Speed Emphasis Patrol Beginning Tuesday, June 19th

Speeders beware; several law enforcement agencies will be participating in speeding emphasis patrols beginning tomorrow and running through July 8th. Wenatchee Police Officer Donald Graves says speed-related accidents continue to happen. “If we all watch our speed, we can reduce these collisions and their terrible impacts on our communities.” Wenatchee,…


Sunday Helicopter Accident Cuts Power in Douglas County

From a press release – Orondo Fire, Chelan Fire 7, LCCH EMS & Douglas County Sheriff responded to the helicopter accident in the area of Cascade Foothills, in Orondo, four miles south of the Beebe Bridge. On arrival a helicopter was found in the Orchard sitting upright. The helicopter had…


Manson Man Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Chelan County Sheriffs arrested a 21-year-old Manson man on charges of a hit and run that resulted in a death Sunday night. The accident occurred around 3:00 a.m. yesterday in the 500 block of Manson Blvd. As first responders tried to save the victim’s life, Sheriffs Deputies found debris from…


Restrictions in Place on Two Cle Elum Ranger District Bridges

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest bridge engineers have found safety concerns with two bridges on the Cle Elum Ranger District. Inspection of these bridges has revealed safety issues requiring weight restrictions be implemented for public safety on two bridges that access extremely popular recreation areas in the Upper Cle Elum Valley. On…


Local Auto Repair Shops Honored by AAA

AAA Washington evaluates every AAA Approved Auto Repair facility in Washington and northern Idaho to measure quality of repair work, customer service, and overall shop cleanliness. From data collected through customer satisfaction surveys each year, the top performing facilities are honored with a AAA Top Shop Award. Facilities that earn…


School Districts Negotiating for New Deals After McCleary Finally Done

It will be a busy summer for school districts and teachers unions throughout the state as they negotiate new contracts with the increased levels of state funding. President of the Wenatchee Education Association Kris Cameron says with so many districts around the state negotiating, it could be a slower process than…


DNR Raises Fire Danger Level in Okanogan County

From a press release – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies, is implementing the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands. Check with local jurisdictions for additional restrictions. Effective 12:01 a.m. June 15, 2018: Fire Danger Rating…


Dads Should Treat Body Better than Car

There’s a good chance Washington dads haven’t been in for a routine doctor’s checkup in a while. For Father’s Day, medical professionals suggest dads get themselves a gift and go in for an exam, even if they don’t have any pressing health issues. Doctor Scott Itano, a family medicine physician…


City Pool Opens Saturday

The City of Wenatchee pool opens for the season tomorrow. It will be open at 220 South Fuller Street from June 16th through August 18th. Public swims are generally from 1:00 p.m. through 4:45 with lap swims in the morning and evening and swimming lessons from 9:30 a.m. to noon…


Grant County Sheriff K9 Grizzly Finds Gun During Arrest

From a press release – In the early morning of June 13th, GCSO K-9 team Deputies De La Rosa and Grizzly aided Mattawa Police Department, Royal City Police Department, and Grant County Sheriff’s Office after a call was received for an intoxicated man making death threats and shooting outside a…