Final Day for Comments on Mission Ridge Expansion is Friday

The final day for comments on a proposed Mission Ridge expansion is Friday, October 19th. Areas of improvement would be an expanded parking lot, specific areas for beginning skiers, additional lodging and dining options and expanded nordic trails. In a video discussing the expansion, General Manager Josh Jorgensen says there…


Gov. Inslee Approves Solar Project Near Ellensburg

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a letter approving the site certification agreements for the Columbia Solar Project in Kittitas County. The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council reviewed the proposal and submitted its recommendations to the governor in August. It is the first energy project approved by Inslee under EFSEC’s expedited review…


Big Bend Receives Donation of Beechcraft Airplane

From BBCC: The Big Bend Community College Aviation Program received an early Christmas present this year in the form of a Beechcraft Sport B-19 aircraft, and Santa Claus came in the form of Kevin and Ann Peterson of Seattle who delivered the plane to the Grant County Airport on Monday…


Low-Income Washingtonians Carry Heaviest Tax Burden in U.S.

Washington state has the most regressive tax system in the nation, meaning low- and middle-income Washingtonians pay an oversized share of their wages in taxes. That’s according to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Their “Who Pays?” study finds people in the top one percent…



Newhouse Optimistic on Majority, Supports Dino Rossi

Fourth district representative Dan Newhouse recently gave his thoughts on a number of issues regarding the upcoming election. The Republican Congressman from Sunnyside was first asked about his feelings on the retirement of eighth district Republican Dave Reichert. “I hate to see that happen but Dave’s retiring and good for…


NCRL Expanding Backpack Checkout Program

Backpacks loaded with everything you need to explore nature are coming to a library near you! After piloting the backpack program at the Wenatchee and Winthrop public libraries during the summer, North Central Regional Library is now expanding it to include all of Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties….



Women’s Service League of NCW Holding Annual Diaper Drive

Women’s Service League of NCW (WSL) is holding its annual “Diaper Drive” event in conjunction with Make-A-Difference Day on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Sponsored by Guild Mortgage.  WSL members will be collecting diapers, wipes, baby formula, and cash donations towards the purchase of these items at the following locations: Walmart…


Home Sales Down in Cashmere and Leavenworth

Mirroring the story in the Wenatchee market, home sales in Cashmere and Leavenworth were down in the 3rd quarter compared to last year according to Pacific Appraisal Associates. Cashmere saw sales drop 37 percent, but the median sales price was up 24 percent to $385-thousand. In Leavenworth, sales were off…