National WEA and EAS Test Delayed

Washington D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the…


Chelan PUD Paving Area Parks Before Winter

From the PUD: Asphalt companies stop laying pavement once the weather turns cool. Below is a list of asphalt projects on the horizon and a change of dates for some landscaping work:   DATE CHANGE – Old Mill Park in Manson Originally scheduled for the week of Sept. 10, this…


Iron East Fire 90 Percent Contained

Here’s the last update from the Incident Management Team on the Iron East Fire: This team will be transferring command of the Iron Creek fire on Monday to the local unit. The incoming Incident Commander is Kevin McPhee and the Incident Command Post will be located at the Cle Elum…


Two Bridgeport People Missing After House Fire

Two Bridgeport are missing after their doublewide trailer burned to the ground on Old Highland Orchard Road Sunday night. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris says two people were able to escape the home. “We got fire and law enforcement investigators there right now and it’s going to be a pretty…


Chickenpox Confirmed in Grant County

GRANT COUNTY, WA – The Grant County Health Officer has issued an alert after a cluster of chickenpox cases have been confirmed in Grant County. Three schools affected,  Park Orchard Elementary, North Elementary and Longview Elementary.  Dr. Alexander Brzezny says the the potential for spreading chickenpox to other schools is…


Some Campfires Will Be Permitted But Fire Danger Persists

Wenatchee, WA- Beginning Monday September 17, 2018, forest users will once again be able to have campfires in designated recreation sites, such as campgrounds, as well as most Wilderness areas. However, fire danger remains ‘Very High’ in Chelan, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties and ‘High’ in Okanogan County. “We’ve received enough…


Newhouse, Wisconsin Lawmaker Introduce Legislation Delisting Gray Wolf

4th District Congressman Dan Newhouse and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) have introduced legislation with bipartisan support that would return management of gray wolves to state control. Management of these gray wolves were transferred from the state to the federal level following two 2014 U.S. District Court decisions that reinstated gray…


Wenatchee and WestSide High Graduation Rates Jump in 2018

A high school diploma is one way to know a student is ready for a career, college, and life. The graduation rate is one way to know if the K-12 system is meeting the needs of all students.   Today Wenatchee High School released data about the graduating class of…


U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Grant to Methow Valley Airport

From the office of Representative Dan Newhouse: Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation noticed a grant for the Methow Valley State Airport in Winthrop, WA. The federal grant will fund the final phase of construction to expand the existing west general aviation…