Wenatchee High School Wins Honors At Journalism Conference

Wenatchee High School was awarded top honors at the state conference of the Washington Journalism Education Association in Auburn last weekend. Apple Leaf Editor in Chief Moses Lurbur, Online Editor Chris Danko and photographer Alyssa Taylor earned Superior ratings for their entries. The Fern Valentine Freedom of Expression Award was presented to…


Train Derailment Cleanup Nearly Complete In Okanogan County

Final cleanup is being made after a large train derailment earlier this month in Okanogan County. No one was injured when several cars slipped off the tracks after a locomotive started moving from the Janice Bridge area. Maurice Goodall of Okanogan County Emergency Management says the ground under the rails…


Huge Tire Dump Found In National Forest

        Law enforcement authorities are looking for the person or persons responsible for a massive deposit of tires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. After a Jeep Cherokee pulling what appeared to be a homemade trailer was seen leaving the area, 98 small sports car sized tires were…


Wild Back in Series With Dominant Home Win

The Wenatchee Wild broke open a one-goal game with three third period goals Monday night, defeating the Chilliwack Chiefs 5-1, in front of 2,285 at the Town Toyota Center. The Wild outshot the Chiefs 33-32 on the night. Chase Perry made 31 saves for Wenatchee. The Wild trail the second…


Tuberculosis Cases Increase

Tuberculosis cases in the state of Washington rose 7% last year.  Tuberculosis is the world’s deadliest infectious disease, killing 1.5 million people annually – HIV/AIDS kills roughly 1.2 million.  Washington had 208 documented cases of TB last year, up from 194 in 2014.  By county, Yakima had the fourth most cases…


Work Group Studying Zoning Rules for Marijuana Growers in Chelan County

A work group’s met for the first time to study possible zoning regulations of marijuana businesses in Chelan County. Its members are expected to formulate recommendations for county planners and commissioners within 6 months. Commissioner Keith Goehner says, once their implemented, those rules will apply to all new and existing…


Initiative To Raise Minimum Wage Gaining Signatures

Groups are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to raise Washington State’s minimum wage to $13.50 an hour by the year 2020. I-1433 is backed by unions and education associations and was recently endorsed by presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Teresa Mosqueda with the Washington State Labor Council…


Settlement To Allow Motorized Traffic On Forest Roads

Three conservation groups have agreed to settle a lawsuit they filed to stop the U.S. Forest Service from opening 350 miles of forest roads to ATVs and other motorized vehicles. The deal says the forest service will agree to authorize public use of forest roads, but only if an environmental…


Bike Lane Addition Underway On Valley Mall Parkway

Work along Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee to create bike lanes in both directions in underway. The project includes removing one of the northbound vehicle lanes. Discussions regarding the painted striping and dividers of the pavement will be heard at the East Wenatchee City Council meeting on Tuesday. Project engineers have…


Experts Concerned Of Possible Landslide At Wenatchee Heights

As geo-technical experts continue their efforts to measure ground movement in the slide prone Wenatchee Heights area, Chelan County emergency officials are increasingly concerned about the possibility of a large mudslide there. Water and power have been cut to twenty homes in the vicinity and deep cracks and buckles in…