Town Toyota and TTC Launch Inaugural Smitten for Mittens Campaign

The Town Toyota Center and Town Toyota dealership in East Wenatchee have partnered in a “Smitten for Mittens” campaign to collect mittens or gloves for area school children who come to ice skate at the Town Toyota Center this winter.  The “Smitten for Mittens” effort asks that the community bring…


Give Methow Campaign Raises More than $276,000 for Non-Profits

The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce its Give Methow campaign has raised $276,535 for 33 Methow Valley nonprofits. Give Methow is a crowdfunding campaign hosted by the Community Foundation during the month of October to build awareness about nonprofits serving the Methow Valley and provide a way…


Children’s Home Society Holding Open House

The Children’s Home Society is holding a holiday open house Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. The party, which will be held at 1014 Walla Walla Ave, will have light refreshments followed by an overview of the organization’s programs. Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP with Edith Medina at…


Semi Driver Rear Ends WSP Vehicle, Charged with DUI

A 25-year-old Outlook man was arrested Friday after allegedly rear-ending a Washington State Patrol vehicle. The accident report says the trooper was flagged down by a civilian to indicate an erratic semi was driving southbound on State Route 281 near George. When the trooper flagged down the semi, the driver…


Banners Honoring Veterans Flying in Downtown Wenatchee

Visitors to Downtown Wenatchee will notice banners depicting area veterans throughout the month of November. It’s a project that Downtown Association Executive Director Linda Haglund brought from a national meeting. “We honor our heroes here for their service to the country even if they’re comfortable or not with it, we…


Next Round of Election Results Released Friday Afternoon

The next round of election results in Chelan and Douglas County will be released Friday afternoon. While most races are likely already decided, in the race to replace Keith Goehner for Chelan County Commissioner, initial returns had Shon Smith with a mere 314-vote lead. Auditor Skip Moore says there is…


Chelan County Public Works Looking at Another Burn in Leavenworth

Chelan County Public Works is hoping to conduct on Wednesday the 14th of dry, organic materials from the Leavenworth drop-off site. PIO Jill Fitzsimmons says the burn is weather dependent. “The crew is going to be watching things like air stagnation, wind, wind speeds, things like that just to make…


Rossi Concedes Election to Schrier in the 8th Congressional District

Dr. Kim Schrier is set to become the first Democrat to ever represent Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Republican challenger Dino Rossi conceded the race last night in a statement on his Facebook page after new ballot counts showed Schrier’s lead widening. In his message to his supporters, Rossi said he, “believes…


Supporters of I-940 Happy with Passage

A measure to strengthen accountability of police officers who use lethal force and that requires more mental-health crisis training has passed with large support from Washington state voters. Initiative 940, which earned nearly 60 percent approval, removes a barrier in state law that has made it nearly impossible to criminally…


Moses Lake Police Department Participating in No-Shave November

The Moses Lake Police Department is participating in No-Shave November to raise money for the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation. They say for a $100 donation, officers are able to sport a “beard” for the month. Last year, the Department raised over $2,300 for the Foundation. If you are interested in…