59er Diner Re-Opens on Highway 2 West of Leavenworth

The iconic 59er Diner re-opened their doors this week with a brand new building 15 miles west of Leavenworth. Owner Joe Canatta while he’s happy to be a little closer to whole and getting some cash flow going. “The better thing is seeing everybody from the whole neighborhood, and the…


Unemployment in Wenatchee MSA Second Lowest in State

Unemployment in the Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA, which includes Chelan and Douglas Counties, is the second-lowest in the state behind San Juan County. In a report released by the State Employment Security Department, unemployment in the area was down to 3.3 percent in September, which was a half…


Matt Manweller Wins 13th District, Thanks Supporters Amidst Plan to Resign

Matt Manweller holds a big lead in the race for the 13th Legislative District despite controversy surrounding his campaign. The Republican thanked his supporters on Facebook Tuesday night noting that he has enjoyed his time in Olympia and was proud that the voters still backed him. Manweller did promise to…


Dr. Kim Schrier Holds Initial Lead Over Dino Rossi in 8th District

Dr. Kim Schrier leads Dino Rossi in the race for the U.S. House seat in the 8th Congressional District. Speaking at her rally last night, Schrier says she’s being patient. “We need everyone of those ballots to be counted and while this may take longer than any of us really…



Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett Opens with Big Lead

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett leads after the first night of results and appears to be on his way to another term garnering nearly 66 percent of the vote in initial results. “First of all, I’m very thankful to do another four years and move on with an amazing team…


Chelan Fire and Rescue Douses Two-Acre Fire in Washington Creek Area

Chelan Fire and Rescue sent multiple trucks to a two-alarm fire in the Washington Creek area that burned about two acres Monday night. Chief Tim Lemon says despite the relatively small size; the windy conditions and remote location got their attention. “Because of the difficulty accessing it and whether or…


Regional Organization Names CWU Police Department and Officer as Best

Central Washington University can lay claim to having both the top cop, and the top cop shop. At its annual conference in Kennewick, the Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators named Central’s University Police and Public Safety as the 2018 Department of the Year. Central’s student government nominated the…


Ballots Being Counted, Tuesday Results Often Hold Up

Elections staff around the state have been processing ballots for the past couple of weeks with security checks in place including verification of signature, making sure no one is voting twice and that ballot is usable. Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore says it’s quite a process. “From when a ballot…


Wild End Three-Game Losing Streak

The Wenatchee Wild entered Saturday’s game with a three-game losing streak, and their opponent, the Powell River Kings had won five straight. Both streaks came to an end at Town Toyota Center while 2,000 fans roared their approval. It only took :34 seconds for the Wild to open the scoring….