Omak Man Facing Arson and Murder Charges

The following is a news release from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office: On 11-17-17 at approximately 0646 we received a fire call to 248 Omak River Road just outside of the Omak City limits. Multiple jurisdictions responded to and assisted in fighting this fire at the residence. Minutes after the…


Navy Admits Involvement In Obscene Skydrawings

Officials at Naval Air Station Whidbey admit that one of their aircraft was involved in a questionable skywriting seen recently over Okanagan County.  Some people felt the skydrawing resembled male genitalia and one sent a picture to Spokane’s KREM TV. The Navy told KREM that the drawing was unacceptable and…


Mission Ridge Opens Saturday

The following is a news release from Mission Ridge Ski Resort: Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is excited to announce that we will be opening for the 2017/18 season Saturday November 18 from 9am-4pm. An opening day of November 18th is a week earlier than scheduled and the second…


KPQ transmitter repair work tonight

A programming note– News Radio 560 KPQ will be off the air for up to a couple of hours tonight [Friday] so our engineers can complete necessary repairs at our transmitter. The work is scheduled to be done between 7 to 9 p.m.  You can still listen to KPQ programming…


Wenatchee Woman Wins Big at Lottery

A woman from Wenatchee is celebrating after she won $190,000 playing Hit 5 from the Washington Lottery. She purchased her winning ticket at Plaza Super Jet on Okanogan Avenue. She said she had written down the numbers from special dates in her family but forgot to bring them with her,…


Funding for McKittrick Street Extension Approved

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $973,185 in public infrastructure development funding targeting business growth and job creation in the Wenatchee, Chelan County. A $859,409 loan and a $113,776 grant to the city of Wenatchee is for the McKittrick Street Extension Project, State funding is awarded for…


Pangborn Business Park Development Takes Another Step

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Pangborn Airport Business Park this Thursday morning to commemorate the completion of the Giga Watt Demo Pod. Construction work will be done on the northern cul-de-sac of the park. Once that is complete, all of the infrastructure needed at the park will be…


United Way Director steps down

The Executive Director of United Way for Chelan and Douglas County resigned last week.  Walker has been at the helm of United Way since 2006. Walker issued a press release following his resignation.  “My time as the executive director for United Way has been one of the most rewarding experiences…


Mission Ridge opener is getting close

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort near Wenatchee is getting close to opening for the season. Marketing director Tony Hickcock says they are hopeful they can open this Saturday if the conditions are right.  Hickcock says all that is needed is a little more snow or some cooler temperatures to…


State Patrol kicks off Apple Cup emphasis patrol

The Apple Cup is in Seattle on Saturday, November 25th but the Washington State Patrol will begin special Apple Cup emphasis patrols today and continue the extra scrutiny through Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.   Troopers will be focusing on speeding to include driving too fast for conditions, distracted/impaired driving and other…