Work Begins Early for Kids Interested in Joining the Military

As teenagers get ready for the junior and senior years, many are considering the military. Sgt. Jonathan Ernst says it’s important to start working now to make sure you maximize your chances and if you’re absolutely sure, considering enlisting early. “The quintessential, I’m going to wait until March, April, May…


City of Wenatchee Looking to Update Water Use Efficiency Goals

The City of Wenatchee is looking to update its water use efficiency goals, something they do every six years. Environmental Manager Jessica Shaw says they are looking to the community for some direction on what they should focus on. “If we want people to actually implement some of these practices…


Eastmont School District Prepping for School Year

Eastmont School District Superintendent Garn Christensen says they are working on getting ready for the school year with balancing classes across the district so each student received a quality education. “What can happen, especially if you are new to Eastmont and your child hasn’t been in that school for a…


Chelan County Unemployment Best in the State for July

The Washington Employment Security Department released the unemployment rates for each during the month of July and Chelan County had the best with Douglas County among the best. Chelan County’s unemployment rate was three percent, bettering King County at 3.6 percent. Douglas County’s unemployment was 3.9 percent which was behind…



Crescent Mountain Fire Spilling Smoke into Stehekin

The Crescent Mountain Fire is 26,181 acres and is 34 percent contained. Incident Commander Mike Wilkins says there was a lot of smoke that went into the Stehekin area Monday. “That wind got aligned with the drainage and it shoved that thing, it walked the dog up Mack Creek. We…


Chelan County Sheriff’s Department Looking to Improve Training

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says it’s important to him that the public not only trusts his deputies, but that they trust each other. He did say that doesn’t mean misbehavior can be tolerated. “We hold one another accountable at the first level, peer-to-peer. It shouldn’t have to go from…


Air Quality this Year is Poor, but Not Worst Ever

Air Quality conditions have been listed as very unhealthy or hazardous for several days in a row around North Central Washington. Dr. Ranil Dhammapala says hazardous air should never be discounted, but there have been worse years. “This year seems to be not as bad as some of the bad…