Deputy Wins Spot on November Ballot

Primary Election results were certified Tuesday and Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Tyler received enough write in ballots to earn a spot on the November General Election ballot. Tyler is challenging incumbent Sheriff Brian Burnett who said the fact he will have an opponent does not change his campaign strategy,…


3rd Alarm Brush Fire West of Grand Coulee

UPDATE — Sheriff Kevin Morris reports all Evacuation Orders have been reduced to a LEVEL 1  on Pendell Rd and Crown Point Vista Rd.   Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports a brush fire west of Grand Coulee on Pendell Road, North of Highway 174.  Level 2 evacuations have been issued…


Work Begins Early for Kids Interested in Joining the Military

As teenagers get ready for the junior and senior years, many are considering the military. Sgt. Jonathan Ernst says it’s important to start working now to make sure you maximize your chances and if you’re absolutely sure, considering enlisting early. “The quintessential, I’m going to wait until March, April, May…


LINK Transit Driver Earns Top Honors in ROADEO Competition

Jason Sandberg, a 10 year coach operator with Link Transit, took top honors in the 35-foot divsion of the Washington State Coach Operators Roadeo held in Kennewick, WA on August 19. There were nine operators from transit systems throughout the state competing in the 35-foot division. Other competitors from Link…


City of Wenatchee Looking to Update Water Use Efficiency Goals

The City of Wenatchee is looking to update its water use efficiency goals, something they do every six years. Environmental Manager Jessica Shaw says they are looking to the community for some direction on what they should focus on. “If we want people to actually implement some of these practices…


Additional Fire Restrictions Implemented Across National Forest;

Wenatchee, WA (August 21, 2018)- Due to extreme fire danger the entire Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions effective Wednesday August 22, 2018. These new restrictions limit the number of activities that are typically allowed on the Forest and will remain in effect until significant moisture arrives. “Extreme…


Eastmont School District Prepping for School Year

Eastmont School District Superintendent Garn Christensen says they are working on getting ready for the school year with balancing classes across the district so each student received a quality education. “What can happen, especially if you are new to Eastmont and your child hasn’t been in that school for a…


Chelan County Unemployment Best in the State for July

The Washington Employment Security Department released the unemployment rates for each during the month of July and Chelan County had the best with Douglas County among the best. Chelan County’s unemployment rate was three percent, bettering King County at 3.6 percent. Douglas County’s unemployment was 3.9 percent which was behind…



Cougar Creek Fire Tops 38,000 Acres, Now at 40% Containment

The Cougar Creek Fire has reached 38, 023 acres and a new containment figure of 40%. Incident Commander Noel Livingston told an audience at a community meeting in Plain Monday night that winds are expected to blow from the southeast Tuesday which is a concern but cooler temperatures and increased…