Hot Temps Equal Rising Rivers, but Better than Last Week

Temperatures are expected to get back into the upper 80s and even potentially 90s this week which has caught the attention of forecasts watching for flooding in Okanogan County. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeremy Wolf says it’s not all bad news. “The rivers are going to come back up, but…


Some Crews Released from Okanogan County Flood Response

Incident managers are beginning to demobilize crews brought in to protect communities along the flooding Okanogan River, as efforts to hold back the surging river continue to hold. Three of ten crews were released Saturday morning, leaving 150 personnel assigned to flood response. Efforts are now focused on monitoring the…


Wenatchee Woman Attacks Wenatchee Police Buildings and Car

Wenatchee Police were alerted to a woman smashing windows at the Wenatchee Police Station by a cleaning crew on May 18, 2018 at roughly 6:20 PM. The woman, later identified as Brittney M. Watson, 28, of Wenatchee, was first spotted by cleaning staff smashing out the front windows of the…


Moses Lake PD Arrest 19-Year-Old Troller

A 19-year-old Moses Lake woman who had been released from a traffic stop is back in custody after trolling police. Kayla Irizzary was the passenger in a vehicle last week that was pulled over for a traffic violation and was released from the scene with no probable cause to detain…


Wild Fall to Wellington in RBC Semifinals

JASON LA ROSE CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Jonah Capriotti was absolutely spectacular in a 50-save performance, backstopping the Wellington Dukes into the championship game at the 2018 RBC Cup with a 2-1 semifinal win over the previously-unbeaten Wenatchee Wild on Saturday afternoon. The Dukes are into the national final for the…


Candidate’s Filing Week Closes

Filing Week has officially closed across Washington State.  Some interesting filings on the final day for the 12th Legislative District races, Democrat C. Keiki Stacy Weigle of Okanogan has joined the 4-way race for position #1 . Rep. Mike Steele will be challenged by two Methow Valley candidates, Valerie Sarratt,…


House Votes Down Farm Bill

(WASHINGTON) — Legislation that would have moved forward a long-term deal for nutritional and agricultural programs was defeated in the House of Representatives on Friday, after a group of Republicans voted against it. The farm bill failed, in part due to opposition from the House Freedom Caucus, by a vote…


Eightmile Lake Dam Update

Chelan County Emergency Management issued the following update Friday on conditions at Eightmile Lake Dam. Chelan County Emergency Management reports that 95% of the Phase 1 repairs have been completed by the Icicle-Peshastin Irrigation District as of Thursday evening May 17th. The Phase 1 repairs at the dam involved creating a new…


UPDATE: Cashmere brush fire near Mill Road

Cashmere Fire Department and Chelan County crews from Monitor, Leavenworth and a Douglas County water tender responded to a one acre brush fire in the 5000 block of Mill Road in Cashmere. The fire was reported about 4:15pm Thursday afternoon north of Pioneer Avenue near Tigner Road. The fire burned…


Heavy Rains Prompt Minor Flood Advisory

A flood advisory is posted until 6:30pm Friday for Southeastern Chelan County and Southwestern Okanogan County. Minor flooding is possible in low lying and poorly drained areas. The National Weather Service said by 10:30 this morning, rain gauge reports indicated some areas received over one inch of rain in a…