More Snow for Wenatchee Valley

National Weather Service meteorologist Bryce Williams says snowfall is expected to increase as we head toward the later hours of Wednesday 02/03; snowing through the overnight hours bringing as much as 2 inches of snow accumulation.  Look for some clearing on Thursday, but then rain followed by a wintry mix…



Drone Wars: The Washington Front

While drone technology continues to advance, Washington lawmakers are trying to stay one step ahead of criminal uses.  Recently, inmates incarcerated in prisons across the country have received contraband delivered by drones.  State Senator Pam Roach believes this problem can be avoided with the purchase of drone-detectors, as well as…


Lawmakers Consider Requiring More Transparency in Prescription Drug Prices

A proposal to promote transparency of prescription drug costs and prices is being scrutinized by state lawmakers. The measure requires manufacturers of prescription medicines with wholesale prices of over $10,000 a year to report the costs of such drugs to the state. Senate Democrat Steve Conway thinks the acceleration in…


PUD Considers Higher Rates for Big Power Users

Big numbers of big names Wenatchee Valley area fruit businesses are speaking out in favor of a Public Utilities Commission plan charging higher electrical rates for big electrical usage customers…..like data centers and bit coin miners. The fear is large-load users will strain the power grid and cause higher rates…


Enchantments Visitor Season Widens

The Enchantments wilderness area is expanding by 6 weeks available time outdoor enthusiasts can request a permit for overnight stays. The period extended by permit will add a month additional in Spring,a and 2 weeks to the fall season. Officials say the idea is to protect the popular outdoor area…


Wenatchee Youth Circus Founder Passes

The founder of the Wenatchee Valley Youth Circus has passed away. Paul Pugh died Sunday at Central Washington Hospital at the age of 88. Pugh will always be remembered as Guppo the Clown. He was ringleader for scores of area youth who performed with him during his 42-year career.  Douglas…


Cause Of Priest Rapids Dam Explosion: Human Error

An investigation has ruled human error as the cause of an explosion at Priest Rapids Dam last October.  Grant County PUD determined the arc flash that injured six employees could have been avoided.  The investigation found crucial errors committed by both Priest Rapids Dam leadership and the injured employees themselves….



Washington 10th Least Gun Dependent State

A new study shows Washington is one of 10 states which are least dependent on the gun industry. Personal finance website WalletHub conducted the analysis in response to President Obama’s executive orders on gun control and recent changes to state laws. Spokesperson Jill Gonzalez notes the study focused on three…