Soap Lake Man Injured Building Pipe Bomb

The following is a news release from the Grant Sheriff’s office: A 55-year-old Soap Lake man is hospitalized after being injured Friday evening by a pipe bomb he was building inside his home. Neighbors near the 100 block of Adrian Avenue Northwest in Lakeview called deputies around 6 p.m. to…


DOH Proposing a 3rd Sex for Birth Certificates

The Washington State Department of Health is considering adding a third sex designation to birth certificates. DOH will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed addition of a third option for sex designation on the birth certificate. On October 31, 2017, DOH filed to consider adopting a new rule that…


Apple Blossom Festival Planning Documentary for 100th Anniversary

The following is a release from the Apple Blossom Festival: In partnership with local filmmakers, North 40, Apple Blossom has begun preliminary work to produce a feature documentary film for the 2019 Festival. The film will pay tribute to the people who started the festival and all those who have…


Air Quality Concerns Prompt Burn Ban

The following is a release from the Washington Department of Ecology: A forecast of cooling temperatures and stagnant air is prompting a Stage 1 burn ban for four Central Washington counties starting 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. All outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces will…


City of Wenatchee Offers Winter Storm Tips

The following is a release from the City of Wenatchee: · Talk with your family about what to do if a winter storm watch or warning is issued. Discussing winter storms ahead of time helps reduce fear, particularly for young children. · Have your vehicle winterized before the winter storm…


Reports of Suspicious Man Approaching Children

The following is a release from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on November 30th, 2017 a suspicious person was reported in the 3000 Block of Burch Mountain Road in Wenatchee. A child had been contacted twice in the past week before school by an older male…


Ribbon to be Cut for No See-Um Road Roundabout

The following is a news release from Washington Department of Transportation: CHELAN – Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney will participate with Washington State Department of Transportation staff and local residents 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a new roundabout on SR 150 at No See-Um…


Washington State Sues Uber over Data Breach Cover-up

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington state is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify more than 10,000 drivers in the state that their personal information was accessed as part of a major data breach. Uber acknowledged last week that for more than a…


Chelan PUD to Remove Hazardous Trees

The following is a release from Chelan PUD: Chelan PUD, working with the City of Cashmere maintenance crews, have identified 18 of the 57 Norway Spruce trees along Evergreen Drive in Cashmere as hazardous to the public and to electrical and fiber infrastructure. The trees, anywhere from 60 to 80…


Spot on Planning Commission Open

The following is a news release from the city of Wenatchee: The City of Wenatchee Planning Commission has a vacancy and is seeking applications from interested persons. Applications can be found here and should be submitted to the City Clerk at 129 South Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801, or by email…