awards for both Princesses will be increased from $3,500 to…


Toxic Algae Warning Expanded on Moses Lake

Grant County Health District (GCHD) is warning people and pets to avoid all contact with Moses Lake.  The Health District test samples indicate a toxic Blue-Green algae is likely present in all parts of Moses Lake. Test samples taken at several locations on September 17th came back with toxin levels…


Warden Substitute Teacher Arrested on Federal Child Pornography Charges

A former substitute teacher and City council member in Warden was arrested Wednesday for possession of child pornography.  Michael Leavitt of Warden has been under investigation by the FBI since his arrest in March on voyeurism charges. Warden Police Chief Rick Martin said the FBI probe revealed that Leavitt received…


Red Cross Blood, Platelet Donations Needed

Thousands of lifesaving blood donations have gone uncollected due to drive cancellations forced by Hurricane Florence RICHLAND and YAKIMA, Wash.  — As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood…


Cashmere FFA Holds Fundraiser Dinner

Cashmere FFA students are headed to the National FFA Convention in October.   To help raise funds for the trip, the chapter will be hosting a Prime Rib Dinner on Friday, October 5th,  5:00 – 7:00pm at Cashmere High School before the Football Game vs. Chelan Goats. The contest is the traditional…