Hawkins Hopeful Lawmakers Will Approve $24 Million Wildfire Request

Some North Central Washington lawmakers lend early support to  Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark’s request for additional funding to address Wildfires.  Even though the current two year state budget’s in place, 12th District Representative Brad Hawkins thinks there’ll be more money for such a program in the next legislative session….


Parent-Teacher Conference Prevents Home Loss

It was approximately 10:30 am Thursday morning when a 17-year-old East Wenatchee girl and her 12-year-old brother smelled smoke from their mobile home on South Kentucky Avenue. With their mother just getting out of the shower, the girl immediately contacted the authorities and the East Wenatchee Fire Department arrived within…



30th District Outcome Could Strengthen Republicans In Washington House

An election in the west side of the state could boost the voice of Republicans, who dominate Eastern Washington. Early returns show GOP challenger Teri Hickel leading Democrat House incumbent Carol Gregory in the 30th District near Tacoma. 12th District Republican Cary Condotta thinks the chambers dynamics will dramatically change…


Wildfire Information Summit

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! A panel of federal and state wildfire experts, lawmakers and fire prevention and education groups encourage citizens and business owners to attend the “Wildfires and Us” conference this Monday November 9th at the Wenatchee Performing Arts Center. A panel of experts will discuss the latest scientific…


Hilton Hotel to be Developed On Wenatchee Waterfront

A prime piece of Wenatchee waterfront property will soon become home to a new Hilton hotel. Mayor Frank Kuntz says the City Council has approved a 1.3 million dollar agreement with developers to build the four-story hotel north of the Pybus Market . . The Mayor says the property has…


FOOD BANKS Kick off Early Holiday Donation Requests

North Central Washington’s Food Banks are putting out an early call for food and monetary donations for the holiday season. Proteins and baby foods, items and monetary donations are always in short supply and welcomed, but so are boxed foods, fresh foods and baked goods. Karen Brugmann with the Chelan-Douglas…


Port Of Chelan Looks to Attract Green Businesses

The Port of Chelan’s looking to bring in new businesses and employers who want to be associated with green energy. The port’s Craig Larson says the county’s abundance of non-carbon emitting hydropower’s a natural fit for companies committed to the environment. He also claims the firms under consideration are being…


Wenatchee Veteran’s Day Free BBQ

Let’s celebrate Veteran’s Day with a free BBQ meal put on by Chelan County Fire District One this Wednesday – an event started 15 years ago by Wenatchee Fire and Rescue. Every bit of the tantalizing free offerings are donated by career and volunteer firefighters. Start salivating! —- Fire Chief…


Douglas County School Board And Levy Lid Election Races Pass

The candidate in the Eastmont School Board Position 5 race, who didn’t want the job, gets good news.  Jeromy Deskin, who had a slight edge over incumbent Stephen Piccirillo, tried to withdraw from the race, but failed to follow proper procedure. Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall explained how Deskin can…