Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Announces Gun Safety Classes

Sharp uptick in the number of people applying to buy handguns and or obtained concealed pistol licenses sparks the idea.   Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal  has announced the Sheriff’s Department joins the North Central Washington gun club to offer a handgun safety course on Saturday, March 26th; 10 am…



Suing to Push National Government To Develop Plan to Save Threatened Steelhead

Conservation groups are suing the federal government….saying it’s foot dragging when it comes to recovering wild Puget Sound steelhead.  Duvall based Wild Fish Conservancy and other groups accuse the National Marine Fisheries Service of failing to design a solid plan to recover seagoing rainbow trout, listed as threatened in 20-07….


Wings of Rescue Offers You Your New Rescue Pet!

They’ve airlifted another 260 pets; mostly adoptable dogs – into Seattle this weekend, and this time most were adopted by forever families before the plane’s wheels even touched down on Washington runways!    The non profit group “Wings of Rescue” has saved almost two thousand pets; mostly dogs, from euthanization…


High Winds – No Problem For Mission Ridge

Winds were recorded as high as 126 MPH last Sunday night, early Monday morning at Mission Ridge Ski Resort. Spokesperson Tony Hickock explains while the winds were high, skiers should not be discouraged. “A little bit of wind, some delays on the lifts, but otherwise it’s great conditions for riding….


Upcoming Forum to Focus on English As A Second Language Classes

An English As A Second Language forum’s being held to assist providers of such classes in reaching out to foreign language speakers. The meeting will focus on boosting attendance at the courses, which can require a 5-hour weekly commitment. Jennifer Witherbee of the Washington Apple Education Foundation notes students are…


President’s Day: Big Pet Adoption Day!

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society reports a long line of potential adopting families waiting outside their doors even before opening today.  While so many places and offices tend to be closed on President’s Day, it’s a bang up day for business at most pet adoption facilities nationwide, and Central Washington does…


President’s Day: What’s Open, What’s Not.

The garbage trucks are running in the Wenatchee Valley today so you may think it’s business as usual – before you remember today is President’s Day. Don’t expect mail delivery; all federal, state, county and city government offices are closed today. You can pay your electric bill by phone or…


Apparent Standoff With Wenatchee Police Ends In Tragedy

An apparent standoff with Wenatchee Police ended in tragedy on Sunday. Wenatchee Police Captain Doug Jones says at around 1:00 PM a homeowner in the 300 block of Maryland Street went to take possession of a newly purchased residence. He arrived to find the previous owner at the house, who…


Chelan County Sheriff Names New Chief Of Patrol

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett has hired a new Chief of Patrol. Burnett says Rick Johnson will join his management team beginning April 1st. Johnson will be moving into the new position after serving as a Wenatchee police officer. Sheriff Burnett says Johnson replaces Jason Mathews who was recently promoted…