Ephrata Asking Residents to Trim Trees, Shrubs and Move Other Impediments

From a press release – In order to make our community safer and more attractive, the City of Ephrata is again asking, as we do twice every year, all homeowners to examine their property for trees and other plants that may inadvertently obstruct streets, alleyways, and/or sidewalks. Occasionally basketball hoops will be…


Wenatchee School Board to Decide on Consultant Firm Monday

The Wenatchee School Board will hold a Special Board Meeting Monday, September 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the main board room at the Wenatchee School District office (235 Sunset Ave.)  The Board will vote on which search firm they will choose to conduct a comprehensive superintendent search to replace Brian…


Bodies Recovered at Scene of Bridgeport House Fire

Douglas County Sheriff’s investigators located two bodies inside a burned residence at 760 Old Highland Orchard Road in Bridgeport on Tuesday.  Sheriff Kevin Morris said it is believed the bodies are that of 53 year old Paul S. Desjardins and his wife 57 year old wife, Sandra L. Desjardins. Morris…


Apple Capital Loop Trail Closure in Riverfront Park

Next Monday, Chelan PUD will be closing off a portion of the Loop Trail through Riverfront Park while work is underway to replace a 242 foot section of storm drain that failed recently and caused a sinkhole. A detour will be in place for about three weeks between Fifth Street…


Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Opens Thursday

The 28th Annual Wenatchee River Salmon Festival opens Thursday with two days of natural resource education at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Over 2,000 elementary students from North Central Washington are expected to attend.  Haley Croci, Festival Co-director says for most of the students, it is their introduction to the lifecycle…


Quincy Police Holding Donuts with a Cop

Embracing the stereotype that all cops love donuts, the Quincy Police Department is hosting a Donut with a Cop event on Thursday at Akins Foods. Members of the force will be on site from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. to meet with the community. They say there will be no presentations,…


Wenatchee High School Starting New Attendance Program

Wenatchee High School will be implementing a new Positive Attendance system for their classrooms on Thursday. Principal Eric Anderson says kids will check in and out of class by scanning their student ID. “This is great in terms of knowing where students are. From a safety standpoint, when a kid…




WDFW Planning Controlled Burns Across Eastern Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be conducting controlled burns on department lands in Okanogan, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Kittitas, and Yakima counties to reduce wildfire risks and enhance wildlife habitat. As conditions allow, controlled burns are planned to start later this month or early October on the…