National WEA and EAS Test Delayed

Washington D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the…


Chelan PUD Paving Area Parks Before Winter

From the PUD: Asphalt companies stop laying pavement once the weather turns cool. Below is a list of asphalt projects on the horizon and a change of dates for some landscaping work:   DATE CHANGE – Old Mill Park in Manson Originally scheduled for the week of Sept. 10, this…


Iron East Fire 90 Percent Contained

Here’s the last update from the Incident Management Team on the Iron East Fire: This team will be transferring command of the Iron Creek fire on Monday to the local unit. The incoming Incident Commander is Kevin McPhee and the Incident Command Post will be located at the Cle Elum…


Two Bridgeport People Missing After House Fire

Two Bridgeport are missing after their doublewide trailer burned to the ground on Old Highland Orchard Road Sunday night. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris says two people were able to escape the home. “We got fire and law enforcement investigators there right now and it’s going to be a pretty…


Wenatchee and WestSide High Graduation Rates Jump in 2018

A high school diploma is one way to know a student is ready for a career, college, and life. The graduation rate is one way to know if the K-12 system is meeting the needs of all students.   Today Wenatchee High School released data about the graduating class of…


U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Grant to Methow Valley Airport

From the office of Representative Dan Newhouse: Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation noticed a grant for the Methow Valley State Airport in Winthrop, WA. The federal grant will fund the final phase of construction to expand the existing west general aviation…



Target Shooting Ban Lifted Two Weeks Early

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is lifting the ban on target shooting on state-managed lands on Saturday, September 15, two weeks earlier than anticipated.   “Thank you to our target shooters for your patience and for taking precautions to reduce wildfires this summer,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary…


Wenatchee School District Sets Schedule for Consultant Firm Interviews

From Wenatchee SD: The Wenatchee School District Board of Directors will hold interviews with superintendent search firms during an open public meeting on Monday, September 17, 1:00-4:45 p.m. at the Wenatchee School District Office, 235 Sunset Ave. Written comments from the audience will be accepted at the conclusion of each…


Quincy PD Receiving Fraud Complaints Involving Fake Police Threats

Quincy Police say they are receiving complaints of a fraudulent phone calls to resident in the city with a spoofed phone number, listed as a department phone number 787-4718, to mirror the department. The caller claims to be with Quincy PD and threatens arrest if money is not paid to them….