26th Annual Special Olympics Winter Games In Wenatchee This Weekend

The Washington State Special Olympic Winter Games return to the Wenatchee Valley for the 26th consecutive year this weekend. Dan Wartell, Vice President Of Communications with Special Olympics Washington says 2016’s three day event will be bigger and better than ever before due to sweeping renovations within the organization. One of…


Measure To Help Homeless Students Nearing Passage

Lawmakers are working on the final version of a measure to help homeless students in Washington State. The bill would help school districts hire more homeless liaisons and provide students with housing and transportation assistance, case management , emergency shelters and other support. There were more than 32,000 homeless students…


East Wenatchee Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges Of Child Porn

A convicted sex offender who stalked an East Wenatchee teen and others on Facebook, seeking nude photos, has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges. 50 year old Sean Michael Reilly of Wenatchee could face 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised parole. His sentencing is scheduled for…


Apple Blossom Junior Royalty Announced

Junior Royalty Crowned The Washington State Apple Blossom Junior Royalty for Festival 2016 was announced today at their schools. The Junior Royalty Program is sponsored by Dr. Cara Schroeder Children’s Dentistry. The Junior Royalty are:  Queen Macy Fowler who is in Mrs. London’s class at Newbery Elementary and is the daughter…


Olds Station Annexation Certified by Assessor

Wenatchee’s city limits are about to expand into the sprawling Olds Station area as Chelan County Assessor Deanna Walter has completed her certification of one of the largest annexations in the City’s history . .Walter says her staff has put in hundreds of hours in processing the proposed land transfer….


Stevens Pass Snowslide Causes Traffic Backup

US Highway Two was closed by a snowslide this afternoon as warmer temperatures near the Stevens Pass summit causes meltoff. No one was hurt and DOT crews had the pass opened in less than two hours.



Federal Grant To Assist Forest Health In Region

Chelan, Okanogan and Kittitas Counties will receive a $786,000 grant from the federal government for forest health maintenance and wildfire prevention. Senator Maria Cantwell was instrumental in helping obtain the funding and the assistance could not have come at a better time according to Chelan County Commissioner Ron Walter. He says…


Lawsuit Filed Against EPA Over Water Quality Rules

Several environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington State’s water quality rules. The suit is partly tied to how much fish people eat. Washington has been under pressure to write new water quality rules concerning the amount of pollutants that can be released into the…


Two Grant County Residents Found With $2.3 Million Worth Of Drugs

Two Grant County residents were allegedly caught with more than $2.3 million worth of drugs during a traffic stop Monday.  32 year old Alberto Alejandro Martinez of Moses Lake and 31 year old Jose Del Rio of Royal City had just crossed the Columbia River on State Route 97 when…