Rocky Reach Fire Transitioned to Local Agencies

The 3,400 acre Rocky Reach Fire remains at 70% containment but is not considered a threat so control was turned over to local agencies today.  Crews from Chelan County, Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will continue to monitor and patrol the entire…


Donation Made to Help Moses Lake Police K9 Program

The Moses Lake Police Department are getting more help to expand their K9 program after a large donation from local service groups. Kiwanis and Rotary made a $13-thousand donation to the department which will allow them to further develop the K9 program. MLPD’s first K9 officer Chief joined the department…


Fire Crews Douse Small Fire Near Chumstick Highway

Chelan County Fire District 3 crews responded to and doused a 20 foot by 20 foot fire just off the Chumstick Highway Wednesday. The fire was between Spromberg and Sunitch Canyons. District 3 crews got help from District 9, the Forest Service, DNR and the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. The…


Douglas County Risk Plan Update

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is working on the update to plans that are used to assess the risk and vulnerabilities of natural hazards and reduce the impacts to communities across Douglas County. Douglas County Records and Risk Manager Jordyn Giulio says the county received a $42, 000 Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant…


Washington’s Job Market Continues to Grow

From a press release – Washington’s economy added 4,100 jobs in June and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for June was 4.7 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The June unemployment rate was unchanged from May 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. “Payroll growth slowed a bit…


Sunburn Classic Returns to Downtown Wenatchee July 28th and 29th

The deadline to sign up for this year’s Sunburn Classic 3-on-3 tournament is July 21st. President and Co-Founder of the tournament JD Taylor says there is a real benefit to the community and local business. “People coming from out of town and spending money in our stores. People seeing what…


Red Flag Warnings Continue

Another hot day of hazardous weather … Steve Bodner, of the National Weather Service in Spokane, says expect the same red flag conditions for tomorrow.


Rocky Reach Fire in Mopup Mode, Remains 70 Percent Contained

Crews continue mopping up around the Rocky Reach Fire which is 70 percent contained, burning about 34-hundred acres. Public Information Officer Max Jones says they are heat seeking. “There’s not much left out there. It’s looking cold and smooth. They’re finishing the mop up. We don’t want a single issue.”…


Work Continues on Little Camas Fire

Crews are still monitoring the Little Camas Fire despite it being 100 percent contained. DNR Spokesperson Janet Pearce says they are planning on flying drones over the area to find any potential hot spots. “Even with the red flag warning coming up, we’re feeling pretty good about this fire being…


Prepaid Ballots Required Planning by County Auditors

Included with those primary ballots arriving in people’s mailboxes over the next few days will be prepaid envelopes to mail them back free of charge. Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall says they had to go back to the drawing board. “We needed to examine all of our ballot mailing materials…