No Picture

Arrest After 3 Vehicle Accident

State Troopers arrest a Cashmere motorist on charges of DUI and hit and run after a three-vehicle injury accident Friday evening. It happened around 6:30 on Highway 2 about 3 miles East of Cashmere. Troopers say 32 year old Gabriel Rodriguez was impaired when he struck a car driven by…


Washington Elected Officials Comment on Mass Shooting

Some statewide elected officials and members of the state delegation to Washington have weighed in on the mass shooting in Orlando Sunday morning. Governor Jay Inslee, who attended an LGBTQ event in Spokane Saturday said “This morning we wake up to see this horrific tragedy in Orlando. We are all waiting…


Former Judge Carol Wardell in Need of Kidney Transplant

Former Chelan County Superior Court Judge, Carol Wardell is in need of a kidney transplant. The following was posted on Facebook by Sue Baker with the Chelan Douglas Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, which Wardell helped organize. “I know many of you are aware that Carol Wardell (Main founder…


Draft Forest Motorized Travel Rules Released

The US Forest service released the draft environmental assessment for management of motorized travel on the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest. The draft document is now available for public review. From the US Forest Service: The 2005 Travel Management Rule requires each National Forest to designate roads, trails and areas open to…


Non-Profit Racks Up Donations for Program Supporting Teachers

A non-profit which supports teachers gets a new infusion of cash.  The North Central Education Foundation’s receiving a $10,000 donation from North Cascades Bank for its Teacher Classroom Grant Program. The foundation’s Ray Allen says the money supports innovative classroom projects not normally funded by schools. “A lot of times these…


How Would NCW Be Impacted by Cascadia Earthquake? (Podcast)

Puget Sounders are preparing for the big one. But Wenatchee area residents should also get ready for the impacts of a catastrophic earthquake triggered by movement of the Cascadian Subduction Zone off the Coast of Washington. Seismologist, Bill Steele with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says North Central Washington will…


Okanogan County Flash Floods

Okanogan County emergency Management officials report Friday about 1:00 pm a heavy downpour of rain and hail caused a flash flood to come down the canyon onto Lime Belt Road in the Conconully area Large rocks and dirt were deposited and there are washouts and ruts on the sides of the…


Link Transit Seeks Public’s Ideas for Future Service

A gathering’s being held by Link Transit to survey the public on how it should move forward over the next few years. Link’s ranked among the highest performing small transit systems in the country for service and ridership. General Manager Richard DeRock thinks future needs likely include beefing up commuter…


Trooper Pulls Man Facing Drug Charges From Burning Car

A State Trooper was able to pull a badly injured driver from a burning car after wreck on I-90 early Thursday morning after the driver tried to flee. Trooper Bryan Moore reports State Trooper Darin Fehlhafer was on patrol 2 miles west of Cle Elum around 2am Thursday when he…


Hundreds Attend North Central Washington Sports Awards

Dozens of local athletes and coaches were honored at the North Central Washington Sports Awards last night. Former Husky Quarterback and NFL first round pick Jake Locker gave the keynote address. The honorees included the Wenatchee High School baseball team, the state champion soccer team, and Okanogan High School’s athletic…