Residents Escape Dryden House Fire

The occupants of a century old Dryden residence on Goehner Road were able to escape a structure fire Thursday but the home suffered extensive damage and two family pets were lost. Chelan County Fire District #6 Chief Phil Moser said the fire was reported about 1:15pm but flames had already…


Search Turns Up Stolen Items in Okanogan County

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force and Spokane’s Auto Theft Task Force have recovered stolen items after search warrants were served recently near Frosty Creek Road in the Aeneas Valley in Okanogan County. Stolen items include several trailers including a U-Haul trailer, two enclosed construction trailers,…


Grant County Sheriff’s K9 Officer Getting Bullet and Stab Protection Vest

From GCSO: Grant County Sheriff’s Office K9 Chewbacca to get donation of body armor Grant County Sheriff’s Office K9 Chewbacca will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Chewbacca’s vest is sponsored by Shana Greene of…


Wenatchee Police Arrest Two in Connection to Vehicle Prowls

On 10/11/18 Wenatchee Police Officers arrested Makaella A. Leonardo, a 23 year old female from Visalia, CA and Patrick J. Malone a 31 year old male from Wenatchee. On 10/11/18 Wenatchee Police Officers responded to a suspicious call at the Holiday Lodge located in the 700 block of N. Wenatchee…


Apple Maggot Quarantine Expanded to Methow Valley

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is expanding the state’s apple maggot quarantine into parts of Okanogan County, in an effort to slow the spread of this invasive pest and protect commercial apple production. The changes take effect Nov. 9, 2018, 31 days following the filing of CR-103 documents detailing…


Pro Life Speaker Abby Johnson To Speak at PAC

Noted Pro Life advocate Abby Johnson will speak about her experiences as a former Planned Parenthood Director  at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee.    Johnson spent eight years with Planned Parenthood and will talk about how the experience changed her views on abortion. The appearance is sponsored by…


Washington State Supreme Court Ends Death Penalty

Washington State will no longer impose the death penalty. The state Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty violates the Constitution because it is imposed arbitrarily and is racially biased. The court has ordered sentences for people currently on death row be converted to life in prison. Gov. Jay Inslee…


Rock Removal Work Continues Thursday in Tumwater Canyon

Motorists should expect delays again Thursday in Tumwater Canyon when crews return to do more rock removal along the shoulder near the Alps Candy Store at milepost 95. A WSDOT Dispatcher said US 2 was reopened about 4:15pm Wednesday after crews spent most of the day removing debris. Alternating single…


DNR Asking for $55 Million for State’s Wildfire Budget

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz today unveiled a request to double the state’s wildfire fighting budget. The $55 million wildfire spending plan will improve wildfire response and create healthier forests. No Washingtonian was spared from the impacts of wildfire this year. Hot, dry conditions – coupled with diseased and dying…


Douglas County’s Credit Improves

On October 1, 2018, Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings (“S&P”) upgraded Douglas County’s credit rating to AA, an improvement from AA-. S&P’s rating symbols indicate degrees of creditworthiness, ranging from D to AAA, with AA being the third highest designation.   The S&P award is a great compliment and evidence of…