Chelan PUD Still Shutting Down Cryptocurrency Operations

Chelan PUD says they continue to find unauthorized cryptocurrency mining operations at the rate of about two or three per day. Last week, the PUD’s Board agreed to implement a new fine structure for unauthorized operations of up to more than $61-hundred for in-home operations and $11,400 for a commercial…


Street Closures for Parades Announced

Youth Parade will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 AM. Wenatchee Avenue will NOT be closed. The parade will take place starting in Orondo and will turn onto Mission headed North. Parade begins promptly at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. On Friday night May 4, Wenatchee Avenue will close at 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. between…


Ellensburg School District Adopting Anonymous Reporting Tool

From a press release: The Ellensburg School District is adopting the StopIt Solutions anonymous reporting app that was the central component of Rep. Matt Manweller’s Students Protecting Students school safety bill in the 2018 legislative session. Manweller, who has been working on legislation to combat school violence since the shootings…


Fatal Accident Claims Wenatchee Man’s Life

A 49-year-old Wenatchee man died in a one-vehicle accident seven miles south of Peshastin in the early morning hours Saturday. The Washington State Patrol says Wayne Beebe was northbound on State Route 97 on his motorcyle when he lost control and crossed the road striking the guardrail in the southbound…


Grand Coulee Pair Arrested After Four-Month Investigation

A four-month investigation resulted in the arrest of two Grand Coulee residents this [Friday] morning. Grant County Sheriffs Deputy Kyle Foreman says multiple agencies served the warrant. 36-year-old Michael Capshaw was arrested on drug charges. Officers also arrested 38-year-old Angelette Obendorf on an unrelated warrant. A search found meth, heroin,…


Father and Sons Arrested in Bridgeport

From a press release: In December of 2017 there was a burglary in Okanogan County in which the criminals stole guns, ammunition, and miscellaneous shooting equipment. Douglas County deputies, following up on tips and evidence gained from multiple search warrants, learned that the stolen property was being concealed at a…


Spokane Teacher Named National Teacher of the Year

“Public schools aren’t failing. We are being successful, and we are changing lives.” This is what Spokane educator Mandy Manning said as she accepted her title as Washington state’s Teacher of the Year this past fall. This morning, Manning was introduced to the nation as the 66th National Teacher of…


Microsoft Donates to Big Bend Community College

Computer equipment valued at $60,000 has just arrived at Big Bend Community College, thanks to a recent donation by Microsoft. Microsoft’s Datacenter Community Development team donated laptops, servers and other related fixtures to the college’s Computer Science program, which will be used to support students working towards a Systems Administration-…


Leavenworth Parking Study Public Meeting May 2nd

The city of Leavenworth will hold a public meeting Wednesday May 2nd to reveal the results of a parking study. City Adminstrator Joel Walinski says there will be a presentation at 6 in the Festhalle on the current situation so they can get public feedback. Walinski said this study has…


Salmon Creek Road Reopened

Okanogan County Public Works says that Salmon Creek Road near Okanogan is now open. The road had been closed most of the week after a mudslide hit the area a couple miles south of Happy Hills Road. The debris was four feet deep in some areas. As always be wary…