Wild Back in Series With Dominant Home Win

The Wenatchee Wild broke open a one-goal game with three third period goals Monday night, defeating the Chilliwack Chiefs 5-1, in front of 2,285 at the Town Toyota Center. The Wild outshot the Chiefs 33-32 on the night. Chase Perry made 31 saves for Wenatchee. The Wild trail the second…


Tuberculosis Cases Increase

Tuberculosis cases in the state of Washington rose 7% last year.  Tuberculosis is the world’s deadliest infectious disease, killing 1.5 million people annually – HIV/AIDS kills roughly 1.2 million.  Washington had 208 documented cases of TB last year, up from 194 in 2014.  By county, Yakima had the fourth most cases…


Work Group Studying Zoning Rules for Marijuana Growers in Chelan County

A work group’s met for the first time to study possible zoning regulations of marijuana businesses in Chelan County. Its members are expected to formulate recommendations for county planners and commissioners within 6 months. Commissioner Keith Goehner says, once their implemented, those rules will apply to all new and existing…


Initiative To Raise Minimum Wage Gaining Signatures

Groups are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to raise Washington State’s minimum wage to $13.50 an hour by the year 2020. I-1433 is backed by unions and education associations and was recently endorsed by presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Teresa Mosqueda with the Washington State Labor Council…


Settlement To Allow Motorized Traffic On Forest Roads

Three conservation groups have agreed to settle a lawsuit they filed to stop the U.S. Forest Service from opening 350 miles of forest roads to ATVs and other motorized vehicles. The deal says the forest service will agree to authorize public use of forest roads, but only if an environmental…


Bike Lane Addition Underway On Valley Mall Parkway

Work along Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee to create bike lanes in both directions in underway. The project includes removing one of the northbound vehicle lanes. Discussions regarding the painted striping and dividers of the pavement will be heard at the East Wenatchee City Council meeting on Tuesday. Project engineers have…


Experts Concerned Of Possible Landslide At Wenatchee Heights

As geo-technical experts continue their efforts to measure ground movement in the slide prone Wenatchee Heights area, Chelan County emergency officials are increasingly concerned about the possibility of a large mudslide there. Water and power have been cut to twenty homes in the vicinity and deep cracks and buckles in…


Rumors Of Third Party Candidate Dispelled By Local Republicans

Rumors of a possible third party candidate at this summer’s GOP National Convention are being dispelled. Fredi Simpson of Wenatchee, who serves as a committee woman on the Republican National Committee, says Party officials favor a process that allows the candidates with the most delegates after the primaries to be voted…


Convicted Sex Offender Missing

A convicted child rapist is missing from Chelan County.  Fox 13 reports Jeremy Hudgens is a level three sex offender — the highest risk to re-offend. State Corrections Department officials think Hudgens, who’s wanted for failing to register as a sex offender, is in the Wenatchee area. He’s 28 years…


Wild Drops Heartbreaker

The Wenatchee Wild fought hard, but surrendered a goal in the final moments, losing to the Chilliwack Chiefs 3-2 Saturday night in front of  1,846 at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. The Wild outshot the Chiefs 28-27. Chase Perry made 24 saves for Wenatchee; Aidan Pelino had 26 for Chilliwack….