Chelan PUD Still Shutting Down Cryptocurrency Operations

Chelan PUD says they continue to find unauthorized cryptocurrency mining operations at the rate of about two or three per day. Last week, the PUD’s Board agreed to implement a new fine structure for unauthorized operations of up to more than $61-hundred for in-home operations and $11,400 for a commercial…


Street Closures for Parades Announced

Youth Parade will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 AM. Wenatchee Avenue will NOT be closed. The parade will take place starting in Orondo and will turn onto Mission headed North. Parade begins promptly at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. On Friday night May 4, Wenatchee Avenue will close at 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. between…


Ellensburg School District Adopting Anonymous Reporting Tool

From a press release: The Ellensburg School District is adopting the StopIt Solutions anonymous reporting app that was the central component of Rep. Matt Manweller’s Students Protecting Students school safety bill in the 2018 legislative session. Manweller, who has been working on legislation to combat school violence since the shootings…


Judge Tom Warren passes at 77

Retired Chelan County District Court Judge Tom Warren has passed away at age 77.  Judge Warren died this morning at his home in Chelan. Judge Warren retired in 2007 after more than 20 years on the bench.  He was a member of Lake Chelan Rotary, and was formerly in the…


Ribbon Cutting at new WSDOT Regional Headquarters

Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz, State Senator Brad Hawkins and North Central Regional W.S.D.O.T Administrator Dan Sarles were on hand to help cut ribbon on the new $8.7 million regional headquarters Monday.  The 30,000 square foot building will house all 130 regional administrative and engineering employees under one roof. The building…


Ramon Rivera named 2018Community Hero

  The Wenatchee Exchange Club presented its 2018 Community Hero Award to Wenatchee High School Mariachi Teacher Ramon Rivera at a ceremony luncheon on Friday, April 20th at the Town Toyota Center. The award is presented for outstanding service and involvement to the youth of our community. This award will…


Fatal Accident Claims Wenatchee Man’s Life

A 49-year-old Wenatchee man died in a one-vehicle accident seven miles south of Peshastin in the early morning hours Saturday. The Washington State Patrol says Wayne Beebe was northbound on State Route 97 on his motorcyle when he lost control and crossed the road striking the guardrail in the southbound…


Knapps Hill Tunnel closure will require detour plans on Tuesday

W.S.D.O.T crews will be closing the US 97A Knapps Hill Tunnel for lighting maintenance on Tuesday, April 24th from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists traveling to Chelan should consider Highway 97 on the Douglas County side of the Columbia River and using the Beebe Bridge exit at Chelan Falls….


Wenatchee recycling event Saturday

The City of Wenatchee is holding it’s annual recycling event Saturday for city residents at a new location, Stemilt Organic Recycling at 1465 S. Wenatchee Avenue. The event is open to Wenatchee residents who can show proof of residence like a water, telephone or power bill and personal identification. Household…


Follow the Seahawks on NewsRadio560 KPQ

The Seahawks will open the NFL regular season on the road against the Broncos on Sunday, September 9th.  Seattle will be on the road for five of its first seven games.  The Seahawks will have a bye in Week 7. The Hawks will play four prime time games. On Monday…